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[–] stric9 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I agree. Had a one sided debate with a guy who's library of knowledge came from wild west movies. Poor thing could only resort to insults. Americans have been placed behind a wall of superficial knowledge and they hate it pointed out to them.

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[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Did you know that Clint Eastwood got lynched, but survived and killed the guys who tried to lynch him? That's crazy. He also was a rapist that was poisoned with mushrooms by a bunch of women he was raping.

True story. Thank god for those wild west documentaries.

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[–] hangry [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That, my friend, is funny shit.

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[–] hangry [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I read a great book by someone who lived the old west. It is Through the Shadows with O. Henry, by Al Jennings. Jennings was a train robber and he spend time in prison with William Sydney Porter, known to the literary world as O. Henry. Another great recent read was Fighting Indian Wars: True Tales of Wild Frontiers, by E. A. Brininstool.

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[–] stric9 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ooh! Good suggestions! Thanks

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[–] RemoteViewer1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The second story of the Library's destruction is more popular, thanks primarily to Edward Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". But the story is also a tad more complex. Theophilus was Patriarch of Alexandria from 385 to 412 AD. During his reign the Temple of Serapis was converted into a Christian Church (probably around 391 AD) and it is likely that many documents were destroyed then. The Temple of Serapis was estimated to hold about ten percent of the overall Library of Alexandria's holdings

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[–] KeifRomance777 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

No you didn't, lol!

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[–] carnold03 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Didn't The Soviets do stuff like this?

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[–] Muh-Shugana 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Start a personal Journal of all goings-on to your knowledge

Absolutely a good idea, the more people doing it the better.

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[–] 6apcyk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The only reason I know who the fuck Yagoda was, is because my grandfather lived through that hell and told me about it. The names of the "enemies of the people" were expunged from all media. Grandfather's school books had to be submitted for editing on fairly regular basis around that time. Printing new ones would be too expensive you see, so the names of the repressed were inked over.

Tell the real stories to those who follow.

I watch the progression of polarization in US, and I'm waiting to see the signs of control being exerted over all and not just some of the media. That would be like the sound of a starter gun for me. I'll be watching all that unfold from another continent if I can help it.

You know why europeans don't share their voting opinions so readily ? Because they remember what happens when an extremist gets all the power. Your personal library will be the proof of sedition they'll need to put you away or in the ground.

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[–] CallingOutLefty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Constantly. Cuba still does it to this day.

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[–] carnold03 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm surprised anyone would willingly take a job that would put them in the line of fire of the regime. Do they force people into government positions, or is there a separate isolated enclave of families who're pipe-lined into those jobs?

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[–] hangry [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes

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[–] LionElTrump 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"He who controls the past controls the future, and he who controls the present controls the past,” “The US administration cannot be trusted with its control of its past,” he said. “That is the result of this information being hidden by secrecy, but more often being hidden in the borderline between secrecy and complexity.” - Assange

We must change who controls the present, Bannon says we are at war and Trump was only the beginning. Bannon says it can take 30+ years and if our future is to not repeat our past it must be taught in our history books properly for another 200+years. The world doesn't want the idea of freedom spreading like it should of. Up to this point there has been only push back in the ballots and online meanwhile their illegal voting apparatus, propaganda, and violence thanks to PV, Hodgkinson, LV, ISIS attacks have shown their fighting tactics. Everyone is afraid of Civil War breaking out but liberals have been fighting one for decades.

"We have defeated the wrong enemy" - General George S. Patton

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[–] MBB 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Good post OP. Digital books can change history with a keyboard and a click of a mouse, which is the real reason why public schools keep pushing for digital text books. Old books can't be changed, only destroyed. I've built a library of first or early edition books on these very topics to hand down to my kids. I even collected first editions (1st and 2nd printings) of most of the Mark Twain books. Political correctness has already edited many of them today.

The real history of "colonial America, American Indians, Founding Fathers, slavery, American culture, the Civil War, "Irish slavery," Reconstruction, etc" is so much more complex then liberals lead you to believe. You really have to read the old books to fully understand the mindset, and not listen to someone's 200 year later interpretation of mindset.

A really good book to look through is "Jefferson Writings" personal letters, if you can find a 1984 version that doesn't have the Sally Hemmings hearsay in it. Published by Library of America. Another good one is "Washington the Soldier" by Carrington. This. Was a very popular book in it's day, so stay away from the e-book version and the latter copies. Mine is a 1st ed. published in 1898.

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[–] hangry [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Congrats on some great resources. I handle and often read a great many old books. One of the most interesting recently was John Muir's "A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf." He traipsed from Indianapolis to the coast of Florida right after the Civil War, and describes races, persons, and places. In fact, in some southern mountains Confederate mounted troops were still active. These first-hand accounts are direct information on by-gone days.

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[–] BuffersMckyle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do like to collect second hand copies of books. Not just because they're cheap, but because you know that they offer a different perspective to the newer editions that are edited for modern times; it's great if you can compare the two.

Also, I wonder if this is why they're trying so hard to shut down Russian pirate book websites... Those guys aren't going to edit those books, especially if they're just scans of the hard copies.

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[–] Muh-Shugana 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would recommend printing several copies of each book you've collected and hiding them in various places, bury one set in the woods or something.

We already know that they are willing to kill in order to destroy old knowledge. Kudos for doing for the kids!

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[–] romainvicta 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The only books that will be targeted will be those going against the narrative. That means anybody from neutral historians writing the truth to far right writers. And guys, even if you arent into Holocaust revisionism, Paul Rassinier will probably be thoroughly fucked with. A communist who questioned the shoah. That's a serious blow to the agenda. If somehow anybody reading this comes across any of these books from any decent historian or whatever even if you disagree with it it's crucial to pick up a genuine copy if possible.

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[–] freetoshare81 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My Huckleberry Finn book reads "nigger"!

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[–] Joe_Nunamaker 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pro tip:

Search locally for people selling old encyclopedia sets cheap as fuck and give them as gifts to your nieces and nephews. People paid thousands for the books and their kids are just getting rid of them after sitting on the shelf forever.

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[–] hangry [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is great advice, and if you an ever lay your hands on the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, buy it.

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[–] Tallest_Skil 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What’s in the 1911?

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[–] Truth_in_TX 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Gosh, came back after a long break (life happens) and feel at home again. THANKS, u/hangry

I was ready to post a pic of the original Declaration of Independence that I have a print of, and you typed my line! People need to read the original sources! This country was founded by white people (sorry if it makes some feel unsafe, most countries back then were founded by white ppl, true story!) and "with reliance on the protection of Divine Providence", quoted from the Declaration of Independence.

Yep, that Divine Providence would be the one God of the Christians, not Buddah, Allah, or Satan. God. Under God. For in God we trust (FYI, all cops cars in my county have a side to side sticker in the back window for everyone to ponder while waiting behind them on a red light: In God We Trust. Yesss.

Just WOW!

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[–] hangry [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Original sources are unsurpassed.

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