History is no joke. It is a record of what is happening, happened or didn’t happen. “Fake News” becomes history. A current event is history tomorrow. History is ancient or recent. Ninevah was a real city buried in sand, with a real gate, resurrected and bombed.
History is a joke when used to advance an agenda. My fifth grade textbook world history teacher could never get to the chapter on the Middle East. I would read ahead. Daydream of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I wanted to dig deeper to see what was under the sand.
mind craves for meaning
ammunition for profit
know who benefits
dVerse prompt – haibun on April Fools Day – being pranked