Falsifying history, although morally questionable at times, can be seen as a tool to challenge claims, narratives, and established truths.
History is often written by the victors and influenced by those who fund agendas, which can result in fabricated, biased or incomplete accounts of past events.
By questioning and scrutinising historical claims, we can strive for a more accurate understanding of the past and avoid perpetuating distorted narratives.
History is not always a neutral representation of facts but can be shaped to serve specific interests. By critically examining historical narratives, we can identify the biases and hidden agendas of the authors. This awareness allows us to recognise how power dynamics, politics, and personal motivations can distort the historical record.
Furthermore, falsifying history can open up space for alternative voices and perspectives that have been marginalised or excluded from mainstream narratives.
By challenging established “truths”, we can shed light on previously overlooked events, individuals, or communities, enabling a more comprehensive understanding of history.
History is plagued by misinformation, propaganda, and deliberate fabrication.
For example, the Gulf Of Tonkin incident in 1964 was used as a justification for the escalation of the Vietnam War. However, it turned out that the entire event was a hoax.
Another example is the famous claim of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq, which formed a crucial part of the justification for the 2003 invasion. There were no WMDs in Iraq.
John Hamer is a historian who published The Falsification of History: Our Distorted Reality. The book is about a big problem affecting all people: a huge lie that has been around for a very long time; a small group of people, who think they have the right to control us because of their family background, have tricked us all and they use whatever way they can to achieve their goals.
Why do we believe what we believe?
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