Waking the Proles

Why wasn’t I ever told about this in history class?

imageI like learning about history, but I absoluelty love learning about hidden history. By “hidden history” I mean history that’s been concealed by the gatekeepers in charge of what information is disseminated to the masses.

Thankfully, with the proliferation of the Internet those things that once remained hidden are now being brought to light for all the world to see, like this article by Benjamin Wetmore entitled These Soviet Victims Will Never Get An American Apology But Should.

“There’s never been a sober assessment of the American role in many needless deaths in World War II because the symbols involved are too vital to each ideology. The political theater of it all is seen, however, by the selective way in which these events happen, by who makes the cut for such empathetic displays, and which victims are forever sent down the memory hole never to be acknowledged or remembered.”

If you’re a fan of hidden history, you’ll appreciate Wetmore’s article and wonder why you’ve never heard of the Operation Keelhaul atrocity.

“History is written by the victors.” ― Walter Benjamin

3 thoughts on “Why wasn’t I ever told about this in history class?”

  1. I read the article when it was first out and was appalled at what I learned there. I wonder why I never came across that information in any of the history I have read over the decades since I graduated High school (History is my favorite subject, so I read tons of it).

    Some more history which I’m recently learning for the first time is presented in a book I’m now reading, passed to me by a friend. Copyright in 2007 and I’ve never even seen the title anywhere. I’m thinking you’d be a good person to pass it to when I’m finished:

    Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years,” by David Talbot. It sure explains a lot about why our government is where it is today. Copious end notes!


  2. Always have had an affinity for why the Kennedy brothers were summarily “removed” (and MLK too) during the tumultuous 1960s. All three were clearly threats to the establishment.

    When you’re done with it, send it my way. I’d love to read it. Thanks.


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