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Can 1776 ‘Trump’ 1619? For the United States of America to survive, it needs more self-awareness & less self-hatred

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Speaking in Washington on Thursday, Trump denounced critical race theory, the New York Times’ 1619 Project, and socialist Howard Zinn’s revisionist history of the US as “an ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together.”

To counter these threats, he announced an upcoming executive order that will establish a national commission to promote patriotic education, dubbing it the ‘1776 Commission’ after the year the original colonies declared independence from Britain.

It did not take long for the president’s critics to call him a racist for daring to disagree with the 1619 Project, and describe the proposed patriotic education as wanting to turn American children into modern ‘Hitler Youth’. Yet that criticism itself betrays the intellectual poverty of self-styled warriors for social and racial justice, whose “peaceful protests” over the past summer have resulted in multiple deaths, as well as a record-high property damage bill.

To them, everything wrong with the US is either tied to “fascism” or slavery. The obsession with “fascism” – defined loosely as anything they dislike at any given moment, but usually illustrated by World War II movie tropes – is bad enough, but the 1619 Project actually goes a step further, arguing that the entirety of US history is........

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