January 29, 2022

The Cup of Forgetfulness

"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster.”

– Milan Kundera

A thought from Tim:

This is exactly how Islam overtook the Middle East. The Muslims smashed staatues, tore up records, and imposed a new culture and tradition by making the people forget who they were. There is a reason why there is little cultural diversity in the Middle East; they forgot who they were and instead became generic "muslims". It's how to permanently conquer a people. The Chinese did that too, and absorbed any and all invaders. The colonial powers did this too, albeit less effectively. I would point also to the Japanese, who were not the aboriginal inhabitants of the Japanese islands. The original people were the Ainu, a caucasion people. (If you see photos of Ainu today you would thinkt hey were Europeans or Americans). The Japanese had a policy of absorbing the Ainu, taking away their culture and it worked. The Ainu are pretty much extinct, with just a few left on Hokkaido and a few on Sakhalin Island. And of course this worked on many native Americans as well. One must ask, whatever became of the Danegeld in Britain? Long forgotten. A culture can only survive if it remembers who it is. That's why the Jews maintained their identity all these centuries; they place great emphasis in remembering who they are. Otherwise they would have joined the Edomites in history as a forgotten People.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 10:28 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 You make a very good point, and reveal another instance of an American population unable to engage in critical thinking for themselves. We rail in horror when Muslims destroy statues honoring the past, and we cheer when statues honoring our past are torn down.

Posted by: Bill H at January 29, 2022 11:26 AM (/sW5m)

2 We're having our history taken away, as Amazon and other sources are banning books.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at January 29, 2022 11:21 PM (551jX)

3 Thanks Bill!

Yeah; it's so odd we cheer on removing our own history while complaining others do it.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 30, 2022 11:13 AM (At6xD)

4 Remember the sixties when the Left complained bitterly about banning certain books from schools? Now they are banning our history wholesale and think it a good thing.

What hypocrites.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 30, 2022 11:15 AM (At6xD)

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