Oh The Humanity

Carousel Jutland 04One hundred years ago, the debate was already raging about what had happened. And how? And Why? mostly the debate swirled about just who was responsible for this… this… disaster? This victory? This debacle? This triumph?

What exactly had happened?

Winston Churchill would describe it as one of the most critical and pivotal moments of the entire war. But to this day, sit down with any two randomly chosen Naval history buffs, and you will get at least four different arguments about what happened that day.

So why are we in any way surprised when a four year old boy manages to elude his parents and get into a place he isn’t supposed to be? The arguments sound a whole lot like they do over the Battle of Jutland – including the ultimate question – just who is responsible for this mess?

It’s actually an interesting look at how we tend to remove the one element from every story that allows us to be judgmental and critical without facing the humanity of the story.

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on June 1, 2016, in History, WWI and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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