a reply to: KellyPrettyBear
While we might prefer dry facts, dates and timelines, names and places, etc. in a book, it seems the current TDL effort is intended to eventually give
that, but also, in addition to that, provide the information in a form that is, for lack of a better word, more inspiring.
Take the movie Apollo 13. I could have all the facts in front of me about it, but in telling the story (granted with a twist of Hollywood fiction
here and there) in a fairly realistic and dramatic way, with the engineers on the ground given a few items on the table and told that they have a life
and death mission to create an air filter from scratch or the astronauts die...well, it was far different to see it, to understand how courageous they
had to be, how they had to keep their heads together, how vulnerable they were and their families watching from afar - that is the stuff of Heroes and
Legends - that is the stuff that makes dry facts and figures from our history Matter.
So yes, they are planning on doing books with just the facts, and books with the facts woven into fictional stories, so that they will have both the
research they are basing their story on, and the story itself for meaning and emotional impact (or at least they hope it will do that).
Again, if the information is good, if the story is ultimately "true" from a factual standpoint, then it is not a bad thing, it is simply a human
thing, a different way of processing the information. If it is all lies for nefarious purpose, or even for propaganda, then that would be emotional
manipulation and a rather cruel deceit, and that would obviously be a bad thing.
I don't have the answer yet on which way it swings - it is not even "birthed" yet for the most part - just one book out of many, none of the movies,
etc. I would like to see it in its entirety with as little prejudice as possible before taking a stand for or against it. No one but TDL and his
insiders know what they are doing and what the end result will be (and that's not to say that any of them know everything either). We have but
glimpses filtered through our interpretations, and nothing more. I can't base judgements on that - there just isn't enough data.
edit on 27-10-2016 by AboveBoard because: (no reason given)