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History is not factual but subjective

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COMMENT | There is an attempt to write “inclusive history”. A group of historians is seeking public donations to the tune of millions of ringgit to rewrite history.

I think it is a good idea, as long as the paradigm of historicising does not create an enriched version of the same old boring stuff that puts our children to sleep with stories of vainglorious sultans of the past, an idiotic sense of the greatness of civilisations, the celebration of tyrants mistaken as benevolent leaders, and above all, the continuing hidden agenda to close the minds of Malaysians.

So that History teachers and professors can continue to be “sages on stage” singing praises for dictators, despots, and degenerative leaders whose names are etched in our children textbooks.

No, we don't need that kind of inclusive historical writing anymore. We don't need to administer a new brand of opiate to our children, so that they may vape their consciousness away, leaving a legacy of idiocy in the name of curriculum reform.

Historical facts are oxymoronic as a concept, to say the least...

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