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176: Pestilence and Superstition – Obligatory Revisionist Thanksgiving History Rant

Topic: Osborne and I celebrate Thanksgiving by discussing a more accurate account of the Pilgrim arrival in the Massachusetts Bay area in 1620, what happened beforehand, and what unfolded next. Why is this story so important to American mythology? From which important truths is it misdirecting our collective attention? What are the lost opportunities for public school history students? This is the full 11-22-12 live show, with an additional segment taken from the After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: The True Meaning of Thanksgiving: The Birth of Private Enterprise in America by Richard M. Ebeling http://defenseofcapitalism.blogspot.com/2009/11/true-meaning-of-thanksgiving-birth-of.html Appeal to tradition http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Appeal_to_tradition First Thanksgiving,Red Eyes, Invisibility of ...

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024: American History F-ed (Series Introduction)

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 transform... into what is completely acceptable? into what is even completely preferable? and, believe it or not, into what is unquestionably sacred? Topic: 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 (Grades 1-6) 2. Make history seem so boring and ...

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