ABOVE: Not the easiest place to look for those who have hidden their identity behind nationalism, bigotry and mysticism
An introduction to a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism).
Critical Thinking Question:
How does that which is completely illogical and completely immoral
into what is completely acceptable?
into what is even completely preferable?
and, believe it or not, into what is unquestionably sacred?
The purpose of the American History curriculum in government school SEEMS to be two-fold:
1. Build up a mythology about America and government when we're most impressionable
2. Make history seem so boring and pointless that we never want to learn anything else about it again (Grades 7-12)
"River of Deceit" Mad Season
I'm pretty sure it's a song about the destructiveness of addiction
"Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
A People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
History Is A Weapon
Chomsky: "Manufacturing Consent"
Chomsky does not understand economics, but some of his work is worth checking out