Saturday, April 21, 2012

Because there is no longer any such thing as history . . .

. . . you can now go on Google and discover that . . .



Abraham Lincoln was a . . . gay . . . black . . . muslim.

And people take this stuff really seriously.

Personally I'd rather go with Abe Lincoln . . . Vampire Hunter.


What?  That was the wrong picture?  Sorry.  Just trying shamelessly to keep your attention on a slow day.


2 comments:

Dana Garrett said...

What is just as astonishing to me is the abiding entrenched status of the received view on many great historical figures that any evidence presented about their concealed homosexuality or experimentation must be met with resounding denial. It's apparently still too shocking that any of these might have been homosexual or bisexual. I've been long convinced that Shakespeare was at least bisexual if not homosexual because of his love sonnets (all addressed to a man). But the contortions and distortions that most conventional literary historians go through to deny the proposition is astounding. All this business leaves me bewildered wondering how the greatness and importance of these individuals would be in the least bit diminished if they were homosexual.

Anonymous said...

"If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death . . . . And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"