Hollywood celebrities and education gurus have teamed together to distribute to
schools across the country a dramatic new curriculum that casts American history
as an epic march of victims seeking to shrug off the shackles of the
warmongering, racist, capitalist, imperialist United States. ..the History
Channel's airing of the "The People Speak" last
night marks the public coming-out party of a movement that has been in place
since last year to teach America's school children a "social justice" brand of
history that rails against war, oppression, capitalism and popular patriotism.
The television special featuring performances by Matt Damon, Benjamin Bratt, Marisa Tomei, Don
Cheadle, Bruce Springsteen and others condemns the nation's past of oppression
by the wealthy, powerful and imperialist and instead trumpets the voices of
America's labor unions, minorities and protesters of various stripes. The accompanying
curriculum guide for schools that show "The People Speak" in classrooms, for
example, highlights an 1852 reading from abolitionist Frederick Douglass:
READ here; Celebs to kids: America stinks!