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Good for the Brain Dead
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019
This is PBS. Whats wrong with this picture? An old dude, wearing a sports coat on the African Plains, Savannah, and on standing on boulders but walks with a cane. It screams of sanitized BS, no? Where is the Indiana Jones professor archetype who at least appears to be legit? On the surface it would appear this guy is only regurgitating hard won information, with a western spin to fit a narrative we now know to be rife with "story telling" archaeology. Meaning someones fanciful or romantic theory and selective fact findings to support an epic tale. In 2019 however, we have shed the erroneous for the factual and revisited the force fed narrative, and found it to be chocked full of unsupported and weak speculations once regarded as reasonable so must be factual. Academia has been plagued with old school kiss-assism and go along to get along attitudes with a sad history of viscous treatment of any de-scenting opinions that questioned the status quo. But those old stifled farts, the same ones who spent little, if any, time with boots on the ground, rather reinforce problematic dogma in an almost religious zeal to keep perpetuating the circle jerk. Advances such as Google Earth, Drones, Lidar, FLIR, and super computing, declassified archives from Russia to the US, along with people who can collaborate openly via the internet, have questioned the old ideologies and found them wanting. Today we base historical narratives on the combination of every scientific discipline to converge into the vector of universal truth. From the simple like Christopher Columbus was a giant tool, to the tragic destruction of Maya, Incan, and Aztec codices by the Jesuit Priests and Spanish, puppets if the Roman Catholic Patriarchy, to the newer understanding of dynamic topographical changes that altered the earths surface radically over the last 15,000 BP.
Institutionalists like Zahi Hawass and Zachariah Sichen have been debunked beyond recovery and shown to be victims of their own ego and loss of perspective. Self described and credentialed "skeptics" are outed as biased close-minded and argumentative quasi-intellects. When by definition, a true skeptic weighs and considers all the data to arrive at the most accurate conclusion, regardless personal bias, and that takes the investment of research. Feelings and emotion contaminate data, the pride of needing to be right, and egotistical grandstanding is, in retrospect embarrassing. We are entering a time of awakening into a new era on enlightenment where the few will not dictate to the many and the fall of unsatible greed will mark a new launch point for human development.
Prepackaged documentaries that present a story line, supported by theater and filtered data, and also have the odacity to impose a conclusion, are no more than brainwashing. Those people who truly seek the truth want sufficient information so they can arrive at their own conclusion without being told what to think or believe. Soon everyone born after 1950 will die off and the younger generations will demand better, and I am eagerly looking forward to being rid of the old radical right wing and watching that vine wither.
Please don't ever let others tell you what to think or do, instead rely on your instincts and power to vet information to determine truth. This will breed out con men like Trump and those in power who seek to control the definition of ethics and morality, into a 1000 years of peace and grace in the human race.