What appears in history books is not the real history of the world. Real history is conducted in secret and is almost never documented. Real history revolves around a handful of power-players, together with a small number of secret societies and closed associations. Real history is all about conspiracies whereas history, as it appears in books, resembles a crime scene investigation. Events take place and historians come along later and try to work out what caused those events. But while crime scene investigators have elaborate scientific techniques to help them gather decisive forensic evidence, historians have access only to what is available in the public record and even that is often unreliable.
If there is no public record, historians have nothing to fall back on other than their imagination. They create a narrative to link the events, to establish cause and effect. But that’s all it is – a narrative, a story. It's not the truth. The real causes are always concealed from the gaze of history. Only a fool would take a historian’s interpretation of events as reality. History is as meaningful as literary criticism. Historians are always unreliable narrators.
At the end of the movie The Godfather
, Michael Corleone is seen being appointed as the new Godfather, and the door is closed in the face of his wife because she is an untrusted outsider. It is also closed in the faces of the audience. That is a metaphor for history. The door is always closed in our faces at the moment when the vital decisions are taken. We never hear what took place, who said what, who advanced what arguments, who disagreed, what glances were exchanged, what was whispered. All we get is the speculation of historians who weren’t there, working from second-hand sources and the narratives of previous generations of historians.
The whole of history could be considered as The Godfather
on a global scale. Powerful people conspire in secret rooms far from public scrutiny and then send out their agents, assassins and attack dogs to execute their will. Presidents, popes and princes are agents too. Although these people may seem powerful in their own right, the real decision-makers stand in the background, unseen. Presidents, more often than not, are puppets put in post to do the bidding of their masters. That might involve declaring war, introducing new laws favourable to the puppetmasters, awarding lucrative contracts to the puppetmasters’ favoured corporations, appointing allies of the puppetmasters to vital, well-paid jobs, discrediting enemies of the puppetmasters, planting stories, even carrying out assassinations. All of that will be denied, of course. Well, it would, wouldn’t it? But, if what we read is not true and we shouldn't believe everything we see on TV? Who do we turn to for the real truth. Every conspirator is kept silent. Every truth seeker is killed. Oswald was short before he could stand trial. Michael Jackson said SONY boss was a devil and he'd tell it all on THIS IS IT. History we know is not history that it really is. What really happened? Especially in the political sphere. Will this be published?
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