History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. Winston Churchill
I am so tired of lies – lies, half-truths, untruths, hidden truths, deceit, false realities, false evidence, false witnesses, false reports, false teachings, false prophets, false prophecies, false religions, rabbit holes, disinfo, misinformation, cointelpro, subterfuge, fake ids, phony solutions, pretty stories, fabricated laws and manufactured moral codes. Tired of Lies was actually one of the names I was considering for this blog. After 29 years of believing I had found, and joined, God’s one holy and universal church, I am ready for some real truths to guide me through this life. I am a mother who has the care of many young souls, who must now, along with my husband, discover what we ought to have been teaching our children about the true nature of our world and of our universe. Trouble is, these answers seem pretty hard to come by. It seems a lot of people have gone to a lot of trouble to make sure these truths stay well hidden. Why that is I hope to discover further. If there is anyone out there searching too, please join in. The savings in time to have just one false teaching properly identified multiplies exponentially as they will often take down a few others as they fall.
This is what this Barbarian Lore is all about. We have all heard these maxims which express real truths, but do we ever stop and examine their trickle-down effect on our education, and therefore, our worldview? As Terry Jones puts it:
We’ve all been sold a false history of Rome that has twisted our entire understanding of our own history – glorifiying (and glossing over) a long era of ruthless imperial power, celebrating it for the benefit of Renaissance tyrants and more modern empires, and wildly distorting our view of the so-called “Middle Ages” and the peoples whom Rome crushed and who were then blamed for its fall.
Julius Caesar himself could have written Churchill’s words quoted above. He understood this precept very well. That is why he remained in Bibracte, writing the official version of his successes against the barbarian hordes, complete with the requisite moral justifications, and the tally of the dead (1 million Gauls) and the enslaved (another million), burying the evidence of any contradictory views. We have only lately, 2000 years later, begun to view the lives of these conquered peoples not through the lens of the Roman victors. It is so important for us to relearn history so we can spot the lies we are being sold as truth.
Thanks to Atlantean Times for letting me know about the paradigm shifting 4 part documentary series Terry Jones Barbarians from 2006, and special thanks to Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, for making it. I do wonder how many people reading this will have heard of this series. The 2 disc dvd set is selling for under $10, and the book which accompanies the series was selling for $2. That strikes me as odd, as both BBC and History Channel programmes usually sell at a premium. Of course, the market sets the price. Does no one want to buy this set? The History Channel has a bad reputation for creating its own versions of history, but I certainly found this particular documentary very convincing.
Terry Jones does a terrific job of clearing out old propaganda, tracking down the very latest scholarship and uncovering the impressive cultural and technological achievements of the “Barbarians”- the Celts, Goths, Persians, and Vandals. These were highly developed, intelligent societies, more civilized than the Roman hordes who came, conquered, plundered and, more often than not, destroyed what they found. Do yourselves and your family a favour and check this series out. You can watch all 4 parts on YouTube if you can’t find the dvds. The blogger linked below goes through the first show of the series, The Primitive Celts, if you would like a quick look at what the documentary is like. If you would like to have a look at what you can expect from the book (no matter how good a film or tv series is, the book is always better), there is an excellent concise review of it here.
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