do you ever read the “criticism” section of a wikipedia article on a historian and it’s just a list of people who called their work “revisionist” and you’re like “okay but that’s not universally a pejorative among historians so like??? were these people even actually criticizing them? what were the criticisms???”
@lyssa this god damn historian using evidence and theory to revise their understanding of the historical record instead of just accepting word‑of‑mouth stories from other historians like smdh what do they even think their field is ABOUT
@lyssa this is what we get letting marxists edit wikipedia
@onethousandtwentyfour lol tbf “revisionism means being wrong” is also the popular understanding of historical revisionism.
@lyssa well yes, seeing as definitionally it is the act of taking an unorthodox stance, one would expect the popular understanding would be that that stance is wrong
@onethousandtwentyfour unrelatedly i’m currently listening to a podcast episode where a british person took considerable offense to the idea that he would actually use the word “moggy” because someone was like “oh jack would know this word”
@onethousandtwentyfour “i know the word... but we wouldn’t actually use it!”
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