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History is all that is Remembered of the past as Preserved in writing; A Body of Knowledge. A record or narrative description of past events. 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 stories, compressed into one big one. Chronicle is to record information in chronological order. Arrangement of events in
time; make a historical record. A record or narrative description of past events.


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Ancient Greece Social History studies the experiences of ordinary people in the past.

Historical Linguistics 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 nation-state?".

Earth Timeline
America Timeline
What We Know So Far
Culture - Studies of Human Activity
History Preservation Directory

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. We have 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 just yet. 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 with advanced machines, 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. Mass Extinctions - Civilization Collapses. Permanence is the property 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 here, 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."  Søren Kierkegaard

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 trigger warning before 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 do an investigation. 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 retardation.

These Documentaries below 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 Money and Power 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.

How Big Oil Conquered the World (youtube, Published on Dec 27, 2015 Corbett Report)

Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. |  History of US Labor Movements and their Suppression (youtube) Published on Nov 6, 2015 | 1:49 mins. (sadly, not much has changed, except for the truth being taught) 

Plutocracy II - Solidarity Forever (video - 1:51)
Plutocracy III - Class War (video - 1:55)

Labor History of the U.S. (wiki)

Jobs (employment) - Unions - Working Together

True American Heroes are the Workers, and the Human Rights Activists.

Mary Harris Jones (wiki, Mother Jones)

Joe Hill was a labor activist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies. He was executed.
(October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915).

Frank Little (unionist) was an American labor leader who was lynched in Butte, Montana. (1879 – August 1, 1917).

Looking Backward (wiki)

Unions

America's Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea // Empire File006 (youtube) - Published on Oct 10, 2015 | 28:59 mins.

The Empire has a range of weapons to maintain its power: from its courts to its Military, and its effective ideological weapons.

Corporate Takeover of America Timeline

Corporate Takeover of America's Education System Timeline

Inventions Timeline (innovations)

Timeline of United States History (wiki)

History is a perfect example that clearly shows why our 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)

Ingsoc is the totalitarian government of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Memory Hole 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 never happened.

Censorship - Propaganda - False Memories

The 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 Twain)

"Understanding our past can help us see the future."

Societal Collapse

A Brief History (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.”
(Madeleine Albright)

"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 Fuller)

Activism Quotes

Can the Distant Past Teach Us About Modern Crisis? (video) FORA.tv Science Season 1 Episode 16 |  02/12/2010 | 1:29:46

Archeologist 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 Times

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.

Preserve is to keep Safe and Protect from harm, decay, injury, loss, danger or destruction.

So what happen to us? Why do you have all these problems? It's because we played follow the leader, but the leaders turned out to be idiots." 

Media Literacy

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.
It's time.

The past, the present and the future looks bleak. 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 nothing valuable."

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 mistakes, and teach students how to keep from repeating mistakes, 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 Planning. So history is not just about the past, more importantly, history is about the Future, 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 Decision Making.
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 Past. 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. Historians 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 even the truth looks like a lie. Even when you teach students the truth 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. Touché

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick (youtube)

Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism (2015 Documentary) (youtube)

Bolsheviks meaning "one of the majority" (1903–1912 Communist Party of the Soviet Union)

Smedley Butler - Follow the Money

Warning From History (youtube)

John Dewey was an educational reformer whose 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 good education 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 good-natured, 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 Timelines
History Timeline
American History

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.

Historic Inventions (ideas that changed the world)

The People History 

American Museum of Natural History (youtube channel)

The 100 Most Influential Persons in History (wiki)
The Famous People
Create Timelines with Audio, Video and Images.

Famous Historical Events 
Historical Events and Famous Birth Dates
History Orb
History Link

Reference Book (editing history)

Teaching American History
Historical Memory Project
Random History
Battle Outerwear Replicas
Historic Clothing

Patriots History of the United States (amazon)
Factsie
UROKO - Connecting the Dots (youtube)
Historical Software 

Dan Carlin Hardcore History Series
The Museum in the Streets
Earth History (timeline)
Maps of War
Pure History Features Blood On Our Hands: The English Civil War (2014 video 1:41)
History and Policy
Power and Politics

Preservation Economic Impact Model 2.0
NCPTT | National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Historic Memphis Demolished
Demolition USA
Salvage (Empty Buildings)

Why do 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.

Golden Age 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.

Silver 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 than gold.

Greek Heroic Age is the period between the coming of the Greeks to Thessaly and the Greek return from Troy.

Whizz Past
Letters of Note

British Movietone - Historical Film Footage
AP Archive (youtube)

List of Common Misconceptions (Fallacies)

History Lab Declassification Engine turns documents into data and develops tools to explore history. Sifting through 1.7 million diplomatic cables from the years 1973–1977, including 330,000-odd cables in which only the metadata has been declassified.
Freedom of Information

Problem Solving
Information Literacy
Senior Citizen Stories

Humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture.

"Learning about other peoples lives in history is not just festinating, it's reveals to us that everyone struggles before succeeding."

Biography
Biography TV

"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. Without history, we have to start all over again, because 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 remembrance."
Richard von Weizsäcker

Big Picture Questions
Existential Risk
Framework of the next 10,000 Years
Friends of the Pleistocene
Geologic Now

Deep time of Life and Art
Past and Future
A walk through Deep Time
National Academy of Sciences

Rand research organization 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 predict, and they also failed to prepare themselves 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, or 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 education and public awareness 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 truth.

Endgame; The final stage of an extended process or course of events.

Dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.

Extinction Event (Environmental Collapse)

List of Planet Killers (wiki)

Societal Collapse (PDF)

Climate Change (Water Shortages - Crop Failures - Air Quality)

Financial Collapse (Depression - Inflation - Wars)

Ice-Nine 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 modern crisis (FORA.tv)

Archaeology (historical research)

When people don't know why societies and civilizations fail, societies and civilizations will continue to fail.

Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization David Eagleman (video 1:43)

Devolution (PDF)

Degeneration (PDF)

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (wiki)

Jared Diamond: On Why Societies Collapse (video and interactive text)

"Even with all the failed civilizations 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." 

Things are either getting better, or things are continually getting worse...Devolution

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Shelters
Survival Tips
Disaster Information
Collaboration
City Planning
Jobs

Armageddon 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.

End Time 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).

Eschatology 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".

Death

"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 (wiki)

"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."

Twenty One Pilots: Ride (Video) (youtube)

It's great when people come together during emergencies, it shows our compassion, our resilience, and our resourcefulness. 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...



The Beat Goes On (youtube) - Sonny and Cher (wiki)

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

Charleston was once the rage, uh huh
History has turned the page, uh huh
The mini skirts, the current thing, uh huh
Teenybopper is our newborn king, uh huh

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

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
Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss
The cars keep going faster all the time
Bums still cry, "Hey buddy, have you got a dime?"

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

And the beat goes on, yes, the beat goes on
And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on
The beat goes on, and the beat goes on




The Thinker Man