Propaganda In History Book

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

         HERE‘S A STORY THAT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE AND ONLY THE WASHINGTON TIMES HAS IT.

         THE NATION’S MOST POPULAR AMERICAN HISTORY TEXTBOOK TARNISHES 20TH CENTURY CONSERVATIVE ICONS, INFLATES DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTS TO “SUPERHUMAN LEVELS,” AND HAS AN ANTI-TRUMP BIAS. THIS, ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM A FORMER TOP OFFICIAL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

         THE TEXTBOOK IS CALLED “AMERICAN PAGEANT” AND IF YOUR KID IS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL AND READING IT – ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU ARE EXPOSING YOUR CHILD TO THIS STUFF.

         DANIEL OLIVER, WHO HEADS A NONPROFIT GROUP CALLED THE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SERVED IN THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION. THE AMERICAN PAGEANT HISTORY BOOK HAS BEEN READ OVER 60 YEARS BY MILLIONS OF STUDENTS. IT MENTIONS DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTS MORE OFTEN THAN REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS; REDUCES PRESIDENT NIXON’S TENURE TO WATERGATE, DOWNPLAYING HIS OPENING TO CHINA; AND INCLUDES ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND BEATNIKS IN A SECTION TITLED “MAKERS OF AMERICA,” ALONG WITH “SCIENTISTS” AND “SUBURBANITES.”

         IN TOTALITARIAN STATES THIS WOULD BE CALLED PROPAGANDA. IT OUGHT TO BE SO-LABELED IN U.S. SCHOOLS, BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS WE HAVE A CHOICE WHERE TO SEND OUR KIDS, DON’T WE? ARE YOU EXERCISING THE RIGHT CHOICE? IF NOT, WHY NOT? I’M CAL THOMAS