Death of knowledge
“They are allowed because they are a private corporation” they say about large social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Google and others. These platforms have become so entwined into our society, that you could not function without them. Gone are the days of long research in libraries or reading microfiche reels in library basements. We no longer buy or use encyclopedias or dictionaries. We all have volunteered to carry locator beacons on us everywhere we go. Try going a day without your cellphone. That handheld computer with a phone application has become so ingrained in our society that we ‘worship’ it. Technology was supposed to be mankind’s servant, but our society has become so dependent on technology that we have become slaves to it. We use our android or apple phones to give us directions, research information, take pictures, read books, obtain our news, watch movies and make phone calls. We rely on them so much that the owner of Google has become one of the richest people in the world. Those that control the flow of information control society. Now, you can become banned on Google for posting verifiable truth because that information does not conform to the narrative of Google. And because Google and all other platforms are privately owned, they have the right to maintain and censor its content. What is worse, is we know it, we see it yet we do not force these owners to stop it. Our government not only allows this, but they encourage it.
It is an old idiom, “those that do not study history are doomed to repeat it”. Yet we do nothing to study our own history. Our current society has not been taught nor do they care to know our own countries short history of a little more than 200 years. That makes it easier to erase opposing thoughts thereby washing history. So let us take a short look at the lost knowledge of mankind and see the scope of just how ignorant we humans are.
If you were to perform a simple Google search you would find that to manufacture and smelt aluminum from bauxite, it is a very complicated process requiring great controlled temperatures and the control of electricity. But the Chinese were making aluminum decorations over 2000 years ago. Titanium require heat of over 1800 degrees Celsius to smelt it, yet titanium jewelry has been found in tombs over 2000 years old in the middle east. In the Baghdad museum, there is evidence of a dry battery that is 1600 years old. During the Roman empire, there is evidence of bendable glass. Known as vitrium flexile, some glass craftsmen knew how to manufacture glass that would not break if it was dropped or hit.
There is evidence that pre Colombians were experimenting with airplanes. There is gold jewelry that shows almost perfect dimensions of a powered airplane. About the same time in Egypt, a model was found with proper aerodynamics for flight. Lumir Janku wrote a whitepaper on these in 1996 on how
these ancient models had proper dimensions for flight. One piece of jewelry actually showed an engine with a pivot so thrust could be reversed with the same “engine” that was used to get the aircraft into flight.
This information was not taught to me. The closest I came to understanding the pre-Columbian airplane was in a television program call “Chariots of the Gods” and they seemed to get it wrong with the postulation that they were space ships from ‘outer space’.
I had to search for this information. So I asked myself what happened to this information and why is mankind seeming to be behind the eightball, so to speak.
Is it possible that there have been times of great knowledge purge?
In Alexandria during the Roman Empire, the great bathhouse in Alexandria were heated by burning scrolls from the great museum which were thought to be useless or redundant information. Even the possability of opposition ideas were thought to have been burned as well.
Tiberius Caeser was afraid that bendible glass might deminish the value of gold and other precious metals and jewels as this bendible glass might become more valuable, so he had the knowledge of bendable glass destroyed and the craftsmen killed. In Germany prior to and during WWII, mass book burnings of books from libraries, private collections and stores were burned that had opposing
viewpoints and ideologies. All books authored by Jews were burned, Eventually all books that did not support Hitler and Nazi-ism were burned. The Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot had a great knowledge purge by murdering anyone thought to be educated. Anyone with any education, glasses, knew how to read and write were murdered. Approx 2 million people died during this great knowledge purge. Socialism, communism, liberalism, nationalism almost always started with the control of education. Any opposition were victims of executions, forced famine, forced manual labor or deportation. Democide (look it up) politicide and classicide are the tools used by tyrants and communist throught world history. Look up the 1849 article by Friedrich Engles about the Hungarian struggle to see a small example of that thought process. It requires the abandonment of civil rights protections and individual freedom.
Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates may or may not have set out to assist political tyrants and American socialist but by their actions and money, they are ushering in yet another knowledge purge.
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Wow thinker you are right on.
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