I agree with what they are saying about Graham Hancock’s Ancient Apocalypse series on Netflix, that it is their most dangerous show. And I think it’s magnificent. Even though the eight-part series just scratches the surface of how much work has gone into understanding that all evidence points to an advanced human civilization that existed before and during the last ice age and that previous assumptions about tribal diffusion from Russia down into Alaska are wrong, the work that Graham Hancock is doing is essentially the kind that Robert Kennedy has been doing concerning Covid-19. The facts point to a massive government conspiracy to use Covid as a bioweapon and to unleash it upon society to control them from a newly empowered administrative state. What Graham Hancock has been doing in his many great books over the last 30 years has been shaking the foundations of archaeology and, thus, institutionalism under the umbrella of scholarship to its very core. The academic institutions have been lying to people about where mankind came from and, in that way, have been hoping to control where it’s going. And they have been caught; Graham, the investigative reporter from the BBC and The Economist, in a previous lifetime, caught them. And he has traveled all over the world uncovering that lie, which culminated in this Netflix show that I thought was wildly great. The show introduces viewers to some very abstract concepts that Graham Hancock’s books have revealed over many years. So over the holidays of 2022, if you are looking for something great to watch on Netflix, this series Ancient Apocalypse is currently trending number one, and based on the content, it will stay there for a while.
Probably the most important aspect of Graham Hancock’s work is that he shows that there is a massive interest in the roots of populism, even in the field of archaeology. So it’s not just politics that mass populations push back against institutionalism. In the modern era, as they often do, single-point failure administrative states, whether they be monarchies run by aristocracies, theocracies run by the church, or even governments run by the ambitions of democracy, or even the street thugs who want to burn it all down who George Soros funds, such as Antifa, with thoughts of anarchy, all those organized approaches to gain control over mass populations have failed, and people are quite aware of it. And they are rebelling; whether it’s the Brexit movement in England, the MAGA movement in America, or the support of Balsonaro in Brazil, people are noticing that they don’t like or trust the institutions that have risen in the 20th century under the banners of progressivism and are rethinking just about everything in their lives. And to Graham Hancock’s point, the archaeological community who despises him as a journalist tells this story much clearer than just about any field on earth because what we are digging out of the ground and learning about people who came before us is pointing in one direction, toward a distant past, toward the Plato stories of Atlantis being true and that our society was quite advanced here on earth many tens of thousands of years ago, and that we today have a kind of collective amnesia about the origins of the human race. Instead, we are supposed to accept blindly what institutionalism has told us about history and be happy that they told us anything. It’s the same nonsense where doctors told us not to take Ivermectin to fight off Covid-19, even though by taking it, we could have significantly prevented the effects of the bioweapon created by world governments to gain control over mass populations.
When I hear Graham Hancock talk about archaeologists, I cringe a bit because we wouldn’t know anything without all the hard work they do. Hancock is a journalist who happens to be interested in archaeological reporting. And as a reporter, he has been able to accumulate a tremendous amount of information and put it all together into a massive story that combines mythology with actual reported finds. And his work is simply amazing. That archaeologists would find Graham’s work disturbing isn’t surprising. They probably didn’t get into the business of digging in the ground for years on end just to find a few little bits of pottery, only to have Graham Hancock call them advocates of conspiracy. I talk to a few archaeologists who are doing good work in the world, and there are some, like Francis Pryor, who does great work for the Heritage group in England, whom I admire quite a lot. I think natural tension is good for science, so just because they don’t like Graham Hancock doesn’t mean that everything Hancock is doing is a massive conspiracy theory. I would call it the accumulation of information that has been gathered by hundreds of thousands of labor hours digging through the dirt and decentralizing the information away from institutional controls to be judged by free market value in the form of bookselling. And our culture is far better off because of it. And all those books sold have now made it possible for Graham Hancock to have the clout to be featured on a Netflix series, making his work much more acceptable to a general audience. It doesn’t hurt archaeology in the least; it probably helps it greatly. This kind of coverage is what gets projects funded, so the archaeology community would do well to get on the train and enjoy the ride.
But the controversy points to a much more sinister problem, and that is one that I think Graham gets frustrated with too much because he assumes that there will be fair treatment to a superior intellectual debate. And ultimately, if Graham Hancock and I were to have a long chat, he and I would disagree on the value of indigenous people, the course trajectory of modern civilization, and any arrogance that might be holding us back from the knowledge of the past. I would argue that the best mechanism for understanding many of our modern problems is the Vico Cycle and that just because we know that ancient civilizations may have lived longer than we previously thought and that they may have had aspects to their culture that was far superior to what we have today, such as in the building techniques of massive megalithic rocks, we must also understand that those cultures lived and died long before we came along. And because they died away or were shoved into our subconscious only to be revealed in mythology shows how vulnerable cultures are to perpetually being erased away by institutional governments and their self-grabs for power. My position is that modern populism is divorcing this trend from the human race. The fact that we can have a Netflix series that we can watch over the Holidays with our families without getting permission from some ridiculous king shows an aspect to modern culture that is far superior to anything that ever happened in the past. We are headed in the right direction. We have a chance to be better as a human race than we ever were tens of thousands of years ago in the days of Atlantis, during the last Ice Age, or even millions of years ago as humanity tried and tried again to rise only to fall by the Vico Cycle over and over. I would say that because of people like Graham Hancock, who can take lots of tedious reporting from the various sciences, thousands of hours of study, and present it into a story people can understand is part of that miracle. And it’s wonderful to have that kind of information presented on Netflix into what I agree is the most dangerous series on television. That it is dangerous is what makes it so good!