We no longer teach true history in our schools. It has been perverted by small groups who have too much control and not enough facts.
It is rewritten by the winners/fanatics/religious/teapartiers/pick a side/denomination. As a country we have forgotten that WE armed Castro and his rebels. WE armed Saddam Hussein and his rebels. WE put Marcos in power. And so many more. And it always comes back to bite us in the ass.
This country needs to quit forgetting our history and realize that what is occurring is NOT new. It is merely political repetition. The only difference between now and then is the news is there and can dig deeper than it was ever able to. The new fox/cnn/abc/cbs news reporters no longer have respect for anything or anyone, let alone telling the objective truth. I truly miss Walter Cronkite. The man had morals, compassion and objectivity. Walter Winchell, the same and that is something that is sadly lacking in our country today.
People no longer believe in the good of the country and helping others. Too many are out for themselves and it really sucks. And they seem to all be religious fanatics or politicians. End of soapbox sermon.