It is imperative that Americans, liberal, conservative or anything in between, read Howard Zinn’s “A People's History Of The United States”. However, that’s a 688 page book and who has time to read 688 pages of truth about how the Former United States of America (the FUSA) was founded and developed?
There is good news, though. Zinn has encapsulated his “People’s History” in an article he calls “America’s Blinders”. This article is a one pager published on The Progressive Media Report web site. Surely, we can take the time to read a one page synopsis of the kinds of truth we ignore when we believe “our presidents’” claims that Americans must go to war, must kill and die in order to basically save the world, if not a portion of the world.
This message and the recommended reading may be preaching to the choir, although I think that the choir must rehearse if it is to stay sharp.
I urge you to read “America’s Blinders” and, then, after you’ve had a taste of truth, read “A People’s History Of The United States”.
Pseudo patriotism is like a religion. Priests, preachers, mullas, elders, whomever, tell you what is evil and warn you to stay away from it. This is why so many right wing individuals were able to criticize “Fahrenheit 911” in great detail without ever seeing it. They were told it’s evil and they believed it.
So, such people will most likely think that they already know that “America’s Blinders” or “A People’s History Of The United States” are evil and will stay away from them. Sadly, these are the people who need to read them the most.
“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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