This Texas schools board rewrites US history with lessons promoting God and guns | World news | The Guardian
is an interesting article from the UK's national newspaper, The Guardian.
The article raises the concern of some in America who believe that there is "a clutch of Christian evangelists and social conservatives who have grasped control of the [Texan] state's education board
" with the intention of "indoctrinating children by promoting rightwing views on religion, economics and guns while diminishing the science of evolution, the civil rights movement and the horrors of slavery
Clearly, to assume that there is only the possibility of a given narrative is as erroneous as to assume that a given map is the only one possible. Histories are not innocent stories but always ideologial constructs.
So, in that light, I was wondering if anyone had their own ideas or opinions about what is happening in the States?
Is this a growing sign of sections of American culture recovering from
or reacting against
the effect of the Enlightenment's project? Or, again, do you understand this "rewriting of history
" as something of a positive change or, as some writers are suggesting, a degeneration of U.S education which is becoming the laughing stock of the more 'enlightened' world etc, etc?
What do you think is going on here? :detective:
US History has already been changed numerous times. This is just icing on the cake.
Some rhetorical questions:
Were we not founded on a National Bank under the Legislative Branch?
Why is Alexander Hamilton not considered an economist in any 'respectable' anthology?
Why are British economists glorified in American History?
Why does the Federal Reserve exist, considering it is unconstitutional?
Where is the 'for the people, by the people' in this country?
Why is Ayn Rand and 'Free' Trade still touted as rational when the biggest transfer of wealth in the history of man has taken place in the last decade?
Why are Robber Barons called Leaders of Industry?
Why are religious people always the badguys and sexual deviants heroes?
Why is this country being 'evolved' into a service industry?
Why did I cease seeking a degree in journalism? (philosophy)