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GUEST,TJ in San Diego Myth or history (54* d) RE: Myth or history 08 Apr 10


From George Washington's "cherry tree" to Davy Crockett's tall tales to local windbags "embroidering" the truth, it is an old and grand tradition. I know we shouldn't lie or assign God-like qualities to real people, alive or otherwise. But,sometimes,the myth-busters and revisionist historians, in their zeal to reveal, do a disservice in exploding all our cherished myths. You can find warts on every historic figure and errors of fact in every folk song or story, if you want to look hard enough. Does it serve some higher purpose, or simply disappoint and disillusion us? Would you really want to live in a world without myths? I'd rather just enjoy the music and take my history with a grain of salt.


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