Rewriting America’s History

A fine piece by Frontpage Mag’s Walter Williams-


“George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets’ effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their history. Deviation from official propaganda was punished by confinement in labor camps and execution.”

Read some of the comments under the article,one in particular by wileyvet rings true-

“Seriously though. This is being done by Communists. America stands in stark contrast to the debased ideology of old Soviet communism. To make the latter more appealing it had to attack the former. Almost everything these modern day Bolsheviks say is old Soviet propaganda used for the entire Soviet era. Part of the strategy was to undermine the people’s confidence in themselves, and their nation by attacking anything and everything, while holding themselves out as creating true democracy and freedom. The western socialist was decades ahead of the Soviets though. Actually one of the first Marxist attacks came before the Bolsheviks, in 1913 with the release of Charles A. Beard’s, “An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution.” Beard at the time had helped to found The New School of Social Research in New York. It was common to exchange teachers with Columbia University. Beard and his wife Mary would later in the 40s recant their early rubbish and turn in some fine historical work. Unfortunately much damage was done in the meantime and the Lefties never got the memo and still use it to attack America’s founders.

Now I find it most curious that these commies who decry slavery in the United States that ended forever with the Civil War in 1865 have no problem subscribing to an idea that brought 180 million people into slavery through a civil war from 1918-21. And would go on to enslave over one billion more over the course of the 20th century. If black slavery was robbing the black man of the fruits of his labour and the biggest injustice ever, then how come they adhere to an ideology that robs everyone of the fruits of their labour but call it social justice. Communism is slavery.

Under the slave system that was actually short lived, 1789-1865 the Negro had opportunities to hire himself out for money, buy his own freedom, buy his family, and or be manumitted by his owner. When the State is your slave master there is no emancipation except through death or turning on your fellow inmates and becoming the tormentor. The Soviet Union existed for almost the same amount of time that black slavery existed within the new nation of The United States of America. One form of slavery ended forever in 1865, while the new slavery of scientific socialism began in 1917. The commie of today is still trying to enslave people. But America is the bad guy. Gotcha.”

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6 Responses to Rewriting America’s History

  1. K2 says:

    The destruction of history is also selective. How many books or movies have shown the wanton hatred and destruction perpetrated by the totalitarian left during the Vietnam war protests? Where’s the stories of the Soviet spies in Washington and communist sympathizers when Stalin was commanding them?

    • KG says:

      Memory Hole, K2.

      • Ronbo says:

        Speaking of “1984” – This book used to be required reading in high school civics courses in the 50s, 60s and 70s, but all copies seem to have disappeared from the high schools in about 1984.

        No doubt thrown down the old Memory Hole, along with Tom Sawyer, Fahrenheit 451 and all the other books the Left hated.

        “he who controls the present controls the past. he who controls the past controls the future”

  2. andy5759 says:

    Off topic, perhaps. There’s an article up at American Thinker entitled Revolution Interrupted. I can’t do links. That article chilled this Brit because there are echoes of the very same thing here. Not to mention echoes from 1930s Germany. It appears that someone has learned history’s lessons.

  3. GW says:

    It is not just the US where this is happening.
    The progressive left doing this on both sides of the pond need to be driven out of the public square and taking off the public teat.