America is really 400 years old … say what?

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Steve Jordahl (

revising historyThe New York Times says its objective in an upcoming series of op-eds, live events, and lectures is to "reframe" the history of America by convincing its readers that the country wasn't founded in 1776, but actually more than 150 years earlier.

The paper that says it's about "All the News That's Fit to Print" has gone woke, introducing on Wednesday The 1619 Project – "a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are."

In other words, says historian David Barton of WallBuilders, according to the Times the U.S. is racist to the core and continues to oppress African Americans.

"It's a real academic problem," he responds. "You might as well tell the story of the American War for Independence and the only part you cover is Benedict Arnold. You don't talk about all the good things – you only talk about the bad things."

Dr. Richard Land of Southern Evangelical Seminary isn't buying the Times' attempt at revisionist history. "I certainly say yes, that the history of slavery still impacts the U.S. But the idea that we were founded in 1619 is counterfactual to history," he tells OneNewsNow.

Land notes that America is the only country that's bound together by ideals … not by a common race or geography or language.

"If we get to the place where we do not have a consensus about our universal values that are enumerated in the Declaration and in the Constitution, then what do we have to hold us together?" he wonders.

Ed Vitagliano with the American Family Association contends that the left is manufacturing a racial divide in America to keep people so angry they will get rid of democracy in favor of Marxism.

"What these people want is revolution," he stated Wednesday on American Family Radio. "That's why they're attacking the foundations of this country. They want to overthrow them, and they want to replace it with Marxism. That's what this is all about."

The 1619 Project will include a special issue of The New York Times Magazine that's to hit the streets on Sunday, August 18 – as well as a five-part audio series that will be a part of an educational curriculum planned for distribution to high schools and universities in the coming months.


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