It has been a while since I have posted a blog, and for good reason. I have been taking some time to educate myself on our history. My reading list included:
Broke by Glenn Beck
Fugitive days by Bill Ayers
Blacklisted by History by M. Stanton Evans
and another book on the Taft Presidency
All of this history has taught me one very important fact. We are NOT being taught our history! Even what we are taught is 75% propaganda. The biggest eye opener was the book “Blacklisted by History” All that you think you know about Joe McCarthy was by and large Soviet Propaganda.
Franklin and Winston taught me a profound respect for Churchill. He was truly a great leader in desperate times.
Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1831 to see why it was so successful. He came away saying that “America is great, because she is good.” He was impressed with the values of our society most especially our education system. He reported that an illiterate in America is as rare as a comet or earthquake.
We have to get back to re-educating ourselves. We have to stress that thirst for knowledge within ourselves and our children. It has to be the first and most basic tenet. From it, all others will come.
All of these books are pretty good with the exception of the Bill Ayers book. It was a mindset that is quite hard to stomach. It does teach that evil exists, and that good intentions coupled with ignorance and self-importance can lead to destruction.