let’s get real here.
If DeFascist and his supporters and apologists cannot embrace truth, facts, evidence, and science -they have no business governing. I imagine it stems from an accurate fear that a well-educated and well-informed voter won’t vote for a bunch of a*holes.
The gaslighting of Americans has to end. DeSantis and others like him are afraid of "wokeness" because it means the younger generations might become less bigoted, and white males will no longer be seen as the superior beings. By teaching such nonsense to schoolchildren, they are indoctrinating them to continue the racism and bigotry.
I’ve actually wanted to tweet at Defascist asking him when he’ll require teaching that Jews learned useful skills while in the camps that they could use later in life if they survived being gassed. This is fucked up in every way.
And if they can learn about the horrors of slavery, how about some actual truth about our country was stolen from the indigenous peoples, using guns, germs, and steel? Manifest destiny, my ass. Genocide was more like it.
what we really need to understand is that the north may have won the battles that ended the civil war, but the south never really accepted that it lost. lost slavery yes, but nothing else, and for 150 years the ideology of the south and white entitlement has continued it's insidious growth in the american psyche. why would we have named all those forts and military bases after confederates and allowed all those southern 'hero's' to have statues built in their honor? they may not have won, but they didn't lose either.
One can never rest, fighting against these forces of evil. You never get to wipe your hands clean and say, wow, glad we eliminated all the evil in the world. It’s a never ending battle. I’m thankful for voices like Jeff’s that put this into stark reality. Keep on fighting.
I think Americans on both sides of the political divide need to stop pushing their respective ideologies and touch base with material reality. Slavery was horrid, cruel and psychotic. That's how we should teach it. It happened. It was wrong. No excuses.
Of all the anodyne bullshit the right wing uses to mask white people fuckery, the slavery was not so bad trope is the worst.
fk’n jeff possibly your best work and that’s saying something
Thank you for including that Germany teaches about the holocaust. They have an established program to educate all their citizens in an effort to prevent that horrible part of their history from ever happening again. This fact isn’t mentioned enough in our media.
Germany may teach about the holocaust, as well they should, but we don't have a national policy. States can apparently teach as little or as much as they wish, with as little or as much regard for the truth as they wish. And this is why we continue to churn out ignorant, stupid citizens. And this is why we have ignorant evil people in many positions in our state and federal goverment. Look and see how we place against other student populations from multiple countries in tests for general knowledge. We are WAAAY down there. I think we are well on our way to becoming the "shit hole" country our former "leader" accused other countries of being. I'm not seeing a big epiphany coming that will save us from shitholery. Hope I am wrong.
"Stop the bullshit?" But Jeff, that's our main export man. Don't you care about the economy?? :p
Here in Portugal - and in Spain as well - citizenship has been offered to those who can show that they are descendant from Sephardic Jews who had to flee the Inquisition. It is never too late for a society to face its ugly past and try to make amends.
People, people! Please. Let's get back to the really serious issue of Hunter Biden. "Whistleblowers." The horror.
Why aren’t we boycotting Florida sports teams?
Get the spring training camps out of there, put it to the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL to get on board with not putting up with this crap?
These fools, DeSatin and company, are using arguments to soften the blow of slavery, the velvet glove approach.
These are the same arguments Confederates (traitors) used in the years preceding the War and during the War.
A mere review of various Confederate state constitutions tells the reader what, how and why slavery must be upheld.
Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic warned America of these canards after the War, warned America not to fall for this BS.
It’s all well documented for those who wish to read it, before it’s too late.