(Tea Party PAC) – You know that the fake news media lives in an alternate reality in which the accomplishments and virtues of the United States is marred in white supremacy and oppression, but they seem to be willing to admit it now.
The New York Times is openly admitting that they’re trying to rewrite history, and while you’ll be less than shocked by their stunning admission, you should definitely be angry.
The Washington Examiner reports:
In the Times’ view (which it hopes to make the view of millions of Americans), the country was actually founded in 1619, when the first Africans were brought to North America, to Virginia, to be sold as slaves.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of that event, and the Times has created something called the 1619 Project. This is what the paper hopes the project will accomplish: “It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”
Another, more concise statement from the Times: “The goal of The 1619 Project is to reframe American history.”
This is a perfect summation of the zeitgeist of the modern left: America was never great, everything is racist, and the fact that our nation once owned slaves is far more important than the fact that our nation also fought what remains today its bloodiest war entirely based on the premise that every American deserved to live free, regardless of race.
The basic thrust of the 1619 Project is that everything in American history is explained by slavery and race. The message is woven throughout the first publication of the project, an entire edition of the Times magazine. It begins with an overview of race in America — “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.” — written by Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, who on Twitter uses the identity Ida Bae Wells, from the crusading late 19th-early 20th century African American journalist Ida B. Wells.
The essays go on to cover the economy (“If you want to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.”), the food we eat (“The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.”), the nation’s physical health (“Why doesn’t the United States have universal healthcare? The answer begins with policies enacted after the Civil War.”), politics (“America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.”), daily life (“What does a traffic jam in Atlanta have to do with segregation? Quite a lot.”), and much more.
And they wonder why we don’t trust outlets like theirs?
Pontification and opinion are fine, this is the stuff that our nation was founded. No matter how wrong or completely deluded about history someone may be, their right to express their views is enshrined in our constitution and is just as sacred as every other individual right that we fought our bloodiest war to ensure for everyone born here.
But no, the New York Times still, somehow, expects us to take them seriously as a news organization?
No, I’m sorry. This is critical theory and cultural Marxist propaganda disguised as news.