Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Truth Lies Here

War is an ugly thing. It destroys lives, property, and worst of all, history. It's ironic that most wars are fought in the name of defending "that which is right", and yet when the dust settles, the truth is lost. Each side goes back home, glorifying its "martyrs", it's remarkable stories of courage and valor, and an undisputed claim to victory. These stories trickle down into school textbooks, telling future generations a tailor made version of history, poisoning young minds with hatred and false ideas. And in no time, we have entire generations, entire nations that can see but are blind.