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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Authentic History

Posted : Thursday, 21 October 2021, 12:21
steve_ancell
According to this Chris Columbus was 1000 years too late. Linkage
Posted : Thursday, 21 October 2021, 12:22
Kuron
I saw this and was thinking why is this news? I am 52 years old and we were taught in school that Columbus got here 492 years after Leif Erikson. In our country, October 9th is Leif Erikson Day (Clinton made it so in 2000). Not to mention that Columbus (at least on his first voyage), never actually made it to the continental America. Slow news day repeating established history. We were taught about that settlement in school.

Then you get into Russia already having settlements in California and on down the list. *shakes head*
Posted : Thursday, 21 October 2021, 13:30
Jayenkai
Yeah, although I don't remember it being taught at school, I definitely do remember this fact from...?
Maybe The Chase?
*shrugs*

School History was crap. Vikings, Steam engines, The loom, Kings and Queens..
Nothing local. Nothing really global, either.
Just a vague bit of English stuff and not much more besides.

Teachers used to think I didn't have any interest in History. I just didn't have any interest in THAT history..

Geography, too.
We learned all about Aqueducts and Viaducts, and even went on a big school trip to .. can't even remember where, many miles away... to see a great big Aqueduct. Because those are a rare sight. Unseen by so many.

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Posted : Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:52
Kuron
I always liked history, but I was selective in what I liked (and still like studying). Here in America, the school systems were going downhill back when I was in school. Grading scales were being lowered, etc. We moved and in 8th grade, I had the same history book I had in 6th grade. I was lucky when we moved to FL that I was able to do my last three years of school in a regular school year and graduate two years early.

Here in America, a lot of history that "did not fit" was hidden and destroyed. There were so many cultures here before the first Europeans got here. Caves in the Grand Canyon have been found with Egyptian artifacts and hieroglyphics. Much of the history of our "mounds" has simply been destroyed. Found out I actually have one a few miles from me.

So many families here also exaggerate their family history. I recently, through the online stuff found out I am 48.9% Irish, 48.9% Scottish and the rest is Cornish. Our actual family name is Trewhella. My biological father was adopted, hence where "Manuel" came from.

In America, history seems to be kinda like they make it up as you go along and go with whatever seems best at the time. If it doesn't fit the narrative then ignore it, bury it or destroy it.