shimon weinroth


Some Catty Historians


An historian delights, to treat,
those he dislikes, with disdain
Analyses deeds and facts with spite,
cast in an unglamorous refrain
Proceed to paint a picture of objectivity,
fraught with subjectivity
Poor soul and reader must know
this report will accept no retort
That perhaps they distort,

Historians know it all
And the reader knows, little or nothing,
of what caused an empire to fall,
Events to stall,
revolutions and kingdoms for all
Cannot reconcile acts and deed
with theory and thought
Caution us to wait, another milennium
perhaps then the story
Will tell their configurations,
were as silly as hell

Submitted: Monday, January 15, 2007
Edited: Saturday, December 25, 2010

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  • Sidi Mahtrow (1/15/2007 6:16:00 AM)

    Sad to say
    'Reporters' have the day.

    When those that interpret history
    Try to make sense of 'whatever' past mystery
    They'll find that their vision clouded by those
    That have a vested interest in promoting their special cause.

    The problem isn't with historians
    It's with those that report current day events with bias.
    What is happening is clouded
    With unbalanced reporting
    Which will make the task of the historians to come
    Much more difficult.
    Ask yourself:
    Was John F. Kennedy one of the best presidents ever?
    Or was Lyndon B. Johnson one of the worst ever?

    'An historian delights, to treat,
    Those he dislikes, ....'

    Very thoughtful poem. (Report) Reply

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