2018-12-03 History – Helpful or Useless.. You Decide

Monday fun fact.. My daughter does not know who George W is besides “that guy who was a president once”, but she’s confident that he’s not as significant a man as Stan Lee who “United the Universe through comics”. Ha! 😂

Me – “The whole universe? Isn’t that probably overstating things a bit?”

Her – “No”.

We also had a little impromptu quiz about American President assasinations and as it turns out the most educated historian in the new household was Jim’s son. My kids apparently are asleep in history class and I can’t really blame them. It was never my thing either. I memorized facts just long enough to regurgitate them on tests and then purged the info for what was, of course, more important info. (Not sure what that is, but after dealing with an emotional teenage girl all weekend, I’m fairly certain it was NOT important). 😜

Ask me why we study history and I will tell you I haven’t got a clue. Seriously, the point is supposed to be so we learn from past mistakes and can understand how we got to the present day. So we can maybe NOT repeat those mistakes. Ummm, Fail. How many wars have their been and it doesn’t feel like human beings learned a lot from any of them. Plus, look at all the messes we are in.

The economy is always booming or crashing, there’s always some foreign crisis, we’ve got poverty and school shootings more than ever in history, and the focus is on people seeking a better life in America for which we send troops to defend the borders. For real?

If there’s anything positive that happens the Turnip takes credit and anything negative that happens is, of course, the fault of the former administration or someone else somehow. Does it really matter what happened in ancient history or the renaissance or in recent history? 🤷‍♀️ I dunno.

For the record, four US Presidents have been assasinated, and all 4 were shot. Abraham Lincoln (1865), James A. Garfield(1881), William McKinley (1901), and John F. Kennedy (1963). Additionally, two presidents have been injured in attempted assassinations, also by gunshot: Theodore Roosevelt (1912; former president at the time) and Ronald Reagan (1981).

Miraculously, no attempts have been made in the last 2 years.

It’s too late to try and take advantage of having a great man like Stan Lee in office, but there’s got to be another hero willing to step up and do some good in this Universe? Betty White is still kickin’ it. Just sayn. 😉

That’s enough about history and politics for this month. Time to go kick Monday’s ass. Peace out!

~Miss SugarCookie

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