“Fake” History

I figured I’d take a break from movies and watch some history or nature shows today. I decided to watch “New England Legends” on Prime. The episode I watch first is episode 2: Mysteries In Stone. I get five minutes and 5 seconds in to the episode and I hear extremely contradictory information coming from my television! They call the location America’s Stonehenge. There are many stone structures and even a calendar. Amazing site.
Now the two guys discussing the site start out by talking about the structures and features of the site and what they could possibly represent. Religious purposes or basic community needs. Then the reporter begins the discussion about who could have built it with another guy. This guy states that he personally doesn’t believe that the “Native Americans” built the place. Then he states he believes that it’s a Celtic site. But when the reporter asks about stones found with inscriptions he stated that, “Dr. Barry Feld came along in 1975 and he studied them and said one was Iberian Punic and the other one was Lithian, but they weren’t able to translate the whole inscription”. He also stated that part of it was missing.
I am just a little confused but let me double check something right quick… Celtic is a French/European language, when I searched for Lithian or Lithia nothing really came up but that is how it was spelled in the caption. I think they may have been referring to Lithuania and that is Poland/Baltic area languages. Next let’s check Iberian Punic… the internet states native to France/Spain while another one also included Portugal. He said they found a Celtic symbol inscribed in different locations in the site. So what I am asking you is why did he come to the conclusion that the Celts built that site. Even though it’s in America. Even though there were indigenous people living in the Americas before any one else. Out of the three possible choices he goes with the symbol as proof of who built the site.
I was pondering not making a big deal about it because the original air date was in 2013 but there were available resources to make a better decision or conclusion about the site. Why they use information from 1975 in a show aa evidence to prove the validity of a person’s opinion.
Basically I just want all my friends (“Followers”, yuk, I don’t like that term) to focus on facts that can be proven. Don’t just take a person’s opinion as fact. We have gone on to long learner “fake” history and we have the option now to make a change. Education is free and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


Published by Phoennix

Writer and spoken word artist. I love to write poetry and short stories, my first two books are books of poetry. I am also a visual artist, wood and metal sculpting, as well as drawing and painting. I've worked in the food industry over 15 years so eating is my hobby. I hope to bring you a fresh and colorful voice on the arts and culinary worlds.

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