March 07, 2012

Controlling The Future Depends On Controlling The Past

America..... It's Time To Stand On Your Feet And Fight

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."
-- George Orwell 

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived, and dishonest--but "the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic."
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Suppose you lived in a world where everything you thought you knew was based on a false narrative. Relying on such a mythical history would lead you to live life a certain way. If enough people relied upon similar narratives, then the foundation has been laid for the future to develop in a certain way. This is the essence of Orwell's insightful quote and the reason for great attention by the powerful to what gets taught in our learning institutions as history and even what gets reported on in the media. Highly controlled societies like the Soviet Union and Communist China were able to carry on with sustained support from the masses by hiding the reality of widespread starvation and imprisonment from public disclosure - until of course, the truth became too widely known to continue the cover-up.

It is paradoxical that those under oppressive regimes have learned to take whatever is disseminated by their government with a healthy dose of skepticism, while others in historically freer societies fail to appreciate the creeping tyranny back at home and are easily fooled by the latest State propaganda. Mainstream media then perpetuates the myth when they fail to perform their expected role as public watchdogs by regurgitating whatever is fed to them by the State for a naive and unsuspecting public.

If we are to have any chance of breaking free from the chains imposed upon us by the false historical paradigm we must be prepared to challenge the very foundations upon which those beliefs are based. Learn more about how our understanding of history is manipulated and begin to create a new reality!


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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How our Understanding of History is Manipulated

Andrew J. Fell
Activist Post

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that in order for us, the general population, to understand the deeper issues of the current geopolitical situation, it is imperative for us to understand the relevant history.

This may sound somewhat obvious, but I would argue that this is a fundamental sticking-point when discussing such matters, as it is difficult to link individuals to the antisocial and unethical actions they perpetrate [1:2] without a historically accurate point of reference.

For example, when discussing matters such as the proposal that 9/11 may have been initiated by our ‘leaders’ [3], I find that people quite often respond with the simple question 'why?', as it seems absurd to think that our 'leaders' would do something quite so inhuman and immoral for some sort of political gain. I will not attempt here to go into what their motives were, but rather into why it is that we, the general public, rarely remember the lessons of the past and continue to be misled about the circumstances leading to each and every conflict. 
At this juncture I would suggest that the reader check out an article by John Pilger entitled 'Our children are learning lies'  in which he clearly sets out several examples of how we are taught about an historic event at school and how this information will in turn have a direct effect on the formation of our future perceptions of the world [4

Unfortunately, this information can all too often bear little or no relation to the actual event (Pilger uses Vietnam as a prime illustration of this), because the language and information used to teach us essentially pre-programs our comprehension of future warfare, automatically predisposing us to whichever side has been identified as the 'goodies' while creating a vested dislike or even hatred of the 'baddies'. 

Perhaps ‘baddie’ should be rephrased in Orwellian terms as 'a figure of hate'. From what I remember of my own learning on Vietnam, I recall thinking that the Americans became involved in order to help protect the ‘Democratic South’ against the ‘Communist North' -- this is probably what most people believe. According to Pilger, this analysis of the Vietnam conflict is far from the truth; in fact, almost completely contrary to the reality of the situation. The excerpt below comes from his article referring to a school textbook written on the subject:
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