|I guess these were just love taps from Massa.|
The rewriting of history continues. As if we needed further confirmation that many in the Tea Party are slightly off their rockers, the Tennesse branch of the party wants all instances of slavery and genocide committed against blacks and Native Americans removed from history textbooks, since they make the founding fathers look back.
According to the Memphis Commerical Appeal:
"The material calls for lawmakers to amend state laws governing school curriculums, and for textbook selection criteria to say that “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”
Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
“The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at.”
Poor Tea Party. We don't wanna hear about the negros gettin' lynch and beaten and raped by their masters! Or how the Indians were slaughtered and driven out of their land! All that truth stuff isn't good for our founding fathers' image!
This foolishness just reiterates my point about the current santification that's going on with Ronald Reagan. You cannot erase the parts of history you hate. All of it--the good, the bad and especially the ugly--must be told. Otherwise the same mistakes will be repeated. I don't have the energy to rant and rave at these folks, who are clearly deluded.
Read the rest of the report here.