Are you getting as sick of this as I am? So many of the CW and history related blogs seem to be on a mission to bash the Founders and portray America as an evil nation which needs to be "fundamentally transformed" into some socialist utopia. We are treated to this daily fare by academics, pseudo-historians in the blogosphere, Hollywood, and the media. I pointed one example out yesterday. Now, MSNBC joins the orgy:
In what is sure to rankle the feathers of many conservatives, MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry took to her show Sunday to ponder the meaning of Independence Day, highlighting mostly the stains on American history. “It’s ours, all of it,” she said. “The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery . . .
Ah yes, we must never forget to flog ourselves in some guilt-obsessed effort at redeeming our wicked past - even as we celebrate our nation's birth. National Review's Andrew McCarty nailed this rather childish perspective:
What most frustrates Americans is that we are a happy, optimistic, can-do people ceaselessly harangued by media solons, delusional academics, post-sovereign Eurocrats, and the Democrats who love them. While we free and feed the world, they can’t tell us enough that we’re racist, imperialist, torturing louts. We know it’s a libel, an endless stream of slander. But we also know it’s an absurd libel. We’re tired of hearing it, but taking it too seriously would give it power it doesn’t deserve. - Andrew McCarty, National Review online
But, spouting this garbage does get you invited to the right seminars and conferences where you can sip wine, eat cheese, and rub elbows with the smartest among us.
No thanks, I prefer reality along with fried bologna and mustard.