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Bill Maher blasts leftists who try to rewrite history to ‘control the present’ narrative: ‘Being woke is like a magic moral time machine’


By DAVE URBANSKI | September 19, 2022

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/bill-maher-blasts-leftists-who-rewrite-history-to-control-the-present-narrative/

“Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday’s episode blasted leftists who attempt to rewrite history in order to “control the present” narrative — a concept known as “presentism.” Maher explained that presentism “means judging everyone in the past by the standards of present. It’s the belief that people who lived 100 or 500 or 1,000 years ago really should’ve known better.”

Maher noted that American Historical Society President James Sweet “caught hell” from leftists over an essay of his in which he criticized presentism — and then went to bat for Sweet by dismantling woke pronouncements leftists typically make to prop up their morality as compared to people of the past.

He touched upon slavery as an example: “Everybody who could afford one had a slave — including people of color. The way people talk about slavery these days, you’d think it was a uniquely American thing that we invented in 1619. But slavery throughout history has been the rule, not the exception.”

Maher added that Africans gathered other Africans to sell to slave traders and “kept their own slaves” as well.

“Humans are not good people,” he quipped.

Maher added that “the capacity for cruelty is a human thing, not a white thing. That’s the truth, even though it doesn’t jibe with the current narrative. But in today’s world, when truth conflicts with narrative, it’s the truth that has to apologize. Being woke is like a magic moral time machine where you judge everybody against what you imagine what you would have done in 1066, and you always win.”

He added that presentism is “just a way to congratulate yourself about being better than George Washington because you have a gay friend, and he didn’t. But if he was alive today, he would, too; and if you were alive then, you wouldn’t.”

Maher also pointed out a 2019 movie “The Aeronauts” — about scientists who broke the record for the highest balloon altitude. While both scientists who broke the record were men, Maher noted that in the movie the scientists were portrayed by a man and a woman. When asked why that change was made to the historical record, the director replied that “representation is important,” Maher told his audience.

Megyn Kelly agreed with Maher’s presentism assessment, saying that he “nails it”:

.@billmaher nails it. Such a great piece on the pathetic woke mob. https://t.co/PKBqxBomnv

Originally tweeted by Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) on September 18, 2022.

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

Obama: Islam ‘Woven into the Fabric of Our Country Since Founding’


by Ben Shapiro, 20 Feb 2015

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/20/obama-islam-woven-into-the-fabric-of-our-country-since-founding/

Obama seems significantly more comfortable with this characterization of the historic role of Islam than he is with the non-fictional actual historic role of Christianity and Judaism in the American founding.

  • After all, this is the same man who stated in 2006, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
  • This is the same president who said in April 2009, “Although, as I mentioned, we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values. I think modern Turkey was founded with a similar set of principles.”more evidence

It is fair to say that modern Turkey was not founded upon the same principles as the United States. It is also fair to say that Islam has not been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding, at least not in any meaningful sense.

That does not mean that there were no Muslims in America at the founding — many African slaves were originally Muslim, and were forcibly converted from that faith. But to say that Islam as a religion has been “woven into the fabric of our country since our founding” is simply false. The first wave of Muslim immigrants to the United States did not begin until well after the Civil War. The first mosque in the United States was not built until 1915, by most reports.

Islam had zero impact on the founders or their philosophy – less than zero, given that the founders despised the religion, or what they knew of it. President Obama fictionalized this history at an Iftar dinner in 2012:

“As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.”Islamapologist

Well, not so much. That magical “first Iftar” was a meeting between Sidi Solima Mellimelli, an emissary of the brutal Barbary pirates, and the president. Jefferson had over Mellimelli in an attempt to bribe him into submission after the USS Constitution captured ships from the bey of Tunis. Mellimelli requested food, lodgings, and concubines. Jefferson already knew of Islam, having been educated in 1786 after Barbary pirates attempted to blackmail America into monetary tribute. At that time, the Barbary emissary justified piracy with reference to the Koran, according to a report from Jefferson:

“The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners.”

John Quincy Adams, writing of these negotiations, stated:

“The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.” 

Quincy Adams would later lament, “Such is the spirit, which governs the hearts of men, to whom treachery and violence are taught as principles of religion.”culture of deceit and lies Islam is NOT

As Thomas S. Kidd writes, philosophers upon whom the founders relied had similarly negative views of Islam;

  • Montesquieu wrote that the Turks were despotic.
  • William Blackstone wrote that religion could be used for despotism, as shown by “terrible ravages committed by the Saracens in the east, to propagate the religion of Mahomet.”
  • Thomas Paine wrote of Islam in Common Sense, but only as a reference point for despotic attempts to stifle liberty: he said that divine right of kings was a “superstitious tale, conveniently timed, Mahomet like, to cram hereditary right down the throats of the vulgar.”

The historical record demonstrates that Islam had virtually no role in the foundation of the early Republic outside of being used as a negative comparison point for freedom and self-government. President Obama is obviously rewriting history. But since he’s busily rewriting the present, too, why should anyone be surprised?

Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.

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(Un) Common Core – Where gun controllers indoctrinate THEIR idea of the 2nd Amendment


Posted by bulletsfirst on Mar 25,

http://bulletsfirst.net/2014/03/25/un-common-core-gun-controllers-indoctrinate-idea-2nd-amendment/#PvLxgE5SFGhqud8I.99

2nd 01The idea of a standard in education sounds good at first blush. You don’t want to have anyone fall behind. But the problem arises when a few are allowed to dictate what is “Common” and their views are allowed to indoctrinate the children of this country even if those views are contrary to the truth.

Case in point, the textbooks and teaching materials that are approved by the Common Core Standards have warped interpretations of the 2nd Amendment.

Examples in textbooks on how the 2nd Amendment is taught:

 

United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination:

The Second Amendment: The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.

The Americans (history textbook):

The Second and Third Amendments – grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peacetime.

This might have been acceptable (WRONG, but acceptable) prior to Heller v DC and McDonald v Chicago but those cases were 6 and 4 years ago respectively. The issue is done, the Supreme Court has ruled (twice) that individual people have the right to keep and bear arms. These textbooks are doing nothing more than trying to brainwash students into believing a lie; with hopes that they will grow up to be like minded gun hating liberals.

This goes beyond the textbooks as well for Common Core provides template worksheets to help teachers bring to bear, not only the destruction of the 2nd Amendment but the cheapening and undermining of all the Bill of Rights.

In Bryant, Arkansas the following “assignment” was handed out to sixth graders.

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I know it’s a little fuzzy so I’ll highlight the important bits.

“The Government of the United States is currently revisiting The Bill of Rights. They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.

It then goes on to tell the kids, that basically, a poll is being taken to see what can be cut out of the Bill of Rights. It even leads them into thinking that they are participating in a task force called the National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force.

“Your task as a member of the NRBR Task Force is to prioritize, revise, prune two and add two amendments to The Bill of Rights.”

The kids assignment was to cut the Bill of Rights, one of the most important and defining documents in human history, like a drunken plastic surgeon and add LOL’s and emoticons to it so it can be less “outdated.”

Since when is liberty EVER outdated?

Here’s the best part though, after parents complained it came to light that the students hadn’t been taught ANYTHING about how ratifying the Constitution works. They weren’t taught how government actually works but bamboozled into thinking that the Bill of Rights could be easily discarded by some “task force” for being viewed as outdated. Common Core doesn’t care about actually teaching but rather pushing their own ideology on impressionable minds.

Unfortunately, the Common Core approved textbooks and worksheets aren’t the end of it, but rather only the beginning. For the teachers who are teaching this drivel use the textbooks to strengthen and justify the passing on of their own hatred for the 2nd Amendment.

Even an 8th grade girl who KNOWS about the Constitution was browbeaten by her teacher in hopes of breaking her and her belief in Liberty. Take a look at the following excerpt from a test of an 8th Grade Girl from South Carolina:

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To clarify, the writing in blue is from the parents of the girl, the crossed out answers are the girls and were replaced by the teacher.

A person gets pulled over for a traffic stop, the police DO NOT have a right to confiscate that gun and there are lawsuits aplenty in which that has been proven at the detriment of taxpayers paying settlements. And having your property seized has NOTHING to do with the 2nd Amendment but EVERYTHING to do with the 4th.

This teacher is towing the gun controller zealot line and trying to dash out the spark of liberty in the young so that they may be led to believe that the government has rights to take your property without reason or cause and that it is perfectly fine for them to do so.

It’s NOT.

But that doesn’t stop the gun haters from trying. The following text is approved Common Core material for elementary school students:

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Once again, a bastardization of the 2nd Amendment in order to promote a statist mindset that runs AGAINST what the 2nd Amendment is actually intended to protect.

Firstly, they remove “the right to keep and bear arms” and instead say that the people have the right to “certain weapons.” Beyond laying the mental foundation in children to believe that gun bans are somehow constitutional it also promotes the idea that you may have your weapon so long as you don’t use/carry/bear it in any way.

Then it flat out LIES that your weapon must be registered. This is the fool notion that some believe, such as President Obama, that the majority of states require you to register your firearms. That is untrue. The VAST majority require nothing of the sort and some have ACTUAL laws preventing the state from creating a registry.

When you get down to brass tacks, Common Core reminds me of Josef Stalin. Stalin said (loose translation): “It doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.”

So too does Common Core get to reject any semblance of common sense and the truth, as its intention is to indoctrinate and control the minds of tomorrow by misleading and lying to them today.

Gun hating, history distorting, brainwashing may play in places like New York City and San Francisco but that is where they should stay…and that is why Common Core has got to go.

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More Evidence of Our Founders Creation Being Destroyed


With the many articles written today it has become obvious that the Ultra Liberal Left is in control of our nation, and that by acceleration of the Obama Administration. In two different articles published today recording how Islam is the Liberal Lefts choice of religion and is establishing it as the States (Untied States) religion against the First Amendment of the Constitution we use to restrict the conduct of the Federal Government. Now this report unmasks the Left’s determination to thoroughly indoctrinate our children in the rantings of the “whacked-out” Progressive mindset. One way to do this is to REWRITE our history for the express purpose of misrepresenting our founders, their values, their Christian conviction, their following the Bible as the bases for our Constitution (the one they wrote and we use to have), and the freedom they envisioned for the citizens living under that construct. 

It is particularly disturbing that Philadelphia is bringing in the trash you are about to discover in this report. The importance of our history that is tied to Philadelphia should make every patriot shudder with anger. With that in mind, I am all the more angry with the 40+% of Conservative Americans who did NOT vote in the last election cycle. This happens because we give up the fight and surrender. Not me.

Jerry Broussard

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Philadelphia Embraces Socialist Education

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Howard Zinn became culturally relevant when a pair of his fans made a popular movie that referenced his most important work.

Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting references Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in a session with his psychiatrist, played by Robin Williams. Williams replies by asking if Damon has read Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent. It is telling that the two books brought up in the scene are both written by strident socialists, and both books are written from a socialist perspective.

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Zinn’s book in particular is a “revisionist” history of our nation, and is an important read, only in the sense that it allows us to see what is important to the left.

Sadly, as liberal governments begin taking almost absolute power in cities across our country we’ll see more of them do exactly as Philadelphia is trying to do now. The city of Philadelphia is moving forward with a plan that will make Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States the main textbook in some of their history classes. Philadelphia’s city council recently passed a resolution calling for the Zinn book to be added as a textbook in Philadelphia city schools. The issue will now move to the School Superintendent and the school board for final approval. The city council vote will hold some sway, but the final say is in the hands of the school board.

Zinn’s book is lauded in far-left circles, but many conservative thinkers believe his self-described “history” is really social activism masquerading as fact. Former Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels believed strongly that the book had no place in K-12 classrooms–an opinion that landed him in trouble with liberal academics when he started his new job as president of Purdue University… “We must not falsely teach American history in our schools,” said Daniels in a statement defending his opposition to Zinn’s work. “Howard Zinn, by his own admission a biased writer, purposely falsified American history. His books have no more place in Indiana history classrooms than phrenology or Lysenkoism would in our biology classes or the `Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ in world history courses.”

zinn2The Philadelphia city council is so deluded that they actually believe that Zinn’s accounting of our nation’s history is an accurate depiction of what has transpired over the last 250-plus years. This is simply another example of the road that liberalism has led us down, where people willingly delude themselves into believing whatever crackpot notions they choose without any evidence to support their beliefs. The prophets of liberalism have spoken and said that Zinn’s work is important, and though the evidence clearly shows that his book is full of misinterpretation, obfuscation, half-truths and outright lies… the liberal leaders will continue to cram it down the throats of the uneducated masses.

This is what apathy brings us – uneducated people being misinformed by corrupt, power hungry demigods of politics for their own nefarious purposes (mainly to gain more power or more money).

Educate yourselves, dear readers, it might be trite, but its true… knowledge is power.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/2557/philadelphia-embraces-socialist-education/#KirStT5K7El8ypvv.99

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