Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tennessee jumps the shark

First, Kentucky wants to out-Arizona on immigration. Now comes word that Tennessee wants to out-Texas in education. I don't get this. The south lost the Civil War. Get over it.

Think Progress has a post on it right now. It's disturbing. There's a reason why people are calling the tea party movement as racist. Because they are. That's not libel or slander to say so. Looks at the fucking facts, why don't you.
Tennessee tea party activists presented state legislators yesterday with a list of “demands” for the 2011 legislative session, which opened earlier this week, including, “educating students [about] the truth about America.” “Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States,” according to a document the two dozen activists distributed to reporters. “We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government.”
You want to give them the truth? Tell them why the south still believes that the confederate flag is harmless. It's not. It's harmful. What that flag represents is racism.

From the Commercial Appeal article, the tea party activists say that history is made up. Just read this:
The material calls for lawmakers to amend state laws governing school curriculums, and for textbook selection criteria to say that “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”

Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.

“The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at,” said Rounds.
What is Hal Rounds smoking? Wait, there's criticism about the history of owning slaves being "made-up?" Someone saying that the history of slavery in America as being "made-up" needs to have their fucking head examined by a psychologist or psychiatrist because it did happen.

Give me a fucking break, tea party activists. You know, there was a suggestion during a recent episode of Brad Meltzer's Decoded (aired on December 30, 2010) dealing with missing Confederate gold. They suggested that the tea party movement could very well be descendants of the Knights of the Golden Circle, a shadowy group that is rumored to be guarding the missing gold. You can download the episode from iTunes and watch.

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