January 17, 2011

Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From History Textbooks

Filed under: News,Quote — Tags: , , , , , — RS Janes @ 6:39 pm


Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From History Textbooks

Posted to NewsOne by Casey Gane-McCalla, Jan. 13, 2011


The Tea Party of Tennessee wants to remove incidents of slavery and genocide from American textbooks for fear they would besmirch the image of the Founding Fathers:

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

As a result, the Tea Party organizations argue, there should be “no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”

“The thing we need to focus on about the Founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at,” Rounds explained of his interpretation of the legacy of the Founding Fathers.

The issue of revising curriculums to teach history in a manner that encourages the glossing over of the uglier factors of the past has popped up in other states over the past year.

NAACP Criticizes Texas Textbooks For Watering Down Slavery And Civil Rights
— AP, May 20, 2010.

43 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, can you believe this is going on?


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    Comment by danieldel55 — January 18, 2011 @ 1:44 am

  2. The whole lie of the Christian European bring freedom to America is as silly as the lie about the Jews toasting themselves with the blood of Christians.
    I sincerely hope that anyone alive today understands fully that the Native Americans were at the time the only truly free People on earth.
    They only had to do about 2 hours of work everyday to feed,house and clothe a family of Spouse(s),Children and Grandparents compare that with today where Mom and Dad both work for just themselves and the 2.3 Kids.
    Instead of bringing Liberty or Freedoms or Equality the Christians brought Slavery,Intolerance and a whole Duke’s list of Sociopathic behaviors and attitudes upon the true American People and those not born to the chivalrous European feudal caste but who came here as slaves indentured or otherwise.
    Long forgotten too is the plight of the indentured whom having lost an embarrassing civil holy war over what was seen by the defenders as blaspheme as the Bible was perverted to justify the crusades and the threat of Muslim over-breeding.
    It has long been the custom of the Victor to write history both to uplift the morales and virtues of the Conquerors and demonize the Oppressed.
    The trouble here is that the Teabaggers apparently have taken over this Country without firing a single shot(excluding the Army of Gods abortion clinic massacre’s and the late AZ shootings).
    The other explanation would seem to point out that all along the Republican Party worked all this time to push the cream to the top(Teabaggers)who are only now able to show themselves for what They really are.

    Comment by Rain — January 18, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

  3. Hi, Rain, how are you? You’re right about the Native-Americans and certain of their practices were adopted by the Founders, but not enough of them to truly cut the cord with monarchical England.

    I don’t think any war has ever really been about religious beliefs — the Crusades were mounted because the Holy Roman Empire wanted more riches and power. The US Civil War so that the Southern elite could protect its property, including slaves, of course, and fading way of life. In this country, we say it’s about spreading democracy instead of spreading Christianity, or defending our national security, which is really double-talk for protecting the property and enhancing the wealth of the elite, or avoiding embarrassment or prosecution for members of the government itself.

    The Teabaggers are a small minority, but they get a lot of media attention because they’re ‘good optics’ — they wear guns and contort their faces shouting angrily — and because ruthless corporatists like the Koch Brothers use them to promote their own ends. Take away the corpo bucks and the Teabaggers would dissolve like a sugar cube in a steaming cup of Earl Grey.

    Comment by RS Janes — January 18, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

  4. Hi RS,doing well and trying to stay out of politics since it makes Me feel like a cheap date after reading on it.Thanks.
    Actually,I was referencing Jacobitism and Culloden in the civil war reference but now I see the parallel thanks to You.
    Man was I sloppy though,almost late for work
    without proofing myself.
    I meant to point out the duality of the Teabaggers trying to be frame themselves as honorable by ties to the founding fathers and yet hiding that which is most unseemly both in Scotland and the USA namely genocide for the unbelievers or infidels as they are known in the Muslim world.
    And Yes,money especially in the Slave Triangle was most certainly a motivator.
    The Vikings had a word for those of color and it is most uncomplimentary;Skraeling’s
    which as a word needs no definition just like that other word which We as a nation
    are burdened with,the word starts with an “N” and hopefully will pass away as ignorance,fear and bigotry are wiped out.
    Point is,there is only one Race,the Human Race.
    This is what they fear,50 years until white folks are the minority in the US just as Anglo-Saxons make up only 12% of the World population today.

    Comment by Rain — January 19, 2011 @ 1:23 am

  5. Glad you’re doing well and can’t blame you for avoiding politics — we only have so much blood to boil — but I’m a political junkie who even watches C-Span occasionally, and has to write something or do one of these cartoon collages to vent some steam. That said, I do take a day off now and then.

    I heard somewhere — it was probably the Henry Louis Gates series on DNA and race on TV — that over one-third of ‘white’ Americans have black ancestors less than 100 years in their past. The same goes in reverse for blacks in this country, only the margin is more like half. Gates himself found out he had a sizable amount of ‘white’ DNA, which made him rethink some of his deeply-held beliefs about race. You’re right, Rain, and I hope someday we will evolve to the point where we’ll accept that we’re all just part of the human race, regardless of how much melanin is in our skin.

    To go back to my previous post, ethnic or racial differences have been exploited by ‘them-thats-got,’ either to keep people in chains or fear, or to use as a scapegoat for failure and misery. Whichever, it still comes back to somebody making money on the deal. Maybe we’ll also eventually evolve to the point where money is not idolized above humanity, if we can survive the greedy maniacs currently running the circus.

    Comment by RS Janes — January 19, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

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