Skip to comments.Smithsonian opens new, diverse US history timeline (not all about "white men on horses")
Posted on 04/11/2012 12:26:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" have a new home with a diverse set of artifacts in a new timeline of American history that includes a piece of Plymouth Rock, a slave ship manifest, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone and Kermit the Frog at the Smithsonian Institution.
The National Museum of American History will open the exhibit Thursday featuring iconic objects from pop culture along with items dating to the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620 in Plymouth, Mass. "American Stories" will be a new chronology of U.S. history from the early encounters of Europeans and Native Americans to a Barack Obama campaign button written in Hebrew in the 2008 presidential election.
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Let the revisionism begin.
No, no - the “white men on horses” history will be in the wing of evil racist repression....
Why is this exhibit starting in 1620? This is clearly a misrepresentation of the American experience.
The founders at Jamestowne landed in 1607 (a decade and a half before the Pilgrims) and occupied VA continuously thereafter. They were preceded by the Lost Colony on Roanoke Is. They were preceded by the Spanish in FL, and the Spanish were preceded by Scandinavians in the northeast who may have pushed as far inland as Minnesota!
The USA did NOT start at Plymouth Rock.
It’s because they don’t have a rock that represents the Vikings’ settlement.
They do have a piece of Plymouth rock, though. They obtained it before Plymouth Rock was enclosed inside of a cage.
I visited several of the Smithsonian museums last week.
It appears to be a civil service employment program for overweight African-Americans, although it likely accurately reflects the demographics of the surrounding area.
Is this guy 12 years old? This is the museum director!?
They're trying hard to pretend to adhere to the diversity religion, but even most of their new examples seem to come from the ethnic group that will now forever be referred to as "white hispanics".
if they were serious about diversity, they would include some rocks of crack, the brick used to hit Reginald Denny in the head, a suit from Freddy's Fashion World, and Crystal Mangum's rape kit.
Among the things I remember seeing when I last visited the Smithsonian back in 1986 was Dorothy’s ruby shoes and Archie Bunker’s rocking chair.
They de-god everything. Same as sending our young to college to de-god them.
***Its because they dont have a rock that represents the Vikings settlement.***
Would a rune stone from Heavner Oklahoma do?
The philosophy is that “History is boring, so let’s do ‘pop’ history, and call it ‘history’. It will be ‘info-tainment’!”
Socialist philosophers have known, even before what they believed was called “socialism”, that the biggest obstacle to the ideal future that they wanted is history.
The truism that “Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it”, impressed them as *essential* to what they want to have happen. Because with the knowledge of history, people strive *against* socialism, and towards individuality and civilization.
Which as far as socialists are concerned are both wrong things. They do not want individualism, but collectivism; and not civilization, but perpetual, primitive agrarianism. The end, idealistic goals of socialism.
Socialists quickly realized that it is far too easy to preserve historical knowledge, so they decided that the way to overcome it was to corrupt it. Distort it. Remove the important teachings, parody it and turn fact into fiction.
Bury the truth under a mountain of lies and nonsense.
Importantly, it does not matter if many of the lies are ludicrous, just that they add to the pile, and cast doubts on the truth.
As an almost art form, this effort can now be called “disinformation”, overwhelming the truth with so many distractions, distortions and lies that few people can retain their clarity of what the truth is.
I remember one great example of this, inserted into the standard high school history textbook mandated in classrooms all over the US, and used in almost none of them, because it was so sterile, inoffensive and devoid of useful information as to be useless.
A great, thick tome, of six or seven hundred pages, with one paragraph each for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, yet seven entire pages, lavishly illustrated, to that great personality essential to all studies of American History, Marilyn Monroe.
That works out to about a page for each forgettable movie she was in, in other than bit parts, in her unhappy life.
Tragically, the Smithsonian, an organization that should be devoted to the preservation of history, is instead filled with people who dislike it as objective fact, and want to rewrite it, to trivialize and cheapen it.
The dangerous side to such efforts is that only by knowing history have we in past been able to defeat horrific tyrants and conquerors. Most recently the Soviet Union, something that socialists truly wish we would forget, that it could live again.
Apparently not. It doesn’t fit the story that they want to tell.
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