posted on Nov, 15 2010 @ 03:27 AM
We used to think that an historian is a profession detached from politics, not dependent on nationality, race, or religion.
We used to think an historian's most important quality is being objective.
Today we realize an historian is no more than a tobacco company's researcher- Picked out for their ideologies and opinions and paid for by people
with those same ideologies and opinions.
What's worse is when you start to think of it you can't really know for sure anything we know about history is really any accurate.
So the biggest problem we have is we know almost nothing about the real history of the middle east, and every question raises more and more
Yes, there has never been an independent Palestinian state, but is that enough?
Who are the "Palestinians"?
Who are their ancestors?
Did they migrate to this land?
How do they differ from Jordanians and Syrians?
How do they differ, if any, from any of the Arabic Jews?
Why didn't Palestine remain a part of Jordan?
The more we look into those periods the more questions arise the more and more people try to explain them through some kind of political goggle..
Personally I'm frustrated, don't know what to think anymore about the history that I know, the history I'm finding out about, one sided researches
and political historians..