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  • The media are lying about the 1776 Report

    01/20/2021 7:33:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 19 Jan, 2021 | Kaylee McGhee White
    President Trump created the 1776 Commission by executive order last year as part of an effort to counter the leftist narrative taking over our public schools. Unsurprisingly, the commission’s first report has been met with nothing but hostility. Spurred in part by the New York Times’s ahistorical 1619 Project, the 1776 Report seeks to correct some of the central claims made by the 1619 Project’s authors and provide an answer to the Left’s overly negative interpretation of American history. Contrary to what the 1619 Project might suggest, the American Revolution was not fought to preserve the institution of slavery, the...
  • 'Creating blind spots': Sculptor says statue removal advocates need reality check

    12/28/2020 8:09:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 December 2020 | STEPHEN DINAN
    Absolutely arrogant. For Timothy P. Schmalz, an Ontario-based sculptor, that’s really the only way to describe the renewed push to tear down statues that commemorate people who are now deemed out of step with modern morals. When a Confederate figure gets toppled in the U.S., or a prime minister who was part of brutal treatment of Indigenous people is destroyed in Canada, it says more than just disagreeing, Mr. Schmalz said. It’s a claim that we would have known better, acted otherwise. And that’s the hubris. “When one destroys or puts a Confederate statue in a museum, out of sight,...
  • BBC Chastised for Describing Jesus as Dark Skinned Palestinian

    12/28/2020 7:06:06 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 12/27/20 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    A false witness will not go unpunished; He who testifies lies will not escape. Proverbs 19:5 he revisionist narrative making the absurd contention that Jesus was a Palestinian, is becoming even more prevalent and is being weaponized against both Israel and christianity. BBC: JESUS AS A PALESTINIAN MAN OF COLOR The United Kingdom branch of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) called out the BBC radio program Heart and Soul broadcast on December 18th titled Black Jesus. “The identity and color of Jesus – and why it matters – has taken on a new significance...
  • ‘1619 Project’ Founder Melts Down After Criticism Of Her Fake, Revisionist American History

    10/16/2020 4:06:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/16/2020 | Tristan Justice
    The lead writer of The New York Times’ anti-American “1619 Project” suffered a meltdown last week when a colleague at her paper offered fair criticism of its revisionist and inaccurate account of history.On Oct. 9, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens published a more than 3,000-word essay outlining the project’s blunders that have led the academics with the National Association of Scholars (NAS) to call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to revoke its award to the project’s chief essayist, Nikole Hannah-Jones.“Journalists are, most often, in the business of writing the first rough draft of history, not trying to have...
  • America’s Catholic Colony

    07/04/2020 11:54:13 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 23 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | 9/1/2009 | MATTHEW BUNSON
    The history of Colonial England in America is one of great irony: The same Protestant groups who fled England in pursuit of toleration and religious liberty brought with them an utter hatred for the Church. They installed laws and customs that excluded Catholics from all aspects of public life for over a century and a half. This reality makes the story of Catholics in the first days of Maryland all the more remarkable. From its founding, Maryland was intended to be a place where Catholics were welcomed and permitted to share in the dream of a new life which brought...
  • The Example of History

    06/27/2020 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    "Here is the truth ... From us there is nothing except ingratitude." Those words come from a sermon from Saint Junipero Serra, founder of the California missions. Statues of Serra are currently being expunged from the state. Watching the scenes around the Golden State and the country, I'm thinking he was a prophet. The ingratitude seems to capture what we're watching, as a stubborn, violent ignorance seems to reign as the likes of Serra, Abraham Lincoln and even Jesus himself are being targeted. Statues, buildings and businesses, of course, are not the most important things. Churches aren't, either, for that...
  • 2020: Biden Snagged in Spygate? (What does Slo Joe know?)

    04/11/2020 11:48:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | 6/02/19 | News Editor
    By Breitbart. Vice President Joe Biden was documented as being present in the Oval Office for a conversation about the controversial Russia probe between President Obama, disgraced ex-FBI chief James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and other senior officials including Obama’s national security advisor Susan Rice. In an action characterized as “odd” last year by then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Rice memorialized the confab in an email to herself describing Obama as starting “the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by...
  • 'Obamagate' backfires: Documents show Biden, Obama acted properly

    05/19/2020 4:11:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/2020 | MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
    Republicans and right-wing media are in a conspiracy theory-spewing meltdown. In the wake of selective, politically motivated “leaks” of sensitive documents, conservative pundits are launching an avalanche of baseless attacks against President Trump’s political opponents. But the reality is brutally obvious: Trump is weaponizing the American government to distract from his catastrophically incompetent pandemic response and the crushing economic fallout. While right-wing media continue to whip their audiences into hysteria over a nefarious Obama-led plot to undermine Trump, the documents — strategically released by Trump’s political lackeys atop the intelligence and law enforcement communities — do absolutely nothing to further...
  • Five Biggest Lies That Are Officially Taught to School Students in China

    05/16/2020 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jocelyn Neo
    Since the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, the world has been skeptical of China’s confirmed cases and deaths figures. In fact, this is not the first time that the totalitarian regime is facing the world’s scrutiny for spreading disinformation on matters related to health emergencies: in 2003 it was the SARS coverup. But how many are aware of the fact that even the school textbooks in China contain distorted information on history, both theirs and the world’s? Here are five of the biggest lies that Chinese students are taught in school....
  • Upcoming 1776 Revival to Feature Entirely Female, Nonbinary, Trans, Genderqueer Company

    04/17/2020 9:47:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Theater Mania ^ | April 16, 2020 | David Gordon
    American Repertory Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page. The entire multiracial company is made up of artists who identify as female, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans.
  • The Real Goals of ‘The 1619 Project’

    03/15/2020 1:32:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 14 Mar, 2020 | Arthur Milikh
    Teaching young people they have no country, that there is neither God nor justice, but only their own anger to right wrongs leads not to civilized self-rule but to fanaticism and self-destruction. From Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King Jr., many Americans have tried to bridge America’s racial divide. America’s newspaper of record believes it has discovered a new way. No longer preaching faith in the Constitution or civic brotherhood, the New York Times hopes that—by creating enough hatred for the nation’s founding, its ideals, and for America’s majority group—justice and harmony will somehow emerge. This, anyway, is the idea...
  • Children In All 50 States Being Taught Revolutionary War Was Fought To Promote Slavery

    02/07/2020 6:12:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 129 replies
    The New York Times’ 1619 Project — a curriculum that makes the fantastical claim that a primary cause of the Revolutionary War was the colonists’ desire to protect slavery — has been adopted in 3,500 classrooms across all 50 states.For this reason, some of the nation’s most renowned historians have called for The Times to correct this and other factual errors.The Pulitzer Center, which is partnering with The Times to promote The 1619 Project, recounted in its 2019 annual report, “Good journalism, innovative educational resources, and deep community engagement are absolutely essential to bridging the divisions that threaten to rip our democracy apart. It...
  • Xi, Mao, and China’s Search for a Usable Past

    02/09/2020 8:17:08 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    China File ^ | Jan 2014 | Paul Gewirtz
    ...Every country is engaged in the construction and reconstruction of a usable past within a continuous history. For China today, that task is distinctively important, multi-faceted, and difficult. China’s history is extremely long and immensely complex. The People’s Republic of China that was established in 1949 self-consciously marked a new beginning, and it defined itself in part in opposition to China’s past... ...Mao himself is now part of China’s history, and reconstructing and interpreting Mao is part of what China’s leaders must do today. (They do not yet seem prepared to re-interpret the Tiananmen events of 1989, but almost surely...
  • The Bismarck Was a Waste

    01/17/2020 10:52:34 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 168 replies
    Real Clear History ^ | January 16, 2020 | Steve Feinstein
    In May 1941, the new German battleship Bismarck was a huge, state-of-the-art warship, equipped with the latest long-range heavy cannon, new stereoscopic range-finders that promised unprecedented accuracy, new ship-based radar, and an intricate system of armor-plating and honey-combed water-tight compartments that rendered her virtually unsinkable. If Bismarck broke out into the vast, indefensible shipping lanes of the North Atlantic, it could wreak catastrophic havoc with the war-sustaining convoys coming across the ocean [from the U.S.] In 1941 England, it was believed that this single weapon might determine the very course of the war in Europe. Where the entire Luftwaffe had...
  • 'The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson': Film Review [Mena Suvari, Nick Stahl, Agnes Bruckner, Taryn Manning, Drew Roy, Gene Freeman; Director: Daniel Farrands]

    01/13/2020 8:22:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | January 10, 2020 | Guy Lodge
    A year after he helmed "The Haunting of Sharon Tate," in which Hilary Duff played the doomed starlet plagued by visions of her death, the director is carving out his own unsavory subgenre of exploitation, stripped entirely of Tarantino-esque artistic notions. Try as actor Mena Suvari might to imbue Brown Simpson with some sense of wistful, melancholic tragedy, Michael Arter's script offers both women little in the way of poetry or empathy. Try she does, though: 20 years on from the teenage promise of "American Beauty," Suvari's sincere attempt to make something hurt and human of a character largely scripted...
  • The ‘1619 Project’ Gets Schooled

    12/18/2019 8:52:36 PM PST · by Borges · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/16/2019 | Elliot Kaufman
    ‘So wrong in so many ways” is how Gordon Wood, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the American Revolution, characterized the New York Times’s “1619 Project.” James McPherson, dean of Civil War historians and another Pulitzer winner, said the Times presented an “unbalanced, one-sided account” that “left most of the history out.” Even more surprising than the criticism from these generally liberal historians was where the interviews appeared: on the World Socialist Web Site, run by the Trotskyist Socialist Equality Party. The “1619 Project” was launched in August with a 100-page spread in the Times’s Sunday magazine. It intends to “reframe...
  • Revealing Ukraine: Amazing Ollie Stone Documentary about Ukraine 2014-2018!

    11/23/2019 1:38:24 PM PST · by CruiseMates · 33 replies
    Amazon Prime Video ^ | 2019 | Igor Lopatonok
    This is a 90-minute documentary of the events in Ukraine from 2014 through to the election of Zelensky. IT IS NARRATED BY OLIVER STONE. I promise an eye-opening expose of almost everything we have read about the Obama WH behind the scenes as reported by John Solomon. (No need for The Hill to verify his reports now) I am frankly amazed this film even exists - since it is not the usual Ollie Stone topic, and it is so defendable of our own POTUS. It contains everything, planning the black ledger, Biden's instructions to Ukraine, framing Manafort, provoking the Russians...

    11/21/2019 5:48:34 AM PST · by DFG · 44 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/20/2019 | John Hinderaker
    The City Council of Charlottesville, Virginia has voted to remove a statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea, their Shoshone interpreter, from a street in the city: The city council voted to direct city staff to create a plan for the removal of the West Main Street statue commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition during a work session Friday. *** At the work session, councilors discussed the statue with Native Americans and some of Sacagawea’s descendants, who traveled to Charlottesville from Idaho. Rose Ann Abrahamson, a descendant of Sacagawea and a Shoshone-Bannock woman, said she has seen nearly every...
  • Grover Cleveland and the Democrats Who Saved Conservatism

    08/28/2019 11:13:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08-28-2019 | Daniel Bring
    Known at the moment for its full-throated acceptance of socialism, it’s worth noting that the Democratic Party once represented the most conservative elements of American politics. The memory of those long-gone Democrats can serve conservatives very well at a moment when it seems like everything is up in the air. From 1861 to 1913, only one Democrat, Grover Cleveland, took office as president of the United States. Best known for his non-consecutive terms (1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897), Cleveland was a staunch conservative and an honest man who punctuated all those years of radical Republican rule. During a...
  • Edmund Burke replies to Samuel Johnson about slavery and slave holders

    08/31/2019 7:13:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    The propaganda that progressives employ is in full bloom, now that they've spent the last 120 years dumbing us down through government controlled grade schools. One of the favored propaganda devices that they use is that of Samuel Johnson, a well known British author at the time. Johnson examined some of what he heard coming from the Continental Congress and among other observations, asked this question: We are told, that the subjection of Americans may tend to the diminution of our own liberties; an event, which none but very perspicacious politicians are able to foresee. If slavery be thus fatally...