During the 19th & 20th Century, the writings of several highly influential authors were selectively interpreted to validate less-than-ethical behavior of powerful people. The unfortunate result was the generation a horribly twisted series of untrue “myths” (half-truths linked to half-lies, disguised as the truths).
Because most people simply never check the validity of the “authority” but accept the opinion of someone they respect, the myth becomes perpetuated, and further ingrained society’s deepest belief systems, accepted as truth, which, in turn, erroneously guides thousands of decisions and actions every day. It’s important to set the truth straight.
When we dug under the surface, three hoaxes had been foisted on our civilization that were either terribly erroneous or a major distortion of the truth: