How much of the History you are taught do you believe?

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It does sound rather like a news update from George Orwell's "1984", along with concepts like "he who controls the past controls the future, he who controls the present controls the past".

How much of the history that you were taught do you believe to be true? Obviously this is a very broad topic that could cover anything from recent events, to events several years back, to events hundreds of years or more back.

I've always been a curious person but often reverted to "mainstream thought" on various subjects when I deemed it in my (social) interest to do so. After several life changing events and realizations, I decided this was cowardice and not in my real interest as a free thinking individual. I prefer an evidence based approach, without conflicts of interest (financial or otherwise) that can show a unified picture or view based on that available evidence, without any of it being hidden.

This is the opposite of easy when it comes to social interactions, most especially so on sensitive material and the conclusions arrived at are at odds with. For example, I knew the official story of 9/11 was a fraud in 2003 and spoke about it on the net, but was mostly met with scorn and ridicule. I would say the situation today is similar in many circles but since the event is more distant in our history now there are more that are both willing to research and come out in public with conclusions that are at odds with the official narrative. Depends on the circles.

Recently I came across a documentary that, if true, is mind boggling. Now I can't say I believe it, but because I am drawn to an evidence based approach I found what was presented as extremely interesting, even if I'm unsure I could draw the same sweeping conclusion the documentary came to. The time in question is the so called "Dark Ages" - a period spanning around 13 or so centuries, the object of inquiry the Cathedrals(a very in depth look into the architecture thereof), and the conclusion so wild and so contrary I'm not sure I can even now utter it without opening myself up to ridicule. But I'll do it. The period is "dark" and "generally unremarkable" save for some mundane and rather dry history of empires slowly falling and religions rising. At least that is what we are taught to think, and the conclusion (of the documentary, not necessarily mine) is that a very enlightened and advanced civilization existed during at least part of this time that is/was deliberately hidden from future generations through historical revision. Do I believe that? Conclusively, no. Possible, maybe.
 

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I was told in high school that when invaders went into a country, or new politicians took over a country that they would rewrite the history books to make them look like the good guys. Not sure how true that is but it sounds about right.
 
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