There is a massive campaign to distort historical reality. It seemingly stops at nothing to turn history on its head to achieve this moment’s agenda. I believe it cannot be more wrong. Where possible I attempt to reasonably act against this.
Misunderstanding Of A Little House by Michael Romani It always seems a bit of absurdity That so many are offended by history History has always been the story of humanity In all of our good and bad, holy and our vanity Catch phrases of yesteryear are often heartbreaking As the travails of history can be soul shaking But to impose the morals of today on yesterday Is ridiculous, misses the point cannot be done any way In many, many instances of diverse cases It's a simple fact of misunderstood places References in literature that when properly read Turn so many lame grievances on their head The thing about lessons is the troubling sense Is to teach truth it's necessary to understand tense And why such hurtful things do often actually belong This is the challenge to make things somehow less wrong There are such lessons in Little House on the Prairie Meant to be kept in focus and not to bury Such as a young girl learning in a world of mistakes And how vapid prejudice causes her heartbreak Pa counters that Indians were peaceful left alone And that it's the White Man's intrusion that owns All the paths that force any and all hostility While the culturally ignorant manage to miss this history The Osage are not painted as being bad but as good With one such warrior being the hero properly understood It was a time of a pervasive belief in Manifest Destiny And it would be wrong today to erase this history That is, without erasing the lessons needed to learn And the story of respect gained as we have earned As Laura Ingalls paints even her father as being wrong And the Ingalls? They eventually leave where they don't belong... (c) September 14, 2018 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved