is all that is Remembered
of the past as
A Body of Knowledge
. A record or narrative description of past
The discipline that records and interprets past events involving
human beings. The continuum of events
occurring in succession
leading from the past to the present and even into the future.
An unimaginable number of small
, compressed into one big
is to record information in
Arrangement of events in time; make a historical record. A record or
narrative description of past events.
is a historical narrative based on a written record
or other documented
It contrasts with other narratives of the past, such as mythological, oral
or archeological traditions. For broader world history, recorded history
begins with the accounts of the ancient world around the 4th millennium
BC, and coincides with the invention of writing
For some geographic regions or cultures
written history is limited to a relatively recent period in human history
because of the limited use of written records. Moreover, human
cultures do not always record all of the
information relevant to later historians
, such as the full impact
of natural disasters or the names of individuals; thus, recorded history
for particular types of information is limited
based on the types of records kept
. Because of this, recorded
history in different contexts
to different periods of time depending on the topic. The
of recorded history
often relies on historical method, or the set of techniques and guidelines
by which historians use primary sources and other
and then to write accounts of
the past. The question of the nature, and even the possibility, of an
effective method for interpreting recorded history is raised in the
Philosophy of History
as a question of
. The study of different historical methods is known as
historiography, which focuses on examining how different interpreters of
recorded history create different interpretations of historical evidence.
(not to be confused with diplomatic or international
history) is a field of
that emerged as a distinct academic field in the
1980s. It examines history from a global perspective. It is not to be
, which, like world history, deals with the history
of multiple cultures and nations, but does not do so on a global scale.
World history looks for common patterns that emerge across all cultures.
World historians use a Thematic Approach
with two major focal points: integration (how processes of world history
have drawn people of the world together) and difference (how patterns of
world history reveal the diversity of the human experiences).
deals with the history of international relations
between states. Diplomatic history can be different from international
relations in that the former can concern itself with the foreign policy of
one state while the latter deals with relations between two or more
states. Diplomatic history tends to be more concerned with the history of
diplomacy, but international relations concern more with current events
and creating a model intended to shed explanatory light on international
is a person who researches, studies, and writes about the
past, and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with
the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as
relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time.
If the individual is concerned with events preceding written history, the
individual is an historian of prehistory. Although "historian" can be used
to describe amateur and professional historians alike, it is reserved more
recently for those who have acquired graduate degrees in the discipline.
Some historians, though, are recognized by publications or training and
experience. "Historian" became a professional occupation in the late
nineteenth century as research universities were emerging in Germany and
studies the experiences of ordinary people in the
is the dependence of the state of a system on its history.
is the scientific study of language
change over time.
State of Nature
is the hypothetical conditions of what the lives of people might
have been like before societies came into existence. There must have been
a time before organized societies existed, and this presumption raises
questions such as: "What was life like before civil society?"; "How did
government first emerge from such a starting position?," and; "What are
the hypothetical reasons for entering a state of society by establishing a
America TimelineWhat We
Know So Far
- Studies of Human Activity
History Preservation Directory
7 Ancient Ruins
around the world, Digitally Reconstructed to show what they originally
History is a series of events, a
series of mistakes, and a series of advancements that happened
before you were born. History is also about a series of events,
a series of mistakes, and a series of advancements that happened
in your lifetime. The problem with history is how the story of
history is told. No one teaches history, or learns history in
the exact same way. So peoples understanding of the world will
be skewed and distorted from person to person. The only accurate
way of passing forward historical information and knowledge is
by having continuity and clarity about what the information is
and how this information is understood and used. Just like the
information in our DNA
, which instructs our cells how to grow,
without these instructions
there would be no life, and, if there
was missing information, this also means there would be no life.
And if there is any deformity of the DNA information, this also
means that the life form has vulnerability to diseases, which
could also cause life to be nonexistent. So the key is in the
instructions and not just the accuracy of the information.
History must have accurate information, and must also
have accurate instructions on how this information is best used.
This way we can maximize the effectiveness, the efficiency and
the benefits that can come from knowledge. And this goes for all
school subjects, and anyone that transmits information.
to take responsibility for the messages that we transmit
, and we
must take responsibility for learning how to accurately analyze
all information. As we can clearly see throughout history, when
messages are corrupt or inaccurate, they can have horrible
consequences. So as we are teaching history, we must also be
teaching our young how to analyze all information accurately and
effectively. First, people must have access to all valuable
knowledge and information, second, everyone must learn how to
process and understand all knowledge and information. People
sometimes put an emotional value on certain information, so that
particular information becomes biased, that means that knowledge
and information can easily become misused and misunderstood.
Information needs to be unbiased and accurate in order to the
most effective, but that is a skill that most people don't have
The only way to fully understand all the information that comes
from the world, through all our senses, is to learn how to
analyze all information. Schools can easily teach this in one
class, a class called information literacy
. The main point of
having a language is
to communicate effectively and efficiently, but language is much
more then that. Language can also give people the ability to
understand life more accurately. The Human mind has many
controls, and language is the tool that teaches us how to
operate these controls. This is a skill, and should also be a
conscious choice. You learn to walk, you learn to run, you learn
to jump, you learn to talk, you learn what language is, you
learn what information is, you learn how to analyze all
information that you receive, through
all your senses
. And now
, we have even more abilities and
capabilities then ever before.
History has taught us one thing, there is no such thing
as permanence. This is why life needs to
evolve and adapt
of being able to exist
for an indefinite duration.
Remember, everyone alive today has just got here
, even your
parents just got here. So your parents only have on the average
a 20 year head start on you. And your grandparents only have on
the average a 40 year head start. But just having a head start
does not necessarily mean that someone knows more then you.
Knowing more depends on how much access to knowledge a person had,
and, the value of the knowledge that a person has acquire. You can
easily catch up to someone's education level just by having a
better education then they had, or just by continually teaching
yourself the most valuable knowledge you can find.
We just got
, and our education system sucks at this moment, but in
2016, our education system is on the verge of a revolution, and
we are the revolutionaries
that will deliver this human race
from its continuing decline. Which means that future generations
will look back at us and see hero's of a revolution that saved
this species from extinction. There will be no monuments
commemorating this time period, just a beautiful life.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
One of the problems of
Schools Teaching History
is that students, and people in general, have
no factual or real connections to the struggles of past
generations, or what was learned from those struggles.
If you need to give a
teaching a history subject, then you should not be a teacher or you need
retraining, or at the least, you should rewrite what you have so that you
don't confuse the message with disturbing details of crimes. Hard History
is only hard when a moron is teaching the subject.
Learning history is about learning how to
. Someone can tell you what happened and give
their interpretation, but it's up to you to investigate more,
question other people, search for documents and any other
evidence that gives you a much more clearer picture about what
happened, why it happened and what was learned. One book, one
teacher, one person is not an investigation, that's
discrimination, that's manipulation, that's
will give you an understanding about some of the things
that happened in the last 100 years, early 1900's through 2015.
All humans must fully understand the manipulative control that
has on the mind. Wealth and Power is certainly no
different from any other disease that kills.
Knowledge is the Best Medicine, but when schools have been
infected and controlled by the same disease, schools unknowingly
spread the disease, instead of eradicating it, which caused the
death and suffering of 100's of millions of people around the
world, deaths that could have been easily avoided.
Oil Conquered the World
(youtube, Published on Dec 27, 2015
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. | History
of US Labor Movements and their Suppression
Published on Nov 6, 2015 | 1:49 mins. (sadly, not much has
changed, except for the truth being taught).Plutocracy II -
r (video - 1:51)
Plutocracy III -
(video - 1:55)
Labor History of the U.S.
True American Heroes
are the Workers, and the
Mary Harris Jones
(wiki, Mother Jones)
was a labor activist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World,
also known as the Wobblies. He was executed.
1879 – November 19, 1915).
Frank Little (unionist)
was an American labor leader who was lynched
in Butte, Montana. (1879 – August 1, 1917).
Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea // Empire File006
- Published on Oct 10, 2015 | 28:59 mins.
The Empire has a
to maintain its power: from its courts to its
, and its effective
.Corporate Takeover of America
Corporate Takeover of America's Education System Timeline
Timeline of United States History
is a perfect example that clearly shows why
education system is defective
. History does not repeat
itself, people keep making the same mistakes because schools
fail to teach history effectively and more accurately. History
is extremely valuable, but it's how you teach history, and it's
how you understand history that ends up being the most important
aspects of learning about our History. Just knowing what
happened, and just knowing when something happened is useless
information, understanding why something happened and what was
learned from it is the most valuable parts of history.
“He who controls
the past controls the future. He who controls the present
controls the past.” (George Orwell
is the totalitarian government of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian
is any mechanism for the alteration or
disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs,
transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive,
particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something
Manipulation of Education
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate
those who speak it." (George Orwell
"It's easier to fool people
than to convince them that they have
been fooled." (Mark
"Understanding our past
can help us see the future."
Societal CollapseA Brief
(what we know so far)
“We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in
theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history.”
"If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just
sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come."
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing
model obsolete.” (Buckminster
the Distant Past Teach Us About Modern Crisis
FORA.tv Science Season 1 Episode 16 | 02/12/2010 | 1:29:46
Sander van der Leeuw
explains how long-lost history can
provide new insight on current global issues.
We are Living in the Greatest of Times, and in the Worst of
How can the world get better and at the same time get worse? Because even though millions of people had access to a better
education, there was still 100's of millions of people without
access to a quality education, along with being denied important
information and knowledge that would help them preserve life.
is to keep Safe and Protect from harm, decay, injury, loss, danger
So what happen to us?
do you have all these problems? It's because we played follow
the leader, but the leaders turned out to be idiots."
So many things have changed and improved,
but sadly, some things have stayed the same, like war, greed,
corruption, crime and poverty, to name a few. And none of those
things are even necessary for life. We made a lot of
improvements, but we also created more problems at the same time.
Problems that are known by many, and some problems that are unknown by
many. Some of us have changed the names and the definitions of
these problems, but
that does not change the outcomes. This is another reason why
improving education is so extremely important. If we can't teach
the truth, then life is a lie. And we will always suffer from
war, greed, corruption, crime and poverty, till our own
extinction. We have created a horrible and brutal mess of our
paradise on earth. This is not life. Our ignorance is killing
us, and our planet. And we don't have to be ignorant anymore,
because WE KNOW, WE KNOW! And this truth we can no longer hide
or deny. It's time. it's time to learn, it's time for life.
The past, the present and the future
We were born into this
, but we just got here. It's time to
clean up this mess.
"History is a documentation of some of the
things that humans have learned and experienced in our past. But
it's how you teach history that's important, because you can
easily misinform people about the truth and thus end up teaching
If a person does not learn from past experiences then they are
doomed to repeat them
If you do not teach students how to overcome
, and teach
students how to keep from
, then you are only guaranteeing that the
cycle of ignorance will continue.
Memorizing peoples names,
dates and places has nothing to do with knowledge, those are
mostly irrelevant details. The true knowledge is in knowing what you have
learned from that mistake and learning how you will keep from
repeating that same mistake. This takes
. So history is
not just about the past, more importantly, history is about the
, mainly because you can't change what happened in the
past but you can change what happens it the future. And that is
why learning the important elements from the past, and the
present, are extremely valuable in
Having an interest in history is nice. But just
having Historical interest does not teach people what our
history actually means or what can be learned from our
If you spend all this time preserving history and culture you
should spend even more time explaining what it means and what
can be learned.
need to be Scientists and Curriculum Engineers so
that they can fully utilize this valuable resource to its full
potential. "Stop being
selective and stop misrepresenting the truth."
People have heard so many lies that
the truth looks like a lie
Even when you teach students the
about history, they will
not fully understand it. This is because people have been lied to
in so many different ways that they will have difficulties
formulating the information into the appropriate actions.
911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick
Influence: The Rise of Collectivism (2015 Documentary)
meaning "one of the majority" (1903–1912
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
ideas have been influential in education and social reform. He considered
two fundamental elements—schools and civil society—to be major topics
needing attention and reconstruction to encourage experimental
intelligence and plurality. Dewey asserted that complete democracy was to
be obtained not just by extending voting rights but also by ensuring that
there exists a fully formed public opinion, accomplished by communication
among citizens, experts, and politicians, with the latter being
accountable for the policies they adopt.
"History should show us how ignorant people make horrible
leaders so that students can finally become aware of how
important a good education is, of course a
would first need to be defined."
"Our society is not to big to fail."
We have too much violence in
our past history and too much violence in our present day.
Humans are not violent by nature or do humans have the instinct
to be violent. So violence is mostly caused by our dysfunctional
education system, and by our dysfunctional governments, and by
societies dysfunctional belief systems, and by our entertainment
industries, and by the corporate
media that feeds on violence, and not to educate the public
about violence, but to influence violence and use violence as a
weapon of control. So all these institutions must be retooled
and updated to effectively and efficiently inform the public
that all humans are born
, and people's potential
for intelligent behavior is in their control, and people should
never relinquish this control over to corrupt institutions whose
motives are deceitful and destructive.
"Humans knew injustice
before their were even words that described injustice, that's
because we are naturally good
, and smart."
History of Architecture
traces the changes in architecture
through various traditions, regions, overarching stylistic trends, and
dates. The branches of architecture are civil, sacred, naval, military,
and landscape architecture.
(ideas that changed the world)
Museum of Natural History
The 100 Most Influential Persons in History
with Audio, Video and Images
Historical Events and Famous Birth Dates
Teaching American History
Historical Memory Project
Battle Outerwear Replicas
Patriots History of the United States
Connecting the Dots
Dan Carlin Hardcore History Series
The Museum in the StreetsEarth History
Maps of War
History Features Blood On Our Hands: The English Civil War
(2014 video 1:41)
Power and Politics
Preservation Economic Impact Model 2.0
NCPTT | National
Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Historic Memphis Demolished
Civics Tests have Propaganda
Ages of Man
are the stages of human existence on the Earth
according to Greek mythology and its subsequent Roman interpretation.
refers to the first in a sequence of four or five
(or more) Ages of Man, in which the Golden Age is first, followed in
sequence, by the Silver, Bronze, Heroic, and then the present (Iron),
which is a period of decline, sometimes followed by the Leaden Age. By
definition, one is never in the Golden Age.
is a name often given to a particular period
within a history, typically as a lesser and later successor to a golden
age. In many cultures the metal silver is generally valuable but less so
Greek Heroic Age
is the period between the coming of the
Greeks to Thessaly and the Greek return from Troy.
- Historical Film Footage
List of Common Misconceptions
Declassification Engine turns documents into data and
develops tools to explore history. Sifting through 1.7 million
from the years 1973–1977, including
330,000-odd cables in which only the metadata has been
Senior Citizen Stories
are academic disciplines that study human
"Learning about other peoples lives in
history is not just festinating, it's reveals to us that
everyone struggles before succeeding."
"100's of millions of people in the future
will look back on us and say this is the time in human history
when things really started to change. In the lifetime of one
human, people were exposed to more changes then any other time
in human history. We have not seen it all, but we have certainly
seen more then ever."
"The more you understand about the past,
the more you will be able to understand the future."
We just got here yesterday
and if we don't preserve today's yesterdays, then tomorrow will
have no yesterday. Our ability to store information and
knowledge in our memories gives us incredible potential, and the
powers to do many things. That is why History is so important.
we have to start all over again
everything that we have learned will be lost.
What if you woke up and there was no yesterdays?
"Anyone who closes his eyes to the past is
blind to the present. Who ever refuses to remember the
inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection..seeking to forget
makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in
Richard von Weizsäcker
RiskFramework of the
next 10,000 Years
Friends of the
Deep time of Life and Art
Past and Future
A walk through Deep Time
National Academy of Sciences
that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make
communities throughout the world safer and more secure,
healthier and more prosperous.
What We Know, So Far
Societal Collapse - Why Civilizations Fail
Civilizations Failed because they failed to
, and they also failed to
for changes. And the skills and knowledge that's needed to
predict and to be prepared, all comes from educating the public,
and, educating the people responsible for
managing a city
managing the state. And
if we don't
preserve our knowledge
, then we condemn future generations to repeat
our mistakes and die. Ancient civilizations mostly failed because only the
leaders knew how to read and write, thus when they went away, so did the
educated minds that held the city together.
Our current civilization definitely has the
potential for success, and the potential to solve all our
problems, but we have to take
very seriously, otherwise, we will fail as we have done in the
past. But this time 100's of millions of lives
are at stake, as
well as the earths ability to sustain life. If we lose now, we
lose big, we lose everything, with no second chances, games
over. We only have ourselves to blame, so it's time to face the
; The final stage of an extended process or course of
is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.
is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a
man-made global catastrophe
Maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic
Scientists' Science and Security Board, the clock represents an analogy
for the threat of Global Nuclear War
Since 2007, it has also reflected climate change and new developments in
the life sciences and technology that could inflict irrevocable harm to
humanity. The clock represents the hypothetical global catastrophe as
"midnight" and The Bulletin's opinion on how close the world is to a
as a number
of "minutes" to midnight. Its original setting in 1947 was seven minutes
to midnight. It has been set backward and forward 22 times since then, the
smallest-ever number of minutes to midnight being two (in 1953 and 2018)
and the largest seventeen (in 1991). As of January 2018, the clock is set
at two minutes to midnight, due to global threat of nuclear war, the
United States not being involved in world leadership roles, and climate
(Water Shortages - Crop Failures - Air Quality)
Inflation - Wars)
is the fourth novel by American writer Kurt
Vonnegut, first published in 1963. It explores issues of science,
technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets
along the way.
Can the distant past teach us about
When people don't know
why societies and civilizations fail
, societies and civilizations will continue to fail.
Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization
Eagleman (video 1:43)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or
Jared Diamond: On Why Societies Collapse
(video and interactive text)
"Even with all the
throughout history, we still have not found peace and stability. We have
created the illusion of peace and stability in some areas, so maybe that's
part of the problem."
are either getting better, or things are continually getting
is the prophesied location of a gathering of armies for a
battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or
a symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to
any end of the world scenario.
is a future time-period described variously in the eschatologies of
several world religions (both Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic), which believe
that world events will achieve a final climax. (also called end times, end
of time, end of days, last days, final days, or eschaton).
is a part of theology concerned with the final events of
history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly
referred to as the "end of the world" or "end time".
"To articulate what is past does not mean to
recognize “how it really was.” It means to take control of a memory, as it
flashes in a moment of danger. For historical materialism it is a question
of holding fast to a picture of the past, just as if it had unexpectedly
thrust itself, in a moment of danger, on the historical subject. The
danger threatens the stock of tradition as much as its recipients. For
both it is one and the same: handing itself over as the tool of the ruling
classes. In every epoch, the attempt must be made to deliver tradition
anew from the conformism which is on the point of overwhelming it. For the
Messiah arrives not merely as the Redeemer; he also arrives as the
vanquisher of the Anti-Christ. The only writer of history with the gift of
setting alight the sparks of hope in the past, is the one who is convinced
of this: that
not even the dead will be safe from the enemy, if he is victorious
And this enemy has not ceased to be victorious."
Walter Benjamin 1940
"All life adapts to its environment, if
not, then life does not survive. But humans have the ability to
control their environment, so adapting is not our only option to
live. But sadly we are not controlling the environment in our
favor. We are lowering our chances of survival by polluting our
environment, destroying our environment, and destroying our food
chain. We are acting like suicidal maniacs because we are doing
very little to stop our abuses. We have learned, but we have not
learned fast enough. It's time to accelerate learning, instead
of accelerating death."
One Pilots: Ride (Video)
It's great when people come together during
, it shows our compassion, our resilience, and
But why can't people see that we are in an emergency situation
right now? We have many problems facing us. So why can't we work
together the same way we would if any country was suffering from
a catastrophic event? How do you not feel responsible for the
lives of millions of people? They are you and you are them. How
did we become so disconnected? How did we excuse ourselves from
this reality? How did we allow ourselves to be fooled? I know
why, it's because we never learned the right things at the right
time. All our improvements and advances came from us knowing
more about things. And as we learn more we do more. Knowledge is
our greatest resource, but its being squandered and misused.
When we correct these flaws, humans will finally understand the
power and potential they have, it is the great awakening. It
will not be a quick rise in consciousness, it will be a gradual
one. Which is exactly what learning is, a gradual rise in
awareness. Seeing a little more each day, understanding a little
more each day, and then eventually, intelligence.
Too many people seem to be narrowly
focused on the present and the near future. Not many
people are concerned with the distant future, even when they
know how time works
, people still believe they have no
connection to the future. Connection is something everyone needs
to learn, because the price we pay for immediate gratification
can extend far into the future, and the cost is far greater then
all the temporary moments of relief combined. You can either
laugh and cry on your way to hell, or work and have fun on your
way to heaven. No one is saying that life is going to be easy,
but things will not get better unless we try.
You are a product of your environment. And it's time to say to
the world, I am not a product, I am human, I have a brain, and I
am free to think. And I think that we can do a lot better.
Better in the choices that we make, better in the way we
communicate, and better in the way that we treat each other. Let us begin...
Beat Goes On
Sonny and Cher
The beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a
rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da
was once the rage, uh huh
History has turned the page, uh huh
mini skirts, the current thing, uh huh
Teenybopper is our newborn king,
And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da
The grocery store's the super mart, uh huh
Little girls still break
their hearts, uh huh
And men still keep on marching off to war
Electrically they keep a baseball score
And the beat goes on, the
beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de
de, la de da de da
Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce
keep chasing girls to get a kiss
The cars keep going faster all the
Bums still cry, "Hey buddy, have you got a dime?"
beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the
La de da de de, la de da de da
And the beat goes on, yes,
the beat goes on
And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on
goes on, and the beat goes on