For John, BLUF: Maybe it is the fact that the United States aimed so high is why every wrinkle is seen as such a failure. Nothing to see here; just move along.
1619, Mao, & 9-11: History According to the NYT—Plus, a Remarkable Issue of National Geographic Reveals the Leftists' "Blame America First" Approach to History
From the Blog ¡No pasarán!, by Monsieur Erik Svane, 15 November 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
Over the past few months, the New York Times has opined three times on historical questions, both ancient and recent.A long read, worth it.
How valid, how pretty (sic), have the results been?
First, the 1619 Project, which is designed to call America's entire history a scam, for which Americans deserve to be shamed and punished. (I forgot where I read it, but this is hardly unrelated to the fact it appears that the Democrats' 2020 candidates want less to govern Americans than to punish Americans.)
(The present post is mainly about the 1619 take, and la pièce de résistance is a remarkable document by the left-leaning National Geographic's attempt to share in and to contribute to the leftist message — below, in the third part of this post. After a presentation of the Times's, i.e., the leftists', twisted view of history (part 1 of this post) and a discussion thereof (part 2) — not least Europe's contribution to the demonization of the United States (for almost two centuries, if not more!) — the final, 3rd, part, will feature an in-depth examination of a fully left-leaning article that actually manages to utterly debunk the leftists' (and the Europeans') entire (self-serving) premise.)
Regards — Cliff