Orwell was never more correct

As George Orwell put it in 1984, "those who control the present control the past, and those who control the past control the future."  And who controls the "present"?  It is the media, and less apparent, those who control high school history books and university history departments.  Thus, the past may be purposely contorted, especially the history of the United States of America.  Editing via omission is the subliminal tack.  Sadly, it doesn't take long to misinform an entire generation.  But why would there be those who would delight in that venture, the venture of "controlling the past"? The Founding Fathers have been characterized as slaveholding racists rather than brilliant minds schooled in the world history of governments and the creators of the greatest experiment in self-governance the world has ever known.  The War between the States was "only about slavery," we are told, despite many...(Read Full Post)