This section is just beginning construction. For the basic start, there are important points to note about history. "History Revisionist" is one of those modern catch all phrases people use to reject any info that is contrary to their preconceived ideas or beliefs about past events. "History revision" initially starts before and during a war. As stated by Aeschylus 2500 years ago, "In war, truth is the first casualty." The dominating power of an era has the ability to record history in accordance with their bias. In fact, we can use a quote from Adolf Hitler for example, "The victor will never be asked if he told the truth." It is not until a new power is in place that the possibility of a contrary account is considered acceptable. One can say there are at least three sides to a story; two sides from the parties involved and a third plus from observers.
There are some important quotes to keep in mind...
"Most of us often encounter the truth but we usually pick ourselves up and pretend it did not happen." -W. Churchill
"At every crossroad on the way that leads to the future, each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past." -Count Maeterlinck
"Truth is no match for conviction."
More people should be aware of psychological warfare. Little talked about, yet one of the most used and most powerful weapons. The use of psychological warfare spans back thousands of years. It is used by leaders on both their own people and on their enemy. For use on their enemy is obvious reasons; to psychologically weaken and break them down. It is used on their own people with propaganda, planted evidence, "false flag attacks", and provoked aggression by the "enemy", to sway views to be favorable for war. The outcome is to get people to volunteer for things most would usually never consider doing; to cause great suffering, kill, and to be killed for questionable matters. The truth and lies by the dominating side are then put in the history books as reasons and facts for the war.
The psychological war tactic doesn't stop when the war is over; it must continue indefinitely to protect the lies written in history. The population is psychologically conditioned to respond like programmed sheep when anyone dares question the myths. There are several tactics used to accomplish this and shield the truth. Rather than allow people realize that we are all people and we just happen to born and live in different geographical areas, patriotism and its associated blindness are unknowingly indoctrinated into an unsuspecting population. How so? For example: at an early age in school being taught to do the flag solute like robots, being told that (insert country name here) is the greatest country on Earth, and instilling being from (insert country name here) into a person's identity. This is a powerful ploy due to the fact that a lot of people can't deal with something that challenges their identity or causes a negative reflection to be seen in the mirror. As a result, they are prone to go on the defensive, reject all information no matter how true, and behave in an aggressive manner towards the person and information that is contrary. It's additionally hard for someone to break out of this mindset when they will face opposition and pressure from their peers for doing so.
When a portion of people realize there is inaccurate information in history being stated as fact and then call attention to it, they are aggressively attacked and publicly humiliated. The attackers can be found using a fierceness that one might expect primitive people to have used towards someone for telling them the mountain isn't a God, it's just a volcano. Those knowingly protecting the lies work to draw the attention and the topic away from the area they don't want questioned or disproved. While they very well may stay within the macro of the general topic, they shift away from the micro that is the root topic at hand. Promoting elevated emotion so as to push logic and rational though out of people's minds is also used. We can't forget censorship and making it a criminal action to speak out against the myths. One can surely get the feeling that when the issue goes to that extreme, dogma is being protected and important facts are being suppressed.
More about this topic to come...
Here are some great quotes...
"Those who fail to study the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana
"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history." -George Bernard Shaw
"The historical cycle seems to be: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy; from apathy to dependency; and from dependency back to bondage once more." -Henning Webb Prentis Jr (several different authors are attributed to this saying, although Prentis appears to be the most credible as the originator)
There is a modified version that may describe the cycle a little more in depth.....
From bondage, to spiritual faith.
From spiritual faith to courage.
From courage, to freedom.
From freedom to abundance.
From abundance, to selfishness.
From selfishness, to complacency.
From complacency, to apathy.
From apathy, to fear.
From fear, to dependency.
And from dependency back again to bondage.
To be continued......
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