I do not believe the title of this post... (100%) One reason i have come to love history is that it opens our eyes to the structure of present day life. Fuck all the bullshit your grade school history teacher feed you: " studying the past will prevent us from making the same mistakes". yea, whens the last time you were thinking about taxing the shit out of your colony but then remembered the good old american civil war and came up with a better plan? History's main contribution to present day is capitalism. We arnt moving forward and learning from our mistakes, we are finding better ways to keep the masses subservient and content enough not to take what is obviously in their grasp all the while taking. The Haitian revolution; as i argued in the paper i just wrote, is the perfect revolution. It is transparent from all levels. The agendas are neither hidden nor are they denied. The Haitian's or more specifically the gens de couleur or free people of color didnt hide their intent behind a fake "freedom for all equality for all" slogan. The only thing that mattered to these people was money. It is the PERFECT example of what happens to people when you introduce both capitalism and enlightenment thinking (everyone is the same and therefore should have no more and no less then anyone) chaos. below is an excerp from the paper. which isnt essential to the discussion but i did write it.. \t comments, ideas, discrepancies?