Skip to comments.(Liberal Democrat Historian) Doris Kearns Godwin Ruins Gettysburg's 150th Commemoration
Posted on 07/02/2013 12:52:28 PM PDT by drewh
Godwin turned her speech into a rant about gay marriage and women's rights:
Kearns Goodwin commented on last week's Supreme Court decisions that she called "stunning."
"On the one hand, a critical section of that same 1965 Voting Rights Act which had stood for fifty years was struck down," Kearns Goodwin said. "On the other hand, the struggle to end discrimination against gays and lesbians took a giant step forward."
She compared the gay rights movement to the women's rights and civil rights movements, and then gushed about how privileged she was that she had a "curious love of history" that allowed her to look back and tell stories--if they were her own--about the past.
The closest she came to discussing the Battle of Gettysburg at length was when she mentioned "Stonewall."
But instead of talking about how different Gettysburg could have been had the great Southern General Stonewall Jackson lived to aid Robert E. Lee, Kearns Goodwin instead spoke about the Stonewall gay riots that united the gay community, which she used to discuss how women's rights and civil rights and gay rights were all "human rights" while quoting Robert F. Kennedy's "ripples of hope" speech.
She even compared "Stonewall" to "Selma," linking the gay rights movement and the black civil rights movement.
One would think an historian would jump at the chance to talk about themes relating to the battle and Lincoln's famous speech.
But Kearns Godwin is obviously held in thrall to an ideological view of history - a deterministic notion that bears little ressemblance to reality.
It's a shame, really. There is only one opportunity to get the 150th commemoration right. And Doris Kearns Godwin blew it.
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I have a pretty agile mind but I have no idea how you can logically go from the Battle of Gettysburg to a pro-sodomy rant. That is one messed up woman.
Hags like this lady will stoop to any level to get attention, photo evidence.
She is not really an accomplished historian. Her husband, Richard N. Goodwin wrote all of her books.
I’m sure Picket, Longstreet, Lee, Early, Mead, Warren, Sickles,Custer, Howard, Harlow, Armistead et.al have turned themselves face down in their graves. I would have like to been in that other dimension where they all are and listen to their comments as she spoke.
Gay activists have tried to “piggyback” on the Holocaust as well. They claim a significant number of them were sent to the gas chambers. Never mind that the nazis were teeming with fudge packers and skin flute players.
Of course Liberal Dems these days love to step all over the “Bill of CIVIL Rights” that is the first 10 amendments of the constitution!!!
Ain’t got a right to free speech or religion if you are a christian, Ain’t got a right to arms, something about quartering troops, Got no knock warrants and the NSA, Due process and eminent domain are gone, Speedy trials are now media show trials, federal juries are unreliable boot lickers, Cruel and unusual punishment for citizens compared to aliens of the same offense, the 9th is ignored by the 9th circus courts, and the 10th has turned from being a protector of liberty to the justifacion of “wickard” people who have not had their “fill-born” of federal power.....
We need a new Civil Rights movement, one to restore the bill of CIVIL rights!
Creating a Godless society where God's ordained institutions are destroyed is the opposite of recognizing natural rights.
Rights about this, rights about that? What this world needs is a ‘wrongs movement’.
Time to admit our wrongs before a Righteous God and humble ourselves for a truly blessed existence in return.
Having a devil’s pride insisting on human demands is a recipe for destruction.
Godwin didn't respect the audience, didn't respect the occasion, and didn't respect the historical reason for the occasion.
The best thing we can do is return the favor and not respect her, her opinions, or the preening class of self-styled superior people she belongs to (e.g.,liberal Democrats).
She had an opportunity to say something worth of remembrance. Instead, she said something we cannot forget quickly enough.
how you can logically go from the Battle of Gettysburg to a pro-sodomy rant
Non sequiturs like this rant are a daily occurrence on college campuses. The left love to spew their venom at every opportunity.
She has made a hell of a living revising history to present a liberal point of view.
She should have started the speech with a historical quiz for the audience.....What do Doris Kerns Goodwin, Mike Barnicle, and VP Joseph Biden have in common?????
Is that right?
Just do a search for “doris kearns goodwin plagiarism”
In retrospect she and fellow libs would have revised the battle to having the men of the north and south sodomize each other on the battlefield as one big Union army. Anyone who rebelled against it would be a bigot and shot onsite.
We shall overcum.
A plagiarist with a tiny mind. Really, who could or would work with LBJ and come up with the shiite she did about that. A true mental midget.
The thing to ask is— who booked her? When they could have had any number of nationally admired war historians. The why is good Lord, she worked on Spielbergs “Lincoln”. Honest to God. That would be the “Lincoln” that repeated the gayboy agenda saying HE was gay. Really, Southerners don’t like Lincoln but would never believe that. Or the moral equivalence of idiots like Goodwin. Wrote her direct on how utterly idiotic it was to expound on shiite that had nothing to do with the purpose of the Park or the cemetery, which WAS dedicated by Lincoln in a very solemn address (and did not include homo agenda items). Deo Vindice.
She’s still alive?
she’s been an idiot for a long time....the accolades she gets for her ‘research’ and writing are so far over the top. She has openly admitted plagiarizing. Moreover reading her books has left me unimpressed. She draws illogical conclusions and has a thought process that is typical of the feminist. I find her works dull and uninformative
Yep, the activists fail to understand that good Christian heterosexuals (which was NOT their unique identifier) were sent to the camps.... for helping Jews, homos, and other undesirables. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the like. Died for their beliefs.
All the categories served the nazi Statists- to be eliminated for their own needs. All the while they themselves were pervs of the first order with some kind of pagan cult of physicality. The categories included Gypsies who traveled the land and could tell people what was happening from village to village. Or the “defectives” the doctors killed. All very efficient.
No surprise here...DKG is a Bitch. The fact that she dishonored the brave soldiers of The Union and The Confederacy is unforgivable. I have never cared for her but now I really can’t stand to hear her name.
I wish her nothing but the worst that life will bring her in the future. She has earned it at Gettysburg.
She knew the historical importance of the moment but she chose to suck on the gay/lesbian teats.
Read Lincoln’s address and compare.
She really disrespected the occasion and participants by giving a petty political speech.
Well, weren't a lot of the male "nurses" homosexual Quakers?
Maybe I'm just generalizing and mixing up Walt Whitman and JG Whittier...
Whittier, btw, was from North of Boston. Perhaps that's part of the reason why DKG has "gay" on the brain.
Usually anti-Reagan, pro-[Ted] Kennedy.
Did any attendees complain?
Universities should realize that they don’t have to bring in the dregs just to have a speaker. Better a band concert to fill the time. What an embarrassment. But, then again, these university administrators will excuse hack 5th rate talks under cover of freedom of speech.
Minds have been so polluted by today’s university educations that people are afraid to call it like it is.
Leftists have no "six degrees of separation" when it comes to their religion.
Today's topic is great left handed pitchers.
Liberal Nutjob: "Most famous people in History are gay. Ben Franklin, George Washington, Sir Issac Newton and Albert Einstein were all Gay!
Or maybe it goes back before that. Her Dartmouth commencement address 15 years ago was also all about "me, me, me, and LBJ and Eleanor."
Maybe it started when Ken Burns asked her to ramble on about her childhood and the Brooklyn Dodgers and put her ramblings on TV.
No. Just you.
4 score and 7 queers ago?
It's about FREEEEE-dom, you see .... isn't it obvious? </s>
The link is all the false equations and equivalencies that have been strewn about by the homosexual movement in their power drive.
Just keep in mind that the Harvard University Nazi Club, in 1940, was one of the biggest university organizations in America. That changed with the times, as it were.
Goodwin has become, unfortunately, one of those godawful Inevitable People you just can't escape. PBS is one of the big offenders, bringing her in for gig after gig, even after her embarrassment over a plagiarism charge.
Other people so embarrassed, or exposed, disappear. Not Goodwin.
No thinking person would ever imagine that Goodwin has much to offer in any conversation.
She has the twisted deranged mind of a (gag) liberal/progressive. Probably was half-drunk to have made such vile remarks.
She needs to be blackballed....whenever she pops up on MTP and other interview shows, producers need to be told we will not tune in if she is scheduled to appear.
Tell bookstore managers you will not patronize them if they continue to carry her books.
The Army of Northern Virginia took it up the poop chute at Gettysburg.
There. I connected her rant to Gettysburg.
Goodwin also threatened to personally prevent any of the Kennedy Family from cooperating with Horowitz and Collier on their book.
She is a no value added dimwit and her outrageous behavior at the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg just proves it.
It is all about civil rights in their minds and anything that gets that label of civil rights becomes part of their predestination theology. Their liberal god wants everyone to be granted their civil rights whatever that may be or however that may evolve in the future.
This is just aother way for the liberals to feel that they will always be “on the right side of history”. barf
Didn’t this wrinkled monkey commit plagiarism simultaneously, and at the same time, as she was giving LBJ a BJ?
As a published "historian", that is the proper test. And she fails it. Unreadable propaganda for a liberal agenda, not history at all.