history as myth


Very relative this year as we explore the retelling of our own history. History has always been told by the victor. We are now looking at including more voices and stories in our history. With a new story told, though, some of the old victors are now villians.

If your historical narrative

is precious then its likely

not accurate

-Jonathan Mead-Crenshaw (20 June, 2020)

Explore how Eizabeth I’s image as a warrior queen shaped British national identity for centuries.

The whole history of the English fleet defeating the Spanish Armada – was basically a farce, for “Keeping up appearances” for Elizabeth I. That today is still a point of “honor” for English tearing down all these monuments to the history “as it has been told” by the colonial leaders who gained power and monetary gains (mostly family wealth that has now come down through generations in USA) The descendants of wealthy colonialists are the money holders now. And most of it achieved off the labor of the poor, and slaves. The whole history for 1,00’s of years has been told through those who held the power at that time. We are talking about a whole new society based on a whole new consciousness. We are talking of a rethinking, and acting out of a new model of consciously agreed upon ethics and role models, this is a new kind of human.

and let’s add to that, the latest article from Monbiot.com

https://www.monbiot.com/2020/06/21/lying-in-state/

“History, as the government tells it, is

one long lie, airbrushing a host of atrocities.”Monbiot

I’ve been thinking about this recently, what with all the historical statues coming down. Most of our slant (the good guys versus the bad guys) on history is aggrandizement. tearing down all these monuments to the history “as it has been told” by the colonial leaders who gained power and monetary gains (mostly family wealth that has now come down through generations in USA) The descendants of wealthy colonialists are the money holders now. And most of it achieved off the labor of the poor, and slaves. The whole history for 1,00’s of years has been told through those who held the power at that time. We are talking about a whole new society based on a whole new consciousness. We are talking of a rethinking, and acting out of a new model of consciously agreed upon ethics and role models, this is a new kind of human.

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