Growing up, I loved the Alamo. I wore the raccoon hat and watched John Wayne fight like a boss. When I was in 7th grade I gave tours of the museum as a volunteer docent. It wasn’t until recently that I learned why the war was fought. I knew they fought for freedom, but the reasoning got fuzzy after that.
History is written by winners. When Winston Churchill was asked how he thought history would see him, he responded, “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Or so the misquote goes.
Memories may fade and stories may be whitewashed, but the truth always comes to the surface. Truth has a way of hitting nerves. It can make us feel uncomfortable when it’s not what we expect, but the truth sets us free. Once we know it, the blinders can never be pulled over our eyes again.
In every conflict, there are at least three sides to the story. The first two are the opposing sides. The third is the unbiased perspective, observing the other…
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