History Channel writes it’s own History, despite multiple pronouncements to the contrary

March 18, 2012

If there is anything that I find irritating, it is when ignorant people pretending to know everything to show their customers that they are smart when they are not. I speak of the History Channel’s Show “Pawn Stars”. Just saw an episode at 630-700AM Sunday, 18 March Manila time. The owner of the store was buying a used 1900’s soldiers coat, and when the seller said that it was used by his grandfather in the Philippine American War, he jumped right in and said there was no such thing as a Philippine American War, just an American-Spanish War that lasted only 10 weeks. Well, our war with the Americans lasted from 1899-1902, hence showing the Americans that just because they are all white people, other races do not count. . We all know, at least on this side of the Pacific, that there indeed was a Fil-Am war. We know where it started and how long it lasted. The bald guy got a reaction from their expert on War Memorabilia who this time mentioned the Fil-Am “Insurrection”. During the same show he also claimed that Isaac Newton discovered gunpowder. Dang, this show used to be fun. But sorry,no banana. China discovered gunpowder. Well I guess if you are trying to get the get precious items from people and shake them down for the best price the store can get, which gives them more profits. SO I guess History as we know it is slightly twisted to the advantage to the store owners, who tries to portray himself like a waling encyclopedia. Well, he , as the show shows, shows that the store is making lot of money off their fellow American. The thing with the store is that they do not show us how much the store resells the items they wrangled from their poor customers bringing them amazing pieces of history by hovering about them like sharks and slightly “twist history in order to make the seller think his item is of no good but buying it nonetheless, for as low as tiny percentage of the items true value. Sure, I agree that history gets to be written by the winners, but in these modern days of the Internet and everyone being able to speak their minds, I find it shameful that a Channel that has the guts to call itself the “History Channel” is unaware of the truth. Or chooses to side with the Yanquis and conceal the truth. Here are a few links that may help to enlighten them:
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Philippine–American War – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Philippine–American War, also known as the Philippine War of Independence or the Philippine Insurrection (1899–1902), was an armed conflict between the United …
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Philippine-American War – New World Encyclopedia
The Philippine-American War was an armed military conflict between the United States of America and the nascent First Philippine Republic, fought between 1899 until …
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The History Guy: Philippine American War
A brief description of the war between the United States and the Philippines which began in 1899. Designed as a resource for students, researchers and history buffs.
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Philippine-american War – Image Results
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The Philippine-American War: Introduction
The Philippine-American War. On February 4, 1899, an American soldier, Private William …
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Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 | by Arnaldo Dumindin
Pictorial history of the Philippine-American War … CASUALTIES, February 4, 1899 – July 4, 1902: Filipinos : 20,000 soldiers killed in action; 200,000 civilians died
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Philippine-American War: Information from Answers.com
Philippine-American War (1899 – 1902) War between the U.S. and Filipino revolutionaries, which may be seen as a continuation of the Philippine Revolution
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Philippine-American War – Wikiquote
God tells McKinley to keep the Philippines. Hold a moment longer! Not quite yet, gentlemen! Before you go I would like to say just a word about the Philippine business.
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Philippine-American War – WikiPilipinas: The Hip ‘n Free …
This article needs rewriting. Contexts and/or discussions within the article are of foreign perspective and thus need to be localized.
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Philippine-American War – Definition | WordIQ.com
The start of the War . Tensions between the Filipinos and the American soldiers on the islands existed because of the conflicting movements for independence and …
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Philippine-American War (Filipino history) — Britannica …
Philippine-American War (Filipino history), a war between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries from 1899 to 1902; the insurrection may be seen as a …
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Now of this stuff from www.Britannica.com, Answers.com, A casualty rate where 20,000 soldiers killed in action; 200,000 civilians died is referred to as a simple insurrection, I think it is about time the Americans start waking up to the truth, and not what their “history” books say. These guys should learn
and fast, as from being a country that allowed itself to be fooled by someone called GW Bush into losing 500 billion dollars in their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Wall Street now becoming a side street, their status as the world’s strongest nation is coming to an end. My two cents on mentally dishonest and ignorant people making statements that are heard in dozens of countries but the truth not being corrected as it should be, and the truth being told.

en.wikipedia.org

The Philippine–American War, also known as the Philippine War of Independence or the Philippine Insurrection (1899–1902),[12] was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries. The conflict arose from the struggle of the First Philippine Republic to gain independence follo…
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