American evolution..

Recapping from Monday…

According to Webster: ev·o·lu·tion, A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex form.

America, (at least according to “our” history books) began when, (In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. He sailed by night; he sailed by day; He used the stars to find his way…

..and so on and so on, ..if you’re interested, ..you can read the rest of the Poem at; ..

(http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/columbus-day-poem-in-1492-columbus-sailed-the-ocean-blue/)

Unfortunately, we too often learn that what we read or what we’re told, is factually incorrect and misleading.

 

According to a variety of sources, a man by the name of Leif Ericson was the first European to discover the Americus.

Albeit, (alluding to common sense) ..since the continent had an (indigenous population) ..when “both” men arrived, ..I’m thinking that someone got there before them, ..and since no one had a pencil at the time, ..the event (unfortunately) went unrecorded.

(Not that it’s important, ..however)..

Not having a pencil at the time of an important event “could” validate my theory that Barack Obama Junior was indeed born in Kenya, ..and that no one in the (Nyanza Province of Kenya) at the time, had a pencil.

Continuing…

With the arrival, of what would “later” become the Mayflower elite, ..and/or, ..the Boston “Blue Bloods” ..at Plymouth rock, the Puritans, ..and/or, those that opposed the policies of the Angelican Church, the Official Church of England, ..overseen by the King, “New Plymouth” was established.

On September 6th, 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England.

One hundred and two individuals, most of whom were Puritans, received a grant of land on which to set up their own colony. They set sail from England on the Mayflower, arriving in Massachusettes in December 1620.

When they landed, the colonists called their new home “New Plymouth.”

The colonists all signed the “Mayflower Covenant” before landing, promising to establish “just and equal laws.”

During the second part of their voyage, the weather was somewhat hostile. However, finally on November 11th, with the Mayflower anchored off of Cape Cod. The members of the assembly spent more than six weeks exploring different location to find an appropriate one to settle.

On December 21st., ..the Pilgrims made their first landfall at Plymouth Harbor and the rest is history.

During the earliest years of “our” invasion, and/or onslaught to (dislodge) ..the (rightful) ..by the (fundamental law of possession) ..indigenous population of the North American Continent, “we,” ..we that (now) ..proudly refer to ourselves Americans, ..(because we were victorious in our inquisition) “now” have as much difficulty in justifying the actions of our past, ..as any Homo sapiens on the planet during any period in time in History.

Which of course validates the phrase: “He who wins the war, writes history.”

However, on the other side of the coin, (borrowing a phrase from; (www.danablankenhorn.com/)

“He who writes the history rules the future.”

A People’s History of the United   States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of the common people rather than political and economic elites. A People’s History has become a major success as it has been set as assigned reading in many high schools and colleges across the United States. The book was a runner-up in 1980 for the National Book Award. It has been frequently revised, with the most recent edition covering events through 2005. In 2003, Zinn was awarded the Prix des Amis du Monde Diplomatique for the French version of this book, Une histoire populaire des Etats-Unis. More than one million copies have been sold.

Reviewers on the left have called it brilliant, moving, and a great tool for moving forward the cause of social activism through the teaching of history through the prism of class consciousness.

Others have called the book a revisionist polemic, the ultimate in anti-American history, and a patchwork of leftist clichés. Oscar Handlin’s review for “The American Scholar” dismissed both Zinn’s approach to history and the actual content of the work, citing a number of Zinn’s claims as fallacious.

In a 1998 interview, Zinn said he had set “quiet revolution” as his goal for writing A People’s History. “Not a revolution in the classical sense of a seizure of power, but rather from people beginning to take power from within the institutions.

In the workplace, the workers would take power to control the conditions of their lives.” In 2004, Zinn edited a primary source companion volume with Anthony Arnove, entitled, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

In a letter responding to a 2007 critical review of his A Young People’s History Of The United States (a release of the title for younger readers) in The New York Times Book Review, Zinn wrote:

My history… describes the inspiring struggle of those who have fought slavery and racism (Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses), of the labor organizers who have led strikes for the rights of working people (Big Bill Haywood, Mother Jones, César Chávez), of the socialists and others who have protested war and militarism (Eugene V. Debs, Helen Keller, the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, Cindy Sheehan).

My hero is not Theodore Roosevelt, who loved war and congratulated a general after a massacre of Filipino villagers at the turn of the century, but Mark Twain, who denounced the massacre and satirized imperialism. I want young people to understand that ours is a beautiful country, but it has been taken over by men who have no respect for “human rights” or constitutional liberties.

(Sidebar) No respect for human rights and constitutional liberties, ..is that really what Mr. Zinn is concerned about?

Question: “If Howard Zinn is a “legitimate” historian and he does not understand that America’s Constitutional liberties were won at the cost of 50,000 Americans, ..dead, ..and wounded, ..then I submit to you that Howard Zinn is not a legitimate historian.

As for “human rights” (reality) we are all born into this world naked, ..after which life is, ..either; ..”subjective, ..or objective conjecture.”

According to Webster: re·al·i·ty, (in context) In fact; actual or true.

 According to Webster: sub·jec·tive, (in context) Particular to a given person; personal: subjective experience.

According to Webster: ob·jec·tive, (in context) Having actual existence or reality.

According to Webster: con·jec·ture, A statement, an opinion, or a conclusion based on guesswork.

Continuing…

Our people are basically decent and caring, and our highest ideals are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, which says that all of us have an equal right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

The history of our country, I point out in my book, is a striving, (against corporate robber barons) and (war makers, to make those ideals a reality) — and all of us, ..of whatever age, ..can find immense satisfaction in becoming part of that. (Source, Wikipedia).

Dear Howard, ..contrary to your wrongheaded (progressive, liberal, socialistic, Marxist) ..beliefs, ..there is no free lunch…

Someone picks up the tab!

What Zinn and his ilk fail to relate to their antiestablishment followers, without the capitalism, ..industry, ..and commerce provided by the establishment, ..there would be “No Jobs.”

Without jobs, ..people (regardless of their ideology) would be without an income, ..and/or currency to invest in a home, buy a car, ..feed their family, ..or themselves! ..and without a doubt, ..and (unequivocally) ..the most important, ..purchase a copy of Mr. Zinn’s (antiestablishment) book so that he can afford his mortgage, ..purchase a vehicle, ..feed himself, and live happily ever after without, ..planting a seed, ..or driving a nail.

 

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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