Trump’s Attack on History: The 1776 Project, Racism, Nationalism, and Fraudulent Patriotism to Conform History to his Twisted Ideology

Today, in yet another extreme abuse of the power of his office, Trump signed an ‘executive order’ to demand that public schools teach revisionist history, that they exclude the darker past of this nation. I tried to write about this, but was too furious to put coherent words on paper. Fortunately, Padre Steve was more successful than I, so I share his work with you. Please do read this … it is another step … a huge one … in the destruction of the United States. Thank you, Padre!

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Today President Trump launched a major attack on the history of the United States by announcing what he called The 1776  Project, a direct attack on the 1619 Project which aims to tell the story of how the English Colonists introduced what became the institution of slavery and entrenched racism in the United States. I know the subject well, my book which will be published sometime in the next year “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory!” Racism, Religion, Ideology and Politics in the Civil War Era and why they Continue to Matter” deals extensive with this history, and I can say based on his actions and utterances that the President is using this to further divide the country on racial lines and to open American history as his next front of his culture war.

Trump said he would create a national commission to promote a…

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4 thoughts on “Trump’s Attack on History: The 1776 Project, Racism, Nationalism, and Fraudulent Patriotism to Conform History to his Twisted Ideology

  1. In that case, the strategy of over-funding private schools may backfire, since they are not public, and can thus teach accurate history (thinking Montessori, etc). For the rest of us, putting history and other educational information out on the free access places, like the internet, Public Libraries, and mentoring is paramount.

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    • I don’t look for this to go very far, for the president really has no say in public school curriculum. I think it is largely a ploy to rally his base. However yes, if it were to become reality, if revisionist history is to be taught in the public schools, then we must make the rest of the story known in whatever venue we can find. I no longer have school-age children, but if I did, I would seriously be thinking about homeschooling at this point.

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