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How Editing Our Past Changes Our Future

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Changing the past changes your future.

But how do you change the past?

By changing your story about the past.

That doesn't mean telling a lie. It does mean discovering the deeper truth by reframing your perspective - which, in the end, is where reality exists, anyway. As quantum physicist, Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, is wont to say, "There is no 'out there' out there."

Jason Luis Silva is a Venezuelan American filmmaker and public speaker who has a few things to say about this. He refers to himself as a "wonder junkie" and "performance philosopher." With Apollo Robbins, Silva co-hosts National Geographic's Brain Games. Silva's YouTube series, Shots of Awe, has had over 100 million views.

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His three-and-a-half minutes of freestyle ruminating are sure to get an aware person thinking:

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Precisely why I value serious truth-tellers, such as...ahem... David Irving. And why I fail to comprehend those who condem such folks sans evidence, whilst advocating objectivity and larger contexts.

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An old joke: Russia is the country with an uncertain past.

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Oh dear, Meryl is talking about an 'aware person.'

Sir.your comment about Russia, does not address the point of the article, and in fact, characterizes truth with a 'Whaddabout that? "whaddabout that?whaddabout that?

Yes It is Old, because it is a valuable, Things that we know to be true are benefitical, and are repeated, over time as a warning" not scornfully labeled a cliche. No decision is well-made based on a lack of prior knowledge. Societies based on false information do not survive,

It has become NORMAL to insinuate that lies are as valuable as the truth, and thus, must be heard because-- this is a free society. (LOL) Free to lie though your teeth'' is the reasoning that there is always 'another side' to a truth --i.e. 'opinion' masquerading as a fact

Well, Mr Falcon:What about this truth--> You cannot have an educated citizenry and elect a Trump. It is Shared knowledge that MAKES DEMOCRACY POSSIBLE. E.D. Hirsch wrote that 'old' bit of information decades ago.

An ignorant citizenryis the goal of those who have 'weaponized, disinformation,' as a way of meddling with our elections.

Meddling in what drives a society is being weaponized!

How hard is that to get? The internet transformed how information is delivered.

The end of real journalism is the inadvertent consequences of a transformational era! Journalism's Gatekeepers Lost Control of Their Gates

Journalism is a must -have- in order to expose truth.

Media today has as it's goal to sell --and thus, --in the name of fairness and balance-- these 'reporters' they tell us -- must offer both sides. We get a lot of: 'what about this"-- as if that is fair and good "journalism'!

But giving equal weight to misinformation is creating echo chambers of lies .

People who distain reality will buy the paper, or tune in.

"Truth is NOT truth," says our American President's lawyer, out loud-- on the air -- as if it was a fact. Alternative facts are NOT facts, they are lies" that link is a really humorous satire on this notion.

Kelly-Anne Conway took the world by storm with her "Alternative facts" --"just like facts but better"-- as this Fiore cartoon makes clear.

Trump's Attacks on the News Media Are Getting Even More Dangerous "and some of Trump's associates are open about the fact that his effort to discredit the media, which in recent days , is now central to his survival strategy. But political expediency provides no excuse whatsoever for demonizing journalists and describing them as the public enemy.

"That is the language of dictators and despots. One of these days, God forbid, it is likely to produce more than threats."

We see the result of disinformation meddling with our schools -- as powerful, (monied) forces changing the conversation, converting lies to truth, meddling not just with our free press, but with our public discourse, by calling our Fake News when truth appears, and then substituting fake data from 'experts'

Words MATTER Mr Falcon! They help us to 'think' about what is before us!

How can we think? -- I.E. compare and contrast this to that--which is REAL CRITICAL THOUGHT! This is something that genuine teachers know! I taught critical thinking skills (anlaysis) in order to help 7th graders to think enough to be able to write coherently.

If we have no prior knowledge of what happened before -- in the past-- for example when LIES became the PROPAGANDA, how can we know what is true today?

And, make no mistake about it, Mr Falcon, knowing truth IS the only way for democracy to survive. The people who engineered a 1.5 trillion dollar theft of our GNP cannot tolerate the teaching, or telling of truth. Critical thinking is a 'no-no' to the oligarchs who use the internet to push alternative truth. I think this says it well The Dark Age of American Thought

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