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Shameless grifter/convict Dinesh D'Souza AKA The Man Who Launched A Thousand Face-Palms is on to your left-wing conspiracy to teach American history. Gotcha, pinkos! Or maybe not.

According to convicted felon D'Souza, teaching schoolkids about Columbus, slavery and the Civil Rights Movement is teaching them to hate America.

In an interview with One American News Network’s Rick Amato last week, right-wing activist and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza claimed that liberals are “teaching our young people to hate America” by including lessons on slavery, colonization and the Civil Rights Movement in school curricula.

D’Souza, who’s promoting his new movie “America: Imagine The World Without Her,” told Amato that a “generation of spoiled, overfed, affluent young people who turned bitterly against the Vietnam War” later “basically rewrote American history to make America the bad guy in all circumstances” by teaching schoolchildren about things such as the founding fathers owning slaves and Christopher Columbus’ exploitation of the native population.

“In a sense, we’re teaching our young people to hate America,” he said.

He added that this was part of a plot by leftist radicals who have figured out that “you don’t need to be a radical by blowing up a bridge” and that you can write textbooks instead.

Presumably, what grifter and convicted felon D'Souza would prefer is that all unpleasantness be expunged from history because history, like reality, seems to have a left-wing bias.

So it's scram, Edward Gibbon, with your History of The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire: needz moar LOLcats.

Hit the road, William H. Prescott and your History of The Conquest of Mexico: you're a bumming me out, man.

Arrivederci, J.J. Norwich and your History of Byzantium: dude, all that bloodshed, cruelty and incest...eugh.

Don't call us, we'll call you William L. Shirer and your The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: too many Nazis, not enough puppies.

You know, with D'Souza, the instinct is always to mock: the man's a risible, mendacious, ill-educated buffoon who tailors his witless drivel to suit the clucks, saps and credulous halfwits who take him seriously.

But sometimes, the stupidity is so damn deep and so damn wide that I'm at a loss for words. Seriously; confronted with such profound cretinism, I got nuthin'.

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  •  D'Souza promoting bullshit for profit (9+ / 0-)

    The whole film is about forgetting the past and making stuff up as they go along.

    D'Souza is in the running for an Orwell.

    "I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity." Nadezhda Mandelstam

    by LaFeminista on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 03:06:53 AM PDT

  •  Hey, that idiot piece of shit got almost a twenty (7+ / 0-)

    year run on the malfunction of the American Mind.

    He's made his bank, now it's time to let this imbecile go.

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

    by Greyhound on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 04:22:26 AM PDT

  •  Science, history, mathematics, economics (9+ / 0-)

    All of those things have a liberal bias. If DeSouza and his ilk had their way, public education would be evenly divided between extolling the virtues of conservatism and learning how Jesus rode dinosaurs. Is conservapedia still around? That was an eye opener indeed!

    "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for a real Republican every time." Harry Truman

    by MargaretPOA on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 04:50:37 AM PDT

    •  Public education (7+ / 0-)

      is in the crosshairs because of his kind.

      Charter schools is their remedy so that "real" history may be taught and the parents can believe that they have finally found their freedom for their little darlings.

      My next door neighbor just recently gave me a lecture about her new found "freedom" in sending her kids to private schools and away from the evils that is public education.

      Her hate for the public school system is off the charts and her belief that public schools are a bastion of liberals indoctrinating young minds is mind numbing. Sure, whatever, because here in Utah everybody knows how public schools are chocked full of liberals. (Tounge firmly planted in cheek)

      I cannot begin to tell you how many times she used the word "freedom" to describe these non public schools. When asked to clarify, I got a bunch of Palin word salad that made no freakin' sense. What little I was able to squeeze from her was, that it had something to do with history facts and federal intrusion. BTW, she and the family are devout LDS. (Mormon)  

      "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Louis Brandeis

      by wxorknot on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 05:44:57 AM PDT

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    •  Texas GOP platform from 2012 (6+ / 0-)

      I was reading the DK article by TeamSara4Choice about the Green's diabolical plot to unleash dominionist curriculum in the public schools and someone mentioned that the Texas GOP actually opposed critical thinking, Mastery based outcomes, etc because they undermined the family structure or some such shit. But it was the fact that they codified their opposition on an official party platform. They need sheeple. Period.

  •  So he thinks being truthful about history and not (4+ / 0-)

    lying to children is radical and he equates it to blowing up bridges?

    The RWNJ mindset is so incredibly twisted.

    Maybe this unable to stand real history is why the RWNJs  of the unHoly Lobby have their plan to teach the bible in school which they got one high school to have it as an elective (which they did so in a very sneaky manner) with the end game of having it be a requirement to graduate no matter  the religion ( or lack of) of  the student they are indoctrinating.

  •  I'm sure D'Souza doesn't mind reality,, (6+ / 0-)

    concerning ancient Rome(except for Gibbon's chapters on early Christianity) and Byzantium. He just doesn't want any mention of our own less than "exceptional" history. The Alien and Sedition Act, the Trail of Tears, the Mexican War, the wars against the Plains Indians, the Philippine Insurrection, the Labor struggles,,, believe me I could go on and on not because I hate America but that I would like to make her better.

    "Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can't afford to double-down on trickle-down." Bill Clinton

    by irate on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 05:22:11 AM PDT

  •  Recc'd BOTH for Felonious G and 1000 Face-Palms (4+ / 0-)

    Both terms are new to me. Are you claiming credit or is this another Charles Pierce special? Been following D'Loser since his days at Dartmouth.

  •  What I would like to know is why (8+ / 0-)

    D'Souza hates rich people.

    a “generation of spoiled, overfed, affluent young people who turned bitterly against the Vietnam War” later “basically rewrote American history to make America the bad guy in all circumstances”
    Is it his seething resentment and envy?  He sounds like a commie anti-wealth class warrior.

    "It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." (Artemus Ward)

    by Silencio on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 05:52:42 AM PDT

    •  I'd like to know where this miserable shit-eater.. (5+ / 0-)

      ....gets this nonsense....

      As a card-carrying boomer raised in a lower middle class military household, I can tell you we weren't spoiled, rich or overfed. (We were so affluent that venison, rabbits and large-mouth bass the old man brought home from the woods were staples of life!)

      Every time this smarmy little weasel opens his stupid mouth I just wanna get my hands around his pencil-neck and trembling with red-eyed rage.....let him go. Dammit. I HAD him...walks away muttering under breath....(clue Fred Flintstone cursing "Bricka-Bracka-grrrrr-!)

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 07:17:58 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed. (7+ / 0-)

        I was just ridiculing him.

        What I wanted to say was this: Much of the opposition to the Vietnam War came from working class kids and poor kids, because they weren't in college and didn't have deferments and were the ones being drafted.

        Know one of the songs that was revered in my working class family (by my parents, I mean)?  "Fortunate Son," by CCR.  The Vietnam War is like most wars, supported by the wealthier segment of society, opposed or at least questioned by the non-wealthy segments of society.

        In other words, what you said.

        "It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." (Artemus Ward)

        by Silencio on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 07:27:35 AM PDT

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      •  he's talking about the next income bracket up (2+ / 0-)
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        leftykook, Silencio

        The happy little Levittown kids who supposedly got the world their fathers won in war and peace handed to them on a silver platter, decided they didn't like it, and convinced themselves that doing drugs, burning bras, and fucking in the mud were "freedom" and "progress".

        Conservatives like rich people but not yuppies; they respect the money and power but not the totebagger/hipster culture they believe is associated with it.  Their vision is that the men who lead America ought to be cut from the same cloth as the fabled "silent majority" of rugged and hardboiled white bread blue collar men that they will lead: worked hard even as a kid, played football in high school, did their time in the military, start a family and a business, and then go into public life not out of any love of politics, but out of a sense of paternal duty.

        But instead they believe the ruling class - the pundits and media gatekeepers as well as the bureaucrats and the politicians themselves -  is full of people whose childhoods were supposedly full of music and clothes, whose liberal politics are supposedly nothing more than development arrested at the teenage alienation/rebellion stage, and have spent their whole lives bizarrely fighting against the "machine" that makes their entire world possible.  The conservatives say to themselves: "If they weren't so ignorant and self-absorbed - proud of nothing but their own misplaced shame - they'd be able to recognize where the bread and butter come from and which side it's buttered on, and become conservatives."

        Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

        by Visceral on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 08:32:51 AM PDT

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  •  I really, REALLY, don't get this guy (5+ / 0-)

    I don't assume that all non-white people are liberal minded. But D'Not So Lovely is a conundrum.

    Would he rather India never overcame the British? What's next Allen West and Herman Cain working to bring back slavery?

    We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

    by Vita Brevis on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 06:13:50 AM PDT

  •  Who are you going to believe? (3+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, anon004, Blood

    Real historians or a guy that used to put on a dog collar and bark for Ann Coulter?

    In loyalty to their kind, they cannot tolerate our minds. In loyalty to our kind, We cannot tolerate their obstruction.

    by mojave mike on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 07:21:29 AM PDT

  •  felonious (0+ / 0-)

    ... well chosen, oddly spelt.

    Vote rape. Vote torture. Vote War Crimes. Vote with the American top 1%.

    by Yellow Canary on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 09:23:07 AM PDT

  •  "basically rewrote American history to (0+ / 0-)

    make America the bad guy in all circumstances” by teaching schoolchildren about things such as the founding fathers owning slaves and Christopher Columbus’ exploitation of the native population.

    “In a sense, we’re teaching our young people to hate America,” he said."

    Um, wasn't Christopher Columbus Italian, and wasn't he sponsored by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, and didn't he land in what is now the Bahamas, not the United States?  In fact, he never landed on any territory that wound up being part of this country.  So, how is teaching Columbus "anti-American"?

    D'Souza once again demonstrating that he only sounds intelligent to stupid people.

  •  The Man Who Launched A Thousand Face-Palms (0+ / 0-)

    they don't call him that for nothing.

    Just go to jail and shut up already.

    "Nationalism, religious bigotry and feudal loyalty are far more powerful forces than…sanity." —George Orwell, “Wells, Hitler and the World State” (1941)

    by Blood on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 12:46:21 PM PDT

  •  WHAT???!! (0+ / 0-)

    Teaching slavery, colonization, and the Civil Rights Movement are WRONG?????

    Those are things that challenged and changed America.

    When this little brown version of David Dukkke opens his mouth, he shows a very good reason NOT to be a Conservative.

    If this clown was in the Holocaust denying business, he would be pounding the streets for a job.

    But alas, he going to the slammer.....

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