Why History Matters-A Short Rant

In the final scenes of the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner there is a scene when the replicant Roy Batty utters the following words right before he dies, “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.”

I don’t think any passage from any film I’ve watched hits me harder on an emotional level than that one. As somewhat of a historian myself, (someone who has taken it upon himself to collect historical documents), I have found that it is becoming increasingly difficult to locate certain documents online, as if all history of them is being erased.

Not only that, but the utter lack of concern for the history of this country which is exhibited by the vast majority of the people living here, and soon the true history of this country will be replaced by the revisionist bullshit our children are taught in the public indoctrination centers we call schools.

I can understand a government that seeks absolute control over the governed, as that is the nature of governments; they always seek to accumulate more power than what was originally given them. What I can’t understand is the total lack of concern about this phenomenon by the people.

I can’t understand how anything, including life itself, could be of any more importance than liberty. What good is life if you are forced to live as a slave without any rights? Can comfort, security, and entertainment be of more importance than the ability to exercise your Creator-given rights without interference by society or your government? If so, I’m ashamed to call myself your countryman.

I understand how this came about, you have not been taught the truth in school and therefore go about your lives basing all your decisions upon either an emotional response to the issues, or the lies about your country’s government and history that you were taught in school. What I don’t understand is why people reject the truth when it is presented to them. Worse, I find it absolutely mind boggling that there are so many in this country who simply don’t care about the true history of their country.

There is a short booklet I bought by author S.A. Steele entitled The South Was Right. On the back cover of that booklet there is a quote attributed to the film Warriors of Honor that states, “A nation that is ignorant of its past, is a nation that is ripe for deception and manipulation. Therefore, it is not what happened, but rather what people believe happened which determines the present actions of a nation.”

If everything, or most everything you have been taught has been a lie, isn’t it safe to assume that all the decisions you’ve made and all the opinions you’ve formed based upon what you were taught are faulty? You would think that people would crave the truth as much as I do, but then again I don’t really see a lot of actual thinking going on in this country.

Orwell warned about the revision of history to conform to the government narrative in his epic novel 1984. In that novel the Ministry of Truth was established to keep re-writing history to conform to the government’s narrative.

When we allow government to dictate the curriculum and standards required for graduating from schools, we allow them to keep us all ignorant of the truth; and the only way we can break free of that indoctrination is to seek the truth on our own; as I have done.

I fear for my country when my generation passes into the eternal void; for I don’t think that the history of our country will survive our passing. I have nearly a thousand documents stored on my computer and I can think of but a handful of people who might be interested in obtaining them when I die. I have a friend whose accumulation of knowledge dwarfs my own, and just this morning he told me that he wonders who will take possession of it when he passes away.

That’s why that passage from Blade Runner hits me so hard, for I fear that soon, very soon, the history of this country will be lost; replaced by the governments version of history. And that will mean the people will become slaves to those who have erased their knowledge of their true identity as freemen.

I’m sure men like Patrick Henry would be ashamed of you, for did he not say, “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.”

If the past means little to nothing to you, then the future is already written, for it will be decided for you by those who seek to subjugate and oppress you; and that’s NOT what our Founders envisioned when they sought their independence in 1776.

END OF RANT

About Br'er Rabbit

I'm just one person out of millions of others. The only thing different about me is that I don't walk around with my head up my ass.
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