September 6, 2020. Who is Erasing 20th-Century US History? Why?
This week I learned of three events/trends that are erasing 20th-century U.S. history.
- Stars & Stripes newspaper – was on the chopping block.
- Country profiles at http://www.state.gov seem to be edited to remove history between 1800-ish and 2016 – That information has been archived elsewhere in the site. How is a business-person supposed to get a quick national history of a foreign market?
- Pres. Harry S. Truman’s Executive Order 9980 acknowleding racism in federal hiring practices and his Executive Order 9981 to desegregate the military seem to have been declared “un-American” and topics that cannot be taught according to a 9/4/2020 OMB memo https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/M-20-34.pdf .
I am no longer surprised as I waffle between White House press briefings, the Nixon era [“In October 1973, the government accused Fred and Donald Trump of violations of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 39 Trump-built-and managed buildings in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.”-https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/plaintiff-in-chief-excerpt-donald-trump-first-lawsuit.html] and Mussolini’s definition of Fascist journalism in his October 10, 1928, speech. “In a unitarian regime the press cannot be extraneous from the whole. This is why the whole Italian press is Fascist and should feel proud to militate compactly under the emblem of the lictor’s rods. Starting with this undeniable fact, we immediately have a compass to guide the practical activity of Fascist journalism. We avoid that which is harmful to the regime and do that which helps it. Above all, and we may say it of Italy exclusively and apart from other countries, journalism, rather than a profession, or trade, becomes a mission of great delicacy and importance, because nowadays it is journalism which circulates among the masses. After the school has instructed the rising generations, it is journalism which carries on the task of information and formation.” http://bibliotecafascista.blogspot.com/2012/03/speech-in-rome-october-10-1928.html.
I like the US Constitution, especially the love shown in the Preamble. Why are so many people allergic to the standards of kindness that is the goal plotted by the Founding Fathers?
More to read very soon…….
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