Fake History: Ten Great Lies and How They Shaped the World
About this deal
Is selective in its use of ancient documents, citing favorably those that fit with its agenda, and ignoring or interpreting away those documents which do not fit
Civil debate about how to change society for the better has produced quite a bit of good in the past. But it invariably depended on each side appealing to a combination of the population’s self interest and desire to produce a decent society.Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, better known as The Fake History Hunter, is on a one-woman mission to hunt down fake history and reclaim the truth for the rest of us.
The Khazar theory is an academic fringe theory that postulates that the bulk of European Jewry are of Central Asian (Turkic) origin. In spite of mainstream academic consensus conclusively rejecting it, this theory has been promoted in Anti-Semitic and some Anti-Zionist circles, arguing that Jews are an alien element both in Europe and in Palestine. Michael S. Heiser. "The Myth of a Sumerian 12th Planet" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 November 2008 . Retrieved 30 July 2017.It is in the perceived interests of the ultra-right to turn the whole of history into a series of two-dimensional incidents, with events and characters either (wholly) good or (wholly) bad. Their behaviour becomes saintly or dastardly, heroic or cowardly etc. Some societies are matrilineal or matrifocal but in fact have patriarchal power structures, which may be misidentified as matriarchal. The Shakespeare authorship question is a fringe theory that claims that the works attributed to William Shakespeare were actually written by someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon.    
My worry – as expressed beautifully in this article, is that the first, great narrative is lost in all the revisionist noise. Wellington ‘saved’ by Blucher may or may not be strictly true – but for some, it is a way of undermining a great man’s actual achievements. It is the ‘takeaway’ fact, as if Wellington somehow wasn’t the greatest soldier of the age. And lest we forget,, when the Red Army arrived in Silesia in 1945 they broke into the Blücher mausoleum and scattered his remains. Soviet troops reportedly used his skull as a football.TRUTH: In school, most were taught that the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower and sought help from the Native Americans to survive in the New World. In 1620, the two groups supposedly came together for a three-day feast to celebrate their relationship and new lives together. But many historians say this was not the case.