| Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 11:36 am |
What book does this remind you of?
Jackson and Josephine counties in Southern Oregon closed all public libraries due to budget shortfalls. Shortages resulting from the loss of the timber industry and federal aide. So Ron, I have a library card...but it's useless. Local business' in Medford petitioned and raised money to reopen the new, multimillion dollar library there. The need for the added income convinced medford to act, but elsewhere libraries remain closed.
Luckily my mom collected many many of the classics, including a century old collection of Edgar Allen Poe short stories.
On the subject of history.
Many teachers still insist that the U.S. Civil war was fought over slavery...A misrepresentation of the time.
So parcifals quote is true.
"remember, history is written by the winners and it's only years later that revisionists take over"
The war was because the south withdrew from the union do to economic disagreements.
Case and point- Lincoln owned slaves. Myth states that he had a tunnel that led from his house to the slave quarters so his guests wouldn't see them.
General Robert E Lee(one of my ancesters)- Believed Slavery was immoral and apalling. He never owned slaves. He fought not for the south, but for his Native Virginia.
Also, how many years was Columbus regarded as a hero here? Hell, we still celibrate that day. Columbus was a sleaze bag who is indirectly responsible for the Deaths of over 500K native islanders.
P.s. if anyone would like to discuss in real time, we could move our debates to msn. ;-)