29 September 2014

Camille Paglia Says A Mouthful

Current educational codes, tracking liberal-Left, are perpetuating illusions about sex and gender American history. The basic Leftist premise, descending from Marxism, is that all problems in human life stem from an unjust society and that corrections and fine-tunings of that social mechanism will eventually bring utopia. Progressives have unquestioned faith in the *perfectibility of mankind.

The horrors and atrocities of history have been edited out of primary and secondary education except where they can be blamed on racism, sexism, and imperialism . . . Camille Paglia
Wow. Substituting "American history" for "sex and gender" was my edit, but it is still spot on. More to come on that topic in my next post.

*That view is antithetical to the Founding Fathers who believed man was inherently evil (which is what the Bible teaches) thus their emphasis on limiting powers and distrust over centralization of power, i.e., "...in questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution..." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Moreover, these competing viewpoints are why so many progressive historians seek to discredit our founding principles and the men who established them. The legacy of our founding hinders the agenda of progressives.


ropelight said...

Yes, it's a baleful sign of the times, when the recitation of an obvious truth seems somehow brave and insightful.

Paglia's words remind me of George Orwell's famous maxim:

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, the same thought crossed my mind. I guess even leftists wise up some as they get older. ;-)

Real life has a way of doing that to us.