Life at the farm has returned to normal and one startling observation made was the ease with which progressives or lefties, collectivists, etc, fabricate “history”. I personally experienced it this Christmas when, in total absence of any evidence, a looneyport insisted some conclusion fabricated from whole cloth was actually true. It wasn’t and there was also no diplomatic retreat either from the looneyport’s position. In fact there was a total lack of awareness on the looneyport’s part that anything that was stated was false.
These are of the eyebrows raised type of experiences for it leads to the, not wholly unreasonable, suspicion that much of history that the academic looneyports write might also be partially made from whole cloth.
This situation is not new either since the global media itself is often dominated by the phenomenon of “fake news”. And academically this has been demonstrated by the book trilogy “The Fabrication of Aboriginal History” by Keith Windschuttle.
This leads to the disquieting observation that if the political left, or religious if we want to be catholic about it, are so disposed to fabricating reality and thus history, how much credence can anyone assume for any historical narrative? Only if the narrative has a physical counterpart in the archaeological or geological stratigraphy; aka the Heinsohn Method.
So when a reader comments on Tim Cullen’s Malagabay website and links to a map produced during the 15th century CE showing a vastly different topography for Europe than what is assumed today, I have to stop and review the evidence.
What evidence is there that the Little Ice Age (LIA) was not little but a lot larger?
- The LIA was associated with Ted Bryant’s “tsunami” deposits around Australia.
- The LIA was associated with the extinction of the New Zealand Moa
Why did British Admiralty send Captain James Cook on a task of observing the transit of Venus during the 18th century CE?
If the LIA was such a horrible event, why did it coincide with the Renaissance in Europe? Or was the narrative of that period of renewal fabricated as well?
And what type of mind is it that believes its fabrication from whole cloth is real?
Put less diplomatically, why do the religious or faithful assume they are so, dogmatically, right?
I’ve always had the nagging impression many Australian aboriginal narratives were describing the immediate past and now seem linked to the Little Ice Age. Which suggests the present day topography was only recently formed during the LIA.
More on this to follow but do read Jef Demolder’s intriguing information. His website is not in English, by the way,