I guess this should be more of a comment, but it’s worthy of a post as it is yet another example of how our history is not so much being erased as it is being intentionally “shaped.” In this case, I was watching “The History of all of Us” on the History Channel when they covered the American Revolution. Now you can imagine my surprise when I learned that “scientist turned politician,” Benjamin Franklin, “edited” the Declaration of Independence.
You see, that much is true, but the way they presented it was most definitely designed to leave the ignorant viewer with the impression that Franklin wrote it. As the words were being narrated, they showed a re-enactment of Franklin writing while the narrator read “We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal…” I wonder what Jefferson and Adams would have thought of the way the whole thing was presented?
And then there was the stressing of Franklin as a “scientist turned politician” in connection with the Declaration. First, Franklin was many things more than a “scientist,” but none of that was mentioned. Nor was it explained that Franklin was not so much “politician” as he was a Patriot, Statesman and diplomat — and in that order.
HOWEVER, if you understand the Progressive world view, then you understand this entire video. The Declaration was a giant leap forward for mankind, and was written by a deistic scientist who brought his knowledge of science to government and THAT is how the document came to be. WRONG — on every count — but then, who could possibly know that when they are being lied to by implication while watching “The History Channel?”
So much for history on the “History” channel. 😦