Victor Davis Hanson

American military historian, essayist, university professor, and conservative commentator.

sun dance

dances and songs passed down through many generations, the use of a traditional drum, a sacred fire, praying with a ceremonial pipe, fasting from food and water before participating in the dance, and, in some cases, the ceremonial piercing of skin and a trial of physical endurance --wikipedia

Otto von Bismarck

Accredited with being the chief Architect of German unification in the late 19th century... there seems to be less and less tolerance for his legacy among the more woke and revisionist parts of politics in Germany --request

Western Civilization

Calibrated by Dr. Hawkins in 2008 at 270 (RSMM). Also calibrated: Eastern Civilization and the overall level of world civilization.

Ordnung (Amish rules)

hard work, a woman's submission to her husband, mode of dress, and refusal to buy insurance. Outsiders often think of the Ordnung in terms of restrictions (e.g., no electrical power lines, no telephone in the home, no personal ownership of automobiles) --wikipedia

United States dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The decision to do so is calibrated at 475 in Truth vs. Falsehood.


"a cave dweller especially of the Stone Age" -- merriam-webster.com

historic recurrence (concept)

i.e. "history always repeats itself"

T/F: Queen Elizabeth II had cancer

On her death certificate, doctors wrote the Queen had died from ‘old age’. (However, this is common when the patient is over 80 years old).

Phantom time hypothesis (conspiracy theory)

Proposed in 1991: the entire Carolingian period, including the figure of Charlemagne, is a fabrication, with a "phantom time" of 297 years (AD 614–911) added to the Early Middle Ages --wikipedia

The Prose Edda

"considered the fullest and most detailed source for modern knowledge of Norse mythology, the body of myths of the North Germanic peoples, and draws from a wide variety of sources, including versions of poems that survive into today in a collection known as the Poetic Edda" -- wikipedia

conscription / military draft

state-mandated enlistment of people in a national service, mainly a military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and it continues in some countries to the present day under various names --wikipedia

T/F: Marilyn Monroe was murdered

Despite the coroner's findings, several conspiracy theories suggesting murder or accidental overdose have been proposed since the mid-1960s. Many of these involve U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert, as well as union leader Jimmy Hoffa and mob boss Sam Giancana --wikipedia

shotgun wedding

a wedding which is arranged in order to avoid embarrassment due to premarital sex which can possibly lead to an unintended pregnancy --wikipedia

T/F: CIA was involved in the assassination of JFK

Truth vs. Falsehood is silent on CIA involvement, however it says there were two shooters