The BaitShop Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > The Library > Art, Music and History - Cowboy Poetry and Stories
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - on distortions of history....
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

This site is completely supported by donations; there are no corporate sponsors. We would be honoured if you would consider a small donation, to be used exclusively for forum expenses.



Thank you, from the BaitShop Boyz!

on distortions of history....

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
TasunkaWitko View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar
aka The Gipper

Joined: 10 June 2003
Location: Chinook Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 14679
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TasunkaWitko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: on distortions of history....
    Posted: 04 April 2012 at 06:46
last night, i was watching a fairly-recent documentary of the battle at the little bighorn river. the general topic was concerned with whether or not reno and benteen left custer out to dry, when they could have saved him. Roll Eyes

the fact that this was hashed out a hundred years ago did not seem to matter, nor did the fact that, no matter how you slice it, the 7th cavalry was out-gunned and out-manned beyond any hope of any kind of victory. i was amazed (not in a good way) at many of the things that were said, as well as the false and convenient logic used to arrive at many of the conclusions taht were reached by people who a) should have known better and b) have more than a small influence on the prevailing interpretations of this little slice of history.

but on a more ominous note, extrapolatiing to "the big picture," what do these huge and glaring distortions and misinterpretations, just on this one, relatively minor topic, say for the rest of mankind's understanding of history? for all we know, our interpretations going back to the beginnings of civilisations are not only off, but completely backwards ~ whole schools of thought based on the flimsiest of logic and reason, due primarily to looking at past events through contemporary lenses.

or maybe, the producers of teh show were simply trying to push an agenda and make a few dollars - who knows ~
TasunkaWitko - Chinook, Montana

Helfen, Wehren, Heilen
Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen
Back to Top
Guests View Drop Down
Guest
Guest
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2012 at 07:35

"...for all we know, our interpretations going back to the beginnings of civilizations are not only off, but completely backwards ~ whole schools of thought based on the flimsiest of logic and reason, due primarily to looking at past events through contemporary lenses."

TOTALLY 100% TRUE...FEW REALIZE THIS...THEY JUST REPEAT WHAT THEY HEARD/READ IT.

Religion is a great example; look at all the divergent views that have translated into BELIEF, that people will kill for (and have killed for over the history of mankind).

Doctors are another group that just repeat what they read or were told in Medical schools or by drug companies.  Few if any actually know any science about the human body.  Remember medicine is an ART not a science.

News and magazine journalist just repeat what they got in press releases;  Either from companies, politicians, or activists!



 

Back to Top
TasunkaWitko View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar
aka The Gipper

Joined: 10 June 2003
Location: Chinook Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 14679
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TasunkaWitko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2012 at 05:37
agreed, bear - my wife (a registered nurse) sees it every day....
TasunkaWitko - Chinook, Montana

Helfen, Wehren, Heilen
Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen
Back to Top
mule_tail View Drop Down
.243 Winchester
.243 Winchester
Avatar

Joined: 14 December 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 118
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mule_tail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2012 at 14:38
heres my theory if custer wouldve had the stuff we have today he couldve crushed them
mike

Chinook, Montana

im not a hunter, im a wildlife population control specialist.

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.