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Oliver Stone: The Untold History of the United States - Part One


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Kit
- 569 days ago - youtu.be
In this series Oliver Stone uses actual film and narrates the history of the United States as it happened, but he also will ask you to think about mistakes made that step by step began a walk along the wrong path. Some heroes are questioned.



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Kit B. (277)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 7:47 am

I know you are short on time and this will take close to one hour, in fact each installment will take that long. What you will learn are some facts that you may know, some things that you have forgotten, some things you have never considered. If you are an American this is more than worthy of your time. If you are not American you too may find things that you did not know about the past.

How can we move forward if we do not question, or even know the past? I ask you to set aside some time to watch and think about what is offered here. This is neither liberal nor conservative, it is history and it explains many things that are happening today.
 

Bill K. (23)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:42 am
Mistakes? A lot of Americans can't admit that the US ever made a mistake.
 

Laurie H. (690)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:21 pm
Thank you Kit for this interesting and enlightening view and information. The video is appreciated and certainly posses substances to consider from our history and what may influence our future.~
 

Bryan S. (97)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 10:16 am
Thank you Kit, i've been wanting to watch this series and will certainly do so (don't have HBO).

I can't agree enough that a more objective and complete look at US history is needed. There are still many Americans who support the most horrible and destructive policies and actions based on believing only myth and propaganda.
 

Gene Jacobson (244)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 12:20 pm
"How can we move forward if we do not question, or even know the past?"

You're absolutely right, Kit, it isn't biased, but does contain many facts not in our history books. The old saw about the victors writing the history books has always been true but has never served humanity well. It is good to know the unvarnished truth if we hope ever to stop repeating our mistakes. Once again, something I think should be mandatory viewing for all 535 Senators and Representatives and the Executive and Judicial branches too. Sigh. But they are all too busy combing the news for pictures of themselves to send their constituents to bother, or most are, I do hope some are seeing this eye opening series.
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 12:49 pm
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Kit B. (277)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:37 pm

This is apparently not the most interesting of all videos to most but it may be one of the most enlightening for many. I had planned to post the full series to date. I think maybe that would not be worth the time. I have recorded each episode and watched each a couple of times. There are many things that I found worthy of consideration. As I said there is a hint of Howard Zinn in Stone's narration.

Though this series does not remove all the myths and rewrites of history, it does present us with the history as it happened and each episode allows us each some thing to ponder. Were mistakes made? Does it diminish us as nation to remove the mythology and allow some room for critical thinking?
 

Nancy C. (797)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 5:00 pm
Thanx for the reminder to watch Kit...will do.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 8:26 pm
I have been watching this at home and it is incredible!
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 8:28 pm

I completely agree, Tamara. I am surprised by how few people are taking advantage of watching this for no charge. The rest of us have to pay for this at home.
 

NoMailPlease M. (445)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 1:28 pm
Wish I had Showtime. Gotta get a cup of Joe and watch this when I get closer to my wireless connection. Tried to star you sweetie....no can do! Thanks!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:10 pm
TY for drawing our attention to this amazing series. I have been glued to the installments. Stone has done an excellent presentation of details and analysis of events. There were so many people, movements, situations of which I was unaware. I wonder where things would have gone if Henry Wallace had not been drummed out of the Democratic leadership race.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:43 pm
Kit, I am going to make time to watch this. I believe that, as I have heard, or read, "History is told by the victors," and that is not too far from Napoleon's idea. This is related to the s posting about the "stories" we tell one another, that was put out yesterday, and these stories, or myths, in my perspective, do define who we think we are (and that goes for any culture), and how we act towards the rest of the world.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:10 am
Went to site but ....not available in Canada. Perhaps I will be able to get it on PBS someday or buy a video.
 

Bryan S. (97)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:59 pm
"Does it diminish us as nation to remove the mythology and allow some room for critical thinking?" -- Kit

I'm sure there are Americans who do think of it as diminishing, but it diminishes us as human beings not to.
 
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