History is a Rearview Mirror

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History is a rearview mirror which should bear the inscription “Caution: The world may appear different than it is.” In fact, history is just another propaganda tool of the Controllers. The history of the world is a distilled, fabricated, massaged and distorted presentation of facts, lies, and opinions. It may take the form of a high school or college text,  a television series, or of a written, spoken or video news analysis. The official history is sold every minute of every day to the sleepy-eyed, over-worked populace.

“Black and white” presentations of the “facts” surrounding wars, assassinations, economic depressions, plagues, natural disasters, governments, religions, leaders, and losers tell simple stories. The bad guys are identified and hung out to dry; the good guys canonized. An event happened, a reaction followed, etc.

But you might want to test the development of the official history.  Try this little exercise. Take stock of the last decade or two. Remember the historical events as they happened. Double check and supplement your memory with newspapers, videos, and other immediate contemporary accounts of events as they happened. Skip the news analysis articles that fill news magazines like Time. These articles are the first stage of the history packaging process. Imagine sheep herded into pens by dogs. That is their purpose. The Controllers want to lead you down the official path of “truth.”

You might also want to follow the propaganda process from news bulletins to headlines, to articles, to weekly summations, to annual reviews, to cinematic dramatizations, to Ken Burns-type television presentations, to fiction and non-fictional books by well-known authors and finally to the very boring and dogmatic writings presented in official history texts.

Pick a historical event which seems important to you, one that should appear in a history book, like 911, the Iraq invasion, or the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Then grab a history text used to teach high school students today.

Make an analysis of the summation and causation of events that happened in your lifetime. See if you agree with history’s version. Can you see the filtering, editorializing, and the congealing of facts to fit the official story? This little exercise may make you doubt the historical fairy tales describing all those other historical events which happened before you were born.

Predicting the Future

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In March 1934 Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, race car driver, future president of Eastern Airlines, World War I flying ace and Medal of Honor recipient, wrote an article for Foreign Service magazine entitled “War or Peace”. The image above is from that article. The caption reads: “vultures of destruction…controlled by robots…operated by radio and television.” The cartoon predicts and depicts today’s military drone operations. Rickenbacker’s pre-World War II anti-war article, written by a man who had experienced modern war first-hand, is deadly accurate.

“The next war…will be a world war. But it will be unlike any other war that we know of. There will be no noncombatants. The battle front, roughly, will be the face of the earth. The roof of one’s own house, one’s own back yard, each will be part of the battle front. The combatants will be all living things.”

In some detail, he describes the horrors of the coming war. “These vultures of destruction, many—probably most of them—controlled by robots, will fly far behind the lines of advancing men, there to drop bombs weighing tons, the explosion of which will shake the average city as would an earthquake, causing buildings far from the scene of the explosion to tremble, crack, then crumble to the ground, crushing human souls to death, burying thousands there alive.”

But, after accurately predicting all the horrors of the next war, especially today’s euphemistically called “collateral damage”, he goes on to say that he does not believe there will be another war stating that “in the future if there is a war, no one can win but death.”

Capt. Rickenbacker was a great prognosticator of the future of military technology but a poor judge of the sensibility of humanity and the strange affection our political leaders have for creating unending war.