We’ve all heard it: “History is written by the victors”. In other words, when recording events between peoples, nations, and species, objectivity is rarely encouraged. There aren’t two, three, four, five hundred sides to the story — there is one: who won? Who overpowered? Who outwitted? Who controlled? Who convinced a majority of the veracity of their actions or cause? Not only are we indoctrinated into the white man’s version of history in nearly every educational discipline, we are taught to learn how the archetypal white man learns, and we are taught to think like the patriarchal system tells us to think. “Be the biggest, the best, the baddest, project innocence or a make it seem like we absolutely had to kill those people. We had to. We did it for our country. We secured our spot as top dog” and, “Be like the majority — or those who think they’re the majority. They project the energy of superiority and you want to be at the top like them.”
Projecting an heir of superiority because one group has overpowered another group, or because said group has strength in numbers is not the truth. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: groupthink is not the truth just because a majority of people believe it or enforce it. Groupthink is a tactic against the truth. Groupthink upholds the 3D karmic system so that the truth cannot be perceived or believed. Let me put it to you this way because it is seared into my psyche: I grew up in the Southern Baptist church whose leaders drilled stories about the Pharisees and Sadducees, two religious sects of Judaism common in the times of the recorded New Testament, into our worldview. These “fundamentalist” sects (as they were referred to) were in direct opposition to the truth of the gospel, we were told. The fundamentalists enforced rules and laws with no care for the truth of the human experience. Christ, on the other hand, claimed he came to overturn the laws in favor of, well, empathy and people-first principles which was immensely healing for his followers. We all know the Pharisees went on to test Christ through use of the law and encourage his crucifixion because of Christ’s radical information and otherworldly authority. He confronted death as a perceived thief, anarchist, and kook.
This meant very little to me until recently — until I saw beyond the guise of biblical teaching and saw into the cyclical patterns humans have always been engaged in. An abuse victim brings forward new information for the group to consider (“I have been abused. The person you think you know and love abused me and broke my mind, body and soul. Please help me and please rectify this situation”) only to be met with flying monkey abuse by proxy, brainwashing, and threats. “Liar, exaggerator, attention-seeking crazy person” they tell the victim. “What you think you saw, you didn’t. What you think you experienced, you didn’t. We’ll take everything away from you” they say (and they usually do). When enough people are convinced the victim cannot possibly know the truth, the truth is believed to be whatever the majority has enforced (aka: “you were not abused, and in fact, the group has been abused by your abuse claims. Instead of admitting to the abuse, we will abuse you further to prevent the truth from coming out”).
The overarching problem here is that humanity has been talked into the notion that there is no universal truth; that there cannot be one clear, distinct right and wrong separate from shifting tactics; that the truth lies in how many people believe a thing. That the truth is what the victor believes to be true because, certainly, the minority cannot know the truth — they are too “small” in comparison to the mob. If we take a step back and look at archetypal problems with recorded history, we see that only generations later do we learn that there is another story behind the official story line. That there are people oppressed, killed, and left destitute because of what the group has done to them. And that is if we are lucky. The minority by and large still has not had a chance, or a listening ear, to tell their real histories — and if they did, does anyone care to listen?
History as a noun is inherently narcissistic. As such, we cannot believe anything we have been taught at face value. We must dig deeper to uncover the other sides to the story. Because of our own indoctrination, we are lucky if we can perceive there to be at least one other side to the story, let alone hundreds. Too much information always causes a shut down of the ego. Too much data makes an egoic mind go haywire. To an ego, information must always be black and white, right and wrong in favor of the majority, no room for grey area or, ahem, empathy. Think about these things as you continue to ascend and deconstruct the recorded history of our planet. If narcissistic personalities have always recorded world event, is there anything we can trust as true? Or will it all be distortions of the truth? As such, do we really know anything about why we are here and what has transpired on Earth?