The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside.
Allan Bloom . . . The Closing of the American Mind
To the closed mind this next statement is startling. To the open mind this next statement challenges their inquiry. So, which mind do you have? Here’s the statement.
We are not the first peoples to build a civilization on earth and most likely not the last.
Evidence exists all over the world that prior, highly advanced civilizations have existed on Earth and yet all over the world there are people who cannot see it, not because it’s not there, but rather because their mind’s eye is not open.
For example, ancient maps accurately depict Antarctica before it was covered in ice. Given Antarctica has been covered in ice for about 12,000 years, how then can traditional history explain who created these maps? For example, the Piri Ri’is map dates back hundreds of years prior to our modern times and yet it shows how the continent of Antarctica existed thousands of years ago, back when our traditional history says that there were only Stone Age and primitive people.
The closed mind dismisses these facts of ancient history. The open mind asks questions such as “Who made an accurate map of Antarctica before the ice caps obscured it thousands of years ago?” And of course many other questions would be asked by an open-minded person.
There are many hundreds if not thousands of other examples of advanced civilization(s) thousands of years before our civilization. The issue is not the evidence of these events, the issue is that some people’s minds are so snapped shut that they will not allow the facts into their head.
So which type of mind do you have, open or closed?