What Do We know: A Philosophical Thought

2There have been many great thinkers over time. However, those black genius’ thoughts were stolen or erase from history. I have a huge passion and love of history because as the great scholar Dr. John Henrick Clarke says “history is a historical clock that tells of where we have been.” Unfortunately, all we know is his-story which is not true at all. Therefore, we don’t know where we have been if the sorry is not true.

So what do we know? Very little about our past of about the past period and the lies they told us about their history, which is more myth than truth. For example, they told us that this group of Greek philosophers, Socrates, Plato, and the bunch were the smartest people ever to live but all of their knowledge was stolen from Africa.

They also sold the world on the idea that Jesus was a blonde haired blue eyed European, which is in no way true. My point is there are so many tales throughout history that we know are false and can be proven that I say we cannot believe anything ever written as fact. I used this analogy to make the point that we are moving into an era where lies are recognized as truth equal to those of the past is what we are dealing with; like the writers of the history of the past – including the most worshiped man to ever live – King James!

We know that out of the mouth of babes come truth and out of the mouths of men come his version of what truth’s he wants you to know, which I often refer to as His-Story. My favorite quote, among many, spoken by Voltaire, a French philosopher, is “History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.” Whereby, he professes that “Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.”

This is profound in terms of war, be it a war within yourself or between others, and we know “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” This begs the question, should we “Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” Unfortunately, we find that love is not society’s answer because “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”

For example, “Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike; they die without any idea of death; they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies; their funerals cost them nothing…”

It is important to note that those men “who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities… Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” Therefore, maybe we should learn to “Love truth, and pardon error.” During my journey having witnessed history I know to be true only to learn that very little of what we have ever been told is true. This leads me to believe “each player must accept the cards life deals him. But once they are in hand, he alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.”

In the world in which we live one must read to succeed, yet many “…despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.” I was fortunate to learn early in life that a “library” is the place where the “lies are buried” and I was taught to dig for the truth, which could why I have a passion for the written word.

“The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors… We never live; we are always in the expectation of living… Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” Therefore, free your mind and the rest will follow. “It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.” You will find in the end “True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.”

Since I birthed Thought Provoking Perspectives and shared with the world, often times, I receive berating comments in response to a particular viewpoint. What I will say to those of differing opinions is that we can agree to disagree, but if you disapprove of what I say, know that I will defend to the death my right to say it. My goal is merely to suggest that you “think for yourselves and enjoy the privilege to do so too.” And that’s my thought provoking perspective…”

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