As we are deluged daily with left-wing propaganda from much of academia's ostensibly objective wizards of smart, it has become abundantly clear what these "apolitical" bunch of hacks are really all about. Despite their crowing about the right's politicization of history, it is actually they who are really guilty of an agenda driven interpretation of our nation's history. But they do it under the ruse that they are "objective." Fortunately, their arrogance so blinds them that they don't realize that most folks see right through the ruse. As one of academia's iconic institutions, Harvard has now come out with a "report" that states, in part:
"Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation's political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party."
For the sake of argument, let's accept their premise. Could this be so because the Republican Party is not quite as full of anti-American Exceptionalism sentiments as is the kooky, socialist extremists in the Democrat Party? Ya think? Wow, it takes a bunch of Harvard educated academics to make this rather obvious observation. Thanks geniuses. We'd have never figured that one out without you. So, this is what some in academia have been reduced to - denigrating Fourth of July celebrations? How pathetic.
And this gem from the report:
"Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans."
Aaawwww, the control-freak socialists are worried that their social justice agenda in the schools will be hindered by parents. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Republicans, in general, tend to be more conservative and resistant to the left's desire for a command and control society. That's the real concern here. These 4th of July celebrations are messing up their utopia. Can't have that. Isn't it interesting that these same "guardians of the truth" seem to be more concerned with what parents do voluntarily with their own children on their own time than they are with what's going on in government schools with tax-payer money and compulsory attendance? This is how many of the elitists in academia look at the rest of us and our traditions - something to be examined "objectively" under a microscope and then, through their elitist worldview, frowned upon as if there is something dark and nefarious going on - in a July 4th celebration! Good Lord.
So, students, here's your assignment for the long weekend: take your son, daughter, grandchild, granddaughter, niece, or nephew to a Fourth of July celebration. In so doing, take great comfort in knowing that you are instilling pride in them for America's founding and, at the same time, annoying an elitist, control-freak, anti-American Exceptionalism academic. What better way to celebrate Independence Day? Read more here: Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing.