I have several different paths I want to travel down this week regarding my posts, however, I received two zingers today in my email that I can only compare to roots that are protruding so profusely from the banks of the path that I have to address them before they cause me to trip.
The second email I will address at a later date because it’s late, and the email is rather long with several attachments. It involves George Washington and the belief that he is responsible for adding the words ”so help me God” to the oath of office. I look forward to delving into the sender’s comments.
The second email comes from someone who found my post George, We Hardly Knew Ye through a google search. They keywords they were using was “George Washington” and “slave owner”. Here is the text of the email “Anonymous” sent to me. I copied and pasted it directly from my email with no corrections or deletions.
I used to wonder how slavery could go on for almost 400 years and not one person in the history books is blamed for it!!! Not to mention who were the people who stole all the land from the Indians and Mexicans. I guess the people who did these things were the ones who wrote the history books, no doubt!! The history books have no input from the slaves or Indians at all. If they did then maybe there would be some truth to them. These devils actually convinced us that they are angels and heroes! They did not even like poor whites...they were an elitist class....I cannot think of anyone in history as we know it more selfish, greedy and evil than the founding fathers. Isn't it funny how Charlton Heston plays a slave in 'The Ten Commandments'and fights the evil Egyptian slaveowners but in real life he supports the exactly same kind of evil men by quoting the founding fathers in the 'Bowling For Columbine' movie. He might be a racist but he is definetly stupid.
I’m considering my own post in response, but as I am just back in the classroom after spring break I need a day to two to readjust to being back in class. I am as they say ‘in mourning’.
So….here’s what I was thinking. I would love for some of you history types and non-history types to weigh in with your opinion here. Everything goes as long as the language is clean and you’re on topic. If you don’t want to attach your name to it then sign in as anonymous.
How would you respond to Anonymous?