The how, what, and when of a message is critical to its delivery, understanding, and intent. I recall hearing as a child, “sticks and stone may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” While completely untrue, I think adults may have said that to teach young people how to cope with the hurt words can cause.
I love history and understand that generally speaking, history is “his-story” and written by those in charge, or as recently noted, “history is written by the winners.”
While likely true, it doesn’t mean that things that happened didn’t happen; it just means the accounts may not be written or included whenever the story is told or retold. Possibly in an attempt to erase history, not have it not believed or otherwise have it unknown to generations that follow.