Posts Tagged ‘Revisionists History’

It’s For The Children…

October 18, 2008
Who does not know that the first law of historical writing is the truth. Cicero

Who does not know that the first law of historical writing is the truth. Cicero

I’ve heard of re-writing history. Revisionists have been using textbooks to shape the minds of the little darlings and make “history” more convenient for the authors’ current world view. Example:

The tour guide said that the Enlightenment and Humanism were instrumental in the formation of our government, but he made no mention of God or His providential role in the affairs of the times. Yet, according to Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration, it was the law of God which gave us a right to exist as a nation and the purpose of government was to secure those rights which God gave us. Twelve years later, James Madison, the recognized “Father of the Constitution,” stated that it was impossible for men not to see “a finger of that Almighty hand” in the drafting of our Constitution. (WorldNetDaily)

So looking back, some facts are omitted if they don’t support the current narrative.  We see it also in the Main Stream Media (CNN, ABC, MSMBC…The usual suspects) they exhibit such bias that it’s laughable to even call them “Journalists”.  But now, we see something even more ridiculous: Revisionist Present Day “History”.

Case in point: Racine Wisconsin
The Racine school district’s use of an eighth grade textbook that includes a chapter on Democrat Barack Obama but nothing on his opponent John McCain is unfair and troubling, the Wisconsin Republican Party argued Thursday.

A parent complained on an Internet blog about the textbook that includes a chapter on Obama called ‘‘Dreams from My Father.’’

The school district said in a statement that it has received no complaints about the book, which it first used last school year. Even so, the 21,000-student district said it was reviewing its policies regarding the book’s use in a literature class. (Chicago SunTimes)

Maybe they can use the space they saved on omitting McCain to cover the evils of Socialism or Communism? On second thought, that might hit too close to home.