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1 team_fukit  May 15, 2015 3:04:56pm

It’s sad.

I teach history courses at the college level in a large Northeastern city, and the kids come in basically knowing nothing about the American Civil Rights movement or its people. And they simply refuse to get social historical methods, cultural history is lost on them, and for God’s sake don’t bring up Islam in the class unless you wanna hear all about how “they” do violent things because “the Qur’an tells them to.”

Indoctrination my ass! This whole idea that high school kids get leftist history is total garbage, and even in college they’ll take an economist’s word for most anything about history before anyone else’s.

The whole thing just boils down to conservative Christian fearing that a wider education might undo their cultural work of encouraging people not to think for themselves and escape the asylum. Gotta keep grifting that 10%.

And it’s troubling to me that in states like OK and GA they are basically enlisting the government to assist them with writing fake history.

2 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2015 6:14:01am

The ultra-right see the latest AP American History framework as a commie, one-worlder plot that ignores “American exceptionalism.” They see the IB program as a UN conspiracy to take over the USA. From my vantage point in China, I see these people trying to do the same thing that every totalitarian government has done since history began — rewrite history to favor the regime’s message and preserve the regime at all costs.

Chinese kids know nothing about the Tian’anmen massacre of 1989, the famine that resulted from Mao’s agricultural policy, the Cultural Revolution, or the dissidents “disappearing” when they get too troublesome to the Party. Those who can read English and get access to outside sources of history know more, but they are pitiful few.

The Xianists want the same for the USA — cultural amnesia.

3 CriticalDragon1177  May 16, 2015 6:06:55pm

re: #2 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The right more than anything is guilty of projection here, and its especially ironic that they’re the ones who the founding fathers would disapprove of, and they claim to always be the ones who are emulating them. As bad as the founding fathers may have been when it came to things like race, they were secularists, and they wouldn’t like the religious right’s attempts to force its version of Christianity onto everyone else.


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