We've all heard the rants from the progressives and the left leaning news media. Now in addition to the other complaints about our country, the New York Times Magazine has come out with the most hate America diatribe yet, to teach our students what an evil nation we are. It is called the 1619 Project and in their own words on the internet site, this is what their aim is:
“The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
They are successfully putting this slanted and often historically incorrect curriculum in schools across the country. Why would anyone who loves this country and considers themselves an American, want to disparage our nation in such a way? The answer, of course, is that they consider themselves globalists who do not love the United States and consider themselves “citizens of the world” and not Americans.
Another question that begs answering is why would the woke, tolerant, left end of the political spectrum want to instruct our children and citizens in a course that could do nothing but divide us along racial lines? Why would they publish such a blatantly one-sided, historically inaccurate study, that points out our original sin of slavery and minimizes our redemptive corrective actions? After all, we are the only country that fought a war to end slavery and the only one with an Emancipation Proclamation.
The answer to these questions is that they do not want the United States to survive in its current Constitutional form and are attempting to use the tried and true strategy of “divide and conquer”. If they can separate black Americans from white Americans, if they can divide women from men, rich from poor, coastal populations from middle America, they can take power away from the people's elected officials and give it to unelected bureaucrats.
The elites have already been largely successful in implementing their plan. Unfortunately, our elected representatives have been largely complicit in ceding their Constitutional law making power to the bureaucrats. Agencies like the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency can devise their own “rules and regulations” that have the force of law. You can be fined and jailed for violating them and our Senators and Representatives have not enacted, nor can they rescind, these “laws”.
Yet even with so many of our freedoms restricted by the bureaucrats, the United States still is a beacon to the rest of the world. That is why so many people from other countries seek to come here. With so many varieties of governments all over the globe, from the soft socialism in Europe, to the restrictive communism of China and the oppressive Stalinist communism of North Korea, why do the progressives want to “fundamentally change” America? Why don't they just move to a country whose political structure matches their views?
The only logical reason is power. They think they are more intelligent, aware, woke and hip than the rest of us rabble, and they feel they deserve to run our country and not us hard working, every day parents, voting citizens, those of us who do our jobs, raise our children and keep the wheels of commerce rolling and this country moving forward.