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Being on the Wrong Side of History

Updated on September 20, 2019
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Jack is a volunteer at the CCNY Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years. His articles have over 120,000 views.


Through out human history, the masses have been deceived about some important things. The people in control has an agenda and they are not shy about using deception to influence public opinion to get their way.

- Sept. 2019

The Holocaust

During the Second World War, there were rumors of mass execution of Jewish civilians by the Nazis but most people were skeptical. The Nazi propaganda were very effective in keeping this a secret. It was not until the end of the war and the liberation of Poland and other western European nations that the extent of this holocaust was revealed.

Why are the masses so eager to buy the propaganda? What is it about the human psyche that allow them to be so easily fooled? We see this repeated throughout our history.

Communism Ideology

In the early 20th century, many countries debated the capitalism vs Communism view of government. The philosophy of Karl Marx were adopted by Lenin and Stalin to rule over Russian after the revolution. It took a long cold war after the end of WWIl until 1990 when the Soviet Union failed and the Berlin Wall finally came down that the people realized they were on the wrong side of history. Communism failed miserably.

The 70 years of experiment ended in a decisive defeat. All you have to do is look at East and West Germany. I saw it first hand in the 1990s. I had an occasion to visit both West Germany and the recently merged East Germany. It was like day and night. How did two very similar country in demographics ended so different in economic well being?

AC vs. DC Electricity

In the start of the industrial revolution, when electricity was first invented, there was two competing form electricity. The DC or direct current was proposed by Thomas Edison, the inventor of the electric light bulb. On the other hand, Nicolai Tesla developed a more efficient form of electricity called AC or Alternating Current. It was more efficient since it does not need as many repeating transformers in order to distribute or transmit this energy source.

After many years of debate and testing...AC won out as the better choice and today, we are all using 110 V AC in our houses and our businesses.

Interesting side note, Edison was a much better businessman than Tesla. He ended up wealthy and head of the research lab in Princeton and has a lucrative deal with Westinghouse. While, Tesla died a poor broken man having suffered some disappointments in his quest for wireless power transmission.

Climate Change Debate...

Today, we are dealing with a major problem called climate change or global warming. There are two schools of thought on this. One which is headed by the IPCC and the UN, the other by NIPCC which question the validity of current climate change theory of man caused global warming or else known as the theory of AGW.

The debate is about what is the best way to deal with long term climate change.

Donald Trump

Trump was elected president of the US in 2016 against all odds and beat Hillary Clinton. He promised to make America Great again after 8 years of the Obama Administration. He has many detractors including the main stream media. They threw everything in their playbook at him but it didn’t work. At last, they called him the “R” word. TDS has afflicted many. Brian Ross of ABC was a prime example. He put his career on the line in going after Trump with fake news. He lost his job...


Donald Trump is the 45th President of the US. He coined the words Make America Great Again. Some people think it is racist... How can making America Great be racist? Don’t you believe America was great? If not, what is it about America do you find troubling? Can you find a better country among the over 100 countries around the world? Please name them here so we can all learn something new...The comment section below is open to the public. I welcome any input.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jack Lee


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    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      Thanks Betty for those kind remarks.

    • Annkf profile image

      Betty A F 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Very well written article Jack Lee,

      You did an excellent job demonstrating how propaganda works on the masses. Sometimes what we're actually told by the MSM is the propaganda. Like with the Holocaust, I had no idea that the persecution of the Jewish people was in question until after the war. I've always wondered what took the US so long to intervene. That makes perfect sense.

      As for climate change, I recently read an article on Space News, that went into how all the planets within our Solar System are heating up. More and more scientists are speaking about how there are cycles in space, sort of like the seasons we have on earth, winter, summer, spring and fall. Our sun has cycles that last 11 years. Although I do see how we humans can cause serious issues to our planet with polluting waterways, and destroying forests. Back in the eighties the talk was all a hole in the ozone layer. People were genuinely concerned, and then we just stopped hearing about it. It seems to me that major climate change has to do with natural cycles. Back in the 90's Al Gore gave us 10 years before the arctic ice melted and places like Florida wouldn't be around anymore...

      Also, looking at historic heat wave records, there have been records that haven't been topped in hundreds of years.

      You did a nice job covering these different subjects and showing how things were different than what we were led to believe.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      2 years ago from then to now on

      So you call me a denier - more proof you buy into the propaganda of AGW.

      The world doesn’t believe in AGW, it’s the media and the globalists who promote the propaganda of AGW. If you polled the world you’d find nobody cares.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      T, it is my article and I did not miss speak. I mean every idea I write. If you read my other article, you will know I am a skeptic and not a denier like you when it comes to climate change. Peace...

    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      2 years ago from then to now on

      Who are you kidding? You say “The debate is about what is the best way to deal with long term climate change”

      That is not the debate, if you think it is then you are admitting you buy into the hoax! The debate is whether AGW even exists. Whether it is a hoax or not!

      You are totally missing your point snd my point lol

      One thing you haven’t learned yet Jack which is a common problem with hubbers, you put so much stock in your writing you just can’t admit you may be wrong or misstated what you wanted to say and so you are trapped defending the indefensible.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      You are missing the point of my article. I agree that climate change activists are on the wrong side of history...time will tell.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      2 years ago from then to now on

      Reality is - it’s a hoax, no matter how many buy the propaganda. What the world thinks doesn’t make it reality.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      T, no, I am a skeptic but I have to report on reality. The world thinks it is a major problem...and I am just reporting on that fact.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      2 years ago from then to now on

      Jack, you talk about how the masses are deceived by propaganda and then you make a statement like “we are dealing with a major problem called climate change or global warming”

      Major problem? That sounds like you have bought into the hoax.


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