November 20, 2006 Distant Voices: Padre Engo’s Moorish Revolution
This brings to mind the idea of warring mytho-timelines, the timelines recorded and enforced by Europeans and those remembered and fought for by Moors and Amer-Indians. A very interesting way to move the ethers, if you don’t mind me saying.
(He asks for clarification.)
Well, what I mean is…
Its kind of complicated, but…
In schools here in America, we are taught certain things about the past that we inevitably rely on as “The Truth” (at least early on until we realize how much of history is bullshit that is made up by “the victors”). One of those things we are taught is that the only people who lived here in America before Columbus “discovered” it were Amer-Indians.
When you start to insert a different opposing timeline into the collective unconscious, I personally think you can change a lot this way. You change the way people think about the past and in that way, oddly, you begin to change the past.
Does that make any sense?
To rewrite the mythology of history is a big thing.