Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'm No Newt Gingrich...

... but I know history is important. It tells us where we come from. What works & doesn't work. It shapes us.

The number one proverb I've heard about history is 'Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it.' If you pay attention, it's been repeated in different countries by those who didn't.

Growing up, I was taught history. Not only American history, but religious, world, & pop culture history. Why things were the way they were. A lot of my counterparts were the same way. We learned, we retained, we knew. It seems today more Americans know more about Lady Gaga, reality shows, & Bragelina's kids birthplaces than they do about who the first 5 presidents or the 5 were.

That saddens me. There is a right way & a wrong way of 'changing' history. Right ~ You go out & do something newsworthy. You stand your ground. You let your voice be known. Wrong ~ You simply rewrite it.

The only way to stop the second one is to teach people. Talk to them. Discuss with them. Make them a part of the conversation. Don't let them think for a second that we the people have lost our voice. The only way we lose it is if we stop using it. As long as one person is able to keep the truth alive, the lie cannot truly live.

This goes beyond politics. This is our lives! My future, your future, your brother's future, your neighbor's future. Don't let the 1% or the media (or whoever else you want to throw in here) tell or make you feel that you are powerless!

Knowledge is power! Always be willing to learn. Never stop. Interact with others.

I hope this makes sense. If not, I'm not rewriting it, It's not my style. My mind is somewhat zombiefied this week. Did you know that people wake up at 5 am? I always thought of it as more as a bedtime. Learned something new. Anyways, I appreciate all of you that read my blog. I think its awesome.

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