To defeat your enemy, first offer him help so that he slackens his vigilance; to take, one must first give.”
If truth be known, and it so rarely is. This applies particularly to the study of history.
What we know as history is mostly not that at all. It is a carefully crafted facsimile of the truth but different enough to serve as bold lies. There are bold lies to be sure, but much of the craft of lying is more subtle.
Sometimes the real story is exaggerated to the point of foolishness but repeated so often that people come to believe at what they once would have scoffed. Blatant omission is a common tactic. Misdirection from the important truth to an unimportant triviality is another.
Covering up or minimizing certain facts works towards the same end. Like a salesmen selling you bad insurance, the trick is in the presentation of falsehood rather than the search for truth.
The liar has a bag of tricks with him wherever he goes. He employs the art of cultivating phony relationships so as to pursue his goals. He practices the art of persuasion rather than the craft of diligent inspection.
He will pose as your friend while relentlessly undermining you. Should you express doubt, he will be quick to accuse you of betrayal and unkindness. These very tactics are woven into the propaganda that has been presented to the unsuspecting as history; stories that you dare not question.
We are fed facts that cannot be questioned, and stories that undermine our morale.
The giveaway is that you cannot question the official story, and right there you know or should know, you’ve been had.
Those who practice the arts of deception get away with it time and again because most of us would never conceive of doing such a thing. Of course, people tell little white lies, mostly to protect themselves, but the really big lies take pros.
So what you will find inside this collection are different stories on different subjects of history that present the unknown facts, along with exposing some of the blatant lies. I hope that they are food for thought and stimulus to continue your own search for the truth.
Thank you for your interest.