posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 08:40 AM
Here she goes again! Check out the link for the full story.
Black History Month was made for people like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
However, it increasingly looks as though the tea party heroine not only never paid attention to African-American history but seeks to re-write it in
her own image.
"Other than Native Americans who were here, all of us have the same story," Bachmann told the National Press Club at a "Tea Party Express Forum"
She went on to insist that all Americans are descendants of "a risk-taker from their home country, doesn't matter what the country is, but they took a
risk, and they came here."
I doubt that Michele Bachmann was the person responsible for this movement towards total denial that slavery ever existed but she seems more than
willing to pick up that ball and "run" with it. Apparently, people like Bachmann believe that they can just write slavery out of American history so
that at some point, they can deny it ever happened. This woman is just unbelievable and her supporters who either ignore or condone her shortcomings
are no better.
From the re-writing of our children's history text books, eliminating the term "slave trade" and replacing it with "triangle trade," to the re-writing
of Mark Twain's novels, to the total re-writing of American history where our founding fathers actually lived to see the slaves freed. What the hell
is going on? Don't her supporters realize that they are endorsing a person who couldn't pass a 8th grade history test? Maybe this explains why Sarah
Palin seems to enjoy the same circle of friends.
Apparently, some people are so intellectually lazy that they would rather devote their time to watching American Idol or Dancing with The Stars than
to spend one second educating themselves, even with the internet at their fingertips they literally choose to remain ignorant. Instead of finding out
the truth for themselves, they just select a mouthpiece (preferably a pretty one) who says things they like to hear, and then they blindly accept
anything they have to say as gospel. I guess this is because of the fact that it saves them enough time to take in another reality show.
edit on 12-2-2011 by Flatfish because: (no reason given)