Oral tradition is blessed. But tell me what oral traditions are still left for a people who have been disconnected from their land, language and ancestry? My mother was adopted. She had no knowledge of who her parents were until she received some paperwork from her adoption precedings. If it were not for the written documents, she would have had no knowledge of who her parents were and where they were from.
The remnant/memory of a people's history and culture can be preserved through written tradition not unlike DNA script (genetic memory) preserves ones people and possible place of origin.
The written words do not produce the ideas. They are by products and preserver of the ideas.
In the age of human events, it cant be denied that written language has been an important tool in the development of humans.
We cant experience everything. Therefore, we need a way to document someone else's experience of it to possible help us overstand.
Tell me how do you know the things you do? Was it because of the same written words that you indict? Or were you at every place at everytime to observe the events? Or did observing nature tell you the course of all human events.
Why did you learn to read and write after all?
I am sure it has been very hard for you being literate and all.
Or do you promote illiteracy?
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