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Why history is boring

History never tells us about the underlying forces of historical developments; we are given a timeline of wars, massacres, kings, and regimes and we get an A if we repeat the dates and the names correctly. No wonder history bores us.

 

When we’re told that we have to know where we come from if we want to know where we’re going, everyone knows that that’s a true statement. Yet, we don’t know who we are and how our world was created and by whom. We’re not encouraged to discuss the fact that we’re monkeys, we’re not told how and why Christianity was officially declared to be the official religion in 325 AD, we’re not told what the connection was between the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, we’re not told that the Christian Church was the financial power of Europe for centuries and ruled it with its Kings, we’re not told how the Jews and Huguenots overthrew that financial power, we’re not told that it was these same bankers that made the Industrial Revolution possible, and we’re not told that the Bank of England in 1694 and the Bank of North America in 1781 were private banks.

 

We’re taught that Christianity, Democracy, the Industrial Revolution, the united coast-to-coast US economy and that of China and Europe all happened due to the natural curve of growing people power. We’re fully aware that the world financial power is omnipotent but we prefer believing that when there’s a 700 billion dollar bailout handed out somewhere, we’re the ones who have to pay it back. We like to believe that we’re somehow the ones who decide these things and are responsible.

 

In other words, it’s easier to accept that our history is a mumble-jumble of facts and dates. If we followed the money trail instead, it would be fascinating. We live in a world that provides us with the greatest comfort and security imaginable, a world that no human before us has ever known, and we’re more stressed than ever. Something is definitely wrong.

 

If only we understood how the bankers created this consumer world of ours, then we could relax and fully enjoy our hominin values.

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