Book One in the
The human race is in a very dangerous situation. Decisions that people in the past have made have put us on a path to extinction. The people who lived on this world before us have created structures that force us to do more than accept this: we have to actively play a part on the activities that are leading to our destruction. The old approaches to the problems are not working. We need a new approach. We need to look at the realities of existence from a new perspective, so we can see where we may go from here and how we may get there.
The first book in the series is Forensic History.
A certain sequence of events has led to the realities of our existence for the human race being as they are. If we want to understand where we are, we need to understand how we got here. We need to understand these events.
In general, standard histories ignore the most important events of our past. At one time, the entities that we now call ‘states’ and ‘nations’ did not exist. Humans lived, but they lived differently than we do now. Somehow, these entities came to exist. How did this happen? How did they gain power and control? How did humans live before these structures came to exist? What can we learn by understanding the difference between ‘ways people live in all societies’ and the ‘ways people act in societies that divide the world into nations with imaginary lines and use the wealth of nations to form armies to advance the interests of people inside these lines?’
These are important questions.
If we can’t answer them, we can’t really understand where we are in the fabric of time and where we can go from here.
We are now in a position to do this:
Recent advances in science and technology have given us access to tools that didn’t exist only a short time ago. These tools can help us reconstruct our past in the same way that forensic criminologists are now able to reconstruct crimes. If we use these tools, we can get a very accurate picture of the events that have put us into our current situation.
We will also realize something else: the histories that we were taught in schools are not helpful: they can’t help us understand how the critical realities of existence for the human race came to be as they are today. We can’t use these histories, for example, to show us how the entities we call ‘countries’ first came to exist, how the organized religions that are fighting each other today in to-the-death struggles came to gain the power and control that they now have, or how the gigantic and extremely powerful entities we call ‘corporations’ came to exist and gained the immense powers they have. In fact, forensic evidence shows that the histories we were taught in school are not only not helpful, they are harmful because they create a false version of history.
The stories collectively called ‘history’ were written by the victors of wars to glorify themselves and create an appearance that the horrible things they did to gain power actually made the world a better place.
The message of these histories is false. Forensic analysis of actual events show us that the information provided to support this message is made up: the things we were told happened didn’t really happen and the things that actually did happen lead to an entirely different conclusion about the way the human race got into its current situation.
message of this series is one of hope. We can have a better world. But before
we can get there, we must be realistic about our past. Follow this
link to Chapter One of Forensic History.