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CHAT LOG for Thursday, September 28, 2017

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A People's History of the United States is not history? Anecdotes? He relates facts and dates of events that actually happened. I would call that a history by any definition.
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Just saw your post HelenKeller. Amen!
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drwho, Ann Coulter is a joke, factually, intellectually. I wouldn't read or cite her even if she happened to author a piece with which I agreed 100%. You might want to read a more middle-of-the-road, fact-based (and sourced) article like\npark-five/.
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What's more important: There are wrongful convictions - way too frequently - in the United States. We don't need a president who continues to double-down on such subjects. Ann Coulter can be a joke, but she doesn't affect me directly. Donald Trump is a joke, who affects me and my safety daily.
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Thank you Tuco. A brief study of historiography shows that a single view of history is propaganda. Different historians present different interpretations of historic events and, based on the same primary source materials, sometimes come to different interpretations and conclusions. Professor Zinn was certainly a historian who developed primary source materials into a coherent narrative. Can his interpretation be debated? Of course. But his A People's History of the United States is a valid history and worthy of study.

Those who want a well rounded understanding should read histories from more than one perspective. It is just in the last century that some written histories, textbooks used in public schools, assumed that those with darker skin are of sub-species of Homo Sapiens; and a failure to understand that aspect of written history is part of why many do not recognize that they are racists today. Historiography.
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Thank you Diane. It is rather confusing to me that some like President Trump and Ms. Coulter double down in calling for capital punishment against those whose guilt is in question or sometimes even proven innocent. I would think that the Ten Commandments, particularly Exodus 20:13, should prohibit them from doing so. Or at least the religious base supporting them should decry such a call to violate a primary religious message, affirmed by Jesus in Matthew 19:18.

Just one more bible verse. Romans 12:19.
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His own words: In a letter responding to a 2007 critical review of his A Young People’s History Of The United States (a release of the title for younger readers) in The New York Times Book Review, Zinn wrote:

My history... describes the inspiring struggle of those who have fought slavery and racism (Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses), of the labor organizers who have led strikes for the rights of working people (Big Bill Haywood, Mother Jones, César Chávez), of the socialists and others who have protested war and militarism (Eugene V. Debs, Helen Keller, the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, Cindy Sheehan). My hero is not Theodore Roosevelt, who loved war and congratulated a general after a massacre of Filipino villagers at the turn of the century, but Mark Twain, who denounced the massacre and satirized imperialism.[8][9]

I want young people to understand that ours is a beautiful country, but it has been taken over by men who have no respect for human rights or constitutional liberties. Our people are basically decent and caring, and our highest ideals are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, which says that all of us have an equal right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The history of our country, I point out in my book, is a striving, against corporate robber barons and war makers, to make those ideals a reality — and all of us, of whatever age, can find immense satisfaction in becoming part of that.
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From Wikipedia
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And before you start saying see!! Socialist!!! Understand that everyone in this country benefits from Socialism. Our Military is Socialism, Our Police are Socialism. Our Highways are Socialism. Our public schools are Socialism. I could go on but I think you get the point.
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It is the right who in the name of 'Tax Cuts' have tried to gut our Socialist institutions and then claiming they are failing and should be put in private hands. It is a bait and switch meant to redistribute the wealth of the many into the hands of the few.
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Sudoku is socialist.
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EZPZ. 14.
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Done now all caught up
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Not sure what led up to drwho's fascination with rehashing the grotesque disregard for justice represented by the plight of the Central Park 5, but it's getting old. The justice system in the US is clearly in need of profound overhaul; the evidence builds daily. 1989 possibly still seems recent to who and his ultra conservative idols, like Coulter. Since the idiot Trump rolled into DC one either believes in social justice as fundamental to the future of the republic, or one frets excessively over the possible dissolution of white supremacy, or at the least of white (esp. white male) privilege. We do live in ugly, dangerous times.