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The Left’s Real-Time Attempt to Rewrite US History

Marxist-Progressives do this in a sort of perpetual motion. They never stop. They are constantly re-writing the narrative; constantly re-writing history to support their narratives and redefining words to facilitate the constructs of those narratives. To them, truth is relative to the current lens and has no context. This is what happens when ideologues are tacitly allowed to manipulate the established facts of history.

One such effort to manipulate US history comes in the 1619 Project from The New York Times. This effort provides further and undeniable proof that The Times has succeeded in its transformation from journalistic enterprise into a Marxist-Progressive propaganda machine. The criminal thing in it all is this. The New York Times still fraudulently sells its product as a newspaper.

The 1619 Project, in a nutshell, proposes that the United States did not begin in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, but in 1619 with the African slave trade arriving in Virginia. It further looks to re-write US history to read that the Revolutionary War was not fought to establish independence from an oppressive British Empire, but to protect the institution of slavery.

While true historians from across the nation immediately took issue with this fraudulent recounting of American history, The New York Times stood steadfastly behind the project’s creator, Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Black-centric activist who has made outlandish claims in addition to her opportunistic bastardization of the founding of our country:

  • She quote-tweeted a thread stating the noticeable uptick in firework shows in Brooklyn and Queens were part of “a coordinated attack on Black and Brown communities by government forces.”
  • In a letter to the editor in response to an article published by Notre Dame’s The Observer she calls the “white race” the “biggest murderer, rapist, pillager, and thief of the modern world.”
  • And in the midst of the racially charged violence and destruction falsely facilitated by law enforcement’s dispatching of George Floyd, Hannah-Jones insisted that, “Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence.”

In the aforementioned letter to the editor, Hannah-Jones states:

“Europeans have colonized and destroyed the indigenous populations of every continent of this planet. They have committed genocide against cultures that have never offended them in their greed and insatiable desire to control and dominate every non-white culture…[and are] no different then [sic] Hitler. The crimes they committed were unnecessarily cruel and can only be described as acts of the devil…

“It was not enough for whites to come to the Americas and learn, they looked upon the native people as inferior and a people to be annihilated. Their lasting monument was the destruction and enslavement of two races of people…

“Even today, the descendants of these savage people pump drugs and guns into the Balck [sic] community, pack Black people into the squalor of segregated urban ghettos, and continue to be bloodsuckers in our communities.”

She ends her racist screed by declaring that the “descendants” of “these barbaric devils” “need to constantly prove their superiority.”

I’ll refrain from commenting on the fact that for a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and Notre Dame and UNC Chapel Hill graduate her spelling and grammar are atrocious.

Any rational mind can see that at her core, Hannah-Jones is a racist. She sees everything through the lens of race, rejecting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s true statement of equality that we should judge people on the content of their character not the color of their skin.

So, while we have deduced that Hannah-Jones is the worst kind of racist – one who profiteers by crafting false narratives that fan the flames of division and cause societal unrest, the truly dangerous aspect of this story is that Hannah-Jones and The New York Times have shopped this fraudulent history to the education system.

California’s Department of Education has created a draft model that includes some of the 1619 Project in its history classes and Washington, DC, and Chicago have done the same in their curriculums. Our school children are being taught the ideological propaganda of racism, crafted by a racist, to perpetuate the falsehood that the United States suffers from a life-long history of systemic racism.

On September 4, 2020, the Trump Administration issued a directive to cease any type of race theory training (read: racial diversity training) at any federal agency, calling the sessions “divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions.”

On September 6, 2020, the President himself warned that any school system using any part of the 1619 Project, or incorporating any of its themes into its curriculum, could face denial of federal funding. He issued a directive to the US Department of Education to investigate every instance of its use and/or incorporation.

In the beginning, when he was a candidate for the presidency, I had my issues with Donald Trump. I believed that there were others on the GOP debate stage that were more qualified for the job. But in this moment in time, those beliefs have been proven wrong, and demonstrably so. This outsider has done more to better the condition for the common man; for the average citizen than any president since Abraham Lincoln, doing so while marginalizing the unearned status of the ideological and political elite.

In Donald Trump’s singular actions to protect the integrity of American history in our schools and divest the federal government from ideological indoctrination, he has earned the right to steward the nation for four more years. And make no mistake, Nikole Hannah-Jones and her Black supremacist “BLACKTIFA” brethren won’t take that sitting down.

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  1. being in a position of reaching so many people aren’t there any laws she’s broken, she’s causing weak minded people to riot not protest.

  2. @ Robert D There are those who blame white people for the invent of slavery. These people are the functionally illiterate automatons the LIEberal inculcation camps that masquerade as the public school system produce. They have been “dumbed down” on purpose for CONTROL purposes turning what little brain they started with to MUSH!!

    These perfect little automatons are incapable of thinking and functioning on their own and are ready willing and able to perpetuate the fabrications of the left, anything their handlers feed and tell them to do!!!

    Now the American LIEberal Communist Socialist Fascist Globalist Party (ALCSFGP) cannot allow for the American people to know the truth because the truth is the enemy of the state. Slaves have existed since man first appeared on earth. Wars have existed since man first appeared on earth Slaves existed since the first warring faction conquered their opponents. The Native American Indians made slaves of tribes that had conquered ling before 1619

    No one seems to want to mention the Egyptians Romans and Greeks that held many ethnicities as slaves. No one DARES mention the African slave merchants who captured their own kind and sold them into slavery. Should one CHALLENGE the edict of the ALCSFGP one can expect a myriad of assaults either by pejorative labels or actual physical assault!! Sorry I REFUSE to buy into all this LIEberal HYPOCRITICAL BULLSHIT!!

  3. Force Recon Marine is dead right!

    Native Africans were captured by their neighbors and sold to Slave Traders. Tens of Millions of them over several centuries even right up to WWII. (Britain ended slavery in the Isle around 1770 but not in her colonies.) Of that vast number it is estimated only about 3% came to this Country. The rest went primarily to South America and the Caribbean and other parts of the world. Think about the very low odds of that fact.

    Booker T. Washington an emancipated slave observed that fact after the Civil war that the 10 million blacks in the country (at the point of his statement) were far better off than any equal number of blacks in ANY other part of the Globe.

    Those of the black community who BLESS this nation with their Americanist and God serving principles are indeed precious to us all – no matter what race we may be. Those who are seduced by the lies that they are oppressed seem to STILL have the same notion of the slaves who, after having been emancipated, suddenly had to take care of themselves!! Except that today’s communist blacks continue to expect to still be taken care of all the while they are free! ALL True Americanist understand this principle; Freedom is equal parts Personal Liberty and Personal Responsibility. “… to whom you submit yourselves his slave you are” – Romans 6:16

    Some say the Constitution was pro – white and racist because it did not confront the slavery issue directly. But the Truth is that it is anti-slavery and sought to end slavery in a wise and peaceful manor as to therefore cause the least discord. It was written by wise CHRISTIAN men who’s intelligence probably out shines just about every American living today.

    The Declaration of Independence most certainly included ALL human beings as stated by one of its signers, Stephen Hopkins; ” The African, and blacks, in servitude among us, were really included in these assertions as ourselves; and their right, unalienable right to liberty, and to procure and possess property, is as much asserted as ours, if they be men.” (And before God – they ARE men!!)

    You cannot tell a LIE without the Truth to tell it about. The hyphenated, ARROGANT Hannah-Jones is telling lies about the Truth as stated here. THAT MAKE HER A LIAR and all LIARS shall parish!


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