Howard    Zinn     done    wonderful    job    to    write about    history    in    his    A    People's    History    Of The    United    States .    No    school's    textbooks wouldn't    give    what    he    gives    in    his    book    . Patriotism   is   when   something   is   done   for   the Motherland. And   in   order   to   do   something,   you need   to   know   what   to   do. And   in   order   to   know what   to   do,   it   is   necessary   to   know   what   was done   before,   and   not   to   repeat   mistakes.   This does   not   mean   that   you   need   to   talk   all   the time   through   defeat   and   failure.   From   history, all   the   time   you   need   to   learn,   understanding what    and    when    it    was    done    correctly,    and where   mistakes   were   made.   From   a   pragmatic   point   of   view,   the   history   of   the   country   is an   instruction   for   its   application.   Every   Wednesday   A   People's   History   Reading   Reading   Group   meets   together   and   discusses   a   new chapter   of   the   book.   It   is   important   to   share   your   thoughts   and   find   answers   to   your   questions.   That's   what   the   participants   themselves say about these meetings and history. The   name   of   person   who   initiated   that   meeting   is   Jim   Waldhalm:    “With   elections   last   year   we   got   lot   of   things   going...   I   remember   we had   meeting   of   DSA,   we   talk   about   different   things   and   what   we   plan   to   do,   what   our   perspective   is. And   just   come   that   idea   of   meeting for   reading.   I   was   courage   to   do   it   so   I   did.   I   read   this   book   few   years   ago   and   it   real   made   impression   on   me. And   the   guy   who   wrote it,   just   all   the   things   he   said   its   real   make   sense.   Before   “A   People   history   of   the United   States”   use   to   be   a   text   book   for   the   college,   but   then   one   of   them   banned it.   If   somebody   banned   the   book,   how   can   I   don’t   read   it?!   Best   advertising   to   this kind of book is if someone try to ban it”. JBN: What do you like about Zinn’s book? What makes it special? Randy   Heinz:   Howard   Zinn   was   a   college   professor   who   was   a   strong   supporter of   social   justice,   and   equality.   Equality   of   the   sexes,   and   race   were   both   important to   him.   We   pick   his   People's   History   of   the   United   States   because   he   tells   us   the stories of the little known people who made the history of our country. The   old   cliche   that   history   is   made   by   the   victors   is   bypassed   in   Dr   Zinn's   history, and he shows the reader the underbelly many historians won't. I   suppose   when   the   we   describe   history,   we   are   looking   for   the   people   of   the   past to tell their stories, how they lived, loved, and died. Nadine   Smith:   Zinn   is   teaching   me   that   so   much   of   our   history   was   written   by   the elite-   the   land   owners,   the   slave   holders,   the   misogynist   white   man.   From   what I've   learned   of   Native American   culture   and   their   propensity   to   be   in   harmony   with their    habitat,    I    can't    believe    the   Anglos    thought    they    needed    to    "civilize"    the indigenous   peoples   of   North   and   South America.   White   men   came   and   destroyed   what   was   a   societal   utopia,   a   harmonious   symbiosis with the natural biosphere. That saddens me to no end. I think we're reading about slave trade next. I imagine that part of history was diminished and white washed as well by the elite. JBN: How long exist that group and what books you already read and discussed? Josh Schleining: We've been doing it for 8 weeks. It's the first book we've read as a group. JBN:  How came idia to organize that kind of group? Josh   Schleining:   We   organized   the   group   as   a   part   of   the   Billings   chapter   of   Democratic   Socialists   of   America   as   a   way   to   better understand our History and have thoughtful discussions. JBN:  Josh, what period of history you like and why? Josh   Schleining:   My   favorite   part   of   History   has   always   been   colonial   US   history in the 1700's. JBN:  How you choose the book? Josh    Schleining:    We    chose the     book     because     schools have     tried     to     ban     it     and Howard         Zinn         was         a controversial writer. JBN:          And     why     you     like history?    What    it    means    for you? Josh   Schleining:   I   like   history because   I   want   to   change   the future.    I    want    to    understand the   how's   and   why's   so   that   I can   do   my   part   to   make   sure we   don't   repeat   the   same   mistakes.   What   it   means   to   me   is   a   guide   of   what   we shouldn't do and also the good things that people did to make a difference. Still   no   everybody   who   are   member   of   group   say   their   opinion,   so   very   soon this article to be continued P.S. Follow in facebook   https://www.facebook.com/events/2006479382931848/
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Howard   Zinn    done   wonderful job   to   write   about   history   in   his A    People's    History    Of    The United     States .     No     school's textbooks    wouldn't    give    what he      gives      in      his      book      . Patriotism    is    when    something is   done   for   the   Motherland. And in   order   to   do   something,   you need   to   know   what   to   do.   And in   order   to   know   what   to   do,   it is   necessary   to   know   what   was   done   before,   and   not   to   repeat mistakes.   This   does   not   mean   that   you   need   to   talk   all   the   time through     defeat     and     failure. From   history,   all   the   time   you need   to   learn,   understanding what   and   when   it   was   done correctly,   and   where   mistakes were   made.   From   a   pragmatic point    of    view,    the    history    of the    country    is    an    instruction for      its      application.      Every Wednesday        A        People's History       Reading       Reading Group     meets     together     and discusses      a      new chapter   of   the   book. It     is     important     to share   your   thoughts and   find   answers   to your            questions. That's       what       the p   a   r   t   i   c   i   p   a   n   t   s     themselves           say about                 these meetings              and history. The   name   of   person who      initiated      that meeting   is   Jim   Waldhalm:    “With   elections   last   year   we   got   lot   of things   going...   I   remember   we   had   meeting   of   DSA,   we   talk   about different   things   and   what   we   plan   to   do,   what   our   perspective   is. And   just   come   that   idea   of   meeting   for   reading.   I   was   courage   to do   it   so   I   did.   I   read   this   book   few   years   ago   and   it   real   made impression   on   me. And   the   guy   who   wrote   it,   just   all   the   things   he said   its   real   make   sense.   Before   “A   People   history   of   the   United States”   use   to   be   a   text   book   for   the   college,   but   then   one   of   them banned   it.   If   somebody   banned   the   book,   how   can   I   don’t   read   it?! Best advertising to this kind of book is if someone try to ban it”. JBN:    What    do    you    like    about    Zinn’s    book?    What    makes    it special? Randy   Heinz:   Howard   Zinn   was   a   college   professor   who   was   a strong   supporter   of   social   justice,   and   equality.   Equality   of   the sexes,   and   race   were   both   important   to   him.   We   pick   his   People's History      of      the United          States because    he    tells us    the    stories    of the     little     known people   who   made the   history   of   our country. The      old      cliche that      history      is made       by       the victors                 is bypassed     in     Dr Zinn's         history, and   he   shows   the reader the underbelly many historians won't. I   suppose   when   the   we   describe   history,   we   are   looking   for   the people   of   the   past   to   tell   their   stories,   how   they   lived,   loved,   and died. Nadine   Smith:   Zinn   is   teaching   me   that   so   much   of   our   history was   written   by   the   elite-   the   land   owners,   the   slave   holders,   the misogynist   white   man.   From   what   I've   learned   of   Native American culture   and   their   propensity   to   be   in   harmony   with   their   habitat,   I can't    believe    the   Anglos    thought    they    needed    to    "civilize"    the indigenous    peoples    of    North    and    South   America.    White    men came   and   destroyed   what   was   a   societal   utopia,   a   harmonious symbiosis with the natural biosphere. That saddens me to no end. I   think   we're   reading   about   slave   trade   next.   I   imagine   that   part   of history was diminished and white washed as well by the elite. JBN:   How   long   exist   that   group   and   what   books   you   already   read and discussed? Josh   Schleining:   We've   been   doing   it   for   8   weeks.   It's   the   first book we've read as a group. JBN:  How came idia to organize that kind of group? Josh    Schleining:    We    organized    the    group    as    a    part    of    the Billings   chapter   of   Democratic   Socialists   of   America   as   a   way   to better understand our History and have thoughtful discussions. JBN:  Josh, what period of history you like and why? Josh   Schleining:   My   favorite   part   of   History   has   always   been colonial US history in the 1700's. JBN:  How you choose the book? Josh   Schleining:   We   chose   the   book   because   schools   have tried to ban it and Howard Zinn was a controversial writer. JBN:  And why you like history? What it means for you? Josh   Schleining:   I   like   history   because   I   want   to   change   the future.   I   want   to   understand   the   how's   and   why's   so   that   I   can   do my   part   to   make   sure   we   don't   repeat   the   same   mistakes.   What   it means   to   me   is   a   guide   of   what   we   shouldn't   do   and   also   the good things that people did to make a difference. Still    no    everybody    who    are    member    of    group    say    their opinion, so very soon this article to be continued P.S.                         Follow                         in                         facebook   https://www.facebook.com/events/2006479382931848/
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