"History will be good to me, for I intend to write it." -Winston Churchill
So Jesse was telling me about when he spent time as an exchange student in Japan in high school. There he saw Japanese text books teaching about World History. A small section was about American History. The entire story of American History took up only about two pages of their textbook, and according to Jesse's memory, about one half of a whole page was dedicated to describing the Ku Klux Klan. One quarter of American History, from the textbook's perspective, is about the Ku Klux Klan. I don't know if this is the case with all current Japanese History books, but this fact had struck Jesse at the time. In American history books taught to children at school here, there may be only the same half a page dedicated to the Ku Klux Klan.
The point of the story is that cultural perspective really makes a difference in how things are perceived. Also that certain narrow minded perspectives can shape an entire country's youth into believing misinformation. The winner writes history, or can manipulate history, and even our history books are not objective. This is further evidence that the linear mind can be deceived by intentional misinformation, so we must lead from the heart. We must think about how Americans are thought of by the rest of the world. And also what cultural perceptions we carry ourselves.
Another example of this was when I was in college at the American University of Paris. AUP is an international school with people from over 100 countries. I was a philosophy major, and I took one class about the philosophy of Marx. We read the original texts, and talked a lot about how Marxist socialism actually makes perfect sense and is nothing like historically implemented "Communism" as we think of it today. In this class, one student was from China and had been raised and had always lived in the communist Chinese system until she came to study in Paris and took this class. She asked questions like, "What does Democracy mean" (She had never been taught). She found Marx so interesting because the entire foundation of China's political philosophy is theoretically based on Marx's Communist ideology. However in China, actual original texts by Marx are banned and not translated or printed into Chinese. You cannot read Marx in China, and the reason is because the actual practical application of Communism in China is so so different than the original Marxist ideal outlines.
This is another example of how cultural differences can define what is taught as truth to an entire population and that "Truth" is dangerously subjective an in today's day and age. In my opinion, The Negatives who control governments from the shadows put the label "Communism" onto such horrible and oppressive historical regimes for fear that Marxist socialism makes too much sense, and hearkens post-Ascension Earth dynamics (throwing off the yoke of the oppressors, redistributing resources, all people following their heart path and working for the greater good of all and in sustainable accordance with the Earth), and The Negatives did not want us to realize that. Bernie Sanders is a socialist for example...why? because it makes sense if your are coming from the Law of One perspective. Let's give Marx a chance!