Thoughts on the fable posing as history
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • 2 weeks ago • 326 comments
The 1619 Project may be many things, but one thing it is not is history. It's more like a cheap melodrama for the juvenile mind. On one side are the awful white males who are the "opressors" and on the other side is all others characterized as "victims." The purpose of this fiction has nothing to do with teaching or recounting history. The purpose is constructing the future. As with the teaching of Mao, the American left is dedicated to telling this simplistic parable, which in this case is immoral.
The inconvienient truth:
The part of history the left hates the most is the Civil War which took approximately 700,000 lives. Let's pause for a moment to consider the idea of Americans in the northern states, many of whom never saw a slave or a Black man or woman, serving in the Union Army and fighting and dying to end slavery. That fact is never even acknowledged in these conversations we have with our resident lefties. American history is rich with stories of redemption. The Civil War is a great one. The was itself is seldom taught at the university level and is seldom given the solem tribute it deserves.
The 1619 Project has been called out by historians for it's many myths such as:
The American Revolution was fought to uphold slavery.
All White Americans benefited equally from slavery.
Slavery was somehow uniquely an American sin.
African Americans fought racism single handedly.
Systemic racism is what holds Black Americans back.
All of it is untrue and here we are in 2021 fighting against an evil ideology, which we couldn't even contemplate existing in this country 60 years ago.
The true objective:
It was never just about removing Confederate statues or teaching children about slavery. We can now see what the real goals were. It was about wiping the entire slate clean. The Founders must go. American traditions must go. Religion must go. Law & order must go. The Constitution must go. The nuclear family is also in the crosshairs. Most importantly, American history must go, to be replaced with a morality tale in which only radical leftists are the heros.
Damage already done:
Despite the 1619 project’s myriad of erroneous claims, they have been widely accepted. To the young, who may not know much but are eager to learn and are spoon fed all this propaganda there can only be one result. Another generation of bitter activist, who only know US history via a boring Marxist morality tale. Do we need any more? The left is in complete control of the federal government, the msm and many of our institutions. A systematic cultural revolution is underway.
Mao gave them a blueprint. The question is are we strong enough to stop them?