Saturday, May 29, 2010

The History of American Founders and Patriots You Aren’t Supposed to Know About

The History of American Founders and Patriots You Aren’t Supposed to Know About

One of the things that has always hacked me off is when truth is hidden from those who can benefit from it the most. From religion to politics, this has happened time and again… especially in history. It is often said that the winners of battles and wars write the history books, and in the case of the topic of African-American history, it was the losers who have done the writing – to the shameful detriment of the truth.

How many of us have been taught in school about Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Booker T. Washington? And then nothing until Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. (I didn’t even get Malcolm X when I was in school). And what’s worse is the VITAL role blacks have played in the founding of this nation has been denied or written out of American history. The only black’s name we hear from that period is Crispus Attucks. But do we Americans of all colors know who Benjamin Banneker, Richard Allen, Oliver Cromwell (not the British Lord Protector) or even Wentworth Cheswell were? Cheswell was a part of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, but you have to look long and hard to find a connecting reference when reading anything about Paul Revere.

Because I love American History, I have been able to learn the truth through various sources about those Americans of African ancestry who were fundamental in the founding and continuing prosperity of this great nation. Washington, Jefferson and Franklin are all important figures who contributed greatly to the birth and start of America. But it was Salem, Estabrook, Whipple, and Armistead who gives the founding of this nation its true character.

This revisionist history is virtually criminal to African-Americans, and ALL Americans for that matter. It denies something that has always been vital to the lifeblood of this country – TRUTH.

Of course we cannot remove or deny the horrible crime of slavery and involuntary servitude placed on blacks in our history. After all that is truth as well. But we have got to stop looking at our American history based on race or politics.

Below is the video from Glenn Beck’s May 28th “Founders’ Fridays” TV show. Whether you like him or not or whether you disagree with him or not, please watch. This show is not about politics, it’s about the truth.

At the bottom is included the aftershow Q&A that is really awesome!