Go to the Wikipedia site for the 1995 gov shut down. As of the 3rd, it had been edited around 10 times. Ask him why an event that occurred nearly 20 years ago needs to be edited right now. The answer: lefty policital activists are rewriting history.
As of Oct 8, 7:20PDT, 27 edits have been made to this page since the government shutdown started.
Why would an even that happened nearly 20 years ago need so many revisions today?
Wikipedia is a vehicle for revisionist history.