We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Oh I think they are still teaching history some in early grade school, only you wouldn't recognize it as what we learned. Our grandson is being taught whites are bad people and only the United States had slaves. Perhaps not directly by in such a manner he is feeling white guilt and shouldn't. I want to question him more but he thinks I am mad at him and doesn't understand I'm mad at the school or any one else that is teaching such nonsense. I have to tread very carefully so his mother doesn't think I am trying to teach him un-PC material so their liberal neighborhood won't ostracize them. They may had taught him about the evisl of slavery but didn't bother to teach about the Civil War to stop slavery.
JC you are so right. I was looking at a couple of US history books and found a relentless history of the bad and the ugly.
The notable people, Pilgrims, explorers, Founding Fathers, pioneers, inventors, captains of industry, all either demonized or simply disappeared. The amazing rise of our nation under the American Experiment? Nope.
The book told a llitany of victimhood, oppression and political corruption.
Remembering the proud history I learned in grade school it really choked me up. These kids don't get another chance to learn this noble story. Very sad.