All the Lies Unfit to Print

Yesterday, we talked of Howard Zinn for a reason. As much as I detest speaking of such a charlatan, his influence has had consequences, amongst them the New York Times 1619 Project. Exactly why a so-called newspaper which is unable to report the news straight thinks it should be entrusted with writing history is unclear to anybody who has a thinking mind. Well, not really, it is quite simply hubris. John Hinderaker at PowerLine had something to say about it recently.

What does it mean to be a liberal in today’s world? More than anything else, to be a liberal is to be anti-American.

Byron York describes a New York Times project of which I was unaware, but by which I am not surprised:

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.”

Who we are is the people who killed 600,000 white men to end slavery. That the Democrats and the left never got the memo and still continue to try to enslave black people is well known. Just ask Candace Owen or Lloyd Marcus about the plantation.

But this is what happens when you let history be Zinnified. It becomes a story without facts, but with malice towards many in favor of an elite, not very different than feudal lords, who think they are owed everything they want by their ‘inferiors’ who are actually by far their superiors.

Read John’s article  (linked above), read one by Lloyd Marcus. And here is John Daniel Davidson on why this is simply pandering to John C. Calhoun and the rest of the unreconstructed Confederates.

But there is something worth celebrating this year.  A round hundred years before 1619 in 1519, one of the most bloodthirsty regimes in the history of the world was destroyed. It was so bad that to read its history is to think Hitler and Stalin were beneficent rulers, and that Mao was misunderstood. We don’t celebrate this 1519 project much, because the guy running it was rather flawed. He was greedy, a womanizer, nor was he really interested in liberating anybody, he wanted to rule.

Who was this non-paragon who did some fine work in spite of himself? Don Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca, the man who after a desperate battle, overthrew (with indigenous help) the Aztec Empire, which sacrificed something like 50,000 people per year, and ate a fair number of them. Was the rule of the Spanish Empire anywhere near as good for people as the British which developed the entire modern world? No. It was a brutal, hierarchical, scheme much like the one that Slim’s Slimes is advocating above. That said, it was an order of magnitude better than the Aztecs. Something we should remember.

Good article on that here in The Federalist. Worth your time.

And an aside. Guido reminds us that market forces matter. And that is also connected with what we’ve said today.

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20 Responses to All the Lies Unfit to Print

  1. Scoop says:

    This re-writing of history and the proselytizing of ideologic social change is rampant amongst our elites throughout the world; from the UN, the Democrats (all of them apparently left-wing progressives now, and Socialists, Peronists, Marxists and Communists. That said, let us not set aside lightly the upcoming Amazonian Synod by the Catholic Church. It’s working documents could easily have written by Jeffrey Sachs or other elites mentioned above or some liberal “think tank”. This is likely to have a larger immediate affect on Western Society and Christianity than any other singular issue facing us this year. Already, the elites are gushing over the progressive Pope’s insights and the press is absolutely giddy. There is nothing Catholic or Christian in the document and it will likely lead to the kinds of violence we saw in the past when Liberation Theology stirred up the ire of peoples: not much different than the usual purveyors who stoke hatred and divide people into small enclaves (each with their own agendas). Assimilation is bad, it seems, and tribal savages can teach us how to love ‘Mother Earth’ and thus how to cure global warming and love one another.

    I don’t know who has the stomach or patience to read the document but if there are few you can find it here:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MErT_qizxZVbmE06Yd7irsWrTnBHdAvU/view

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    • NEO says:

      Thanks for posting that. It all seems to fit together doesn’t it? I still doubt it is a conspiracy but small minds inhabit the same sewers,

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    • the unit says:

      It sorta takes me back 20 or so years. Reminds me of Agenda 21. I only read about three pages.

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      • Scoop says:

        Exactly. It’s the same crowd, only we have a some enablers in the Catholic Church which are going to put a religious and merciful spin on their agenda.

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        • the unit says:

          Good Samaritan-like.

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        • Scoop says:

          Yeah except that all these elites are hypocrites.

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        • the unit says:

          Seems to me, that they, the elite respect/acknowledge the powerful hold religious faith has over masses of peoples. They wished that such power would take hold with secular government as the new god. Since that ain’t working out so well, take over the established ones that have held on so well.
          Key for me, just page 13 after all the chapters and abbreviations…just communists “…life in the Amazon is threatened by…(b) appropriation and privatization of natural goods…” (my lawn).
          Well, the whole “Life Threatened” section there. Even of course, the little people are such a problem (c) illegal logging; illegal fishing in rivers. I saw a story a while back about a poor fellow in those parts who was hand sawing up a felled tree to sell the lumber to make a living. I guess rummaging through garbage to find something to eat is too much individualism. Those sorts all deplorables.
          And I saw a story, Chicago Tribune I think, where Chicago school teachers visited Venezuela and saw NO homeless persons. Visited a commune and all were happy.
          I didn’t read the whole link as to how the church was going to handle it all. Like all other communists and other totalitarians before them I guess. How may dead this time. 🙂

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        • Scoop says:

          No telling. But like the UN the Church is lending its voice to oppose the actual government and the established laws of sovereign nations. They seem to think that it is fine to have multi-cultural enclaves throughout every country where each enclave can have their own laws and self-determination. It is a recipe for endless revolutions. Reminds me of the all the coups that went on in South and Central America over the past 60 years or so. These elites want to join the protests of those who raise their voices against the government. It is none of their damn business quite frankly.

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        • the unit says:

          Frankly is sorta like “and don’t call me Shirley”. 🙂

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    • Nicholas says:

      Scoop, I heard via Anglican Unscripted that the head of the Jesuits has denied the existence of a personal Devil, calling Satan a social construct. Is this report accurate?

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      • Scoop says:

        He denied that satan is real and said that he was simply a symbol. That makes him a heretic as it is a de Fide belief of the Catholic Church. He should be removed from his office and other activities until such time he comes to accept the teachings of the Church. But it seems that most of our elites these days (that is to say Modernists) and they simply are ignoring it. Shameful. Hey, but if the Pope (another Jesuit) can get away with saying that the soul is annihilated rather than goes to hell for those who are evil then I guess who cares, right?

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        • Nicholas says:

          “Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate”.

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        • Scoop says:

          No. Throw them out as they have no place amongst us.

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        • Nicholas says:

          Granted, that is the traditional and generally preferable method – but it might not be practical in the circumstances. You are effectively labouring under tyrants here – not sure how you can really overthrow them, except to select a new Pope when BXVI passes and have his curia denounce the apostates. Theoretically possible, but looking very unlikely. By all means pray about it, but I would personally advise praying in a more open-minded fashion about how God wants His people to navigate through/around/past the apostates at present.

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        • Scoop says:

          It all comes down to strategy; and we have precedence in this . . . keeping true to the teachings of the Church and Her Traditions even if we must go underground in the future. But there is always bright spots around the world which we hear too little of these days. It is these courageous parishes that will take the lead in the future: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/4583-unite-the-clans-a-word-on-the-fssp

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  2. audremyers says:

    Always worth watching Liz Wheeler’s reports but toward the end of this one, she highlights the 1619 ‘project’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sJwiCGzwfQ

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