A trove of examples

For us to use

In arguments or discussions

To illustrate or prove

The point we make

About our current ways.


We pull up

Historic examples

Of how we progressed

Created and maintained

Our current way in the world.

We use historic figures

To remind us

Who to follow

And who to avoid.


Yet we do this


Taking snippets of what

Was only a blink in time

And just see the actions

Of the man

The actions

That stood out on the page.


We ignore the context

Of both now and then

We ignore whose history

We are pulling from

Comforting ourselves with the thought

Surely my people cannot be wrong.


~ Greywatcher


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