posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 02:04 PM
I think every ATS member knows the uncertainty when choosing a thread forum.
However, things can get especially confusing when discussing recent history, or the representations of history in modern mediums (from writing to
What about history that can be viewed with some distance to current events and media, but it is also by no means "ancient"?
OK, one can squeeze it into other forums, but that makes it either unduly "political", or it doesn't fit into the rather anal confines of religious
conspiracies, and so forth.
History requires a certain discourse analysis that may draw from a range of other sources - from secret societies to religion.
Discussions on film and documentary about history will all too easily fall into the Chit-chat forums.
That can be a pity, because how history is perceived tells us much on current censorship and conspiracy.
Re-making the past tells us much on present propaganda, but it also means we can have some distance to current issues.
So it could be one forum where one could say: "Obama uses established Masonic tropes in his speeches", without the divide-and-rule assumptions of
the more political forums.
I could also discuss how clogged up London was with crap during the Industrial Revolution, and how relativistic posts on "filthy India" really
It could put some received notions on our human condition into stark perspective.