"Is this our new 'consciousness'? To be factually incorrect to ensure nobody has hurt feelings? The 1619 Project is The Greening of America on steroids. Lord help us."
Back in 1970, there was a best selling book called The Greening of America. It was an excellent collection of psycho-babble. It defined how the country had been divided into three "consciousness" periods. The first was when the country was founded. Heavy into hunters and gatherers. The second was industrial - World War II and depression era. The third and final period in the book was sort of a Nirvana. Total enlightenment for the "heads" of that era. It was enough to make one puke.
But just for the sake of this article, I am going to continue on that theme. I will call this the final "consciousness". It will be defined by revisionism. We don't like the facts of our history or civics? No problem - we will just revise them. Make them different. The latest assault on our history is this thing called the 1619 Project. And it is scary.
Here is a immutable fact. In 1620, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock (or there about). That was the start of the colonization of the Americas. But the 1619 Project, states that year should be the founding year of our country. Why? The first slaves landed here. Landed a year before the Pilgrims? How does that work? Who was going to own the slaves? Search me.
In any event, from 1620 until our independence after the Revolutionary War, we belonged to England. All those years that slaves were or were not in the colonies, that was on England - not the US. Why? The United States did not exist as yet. So why in the world should we redefine when our nation started? On a date which makes no sense? Because PC trumps logic and facts.
This is one which should be laughed off by us all. But it will not be. Too many knuckleheads are buying into this nonsense. So, is this our new "consciousness"? To be factually incorrect to ensure nobody has hurt feelings? Get ready, as The 1619 Project is The Greening of America on steroids. Lord help us.