Posts Tagged ‘myths’

Lab-Leak, Gain-Of-Function, and the Media Myths Swirling Around the Wuhan Institute of Virology

September 29th, 2021 By Joshua Cho Source The neverending accusations and assumptions that Chinese scientists are lying, without evidence, are rooted in Orientalist tropes of the “dishonest Chinese” based on centuries of Western propaganda, which is why some equate lack of evidence for a lab leak with evidence of a coverup. UHAN, CHINA —In recent […]

Corporate media myths about the chaos on Capitol Hill

If you get your news about politics from corporate media, you’re getting myths from journalists and pundits instead of clarity.   At Thursday’s boisterous news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a reporter used the phrase “the two biggest spending bills of this Congress” to describe the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIF) and the Democrat-only Build Back […]

On Contact: WWII America’s Historical Myths

 On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the historical myths about World War II with Danny Sjursen, Retired US Army Major, author and historian. Knowledge, or what the historian Howard Zinn called the knowledge industry, is a vital form of power. Yes, the ruling elite’s monopoly on force is a direct form of […]

Sacrifice and Destruction: The Apocalyptic Aztec Creation Myths

Many ancient cultures around the world have their own creation myth to explain their origins, and how the universe came into being. But few are as vivid, or as apocalyptic as the creation myth of the Aztecs. This myth has been referred to as the “Five Suns” wherein the world is created and destroyed again […]

Myths And Facts About Genocide

[embedded content] What’s happening in Xinjiang, China. The Biden Administration has chosen to echo the same propaganda claims against China that were made by Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both the Trump and Biden administrations are charging the Chinese government with the crime of genocide against a minority people, the Uighurs, in Xinjiang Autonomous […]

Crater Lake National Park: Puzzling Myths and Missing Persons

Deep in the old-growth forests of Northwestern America lives a glorious gem of natural beauty. Crater Lake is renowned for its extreme depth, vibrant color, and crystal clarity. The towering cinders of the crater rim are contrasted by the lush, ancient forest that surrounds it. Heavy snows and rain keep the dormant caldera perpetually filled […]

5 Myths You’ve Been Taught About Forgiveness

April 22nd, 2021 By Aletheia Luna Guest writer for Wake Up World I grew up believing that showing forgiveness was the ultimate sign of sainthood. Forgiveness for a long time to me was the crème de la crème of piety; the absolute epitome of everything that defines a “holy” person. For most of my life, I’ve believed […]

Messages in Myths: Eden A Poetic Rendition Of Reality

There are few people in the world today who have not at least heard of the tale of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the mysterious Garden of Eden . Their story is told in the first chapters of the book of Genesis, and is a foundational myth of at least three great world […]

Soap made from Jews and how Hitler took power: The truth behind Holocaust myths

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QAnon pushes alarming conspiracy myths targeting China and Jewish people

Experts on extremism are warning about a troubling shift in the right-wing QAnon movement toward a new vein of conspiracy that blends anti-Chinese and anti-Jewish tropes with fears of vaccines and a global plot to take over the world.Broadly collected under the idea of a “new world order,” it’s a QAnon rebranding, said researcher Joel […]

They say that great myths die hard

February 28, 2021 By The Ister for the Saker Blog They say that great myths die hard, but as it fades into obscurity will anyone really miss the Saudi state? Because the Kingdom’s cosmopolitan elite longed to be like the West, they imported European sports cars and erected enormous skyrises using slave labor. Riyadh and […]

Heritage: 11 Myths About the Transgender ‘Equality Act’

The Heritage Foundation exposed 11 of the most revolutionary demands in the Democrats’ so-called Equality Act, which would force Americans to accept the transgender ideology’s far-reaching claim that each person’s legal sex is determined by their inner feelings of “gender identity,” not by their measurable biology. Heritage reported: The proposed Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. […]

Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories and the Creation Myths of Australia

The Aborigines of Australia are considered one of the oldest continuously surviving cultures in the world, encompassing hundreds of diverse cultural groups, each with their own creation stories. These Aboriginal origin stories or “Dreamtime” stories play an important role in Aboriginal art and are considered a place where every person exists forever. Here we’ll explore a small […]

Dissolving Myths: Vikings Did NOT Hide Behind Shield Walls

By ThorNews According to Rolf Warming, an archaeologist and researcher at the University of Copenhagen, the Vikings did not use shield walls in combat. A typical Viking shield was relatively small and light, and used as an active weapon. “There is a widespread misunderstanding among Viking enthusiasts and us archaeologists that the Vikings have been […]

The “Local Colour” of Scotland’s Myths and Legends

By Donald Alexander MackenzieFrom Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend [1917] The myths and legends of Scotland are full of what is called “local colour”. They afford us not only glimpses of ancient times and of old habits of thought and life, but also of the country itself at different times of the year. […]

Debunking the myths

MYTHOLOGIES WITHOUT ENDThe U.S., Israel, and the Arab-Israeli ConflictBy Jerome Slater495 pp. Oxford University Press. $29.95 Professor Jerry Slater is 85 years old, has taught truths about Israel and Palestine for 50 years, and set himself a monumental task in this book. He does not just cover the Israel-Palestine conflict, but takes on myths about […]

The myths of Chanukah

December 4, 2020 by Jeremy Rosen Read on for article There are several myths about Chanukah. That Judah Maccabee defeated the Seleucid Emperor Antiochus decisively and regained independence for the Judean state. That when Judah did regain control of the Temple, a miracle took place. Jeremy Rosen The first act on re-possession was to light […]

Dolmens and Devilish Myths of the Wéris Megaliths, Belgium’s Stonehenge

Chocolate, waffles, Manneken Pis and the defeat of Napoleon are among the many things Belgium is famous for, but it also has prehistoric remains such as the Wéris megaliths situated in Wallonia. The stone megaliths are all that remain of what was once a major Neolithic burial site and they are unique in Belgium. The […]

Iðunn and Eden – Comparing Norse and judeo-Christian Myths

Given that it is the season of fall, when apples fall from trees, I thought I would discuss one of my favorite myths, which is that of Nordic goddess Iðunn. Iðunn is the keeper of Asgard’s apples, which keep the Gods youthful. Her name is said to mean “ever young”, “rejuvenator”, or “the rejuvenating one.” […]

Jimi Hendrix legends and myths live on in Moroccan village

“I saw him here. He was young and carried a guitar on his back,” swore Mohammed Boualala, who is in his 60s and grew up in the small settlement of Diabat. In the summer of 1969, Hendrix, the pioneering US guitar wizard whose hits include “Purple Haze” and “Hey Joe”, made a brief stop in […]

Lebanon: The Top Ten Myths About The Country And Its Conflicts

Above photo: Protest in Lebanon, 2020. This is the second segment in the author’s backstory series – “Lebanon: Bellwether, Battleground, and Bastard Child” – in the wake of the August 4, 2020 Beirut port explosion. Read part one here. Stay tuned for upcoming segments in Antiwar.com “Lebanon is less a country than a heartbreak. Its conflicts seem […]

The Cult of Horus: Myths That Stretch From Egypt To Rome

Horus (also known as Heru) was one of the most important deities in the ancient Egyptian pantheon . The ancient Egyptians worshipped Horus mainly as the sky god and the god of kingship. In the cult of Horus, the pharaohs, for instance, were believed to be the earthly embodiment of the god. Horus is easily […]

5 Myths and Misunderstandings About Astrology – Debunked

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July 29th, 2020 By Nikki Harper Staff Writer for Wake Up World Astrology can be a controversial subject, with fervent followers and equally fervent detractors. As an astrologer, you quickly get used to people dismissing your subject out of hand. After all, it’s all made up nonsense, right? And there are 13 signs, anyway, not […]

Watching The Hawks – The Biggest Myths of John McCain with Matt Taibbi

Watching The Hawks – The Biggest Myths of John McCain with Matt Taibbi Watching The Hawksyoutube.com John McCain’s latest HBO documentary tells the story of a different McCain… seems to conveniently leave out his war-hawkish history. Author and journalist Matt Taibbi joins the show to discuss. ‘Like’ us on Facebook: http://fb.me/WatchingTheHawksFollow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/watchingthehawks/Follow […]

8 Dangerous Myths About “Twin Flame” Relationships

Next Story When you first hear about Twin Flames the idea is appealing – largely because it’s misunderstood at first. Most people make the mistake of thinking that a Twin Flame means guaranteed love – a guaranteed relationship. The second reason that Twin Flames appeal is this desperate need we all have to be special […]

Israel Repurposes Nakba Myths To Justify Monday’s Massacre in Gaza

On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes. Tens […]

Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify massacre in Gaza

On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes. Tens of […]

Little known natural treatments for cancer blow away widely held myths

(Natural News) A cancer diagnosis is truly one of the most terrifying things a human can ever face. It is understandable that at such a time a person might be drawn to the apparent security of relying on the recommendations of the “qualified” doctor or oncologist who suggests a regimen of chemotherapy […]

Paintings of European Myths, Legends, Fables, Fairy Stories and Folk Tales

This video compilation from Faces of Ancient Europe features many beautiful paintings that have been seemingly lost to our modern world, which give us a glimpse into the beautiful mind and spirit of the European. There are some real gems in here. Source Article from http://www.renegadetribune.com/paintings-european-myths-legends-fables-fairy-stories-folk-tales/

VIDEO: Myths of WW2 Explained!!

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