William Barr recently commented that History is written by the winners. In the case of Iran/Contra, a moment in history in which William Barr, as George H.W. Bush’s Attorney General, very much squashed the truth about the entire affair, it is certainly true. Though mostly illegal, the Iran/Contra shenanigans helped bring the Soviet Union to its knees and history shushed it up in favor of “Mr. Gorbachev, bring down that wall!” So there. Nyah Nyah Nyah.
History, however, sometimes plays tricks. Take the civil war. Even though slaves were given their freedom, sneaky laws called Jim Crow entered into the legal lexicon marginalizing blacks. We think the war was about slavery, but really, it was all about a bunch of white guys killing each other. How do we know this? We have a history of all nasty laws following the war to prove exactly who won. White people.