09 December 2009

The History Channel Does Howard Zinn

I guess this will come as a surprise to certain academics who are still in denial over Howard Zinn's (Not just Zinn in particular, but his Marxist ideology) influence and impact on the study of American history in our colleges and universities: The History Channel will feature Howard Zinn's "The People Speak." The History Channel's involvement is part of Zinn's goal to "change the way our pre-K through high school children learn American history." Isn't that just peachy? The film features that intellectual giant, Matt Damon, along with a number of other kooky Hollywood leftists. Zinn on The History Channel. Chalk one up for the enemies of American Exceptionalism.

Here's a couple of headlines about the story:

"NBC-Owned History Channel to Air Leftist Howard Zinn's 'The People Speak'" (This writer calls the documentary Howard Zinn’s cinematic ode to trashing America.)

"Kids to Meet Marx in School – Care of Hollywood and The History Channel"

That particular piece catalogs Zinn and company's promotion of Marxist ideology and trashing of America. Be sure and watch the videos and listen to the pro-Marxist, anti-capitalist lefties preach their version of history. Of course, some academics will continue to focus on their delusional conspiracy theories of "right-wing" historical interpretation. All of this garbage seems to be right at home on some history discussion boards and blogs.

Darn those facts.


Corey Meyer said...

Why would you think that just because it is on the History Channel that it automatically finds its way into the classroom. I think you have been taken to task already on how much this book is really used. And if I remember correctly despite showing that it is used in a number of cases, it has not been fully determined how or to what extent.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

It's already in the classroom. As already stated the goal is to "change the way our pre-K through high school children learn American history."

No Corey, I was not "taken to task." My point was proven and the detractors remain in denial:


Focus Corey, focus.

Corey Meyer said...

Don't worry about my focus. Regardless, you still have not proven that those who do "require" the book or use the book do so in "the book is gospel" sense.

Do you read Lew Rockwell's blog? I find it troubling. Not because they voice a conservative voice, but because everything they right about is how everything we know is flawed in someway. Everything is corupt in some way, shape or form. It really is disheartening.

Plus, you and the right throw Marxism around like we live in Russia. Have you even gone to the website and watched the video. That Matt Damon reads that conerstone of Marxism...The Declaration of Independence!!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I'm sure some use the book in a "comparison" type of setting or even as an example of kooky anti-Americanism. Others use it as a legitimate view of history.

Yes, I read Rockwell's website. I don't think "conservative voice" is accurate though. Contributors range from Michael Moore to Pat Buchanan as well as articles ranging from healthy diet to unhealthy economic policies. It is libertarian in political philosophy. I agree with some things I read there, others not so much. But I find it very informative.

I don't quite follow your Marxist/Damon/Declaration of Independence comment. What's your point?

If you doubt the Nation is being governed by an administration and Congress that is friendly with Marxist/Socialist ideology, all I can say is that you live a very sheltered life.

Arthur B. Breedlove said...

"Plus, you and the right throw Marxism around like we live in Russia. Have you even gone to the website and watched the video. That Matt Damon reads that conerstone of Marxism...The Declaration of Independence!!"

The fact that we don't live in Russia does not mean we shouldn't concern ourselves with the loss of liberty in our own country.Matt Damon reading the Declaration of Independence is no surprise, as the left has long attempted to convince the public that it is an instrument of government(which it is not).They have a long history of using it as a Marxist tract. They appropriate the words "all men are created equal", for the purposes of government enforced equality.

Arthur B. Breedlove said...

It is not difficult to discern that the modern Democratic party and other manifestations of leftist politics, trace their origins to Socialist ideology.

Ideas such as "multi-culturalism" and "diversity" are touted and even enforced by governmental decree. These notions were first espoused by an Italian Marxist named Antonio Gramsci. Likewise, the phrase "separation of church and state" is also favored by leftist as a means of suppressing any vestige of Christianity, and insuring it has no place in public life. This is of course what happened in Soviet Russia with the Orthodox church. The left in America and the E.U. seem to be more committed to a "soft tyranny" as a means of attaining its goals. The tactics employed are more subtle and elusive,but we shouldn't conclude the aims are different.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...


All excellent observations and points - thanks for your input.

13thBama said...

I wonder if all of Marx's flaws will be shown like the left likes to do to Washington, Jefferson and other heros of our past? I somehow doubt it.