About one year ago, the New York Times launched “The 1619 Project“, a highly ambitious undertaking that, in its own words, sought to, “reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of [the United States’] national narrative.”
In other words, completely rewrite American history so that black people are the protagonists and white people are the antagonists.
No more learning about the Quakers and the Puritans fleeing to the “New world” for religious freedom. No more learning about the Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention.
It is non-stop indoctrination of the “black people are oppressed, white people are the oppressors” narrative. It promotes the narrative that, in the words of Tim Kaine, America “created” slavery and “didn’t inherit it from anybody.”
The 1619 Project is the narrative that America was created for the sole purpose of oppressing and enslaving black people, and that the people that founded this country collectively made it their lives’ mission to oppress black people. Every law ever written, every word of the Constitution, every word of the Declaration of Independence–all of it was written by people who were single-mindedly intent on oppressing black people.
The whole “freedom” thing? A myth. The real point of America is to be mean to black people.
Because radical black ethnonarcissists in America today believe everyone is as obsessed with “blackness” as they are.
More about the 1619 Project:
The project was timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the Virginia colony in 1619, and suggests that this date represents the “nation’s birth year.” It is an interactive project directed by Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for The New York Times, with contributions by the newspaper’s writers, including essays on the history of different aspects of contemporary American life which the authors believe have “roots in slavery and its aftermath.”
They aren’t lying about wanting to completely rewrite American history.
If the 1619 Project was merely some article by a radical black nationalist published by the New York Times, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But it’s way more than that now: it is now starting to be taught in schools across the country. According to Northwestern University:
Imagine a high school classroom where the history teacher asks the students how societal structures continue to support the enslavement of Black people. Then the conversation continues to dissect the role of slaves in the development of America, abandoning the predictable narrative of the Civil War, emancipation, freedom.
That curriculum exists. The Pulitzer Center helped turn The New York Times’ The 1619 Project — which received worldwide attention when it was published last year — into a curriculum that’s now taught in more than 4,500 schools nationwide.
I’m sure the math doesn’t break down this evenly, but 4500 schools divided by 50 states is 90 schools per state.
The 1619 Project was created by people who harbor an impossibly deep and ferocious hatred of America and white people in general. They seek nothing less than the complete disenfranchisement and dispossession of white Americans.
Today, which is apparently “Constitution Day,” Trump (and VP Pence) delivered remarks at the first-ever “White House History Conference”, held at the National Archives. In his remarks, President Trump announced that he will soon be signing an executive order to create a “national commission to promote patriotic education” called “The 1776 Commission”. Here is the full video of his remarks, and here is a link to the transcript:
Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character. We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country. We want our sons and daughters to know that they are the citizens of the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.
Because the 1619 Project teaches them the exact opposite: that they are citizens of the most wicked and RACIST nation in the history of the world, and that they should hate themselves accordingly.
The 1619 Project is the latest in a long line of anti-American alternative histories that began with Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” only this one is way more obviously anti-white.
When I was in high school not all that long ago (I graduated in 2009, very early in Obama’s presidency), US history lessons were already pretty heavily focused on slavery and the Holocaust (i.e. the “white people are dangerous and bad narrative”), but they still had some degree of balance and emphasis on the founding and American exceptionalism.
We learned that America’s system of government–a constitutional republic–was the first of its kind and marked a turning point not only here on this continent but in world history, after which the relationship between men and their governments would never be the same again.
Prior to 1776, monarchy was the rule around the world. Government was largely defined as a “ruler-subject” relationship, and people had little to no say in regards to the laws under which they lived.
We learned that the Founding Fathers of America were some of the smartest, wisest and greatest men to ever live because of the unique system of government they created.
Now, of course, American representative democracy as implemented by the Founders was incomplete, and so it evolved and expanded over time–most notably 1828 with Andrew Jackson, the 15th Amendment in 1870, the 19th Amendment in 1920, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But though America did not begin as a fully representative democracy, all of those expansions to the voting franchise listed in the previous sentence were conceived, justified and ultimately signed into law based on the words the Founding Fathers had written in 1776 in their blueprint for America, aka the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.“
It was this line that ultimately led to the abolition of slavery, too.
I think the reason I’ve always believed in American exceptionalism is because it’s what I was taught in school. But things have changed significantly over the past decade or so.
It goes beyond just the Founding Fathers, too. When I was in school, we learned about the Civil Rights movement through the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr, whose most famous line was “I have a dream that one day, my children may be judged not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.” I grew up with the “colorblind America” ideal, but that’s long gone: now, nothing can matter more than race. It’s a complete inversion, the point of which is to divide America along racial lines rather than bring all races together under the American flag.
Now, you can argue that the Roman Republic beat us to the punch as far as democracy goes, and that our belief in the uniqueness of American democracy is short-sighted and naive, not only in its ignorance of the fact that the Roman Republic came first, but also in forgetting how the Roman Republic ended and what came after it.
America may yet go the way of the old Roman Republic–and there are a growing number of people out there who argue that this wouldn’t really be a bad thing–but I think the American Republic can still be turned around and saved so long as we reverse course now.
That’s what Trump is trying to do with the 1776 Commission: reverse course before America raise an entire generation of radical, America-hating leftwingers. More from Trump’s speech:
On this very day in 1787, our founding fathers signed the Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It was the fulfillment of a thousand years of Western civilization. Our Constitution was the product of centuries of tradition, wisdom, and experience. No political document has done more to advance the human condition or propel the engine of progress. Yet, as we gather this afternoon, a radical movement is attempting to demolish this treasured and precious inheritance. We can’t let that happen.
The left wing mobs have torn down statues of our founders, desecrated our memorials, and carried out a campaign of violence and anarchy. Far left demonstrators have chanted the words, “America was never great.” The Left has launched a vicious and violent assault on law enforcement, the universal symbol of the rule of law in America. These radicals have been aided and abetted by liberal politicians, establishment, media, and even large corporations. Whether it is the mob on the street or the cancel culture in the boardroom, the goal is the same: to silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth, and to bully Americans into abandoning their values, their heritage, and their very way of life.
We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny. We will reclaim our history and our country for citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed. The radicals burning American flags want to burn down the principles enshrined in our founding documents, including the bedrock principle of equal justice under law. In order to radically transform America, they must first cause Americans to lose confidence in who we are, where we came from, and what we believe.
This is the crux of it. In order to ensure unchecked and permanent power for themselves, the radical left must first disabuse Americans of their attachment to outdated ideas like “freedom” “We the People,” and “the rule of law.”
As many of you testified today, the left wing rioting and mayhem are the direct result of decades of left wing indoctrination in our schools. It’s gone on far too long. Our children are instructed from propaganda tracks like those of Howard Zinn that try to make students ashamed of their own history. The Left has warped, distorted, and defiled the American story with deceptions, falsehoods, and lies.
There’s no better example than the New York Times totally discredited 1619 Project. This project rewrites American history to teach our children that we were founded on the principle of oppression, not freedom. Nothing could be further from the truth. America’s founding set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism, and built the most fair, equal, and prosperous nation in human history.
We embrace the vision of Martin Luther King, where children are not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. The Left is attempting to destroy that beautiful vision and divide Americans by race, in the service of political power. By viewing every issue through the lens of race, they want to impose a new segregation and we must not allow that to happen. Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda. Ideological poison, that if not removed will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together, will destroy our country. That is why I recently banned trainings in this prejudiced ideology from the federal government and banned it in the strongest manner possible.
The only path to national unity is through our shared identity as Americans. That is why it is so urgent that we finally restore patriotic education to our schools. Under our leadership, the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant to support the development of a pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history.
He’s taking direct aim at the 1619 Project. He correctly identifies the unique danger it–and anti-American school curriculum in general–poses to the survival of this country.
The blue checks on Twitter are calling Trump’s speech “fascist,” unsurprisingly. Pro tip: if your biggest concern is the supposed “rise of fascism in America,” it’s probably not the best idea to tell people that a Presidential speech emphasizing things like “freedom” and “national unity” constitutes fascism. Lots of Americans are going to look at Trump’s remarks and think, “If that’s fascism, then I guess I’m a fascist.”
“Trump Youth” is also a trending topic on Twitter. Get it, like “Hitler Youth”? Very original and fresh, right?
So brainwashed are the libs that they reflexively associate patriotism with Hitler.
See how bad things already are?
These brainwashed libs on social media shrieking about the 1776 Commission and calling it “Nazism” are in fact Exhibit A for why the 1776 Commission is so vitally important.