Sunday, January 16, 2011
Tea Party wants to erase slavery from history books
The Tea Party has been in the news for many things but this one takes the cake. The Tennessee tea parties basically wants to rewrite history...specifically black and native American segments of history. They claim they want to present the "truth" about American history and do so in a way that won't tarnish the image of the foundering fathers and the United States.
Here's where it gets interesting. The truth as they seem to believe is that there is "an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way of another."
They claim the founding fathers brought liberty to this country where there was none prior to them. My question to them is have they lost their damn minds?!?!? How can they think that by blotting out the atrocities committed by their forefathers, America will be viewed in a better light. If Amercia has a black eye because of the horrible things the founding fathers (and others) have done in the past, then it is what it is, and to change one dot of that history is nothing more then a scandal to cover up shameful deeds performed by many of these tea party member's forefathers. They must be smoking something heavy; how can they deny the elimination of whole indian civilizations, and the beating, maiming, killing, and inhumane treatment of the african slave? The white man came to this country (that belonged to the native Americans) and took it by force, there is still proof to this day as WE don't live on reservations, yet they do.
The bottomline is America is a great country and I wouldn't want to live any place else, but it has a very dark and morbid past. To take out the bad from its history is irresponsible, unrealistic and plain ol rediciulous. History is here for the wise to study it and learn from the mistakes that were made in the past. Read more about this story here!