Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
– Soren Kierkegaard
The famous Kierkegaard’s quote points towards the past as the origin of knowledge. In other words, if you aspire to know what is going on right now and what is going to happen, you have to go backwards and track events to their starting point. This is easier to say then to accomplish, as tracks get lost, covered with other tracks, erased and messed-up by historians. Going backwards is also considered a waist of time. Who is ready to invest energy and time only to encounter cold, rugged and inconvenient Truth? So, most folks decide to keep quiet and accept the convenient living, otherwise known as “here & now”.
Historians expose tops of icebergs, concealing the entire bodies of knowledge below the surface. Edited, censored and altered, historic truth remains buried under the blanket of correctness. I remember reading H.W. Janson’s History of Art: Western Tradition and (surprisingly) finding out that 500 years is missing from the book, from 476 AD (fall of Rome) to 1000 AD (Romanesque Era). Why and who decides to “disregard” (and remove) half of the millennium of historic references? In any case, I got inspired to dig into the past and learn about so-called Dark Ages. After years of studies, comparing and cross-referencing resources, I discovered many (hidden) secrets of Western civilization. In short, what Westerners claims as their discovery and invention, has been already invented and discovered by magnificent Islamic Empire. Flying machines, printing press, camera and lens, mechanics and hydraulics, etc…all that existed long before the Renaissance.
Once you discover a lie, it becomes impossible to gain a confidence back. It is obvious, Western civilization is constructed as a tower of lies and one wrong move may turn it into a pile of worthless garbage. Nevertheless, convenient lies prevent us from facing the inconvenient truth…so we keep on living and worshiping “here & now’.
Before you declare anything, make sure you followed Kierkegaard’s advice.