for a set of further examples, there is the tendency of the human race to give credit where it isn't due. discoveries are almost never credited to the person who actually made them. and when we consider people to be geniuses (whether scientific, military, political, etc.), that is largely a function of luck and the dumb human need to worship heroes.
you see what I mean? the good stories are all bullshit.
If the workers take a notion,They can stop all speeding trains;Every ship upon the oceanThey can tie with mighty chains.Every wheel in the creation,Every mine and every mill,Fleets and armies of the nation,Will at their command stand still.
just going to use this thread to post whatever history shit i wanttoday 102 years ago union organizer joe hill was murdered by the state for singing songs that inspired working people.(technically it was for a murder he didn't commit, he was charged on entirely circumstantial evidence in a joke of a trial.)his last will was that his comrades "don't mourn, organize!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YJ55KT_5Q8QuoteIf the workers take a notion,They can stop all speeding trains;Every ship upon the oceanThey can tie with mighty chains.Every wheel in the creation,Every mine and every mill,Fleets and armies of the nation,Will at their command stand still.
Bessie Braddock MP: "Winston, you are drunk, and what's more you are disgustingly drunk."WSC: Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.
The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor.
However, much earlier in our national experience, there was a different mechanism of cohesion. Between the early 1760s, when revolutionary sentiment began to stir in the North American colonies, and the Spanish-American War in 1898, Americans repeatedly employed compromise. Or perhaps that should be Compromise -- as in the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850 and the Compromise of 1877.
oh my god."yeah more compromise to ease partisan deadlock, you know, like the 3/5th compromise" is political gallows humor for historians, not a real ideal holy shithere is a good take to wash the taste out: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/slavery-civil-war-republicans-confederacy-abolition-lincoln