Sunday, May 23, 2010

On Listening to Too Much Dan Carlin (01)

While the exact culminating event is lost in the mists of anarchy, historians look to the acceptance of three "comedies" as actual, true and accurate depictions of history as being one of the downfalls of what we call "Western" civilization. The acceptance of shows such as "McCale's Navy", "Hogan's Heroes" and "M*A*S*H" as accurate depictions of the periods that they represent, to the point where they were "taught" in schools, was yet one more symptom of how badly the educational system had fallen. Some historians point to the mass suicides of various practicing historians, led by Donald Kagan and Victor Davis Hanson (the fringe element thinks a secret cabal had them all killed) when these shows are adopted into the "historical canon" as the actual "fault line" in history.

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