The U.S. has a uniquely diverse history, parts of which are often glossed over, ignored, or revised in its teaching. That needs to stop … we need to learn the history of the nation — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it. Yet, there are those who would simply erase parts of the history of this nation. Blogging buddy Brosephus has once again knocked the ball out of the park with his take on this topic … thank you, Brosephus!
American history has been a hot topic as of lately, primarily because of Republicans striking out against what they’re calling “wokeism”, revisionism, or whatever the code word is for the day. There’s been a lot of crap being spewed from the Tennessee Republican claiming the Three-fifths Compromise was passed to end slavery to Tim Scott claiming America isn’t a racist country.
Individually, the statements that have been made are outrageously stupid and wrong. Collectively, these statements all feed into the cult-like behavior Republicans now exhibit where up is down, the sky is green, and grass is blue. This is dangerous because this creates a society ignorant of its own history of accomplishments and mistakes. You can’t know who you are if you don’t what you have and haven’t done.
So, first up is Rick Santorum and his statement on Native Americans. The easiest and quickest way to disprove his statement…
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Anyone who denies America is racist is in all likelihood a racist who thinks giving the cleaner or the cook a Christmas bonus means talking to them in a superior manner the rest of the year acceptable. Why not just accept the dates slavery started and how the slaves were treated, after all it doesn’t happen now…….does it? Most Countries have a history they’re not proud of but they made the effort to change things over the years but you can’t be proud of progress if you deny you had anything to change and improve.
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That’s rather how I look at it, too. If someone can say that this nation is not racist, then in my mind they are wearing blinders because they don’t WANT to see what is happening every day in cities across the nation. Sigh. Yes, most nations, just like most people, have some things in their past that they are not proud of, but you don’t just sweep them under the rug. You own up to them and learn to be better. Sigh.
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Hello Jill, what you just said is the true definition of patriotism. It is understanding both the good and bad of your country and working to make it better, not mindlessly claiming it is #1 in all things when it clearly is not. I really hate it when people use the phrase ” USA love it or leave it”. If you really love it you work to fix it.
OT. JerkPress suspended and destroyed my Toy Box, and no they never told me what sin I did to cause them to delete 14 years of work. I plan to make a new blog soon as soon as I weight all my options. I will let you know. Hugs