What Is History Meaning?

History is Events, People, Places, and Themes. That seems clear enough to most readers of history. What is less obvious and often missed is the meaning of Events, People, Places, and Themes, and thus the meaning of history. Many feel that in just mapping such elements and knowing where things fit chronologically, we have history. Nothing could be further from the truth. In such an outlook we have not really discovered history.
New Dawn

New Dawn

NEW DAWN This morning… This is what I said to my American colleague, Garrett Lang of the Free Thinker Institute (New York, NY), who I work with on these big ideas of education, and politics.   … here today, on Sunday, we have a new government. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! It...

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Destiny and Life

Destiny and Life

All that is left In my life is to Fulfil Destiny. What is Destiny, However, Compared to Life itself, With all misery and loss, As well as the joy and gain? Life is what it is about, And Destiny will be what it will be. I will, though, work hard To make it happen....

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Uncooked Lamb: Over-clever humorous Propaganda

Uncooked Lamb: Over-clever humorous Propaganda

Any serious historian or a sociologist in the broad Australian Studies areas must be puzzled at the messaging of the recent Australian Lamb promotional video, and the, alas, popular response on social media. We have been here before, so many times. Clever? or humorous...

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What Does It Mean for Brisbane as a City?

What Does It Mean for Brisbane as a City?

The Kangaroo Point and Districts History Group recently raised questions on what Brisbane had become as a city since Conrad Martens' image in 1851, "Brisbane Views from Bowen Terrace Looking across Kangaroo Point." I believe that the Council and the city's residents...

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Stan Grant’s Article on Tutu, Nietzsche, and the End of History

Stan Grant’s Article on Tutu, Nietzsche, and the End of History

Stan Grant writes: “Our ‘historical fever’, Nietzsche said, ‘may bring about the decay of a people’. If history becomes sovereign, he wrote, it ‘would constitute a kind of final closing out of the accounts of life for mankind’. Isn't this what we see in our world...

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POWERS, ENTITIES, AND assimilation…

POWERS, ENTITIES, AND assimilation…

POWERS, ENTITIES, AND assimilation… Commercial and Military entities believe that that they are the only real power, the only true conflict. They are nothing without entities of Spirit, which are regularly co-opted to an illegitimate cause. What are we talking about...

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Range of Personal Semantics

Range of Personal Semantics

  We all speak of person and personal where meaning is entangled. Philosophy over millennia has precise terms to reference person. This is a model which will help to untangle our imprecise usage. The terms reflect technical debates mired in reflections, binaries,...

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