Monday, August 01, 2016

When schools are more concerned with PC-approved 'history', and

'self-esteem', than facts, this is the kind of stupid that spreads:
I started giving quizzes to my juniors and seniors. I gave them a ten-question American history test… just to see where they are. The vast majority of my students - I’m talking nine out of ten, in every single class, for seven consecutive years – they have no idea that slavery existed anywhere in the world before the United States. Moses, Pharaoh, they know none of it. They’re 100% convinced that slavery is a uniquely American invention… How do you give an adequate view of history and culture to kids when that’s what they think of their own country – that America invented slavery? That’s all they know.
That miserable little communist Howard Zinn is laughing in hell at the damage he's done.

1 comment:

mark leigh said...

The invention of slavery was the first step to the rise of civilization. We may condemn it now but the alternative was to kill the bad guys you captured. Tell someone that the origin of slavery was compassion for the conquered.
I doubt there any but a few works of man prior to second millennium not built by slaves of some variety. The rise of christianity seems to have put a bit of a damper on slavery in fact, something you might expect from a religion that spread through the slave-pens of the Roman empire.
Those who do not know this know nothing of either slavery or christianity. Unless of course they are slaves.