Lies My History Teacher Told Me

  • That before Columbus people thought the earth was flat
  • That Columbus was an innocent navigator who only explored (instead of the reality that he was a genocidal despot, who navigated to get there)
  • That that Native Americans were well-treated by the White Man and that all lived together in peace (see a lot of re-enactments and Thanksgiving scenes)
  • That things inevitably get better in a PollyAnna ‘march of progress’ without people having to fight or struggle
  • The workers rights (paid holiday etc) were gifts from benevolent owners, not hard fought struggles or bitter negotiations
  • That [enter country here] is benevolent & nice, and it is those baddies from [enter country here] that are to blame…

history teacher

You may also like...