A little different this week. I’m just going to pluck this a bit for the hell of it.
After months of increasingly fractious debate, the 15-member school board of Texas is expected today to approve more than 100 pages of new guidelines governing the teaching of social studies. They changes cover everything from Cold War history to the “correct” interpretation of the US Constitution. (Which would be a nice departure from the very dubious interpretation that the current administration has.)The proposed rules stipulate, among other things, that Republican superstar Ronald Reagan should be added to a list of “great Americans”. (He is, whats your damn point?) Country music can be described as an important cultural movement, but hip-hop can’t. (And…) And speeches by Jefferson Davis, the slave-owning president of the Confederacy, should be taught alongside those of Abraham Lincoln. (Which they bloody well should be if you are going to evaluate the American Civil War with any CONTEXT! Abe Lincoln used the constitution like his own personal arse paper.)
You see to liberals these untruths are held to be self evident, that capitalism and conservatives are bad and everyone has the right to stfu and do what Sean Penn tells them to do. Some of the other shit is dodgey as hell, but no more som than the hysterical leftwing reaction to it. for a start I’d like to see some evidence of American “imperialism” and any school that already taught something like that wouldn’t be getting an oportunity to mess with anything from my gene pool.
Either way the absolute smug left wing hysteria is the real show in this story.