In our first class of Venezuelan History at the University, our teacher asked
What is history?
So a lot of us started rambling about what we've always been told theoretically
It is the knowledge of the past.
Then he asked us to explain what each color of our flag meant.
Yellow for the gold of our rich lands. Blue for our sky and sea. Red for the blood of the martyrs that died to gain our independence.
It's what we all have been taught in a children song since kindergarten. Also, what we've learned at school and high school.
Then, he said:
Yes, that's what you've been told. For years and years. But our flag was invented way before the Fight for Independence.
Only silent was heard.
History it's not what has happened. It is what the most people say on repeat.