History, as the saying goes, “belongs to the victor.” Oftentimes, this unfortunately, results in biased and totally distorted history. In my own American archival research, I have discovered that the American history we continue to learn in both public and private schools and universities has been drastically manipulated.
“Lies” might be the more accurate word.
Today, we do not have any real accounting, or public discussion, or textbooks – and very few other books – about what really happened in our past, since the signing of our Declaration of Independence in 1776. These lies actually go back further than the founding of this country. What we have might accurately call his-story. Even with all the distortions and deceit, it is certainly not even a “collective” narrative; and despite 40 years of feminist scholarship, it still does not include much about women – the other half of our population – or people of color. There is an enormous amount of research on these marginalized and forgotten people.
The problem is that most of the research stays in obscure journals, and doesn’t get into mainstream texts – that are already biased.
The corporate-controlled media is also part of this massive deception. They do not report the truth, but are part of a vast and corrupt cover-up. It is all about “Orwellian” news. This includes the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, even the PBS News Hour… the list goes on and on. Mainstream News is a wasteland – here and all over the globe.
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