In a previous article of ‘Greats‘ who weren’t, the question is; why are these myths perpetuated? Why year to decade to century are certain persons held up as heroes when they were not?
The answer is that the societies from where these persons emerge have a vested interest in pushing them forward. The truth is swept away.
Populations are manipulated to believe in fantasy and look back on their ‘heroic’ past when it was anything but.
In some nations, current events are blocked, so the people who live there do not know what is happening. When a government suppresses information, it is not the fault of the population that they are ignorant.
In some nations, where citizens have access to information, it is the fault of the population that they are ignorant. That they have given over their intellect to their ‘masters’ does not absolve them.
One may argue that they don’t know they are being manipulated, but to not note the discrepancies, to refuse to take that tiny step to ascertain truth, is on them.