2020 – The Year That Never Ended

When the history books are written about 2020, the narrative will be controlled by the victors, as is always the case. The counter-narrative, as much as is possible, will still exist, but only be whispered in the dark corners of society. The truth, however, has an enduring appeal to those that are curious, and just…

Yuletide After Dark

It’s been a while since all the crew here at Myth of the 20th Century could get together, but in the spirit of Christmas we are happy to say this time we managed. From all of us we hope you have good holiday, and to remember when external forces try to divide us, it is…

Modern Medicine – Through Sickness and Health

In many parts of the world today, it is routine to witness people, especially the young, dying of malnutrition and related diseases such as tuberculosis. In New York, were the TB rate was once 700 per 100,000, dropped quickly to 200 after the introduction of proper sanitation and hygiene in the early 20th century. The…

The Machine that Built the World

The modern world is an integrated system of almost unfathomable complexity, built upon sub systems, technologies, people and practices that if partially removed or neglected sufficiently, result in disastrous supply chain break downs as witnessed in wartime or as the world seized up in response to an over-hyped flu virus in 2020. One of the…

American Indian Movement – The Incident at Oglala

In the summer of 1975, two FBI agents were shot and killed after pursuing a vehicle onto private property near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This had come after several tense years of strife on the reservation, including the armed Wounded Knee standoff where the FBI encircled for 71 days members of…