A Few Historical Frauds
Einstein, Bell & Edison, Coca-Cola and the Wright Brothers
LARRY ROMANOFF • JULY 11, 2020
There are only two nations in the world whose existence seems to be founded primarily on historical myths. In the US, false historical mythology permeates every nook and cranny of the American psyche, the result of more than 100 years of astonishing and unconscionable programming and propaganda, a massive crime against an entire population. This condition pertains not only to past events we think of as history, but to the extent that most items permitting Americans to “feel good by being an American” are fabricated Disney fairytales. This essay is a brief introduction to only a minor aspect of this subject.
In the introduction to my series of books (soon to be published) I wrote that “Perhaps 90%, or even 95%, of everything we know, or think that we know, or that we believe to be true about history, is wrong. To express this another way, if we were to take the history of the entire world for the past 500 years and compress it into a book of 100 pages, a full 50 of those pages would be blank. That is the extent to which our true history has been suppressed, entirely deleted from the record and from our consciousness. Of the remaining 50 pages, 45 are false in whole or in part, photoshopped, sanitised, twisted, and with critical details omitted to deliberately lead the public to the wrong conclusions.”
Einstein, the Mythical Genius
One of the greatest mythical frauds in history is that of Albert Einstein, the famous physicist who invented the Theory of Relativity, E=mc² and so many other esoteric things. But this is all fabrication. The claims about Einstein inventing any theory of relativity, or light and photons, or time, are false. Almost every claim – almost everything – attributed to Einstein is simply a lie. Einstein was an inept who contributed nothing original to the field of quantum mechanics, nor any other science. Far from being a competent physicist, he once even flatly denied that the atom could be split and, much later, admitted that the idea of a chain reaction in fissile material “had never occurred to me”.
Einstein was a third-class clerk at the government patent office in Bern, and never progressed beyond this level even with years of experience. By all contemporary reports, Einstein wasn’t even an accomplished mathematician. It has been well documented that much of the mathematical content of Einstein’s so-called theories were well beyond his ability. Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute, stated that Einstein’s first wife Mileva Marić was a “Serbian physicist who had helped him with (his) math . . .” Other prominent scientists have made the claim that his wife did most of his math for him.
Henri Poincaré was the foremost expert on relativity in the late 19th century and the first person to formally present the theories, having published more than 30 books and over 500 papers on the topics. Extensive documentation exists that Einstein and his associates had studied Poincaré’s theories and mathematics for years, yet when Einstein published his almost wholly-plagiarised versions he made no reference whatever to these other works.
In the accepted historical account, Einstein is credited with having written the correct field equations for general relativity, an enormous falsehood. It is an undisputed fact that David Hilbert sent Einstein a draft of his work (which had already been submitted for publication), containing precisely these equations, evidenced by the existence of a letter from Einstein to Hilbert thanking him for doing so. Yet a few weeks later, Einstein delivered a public speech of Hilbert’s work, claiming full credit for the derivation of Hilbert’s equations. Similarly, E=mc², the famous equation relating mass, energy, and the speed of light, had been published several times by Italian physicist Olinto De Pretto, long before Einstein was suddenly given credit for it. In multiple thorough reviews of scientific literature, prominent scientists have unanimously stated that there is “absolutely nothing to connect Einstein to the derivation of this formula.”
Einstein’s papers, theories, mathematics, documentation, were almost 100% plagiarised from others. He combined the prior published works of several people into one paper and claimed ownership of all of it. His so-called theories were nothing more than a composition encompassing the prior work of men like James Maxwell, Hendrik Lorentz, Joseph Larmor, Olinto De Pretto, Robert Brown, Ludwig Boltzmann, Friedrich Hasenöhrl, and many more.
In a paper he wrote in 1907, in part responding to (already-virulent) accusations of plagiarism, Einstein declared that plagiarism was perfectly acceptable as a form of ethical research, stating “… the nature [of physics is] that what follows has already been partly solved by other authors. I am [therefore] entitled to leave out a thoroughly pedantic survey of the literature…” In other words, scientists all build on each others’ work, so Einstein could freely compile the work of everyone before him and re-present it as his own, with no obligation to even mention them or their work. His view of ethical science was like building a tower where each person adds one stone and, if I add the last stone, I not only take credit for the entire design and construction of the tower, but I own the building.
Perhaps the most damning evidence was when in 1953 Sir Edmund Whittaker published a very detailed account of the origin and development of all these theories and equations of physics, with extensive reference to the primary sources, documenting beyond doubt that Einstein had no priority in any of it, and clearly stating so. Einstein was alive and well when Whittaker published his book, yet he offered no dispute to the conclusions, no refutation of Whittaker’s claim that he (Einstein) had been irrelevant to the entire process. Einstein made no attempts in his own defense but simply hid in the bushes and refused to make any public comment whatever.
Einstein was Jewish and had the support of the Jewish-controlled media who conspired to create yet another historical myth. His fame and popularity today, his status as a hero of the scientific world, are due only to decades of a well-planned force-feeding of the Einstein myth to the masses by the media. The propaganda machine simply airbrushed out of the history books all the physicists who formulated these theories, and credited everything to Einstein. Without the extravagant generations-long PR and propaganda campaign, Einstein would have remained in the dustbin of obscurity where he belongs.
There are many Einstein apologists who produce reams of heavily-documented irrelevancies masquerading as proof, items such as a schoolmate who claimed “the flight of his mathematical genius was so high that I could no longer follow.” Many scientists and scientific historians know the truth of all this, and the accurate historical record is readily available, but many appear afraid to speak out for fear of damaging their careers. I have put the question to several prominent physicists in different countries, eliciting similar responses, namely that “it will not further one’s career to open a debate which will inevitably produce a tsunami of invective and slander, to say nothing of accusations of anti-Semitism.”
Time Magazine published more than a dozen issues on Einstein, including a special Collector’s Edition, and even ran an issue naming Einstein the “Person of the Century”. As with all other American heroes, the PR machine has worked for decades to embellish the myth with a collection of possibly hundreds of wise sayings attributed to this man where there is absolutely no historical evidence he ever said any of those things. The NYT published an article on a small cleverly-selected scientific dispute, in which it claimed “Findings Back Einstein in a Plagiarism Dispute”. And thus is history spun by those who control the microphone. This is why so many pages in our history book consist of misrepresentations and omitted facts, painting a picture so considerably at odds with the truth. As with Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers and so many others, the false historical myths have been so deeply entwined in American and world history that they cannot be unraveled.
On the initial publication of this article, I was interested to see the wagons circling around Einstein and the defenses mounted in his behalf but, on close examination, those defenses consisted mostly of an amalgam of questionable personal opinions and undocumented claims combined with a flood of irrelevancies that served only to smoke up the room. I had no idea there were so many people interested in putting lipstick on a pig. Since authors are expected to document and provide credible citations for each and every claim proffered, rebuttals should necessarily be held to the same conditions. As an example, I am unaware of any existing evidence that would support the following claims (among many others). Each appears to be based solely on wishful thinking that is provably false:
“[Einstein] gives credit to the men who made his theory of special relativity possible. Poincaré, Lorenz and Maxwell are key figures.”
” Einstein never claimed to be [a lone genius] and insisted he stood on the shoulders of giants. He gave credit everywhere it was due.”
“Even E=mc² is lingering in his equations but it’s subtle and difficult to find.”
“What Einstein did was take physics back to the drawing board and reformulate everything from scratch from general principles.”
“Regarding General Relativity, Hilbert got to the field equations first by five days but Einstein had laid down the conceptual framework.”
“In one of his own unpublished papers Einstein discovered the field equations as early as 1910.”
” Einstein was a key player and unarguably the most important one in the field of Relativity.”
None of the above statements are true in any part. In particular, several commenters foolishly stated that Einstein was widely accepted as a towering figure by his contemporaries. Such claims are so substantially important as to demand credible documentation but none of Einstein’s apologists were able provide credible references documenting that Einstein’s contemporaries recognised his brilliance or competence in the field of physics (or anything else). Similarly, no one was able to provide credible references where any of Einstein’s contemporaries credited him with the discovery of anything, nor could anyone provide credible references where Einstein gave credit for anything to anyone.
In another vein, some apologists have stated that plagiarism was widespread and acceptable at the time. If this claim is true, why is Einstein standing alone as the only ‘prominent’ physicist to be accused of it? There are absolutely NO claims that other prominent physicists of the day (Henri Poincaré, James Maxwell, Hendrik Lorentz, Joseph Larmor, Olinto De Pretto, Robert Brown, Ludwig Boltzmann, Friedrich Hasenöhrl, Sir Edmund Whittaker) ever plagiarised the work of others or copied anything without credit. Other Jewish Einstein apologists have claimed that “all sciences of the time” were subject to constant plagiarism, but not a single person could provide a name of a prominent scientist in any field, not chemistry nor biology, nor astronomy, who had been accused of plagiarism. Einstein appears to be entirely alone in this category.
There is a further matter that “history” and the Jewish media owners and book publishers have managed to bury, something very odd that happened to the only proof extant of Hilbert’s article and physics equations. Hilbert’s article, with all the relevant equations, was kept on display in a library. When prominent physicists all combined to challenge Einstein’s claims, they decided to take Einstein’s work to the library to compare his writing directly with that of Hilbert. But, to everyone’s surprise, the night prior to this “comparison”, someone had entered the library and mutilated Hilbert’s original article, cutting out with a knife most of the page that contained the critical equations, thus leaving nothing to compare. It is safe to assume it wasn’t Hilbert’s supporters who did this.
Professor Friedwardt Winterberg wrote an article titled “Belated Decision in the Hilbert-Einstein Priority Dispute“, published by L. Corry, J. Renn, and J. Stachel, confirming this little atrocity which was termed “a deliberate act of fraud to sustain the Einstein myth”. Moreover, Professor Winterberg proved that Hilbert’s original article did fully understand the entire theory and that Einstein had been aware of it for several weeks when he published his own plagiarised version.[10a] This was common knowledge in Göttingen at the time, but somehow “forgotten” after WWII, along with the general consensus that Einstein’s understanding of general relativity “was grossly inferior” to that of other physicists.
There is yet another matter relating to Einstein’s Nobel Prize. It needs to be stated clearly that Albert Einstein was not awarded a Nobel prize for any work related to the theories of relativity, “no doubt to avoid raising embarrassing paternity questions, and inevitably having to share the prize with at least Hilbert, if not with many more physicists”.
The prize was also not awarded for a discovery of the photo-electric effect, which item was added to the prize as an afterthought. The truth is that Einstein was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1921 as a kind of catch-all award “for his services to Theoretical Physics”. And that is a very long way from E=mc² and field equations for general relativity.
However, the image-building process was in full swing long before that, and Einstein’s promoters – almost entirely Jews – had nominated him for a Nobel Prize 62 separate times[10b] before they finally succeeded. And none of his awards were in the field where his apologists claim the man had “knowledge that spanned the universe”. Also, Max Planck and Albert Einstein repeatedly exchanged favors by nominating each other for a Nobel prize. Things are not always what they seem.
Lastly, for what it’s worth, I could make the same statements and ask for the same credible references of the apologists for the Wright Brothers – who all managed to ignore the massive historical fraud perpetrated by the Smithsonian about “the first powered flight”.
Einstein, the “Man of Peace”
Similarly, there has been a great campaign by Einstein’s revisionist apologists to disavow his strong support for the development of the atomic bomb, claiming him to be “a man of peace”. I have copies of correspondence from Einstein where he stated his conviction that the United States should “demonstrate” the atomic bomb to disfavored foreign countries. In one letter to then-US President Roosevelt, he wrote, “… extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory. I am convinced as to the wisdom and the urgency of creating the conditions under which that and related work can be carried out with greater speed and on a larger scale than hitherto”.
That statement is part of one of Einstein’s letter to Roosevelt, suggesting he (Einstein) be “entrusted with the task” of managing the project. Roosevelt refused Einstein’s fervent requests to manage, or even to participate in, the project, because it was an open secret that nobody trusted him and the FBI had conducted extensive investigations against him. One FBI file labeled “Secret”, stated that Einstein was affiliated with 33 organisations which had been cited by the Attorney-General and/or Congress, as being politically suspect.
It is interesting that the respected National Geographic is one of the world’s worst publications for spinning historical fact and truth. In 2017, this magazine ran an article on Einstein claiming that Hoover and the FBI despised Einstein and built a 1,400-page file on him because “the world-famous physicist was outspoken against nuclear bombs”.
The second portion of the same letter is rather more disturbing, and has to my knowledge never been publicly referenced anywhere. It clearly reveals that Einstein had had detailed discussions with some wealthy acquaintances in Europe who were eager to personally finance the US development of atomic bombs from their own pockets. Einstein was informing the President he had access to these individuals with whom he had already confirmed available funding, baiting Roosevelt with an offer that, should he be ‘entrusted’ with management of the bomb project, he could bring the necessary financing with him. He states that, as project manager, one of his tasks would be: “providing funds … through his contacts with private persons who are willing to make contributions for this cause.”
It would be appropriate for us to ask who were these “private persons” who had the money to finance the development of the world’s first atomic bombs, and why they would want to personally fund such a project. Einstein does not mention these individuals by name, but they would surely have been Jewish and who in Europe (in the 1930s) had the kind of money to offer open-ended funding for a scientific project the cost of which was unknown and unknowable, but clearly massive. This offer was not spurred by patriotism but by the prospect of financial gain and control of both the technology and the application of this ‘science’. We can therefore further question who would have taken ownership of the technology, and who would have been the intended victims of this large personal investment. One plausible theory.
I would add here that many of Einstein’s propagandists and apologists have made repeated efforts to pass the blame for the development of the atomic bomb onto Enrico Fermi, another monstrous falsehood. The US government offered Fermi a cash payment of US$100,000to lead the research and development of the atom bomb, but Fermi refused. I have seen a copy of a letter from Fermi to the US President claiming that something so evil had “no right to exist”. In fact, it was Oppenheimer and Szilard who led the development of what was almost in totality a Jewish project, so much so that for many years in scientific circles the atomic bomb was widely known as “The Jewish hell-bomb”. I believe it was Eustace Mullins who first coined the phrase, and I believe it was he who first suggested there was “circumstantial but compelling evidence” that the Jewish motivation for offering to finance the A-bomb’s development was to take control of the technology and use it for Germany’s total destruction.” The theory is more than plausible if you are familiar with the heavily-evidenced proposition that the underlying purpose of both world wars was the total destruction of Germany). You can understand why items like this are restricted to the blank pages in our history book.
Alexander Graham Bell – The Man Who Didn’t Invent the Telephone
History books tell us the famous American, Alexander Graham Bell, invented the telephone. This claim has only two flaws; Bell was Canadian, not American, and he did not invent the telephone.
An Italian named Antonio Meucci patented a working telephone many years before Bell did anything. Bell had obtained copies of Meuci’s drawings and patents and had attempted to obtain US patents on Meuci’s phone. Meucci discovered Bell’s attempted patent of his invention and filed a lawsuit against Bell, in support of which he brought from Italy all his documents, working models, original sketches and his patent, to present to the court as evidence of his prior invention. The delivery company – Western Union – was charged with the responsibility as trustee to hold this evidence for delivery to the court, but all of it “amazingly disappeared without a trace immediately prior to the court hearing, leaving Meucci with no proof of anything and thus losing his lawsuit against Bell.” It is worth noting that at the time Bell was employed at the Western Union lab where Meucci’s evidence was being stored.
The Italians are still angry about this. The Italian Historical Association informed us that their investigation produced evidence of illegal relationships between employees of the patent office and Bell’s company. And later, during a lawsuit between Bell and Western Union, it was revealed Bell had agreed to pay Western Union 20% of all profits from ‘his’ telephone, for 17 years, representing millions of dollars, sufficient temptation for Western Union to justify “losing” Meucci’s invention. US media have fabricated at least dozens of tales excusing Bell, a common one that “due to hardships, Meucci could not renew his patent” and therefore Bell could take it, but in fact the US government filed charges against Bell for fraud because of his telephone patent, but powerful friends had the lawsuit delayed year after year until Meucci died.American history books and sources like Wikipedia omit these critical facts and twist the remaining information, and thus Americans grow up believing yet one more false myth about their country and their innovative ability.
I would make a note here that when doing historical research we sometimes discover that the landscape has been so badly polluted by countless individuals amending details to conform to opinion or ideology (or patriotism) that it becomes nearly impossible to ferret out the actual facts without an extraordinary amount of work. In this case, some have claimed (without evidence) that Meucci lost his patent because he hadn’t the funds to renew it. Others ignore Meucci’s lawsuit against Bell and claim Bell delivered his phone patent and samples to Western Union for evaluation and who later claimed to have lost all of it. And so on. Here are several articles purporting to tell “the real truth”
Thomas Edison – The Man Who Didn’t Invent Anything
Every American child is taught in school that the famous American Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, Wikipedia claiming that Edison was “the fourth most prolific inventor in history, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the UK, France, and Germany”. Edison is given full credit for inventing the light bulb, electricity transmission, electric power utilities, sound recording and motion pictures. All these claims are completely false. Not only was Edison not one of the most prolific inventors in history, he never invented anything. Edison himself made the statement: “patents 1047 – inventions 0”, in recognition of his situation.
The inventions for which Edison is credited by the Americans were all achieved by others, and his “1,093 US patents” were all either stolen, bullied, extorted or purchased from those same inventors. As another author pointed out, “a man who kidnaps or adopts 1,000 children can hardly be deemed the world’s most prolific father, and a man who steals 1,000 inventions and patents can hardly be deemed the world’s most prolific inventor”. Thomas Edison was unquestionably one of the world’s most prolific thieves, and widely known as a con-man and common thug who often resorted to threats and extortion, but he was no inventor. Edison was mostly just a thieving opportunist who extorted or stole everything that is listed to his credit, but in US history books Edison is revered in totally fabricated myths as the father of the light bulb and America’s most prolific inventor.
The light bulb had been invented by several people in Europe, one of whom, Heinrich Goebel, unsuccessfully tried selling it to Edison who claimed to see no value in it though he was more than happy to purchase the patent from Goebel’s estate when the man died, cheating his widow out of a substantial sum of money. In any case, another man, Joseph Wilson Swan developed and patented a working incandescent light bulb using a carbon filament 20 years before Edison made any such claim. Edison first tried to steal Swan’s invention and, when that proved legally dangerous, he made Swan a minor partner in the Ediswan United Company, buying both Swan and his patented light bulb and claiming the invention for himself. Swan also invented sound recording and other items which are today credited to Edison.
Every American is taught from birth that Edison labored for years, trying at least 1,000 different substances (some say 2,000) before he discovered that twisted carbon would function acceptably as the filament in a light bulb. The story is entirely false, a myth fabricated after the fact, a little religious morality play to support faith in the American Dream – that persistence and hard work will lead to unlimited fame and riches in the end. Edison did indeed try – and repeatedly failed – to create a light bulb, and he may well have attempted some of those filament trials. But all that is irrelevant because Swan had already proven the effectiveness of a carbon filament when Edison took ownership of his invention and patent.
Edison is given credit for the device which made x-rays possible, but the actual inventor was German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen who publicly displayed x-rays of his wife’s hand years prior to Edison’s fluoroscope. Similarly, Edison is given credit for inventing electrical transmission in various forms, but Nicola Tesla brought this invention to the US and offered it to Edison who took ownership of the process and patents under a promise of $50,000, then refused to pay Tesla and spent years in attempts to destroy his name and reputation.
The US-based Science website dismisses the entire truth about Edison in one cute sentence: “Even though many of his “inventions” were not unique – and he engaged in some well-publicized court battles with other inventors whose ideas he “borrowed” – Edison’s skill at marketing and using his [political] influence often got him the credit.” And that means Edison patented items that already existed, created by others, and that had sometimes already been patented. Plus, he had a habit of stealing and patenting any ideas brought to him by other inventors. Hence, the lawsuits. But his marketing ability and some powerful political and judicial contacts kept him out of jail. Nevertheless, the myth has been so thoroughly weaved into American history, it could never be recalled.
The US government even issued a special silver dollar coin to commemorate Edison’s non-achievements. And we have an Edison museum complete with the requisite US flag, providing Americans with the unique opportunity to experience delusion and patriotism simultaneously. But the man did invent one thing the history books seem to have quietly deleted. Edison was a believer in spirits and regularly attended séances where mediums would receive and transmit messages from the dead. To more easily conduct these affairs, Edison invented a telephone that he claimed could talk to people in the spirit world, though he didn’t specify what numbers to dial. In a conversation with B.C. Forbes, the founder of Forbes magazine, Edison claimed, “I have been at work for some time building an apparatus … for personalities which have left this earth to communicate with us”. No idea what the spirits said to him, and no idea why his promoters deleted this important item from the history of the world’s greatest inventor.
Coca-Cola, originally called Kola Coca, was invented more than 140 years ago in a small town in Spain, the creators of the formula for the world’s best-selling soft drink having been cheated of its ownership and billions of dollars. The process was a well-kept secret at the time and quickly became a world-famous product, winning dozens of international gold medals and other awards. Unfortunately, Bautista Aparici, one of the company’s founders, attended a trade fair in Philadelphia and made the mistake of giving a sample and a brief description of the process to an American he happened to meet, and a short time later US pharmacist John Pemberton changed the name to Coca-Cola and patented the product and process, the US government refusing to recognise the original Spanish patent.
The official story is that this drink was “invented by Dr. John Smith Pemberton on May 8, 1886, at Atlanta, Georgia”, in the USA, and was named Coca-Cola because at that time it contained extracts of Coca leaves and Kola nuts, and that the company’s book-keeper renamed the drink because he thought the two ‘C’s’ would look better in advertising. None of that is true. The drink was indeed made from kola nuts and coca leaves, but the new name was a cheap attempt to differentiate itself after Pemberton stole and patented the original formula. All the stories about Pemberton inventing Coke’s secret formula in his laboratory are fabricated nonsense, with the company’s website cleverly designed to airbrush out the drink’s early history and avoid the truth becoming known. Beverage World magazine produced a special issue to commemorate the one-hundredth (American) anniversary of Coca-Cola, claiming Coke was:
“A totally American product born of a solid idea, nurtured throughout the past century with creative thinking and bold decision-making, and always plenty of good old-fashioned hard work. That is as it should be; it is the American way”.
Not by a long shot. Coca-Cola is just one of hundreds of products the Americans have stolen and patented with the full protection of their courts operating under the peculiarly American definition of ‘rule of law’. It isn’t widely-known, though well-documented, that for decades surrounding the turn of the last century, the US government offered between $20,000 and $50,000 to anyone who could steal a foreign patent or product, that amount representing a lifetime’s earnings for an average person.
To add insult to injury, Coca-Cola moved into Spain in 1953, sued the original Spanish owners, then bullied, extorted and bought the rights for a pittance, permitting the firm to continue producing only a single alcoholic beverage under their name. USA Today reported on this without even a hint of regret or shame about the rule of law or fair play or the evils of IP theft. Their only comment: “The Spanish factory has just four employees left and probably won’t last another generation.” Even more insultingly, ABC News dismisses this story as “The Spanish firm that inspired Coke”, although they do state correctly the claim: “Locals believe that the Spanish town of Aielo de Malferit is where Coca-Cola originated — and that the factory which developed the formula that inspired the world’s best-selling soda has been cheated of its rightful place in history. Not to mention profits.”
In another Volume in this series, you will read about Coca-Cola’s criminal behavior in the countries in which it operates, its anti-social labor policies, the hit squads in Central America, the environmental damage, the continual and serious chemical contamination of the company’s products, the constant law-breaking in so many areas, the conduct of political espionage for the CIA and the US State Department. The company has also received constant support from many levels of the US government to both encourage its activities and protect the company and its executives from the consequences of their actions. When we examine the behavior of Coca-Cola’s executives over the past century, the picture is both shocking and depressing, leaving no surprise that this is one of the four most boycotted companies in the world.
Yet the propaganda machine has been quite successful in suppressing public awareness through its influence with the media, and in painting an entiriely false and mythical picture of Coca-Cola as a good neighbor with deep human values. As noted in a Harvard University article, the powerful PR machine has promoted a theme of Coca-Cola symbolising “goodness, decency, and tradition, grounded contextually in the (itself mythical) American way of life.” The article stated further, “What has remained consistent over the years, however, is the general theme that the Coca-Cola brand, which is at the center of all the Company’s products, is a symbol of good American values and that somehow drinking Coke will contribute to those values. Coca-Cola is necessary to one’s way of life: this is the message the Company has propagated throughout its history.” And this is how the spinmasters rewrite history by replacing brutal reality with pleasant mythology, permitting everyone to feel good to be an American.
The Wright Brothers
For more than 100 years, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington has had on display an aircraft that was piloted by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in man’s first powered, manned aircraft flight, Americans therefore having created “The Age of Flight”.
But that was never true, and the Smithsonian was in on the fraud from the very beginning. In an agreement with the Wright family to donate the aircraft to the Institution, its officials signed a pledge to perpetuate the story that the Wrights had made the first flight, when all present were fully aware the claim was false. And for more than 100 years the Smithsonian Institution of Historical Mythology, with the full support of the US government and the media, has done everything in its power to dismiss, contradict, and just ignore, extensive documentation of other prior flights in an effort to prevent the dethroning of America in the public mind.
Several people have thoroughly researched the matter and have written authoritative books on other prior flights but these have been “denounced by leading aeronautic agencies” (like the Smithsonian Institution), with the authors dismissed as “unqualified” and their books “unreliable”. In fact, there were many prior flights, some in Europe, Canada, South America, and others in the US itself, and the Smithsonian was fully aware of this. Recently, the editors of the authoritative Jane’s Aircraft firmly declared that Gustave Whitehead had flown years before the Wright Brothers. Alberto Santos-Dumont had done the same in Paris, as had another group in Alberta, Canada.
Moreover, there exists sufficient evidence the Wrights had access to all that prior knowledge in building their own aircraft, then claimed it as their own. In addition to other design features, the Wright brothers claimed ownership of the curved airfoil – without which no aircraft would ever have gotten off the ground anywhere, but, as one historian noted, “the Wrights stole both the concept and the actual design from an Australian who had recorded it years before, and who had himself deduced the concept from the boomerang of the Australian aboriginals.” The Wright Brothers stole the idea to build their aircraft, then patented it and sued others for using it.
Rumors had been circulating for decades that the Smithsonian had signed what was essentially a contract of fraud with the Wright family, agreeing to perpetuate the myth of the first manned flight, in exchange for having the aircraft on permanent display. But the Directors of the Smithsonian repeatedly denied the existence of such an agreement, stating that would be “tampering with history” and that they “would never agree to such a thing.” But then one day a US Senator collected a few lawyers and descended on the Smithsonian in a kind of political raid. And they did indeed locate the document, which reads in part: “Neither the Smithsonian Institution nor its successors nor any museum or other agency, bureau or facilities administered by the United States of America, shall publish or permit to be displayed a statement … in respect of any aircraft model … of earlier date than the Wright Aeroplane of 1903, claiming … that such aircraft was capable of carrying a man under its own power in controlled flight …”
And now you know how the Wright Brothers became famous as the first men to fly. One historian wrote that the Smithsonian had no authority “to engage in political engineering of this sort”, noting that this “compromises history”. But compromising history is an American specialty. And this childrens’ tale will never end. Scientific American wrote a long, biased, and foolish article, claiming the other stories as myths and their myth as the truth. Other eminent publications have done the same. This is how history is spun.
To give you an idea of the enormous influence of the US media and book publishers in maintaining these myths, in 2015 David McCullough ignored the judgment by Janes (and the world outside the US), and wrote a new book for Americans that not only perpetuates the myth but enhances it, with the major US media immediately writing glowing book reviews to help push sales and get the propaganda back into the public mind. The Washington Post modestly tells us how “two [American] boys taught the world to fly.” The publishers, Simon and Schuster, tell us the Wright brothers had “exceptional courage and determination”, and “ceaseless curiosity”.
Daniel Okrent, in a review of McCullough’s book in the NYT, adds that their progress was achieved through “excruciating patience and obsessive attention to detail” and with “an elegant demonstration of the creativity of their thinking”. They were “possessed by genius”. Their discovery of the necessity of a curved airfoil was not copied from Australia, but was the result of “endless calculation, application and recalculation”, every concoction being “a dazzling piece of reasoning” pursued with a “grandness of vision”, with the end result being “the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished”. Yes. Except that it wasn’t.
We should try to nip in the bud the false and foolish mythical narrative that is already being built about Steve Jobs. In earlier chapters, I tried to explain how the Americans build marketing myths which are then promulgated to the world as fact. The legends about people like Einstein, Bell, Edison, and the stories about products like Coca-Cola and Nike, are all fiction, simply the brand marketing of America. This marketing machine applies equally as much to the myth of American education, health care, food safety, or business practices being ‘superior’ to those of other countries. The only thing superior about the US is the brand marketing. The historical spinmasters are at it again, this time creating yet another mythical narrative about Steve Jobs. We already have thousands of people sitting up all night, attributing to Jobs hundreds of wise sayings that he never actually said.
The Financial Times’ Tim Bradshaw wrote of Apple “living up to the vision of Steve Jobs”, and Paul Hudson wrote that Jobs “almost singlehandedly shaped the history of the past three decades”. Wow. Well, let’s see. What were the major historical events of those past three decades? Certainly the rise of China. We had the Sichuan earthquake, the tsuanmi in Indonesia, and the 2008 US financial meltdown. We saw the invasion and destruction by the US of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, the US overthrow (twice) of the government in the Ukraine, as well as all the CIA’s “color revolutions”. We had AIDS, Ebola, SARS and MERS. We had hundreds of enormous mass protests like Occupy Wall Street, in dozens of cities in the Western world, popular revolts against the ruling class and the bankers for their extermination of the middle class. We had the collapse of the European economy and the death of Greece. I would ask Hudson how, exactly, Steve Jobs shaped any of those events, singlehandedly or otherwise. We did of course have the death of the ipod and birth of the ipad but, in light of the events listed above, the significance of these latter two, on a scale of one to ten, would be approximately zero.
Hudson did admit that Apple (under Jobs) had “a negative impact” in “certain parts of the world”, that many of Jobs’ methods were “questionable”, and that Apple’s (Steve Jobs’) actions were “instrumental in the suffering of many”. But that was okay, because Jobs turned Apple into “the most powerful and wealthy company in the world”. How nice.
Before we get carried away turning yet another ordinary American into a god, let’s look at Jobs’ ‘questionable methods’ that were ‘instrumental’ in causing ‘the suffering of so many’. It was Steve Jobs who decided to subcontract the manufacture of his iphone, and who conspired with Foxconn to build a concentration camp for 1.5 million young kids, then to pay them almost nothing and put so much pressure on them that they were committing suicide. We are so proud of Apple’s offshore cash pile of $300 billion, but we ignore the indisputable fact that if Steve Jobs had paid a living wage to the people who made his products, that cash pile would be zero. Steve Jobs was a predator who filled his pockets by stealing from the weakest and most vulnerable. Almost all of Apple’s profits came from wage theft, not from good products or good management. And he didn’t need the money. Jobs already had $1 billion or more in his own bank account when he re-joined Apple. Steve Jobs was a sociopath driven by greed, not by ‘innovation’. I have no particular dislike for Apple’s products, and some of their offerings have been cute and possessed a genuine cool factor. But that is not a reason to airbrush Jobs’ basic pathologica inhumanity out of the picture and build foolish and totally false historical myths about a man who deserves as much to be condemned as glorified.
To accompany Paul Hudson in his delusion, we had some shamefully naive Chinese writing in an article that “Steve Jobs changed the world by his innovative thinking and deep insight of human beings.” Jesus. I have no idea how many people I will offend with my comments, but Steve Jobs absolutely DID NOT “change the world”, not in any sense, Look out the window. The world you see out there is the same world that existed 100,000 years ago, and none of the changes you can identify as occurring since that time were made by Steve Jobs. Further, there is no evidence that Jobs had any insight, deep or otherwise, into human beings and, if he did have, he ignored it and spent most of his time offending everyone he met. To say Jobs was difficult to get along with, is quite an understatement. Steve Jobs was not a hero, he was not a prophet, he was not a visionary, he was not illuminated by the gods, he could not heal the sick, he could not predict the future, and he wasn’t even a nice person. Steve Jobs was at best a confirmed sociopath, an insufferable, obnoxious, greedy ass who designed a cute mobile phone, and that’s the whole story. Live with it.
I have written elsewhere about the American propaganda machine re-writing so much of history and replacing it with fabricated myths. It is probably true that 90% of what you know, or think you know, or believe to be true, about American and Western history generally, is false. We simply have too many people naively accepting the official version without ever bothering to check the facts. Few people seem to understand that this is just marketing, what the Americans call “perception managment”. American mythology extends to an astonishing degree in the area of inventions and personal accomplishments, building a vast scaffolding of mythology around people, products and events.
Many Americans, including Obama and other US Presidents, have stated that Henry Ford invented the car, which of course he did not. In fact, we could claim that the car was never ‘invented’, since it arose from a horse and wagon (or horse and carriage) in thousands of simultaneous incremental evolutionary steps in nations all over the world. Americans also believe that Ford invented the production line method of manufacturing, and again he did no such thing. Practical production lines for many products existed in Europe long before Henry Ford was born.
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[10b] Albert Einstein Nominations
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