In yet another lame attempt at smearing Republicans as black-hating racists, Reuters ran a ridiculous headline claiming that conservatives are trying to interfere with Resident Joe Biden’s attempts to teach American students more “black history.”
The headline, “Republicans ask Biden to withdraw ‘divisive’ proposal to teach more Black [sic] history,” fails to explain that the “black history” in question is a piece of propaganda known as the “1619 Project” that has long been debunked as fake news.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the 1619 Project is a completely made-up piece of garbage that glamorizes communism and criticizes capitalism. It is part of the left’s “critical race theory” agenda to indoctrinate the next generation of youth into believing that all white people are evil and all black people are just wonderful.
Historically speaking, the 1619 Project never happened. It was manufactured out of thin air to push a false narrative that free markets create a “brutal economy” where “inequality reigns and poverty spreads.”
“Historians do argue over interpretations, but parts of the 1619 Project are sloppy, at best, with the facts,” is how the WSJ’s Allen C. Guelzo puts it.
In a nutshell, the 1619 Project contends that cotton plantations in the south, on which some blacks were enslaved, produced the “capitalist economy” in which we supposedly live today.
Sociologist Matthew Desmond wrote an essay based on this claim, alleging that slaves were whipped and tortured into planting and harvesting crops within a ruthless system of profit maximization.
Desmond talks about “vertical reporting systems, double-entry record-keeping and precise quantification,” these being “management techniques” that were later used as a model for “a union-busting capitalism of poverty wages, gig jobs and normalized insecurity.”
Were slave plantations capitalist or communist?
While it is certainly true that today’s “capitalist” model is indeed built upon a slave labor system of low wages, gig jobs, and normalized insecurity, especially for the younger generations, the history presented in the 1619 Project is just plain false.