“Those who bore witness to a slaughter may forget, but whatever which is writ in blood or ember- eternity remembers.” –A.Javier
It’s either people are forgetting history’s significance or they intentionally forget. Remember that history is the story of why we are the way we are now; how we came to be. Just how can anybody develop a proper panorama of the present or the future if there is no benchmark to compare it to?
|Historia (Allegory of History)|
By Nikolaos Gysis (1892)
1. History is inarguably one of the few valid bases of judgment humanity can ever think of.
2. Nobody can describe history with absolute precision because of the purely subjective nature of observation (variability among everybody’s perception). Thus history is a realm that is constantly under or threat of bias.
3. Sometimes there can be innumerable renditions of history, it is easier to say that it is the best example of a metanarrative in the world.
a. This is problematic because we need to institute a reasonable uniformity to it which helps to curb the boundless interpretations that might ensue from an incoherent imagination. (Remember that lucid and rational people don’t change history or bear false account of it, unless when they’re lying of course).
4. History is giving account to our past in order to gain insight to our own predilections and vulnerabilities. It helps us plan and interact accordingly in the future and, as much as possible, avoid the mistakes that we or our ancestors did in the past.