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The Left Continues to Revise America’s History
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Posted on 11/27/2012 7:07:00 PM PST by chessplayer

One of the many unfortunate effects of Barack Obama’s re-election is that it will empower the radical left to continue revising America’s history. The fastest way to undermine a country is to undermine its history, and the best place to begin is in the nation’s classrooms where pliable young minds are easily influenced. This is precisely what the left has been doing for decades, and with evident success. The left has made great strides in undermining the family, taking over the public square, and dominating education at all levels. But some of its most effective work has been in revising America’s history. Russian philosopher Alexander Solzhenitzyn said: “To destroy a people you must first sever their roots.” Patrick Buchanan said: “To create a ‘new people,’ the agents of our cultural revolution must first create a new history; and that project is well advanced.”

In 1992 that bastion of liberal thought, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), received a two-million-dollar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education to develop new standards for history books for grades five through twelve. UCLA completed this assignment in 1997. Since that time, its standards have had the intended effect. UCLA’s standards for history books for public school children have resulted in the following:

No mention in history books of such American luminaries as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, or the Wright Brothers. It is the lives of exceptional Americans such as these, among many other factors, that validate the concept of American exceptionalism. Consequently, to undermine the concept, liberals must remove any reference to exceptional acts and exceptional people in American history.

The Constitutional Convention is not even mentioned.

George Washington’s presidency is not mentioned nor is his famous farewell address.

The Soviet Union is commended for its great strides in space exploration, but America’s moon landing is not mentioned.


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1 posted on 11/27/2012 7:07:07 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

One person who does this is Paul Begala who is sometimes on CNN. I have been trying to find information on Mr. Begala and how much money he was paid while a “consultant” with Freddie Mac. Do we have to file a FOIA to find out what this hypocrit was paid?


2 posted on 11/27/2012 7:11:31 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: chessplayer
Conservatives need to start funding movies, documentaries, and other kinds of media programming on mainstream channels.

The left succeeds by pretending history doesn't exist, that can be countered but at a pretty high cost.

3 posted on 11/27/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

George Orwell


4 posted on 11/27/2012 7:24:08 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: chessplayer

Yet, I’m sure that there are whole chapters on such luminaries as; Booker T. Washington; Rosa Parks; MLK; Rev. Sharpton; Jesse Jackson; Rev. Wright: and an entire book on our Lord and Savior, Zer0 Hussein Davis.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 7:31:14 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: chessplayer

I’ve been watching the History Channel recount the History of Mankind in their current series - it is unabashedly biased.

Innocent Muslims are leading an idyllic mutli-cultural/religious society when evil Christian Crusaders, driven by bloodlust set upon them to commit slaughter. Soldiers are shown hacking down cowering unarmed civilians - only one Muslim goes so far as to raise a shield.

Henry “Skip” Gates of beer summit fame comes on to comment on what a destructive influence religion has always been,

Sickeningly biased, anti-Christian, anti-Western propaganda.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 7:34:59 PM PST by BeauBo
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To: skeeter

What makes you think mainstream channels would air them?


7 posted on 11/27/2012 7:37:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgMEPk6fvpg


8 posted on 11/27/2012 7:42:57 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: skeeter
,i>Conservatives need to start funding movies, documentaries, and other kinds of media programming on mainstream channels.

Teradittos!

I'm sure great screenplays can be created from Whittaker Chambers' autobiography Witness and Arthur Koestler's anti-Stalinist novel Darkness at Noon. Why not find a Hollywood studio that would make movies of them? And why not turn M. Stanton Evans' Blacklisted by History, the story of Senator Joe McCarthy, or Ronald Radosh's The Rosenberg File into a documentary?

9 posted on 11/27/2012 7:52:24 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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http://www.nchs.ucla.edu/Standards/us-history-content-standards/us-era-3#section-0

What? The Constitutional Convention is explicitly mentioned in the UCLA standards.

“Students can appreciate how agendas for redefining American society in the postwar era differed by exploring how the Constitution was created and how it was ratified after a dramatic ideological debate in virtually every locale in 1787-88. The Constitution of 1787 and the Bill of Rights should be broached as the culmination of the most creative era of constitutionalism in American history. In addition, students should ponder why the Constitutional Convention sidetracked the movement to abolish slavery that had taken rise in the revolutionary era. Nor should they think that ratification of the Constitution ended debate on governmental power or how to create “a more perfect union.” Economic, regional, social, ideological, religious, and political tensions would spawn continuing debates over the meaning of the Constitution for generations.”


10 posted on 11/27/2012 7:56:22 PM PST by ksen
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To: skeeter

“The Soviet Union is commended for its great strides in space exploration, but America’s moon landing is not mentioned.”


Pravda USA almost ignored Neil Armstrong’s passing away completely. No specials on tv that I’m aware of that commemorated his accomplishments. Not even on the Science or NatGeo channels. But they did have gator wrasslin and hillbilly hand fishing programming!


11 posted on 11/27/2012 8:10:32 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
All traces of WHITE America must be erased.

All traces of WHITE America must be erased.

All traces of WHITE America must be erased.

All traces of WHITE America must be erased.

12 posted on 11/27/2012 8:16:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: GeronL
What makes you think mainstream channels would air them?

You have to have the whole package. major channels, movie production studios,directors, equipment, screen writers, actors, everything.
Fortunately there are many available cheap as they are going out of business.
Rupert Murdoch can't be the only wealthy man that sees the financial opportunities in promoting conservative ideals.

13 posted on 11/27/2012 8:28:16 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: skeeter

I think it is entirely possible to retake at least a part of academia for conservatives. With the current economic system many colleges and universities are relying on adjunct or part time faculty more and more. If Freepers with advanced degrees, (Masters or Doctorate), who have some time available, obtain positions at colleges think of the impact we can have. Sure adjunct faculty are generally limited to a few courses per semester but we begin to make a difference one classroom at a time. I have been teaching humanities and history at my local CC.

It is very gratifying each semester to hear from students how I’ve opened their eyes and got them to think critically. And that is really all it is, thinking critically. I don’t preach to them or advance my agenda. I often end up playing the left’s position in the role of Devil’s Advocate. I just make sure that I present both sides of any issue we are discussing and then let the students decide....it is amazing how many of them are really conservative and didn’t even realize it.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 8:41:56 PM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: Fiji Hill

I’ve been working on an opera based on ‘Darkness At Noon’ for a few years.......

Great book


15 posted on 11/27/2012 8:45:31 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: oldbrowser

Murdoch is no conservative


16 posted on 11/27/2012 8:56:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer
Remember when the Democrat morons in charge of the New York Fire Department unveiled their version of Thomas Franklin's famous photograph of the three white firefighters hoisting the flag at Ground Zero? The head honchos thought it would be politically correct to change the three white firefighters to a black, a Latino, and a white. The scumbag lefties have been rewriting history all along.

One replica of the photo even generated controversy. In December 2001, the New York Fire Department unveiled a study of a memorial statue based on the picture, but with the firefighers as black, Latino and white. The three original men are all Caucasian.

Many of the complaints about the statue came from New York firefighters themselves. They criticized their department for being politically correct and "rewriting history," as the father of fireman Thomas Casoria, a WTC victim, said.

Someday, all the white men in the photos below will be changed to resemble transexual versions of Tiger Woods if the scumbag Democrats get their way.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 9:00:20 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GeronL
Murdoch is no conservative

He is smart enough to know that there is a large part of the population that is conservative and they are not being served by the news media or the entertainment media.

18 posted on 11/27/2012 9:41:36 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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19 posted on 11/27/2012 9:46:53 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: chessplayer

Moo held told us we would have to re-write history. Anyone think she was joking?


20 posted on 11/27/2012 10:51:49 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Crapgame

LOL! That is exactly what I am doing. I decided Going Galt passively wasn’t enough so I invented “active Galt”. I am an adjunct paid peanuts. Happy in the knowledge that I am keeping some libtard Rat from making good money teaching. Fie on ‘em!


21 posted on 11/27/2012 10:56:13 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: chessplayer
President Lincoln: Freed the slaves.
Comrade obama: Slaved the free.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 11:54:15 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Noob1999
Yet, I’m sure that there are whole chapters on such luminaries as; Booker T. Washington; Rosa Parks; MLK; Rev. Sharpton; Jesse Jackson; Rev. Wright: and an entire book on our Lord and Savior, Zer0 Hussein Davis.

They probably don't mention Booker T. - he wasn't radical enough.

23 posted on 11/28/2012 3:28:13 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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