posted on Jul, 4 2014 @ 03:54 PM
a reply to: mysterioustranger
I object to that being the progressive revisionist version.
it's too simplistic, it's a strawman to make the right-wing feel good about it's sometimes rabid nationalism.
Progressives generally see the founding fathers as ignorant/hypocritical at worse, they generally recognize they were not perfect people, but ones
with complex motivations, that morals at the time were quite different than those of the present. that the cause for independence was initially
fueled by ideological/economic reasons, some of which have sound justification. And that this independence had a profound cultural impact.
I think it's highly important to note though, the US did a lot of highly immoral things over the course of it's first centennial. It committed mass
genocide on the indigenous population, invaded countries on false or flimsy pretexts, tolerated barbaric institutions, and hypocritically ranted
against every wave of immigrants with the "dey terk er jerbs"-routine.