February 27, 2015

What teachers don’t want you (and your kids) to know about the history of liberty

John RobsonResident Historian

Under the overarching influence of our left-leaning educational system, most of us only know the negative aspects of the West's history of colonialism and imperialism.

Teachers and professors leave out the instances when Great Britain wielded its might for good.

For example, slavery was abolished throughout the West largely through the efforts of the British Navy.

Then and now, champions of freedom have understood that power and liberty go hand in hand, as John Robson explains:

JOIN John Robson and Brigitte Pellerin in their quest to crowd-finance a much-needed documentary about Magna Carta, to celebrate its 800th anniversary.

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commented 2015-03-17 16:37:30 -0400
Well here is my two cents worth on historic revisionism……there was no Alexander the Great….it’s just exaggerated tales of an obscure mercenary adventurer called Sandy the Mediocre…there….see how easy historical revisionism is…:-)
commented 2015-03-02 19:51:21 -0500
Wonderful information John,always great to hear you.
commented 2015-03-02 00:58:18 -0500
Aye, indeed, John Robson. Britannia did good.

Reminds me of all those who criticize fighting for oil. What better way to win than to control the enemy’s fuel?

And win we must against certian tyrannies.
commented 2015-02-28 10:09:11 -0500
I remember being at a staff meeting at a high school being accused of being a racist, by a lesbian on the equity committee, for opposing changing our school mascot. It was a drawing of a Mohawk Warrior’s head. I thought the drawing was dignified and respectful. It was used to express bravery and self sacrifice. At the same time I was reading Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin. I had just read a chapter where Darwin had witnessed an earthquake in Concepcion. The local indigenous leaders had decided the earthquake was due to the Gods being angry with two women who lived together and must have been witches. Darwin didn’t write what was done to these women but I doubt it was pleasant.

I couldn’t help but smirk at the irony of the situation. The women accused of being witches were probably lesbians. Here was a lesbian accusing a white man, who had voted for her, while championing a culture that probably would have persecuted her. This wasn’t the only time I have noticed politically correct idealists confusing perpetrators with victims.
commented 2015-02-28 09:59:54 -0500
Thank you for this most important reminder about the need to be strong and free. I have contributed to your very worthwhile Magna Carta project and hope others will do the same.
commented 2015-02-28 08:45:33 -0500
So refreshing to hear you perspectives on history and society John. You are an oasis in a vast desert of cultural Marxist revisionism. Magna Carta is one of the most noble expressions of human passion for freedom and justice which has ever been penned. It IS the basis for accelerating western culture from the barbarity of despotism and tyranny to the rule of law and common law rights of the individual. It redefined the purpose of government from one of self serving oppressor to a public servant/protector. It took the rest of the world a while to catch up civilly and culturally.

Of course neo-left revisionists must create a negative narrative of western culture to make their statist despotism of mediocrity seem a viable alternative – thus they turn heroes and statesmen into villains and malefactors. It’s what they do. Lie historically, scientifically and purposefully to advance a political agenda. No where is this new-left purposeful lying more prevalent than in pedagogy and particularly in historic revision.

The left academia spin an alternate history where reality is blurred and omitted. A prime example is the new white privilege historic background which has all non white peoples as the guiltless oppressed and western white actors as the despots and ravagers. Of course to paint this distorted picture you have to ignore the imperialism and inter nation savagery of the indigenous peoples – such as the imperialism, colonialism and slave trade of the Aztecs, toltecs, Incas and sundry North American native confederacies. One tribe was always displacing another or enslaving another or making them pay tribute to be left alone -as was done in the west in the pre-metal eras.

So I hope you can make an impact John with awakening generations of disinformed Canadians about their inherent rights and freedoms and the true purpose of government. Freedom is sexy again.
commented 2015-02-28 00:39:21 -0500
Thanks for that, John. History for the people, love it! I look forward to a lot more history from you. Great to see you are now a contributor to TheRebel. Can’t wait until TheRebel is so successful that the entire SNN crew is on board! Go TheRebel!!!
commented 2015-02-27 22:03:10 -0500
I contributed too. This documentary is vital.
commented 2015-02-27 20:31:32 -0500
Just pledged $100.00, I really would like to see this documentary completed.
commented 2015-02-27 20:08:39 -0500
I have already contributed to your very important effort and hope many more will join in.
commented 2015-02-27 17:30:32 -0500
Wonderful piece, John. Watched it twice, and I’ll probably watch it again. You never disappoint. Looking forward to your next one!
commented 2015-02-27 15:59:41 -0500
Well we have retained some of our British Colonial Heritage. To describe our educational system as being “left leaning” is certainly “British” understatement.
commented 2015-02-27 15:24:54 -0500
ever since the sun set on the british empire everything has gone downhill. since when did imperialism become a bad word? i don’t think it ever was.
commented 2015-02-27 15:18:35 -0500
With the passing of Spock, it needs to be noted that the original Star Trek was a head of it’s time, and, even though it lasted only 3 years, the show spawned a whole new generation of series and movies. It set the bar for a whole genre.

With SunNews passing in four years, I predict your views will eventually spawn a whole generation of conservative (rational and to the point with no political correctness) news in the future. You guys set a very high bar for others to reach.
commented 2015-02-27 15:12:11 -0500
A good Miniseries aired recently that exemplifies a part of History that was not taught properly. The strangest part of the Miniseries was the Creators : CBC and BET!
The Miniseries is called : The Book of Negros
In my personal opinion it is the ONLY good program to come out of CBC in a generation.
commented 2015-02-27 14:54:59 -0500
Great stuff John as usual – so saddened for what happened to the SUN – great to see you and Brigitte at TheRebel – lets get the whole SUN family here!
commented 2015-02-27 14:15:08 -0500
Informed and eloquent, John Robson always does great commentaries.
commented 2015-02-27 14:08:09 -0500
You always bring a level headed perspective on history. Thanks.
commented 2015-02-27 13:40:19 -0500
Glad you are on the team John! Great work as usual.
commented 2015-02-27 13:24:18 -0500
Great to see you again John. I’ve always enjoyed your “rants”, LOL. Keep up the great work!!!