August 25, 2012

Liberals and History

First, I want to make a brief observation regarding President Obama’s utter contempt for the hard earned tax money taken from hard working Americans.

He (The Communistander-in-Chief) has so far, as President, taken something like 38 fund raising trips here to New York. This is to raise money for HIS PERSONAL CAMPAIGN, yet is he, or is his campaign warchest, financing these trips?

“Of course not!” You exclaim, “Don’t be silly!”

We, the taxpaying American people, are paying for these trips, and we’re not simply financing a Greyhound bus ticket and a couple of nights at Motel 6, maybe a small per diem for lunch.

Oh, no.

We’re paying for a lot of aviation fuel, accommodations for His Majesty’s inevitable large entourage at the Waldorf Astoria, where they do a heck of a lot more than just leave the light on for ya’, travel, accommodations and deployment of O’s Secret Service detail and Lord only knows what other federally (taxpayer) funded expenses. Oh, yeah, and then there’s the cost to New Yorkers for all the police overtime and related costs.

All that so the president, who vowed “change” when he ran for office (we’ve gotten “change” alright), can panhandle here for further spare change.

Alright, having said that, on to the post at hand, which is courtesy of a great column by David L. Goetsch at Patriot Update.

One of the principal strategies of the left for the past 40 years has been the dumbing down of America’s public schools. Dumbing down public education at all levels is how the left is transforming Americans into a flock of naïve, ill-informed, easily-led sheep. A major component of the dumbing down process is historical revisionism. Historical revisionism is the concept liberals use to revise America’s past to suit their agenda in the present.

One of the most prolific practitioners of historical revisionism is President Obama. When it suits his purposes to do so, the president will simply make up history that never happened or distort what did happen until it appears to support his agenda. President Obama’s most infamous act of historical revisionism came when he claimed that not only is American not a Christian nation, it is one of the world’s largest Muslim nations. To make such an absurd statement, Barack Obama had to ignore more than 200 years of historical evidence, evidence that is readily available and clearly contradicts him.

Historical revisionists such as President Obama employ one or more of five methods for distorting America’s history to suit their purposes: 1) deconstructionism, 2) post-structuralism, 3) modernism, 4) minimalism, and 5) academic cronyism. Thinking people who respect and admire the truth no matter where it leads need to understand these five methods, recognize when they are being employed, and challenge the liberals who use them to distort the truth. The best way to challenge historical revisionists is to call the world’s attention to their use of these five wrong-headed, deceitful, and intellectually lazy methods.

Read the rest here.

This, as they say, hits the proverbial nail right on the head.

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4 Responses to “Liberals and History”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    Exactly the same thing has been going on in Britain for over 60 years now. Anything inconvenient is simply airbrushed out of our history, or distorted so that it can be presented as being “against human rights” or ‘against the working classes” or even better, promoted the slave trade.

    They conveniently forget - and don’t teach - that the reason Britain maintained a huge navy and acquired a vast empire was that it was necessary to suppress the slave trade inside Africa and the traders in Arabia … We hear a great deal about the “millions” Britain is supposed to have enslaved, but nothing at all about the slaves still held in the 1930s by various Arab rulers across the Middle East and by some still in places like the Sudan and parts of the Arab states.

    It is all a part of the Liberal/Secularist drive to destroy the “Judeo-Christian Cultures” and replace them with a socialist Utopia with themselves as its “natural” leaders. Worse, we have allowed it to happen …

  2. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    We really have allowed it to happen, haven’t we?

    When you look at how powerful the far left hijackers of our Democratic Party (your Labour party, I think) have taken them and how they have, in turn, installed political correctness as the order of the day, rewritten even modern history and degraded the education system, you have to wonder how the public could have been so gullible as to let this come to pass.

    If there were a scoreboard, it might read kommies 5, patriots 1.

    And yet we continue to let them push the envelope without pushing back sufficiently to curtail them.

    We are already paying for this, and it will undoubtedly only get worse as time goes on.

  3. The Gray Monk Says:

    I’m not sure it is reversible now. It seems to be a slippery slope toward the Fabian Dream of World Socialism.

  4. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    I have the feeling you’re right. What once was called questionable seems now to be considered “the norm”.

    This is the response of the rank and file citizen to unending repetition of propaganda, through every kind of media, from the leftists in government, in the news industry, in television and films, etc.