- Sep 15, 2009
I wouldn't label it as propaganda really... More a colored vision of history.Glass Joe the Champ said:This is hardly the first time in class we've had to unlearn what is essentially propaganda we were taught as kids. It got me wondering if other schools/states/countries have the same kind of biases in the classroom.
So guys, what kind of lies, if any, did you learn in your history class?
Where Europe classes place their history central of the world, the USA does it to theirs and probably the middle east does also. Noone likes to hear that their country sucks, so the history is told from a pro point of view.
I.e. the Dutch fought valliantly at Arnhem... or did we?
(With all respects for the veterans that gave their lives for our freedom etc.) But we got smooshed within what... 3 days?
Yet we don't hear much about those people in the books. We read about the heroic resistance, the jews in hiding. Did we get taught about Hitler, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Göring? Not so much. However we did get taught the dry hard facts of -why- WWII was allowed to happen (believe it or not, it had far little to do with Hitler then people think. True, he is a massmurderer by todays standards, but there was more to it then merely conquest & jew hating.)