Breaking Down 4 Major American Myths... Happy 4th of July 'Murrica!

in history •  13 days ago

There are so many of these myths that the average American thinks of as reality, which they actually shape their lives off and hold up as truth. Just as with any other religion, most of it is complete BS, and just as with any other organized belief system, the goal is generally do divide & conquer the populace, to rule through mind control.


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I don't want to spend too much time diving down these rabbit holes, as I could easily spend all day writing about the lies that America is founded on. Here are a few pieces I've already done over the past two years if you decide you want to read some more:


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1. The 4th of July is not when the colonies declared independence.

The Declaration of Indepenence was actually drafted on July 2nd, a revision was made on July 4th, the document was read aloud on July 8th, and finally signed until August 2nd. This one isn't such a big lie as some of the others coming up, but it does go a little ways towards showing just how little people care for the facts when it comes to the religion of Americanism.

John Adams, in his July 3, 1776 letter to his wife, Abigail, wrote:

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival… It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.


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2. The "pilgrims" did not come for religious freedom

The common myth is that the pilgrims came to New England to escape persecution... but in reality their goal was to escape interaction with other religions/peoples. In early Massachusetts, rights were only given to members of the Puritan church, and banned non-puritans from coming over. Even once the states were established, many had laws banning Jews & Christians (who did not renounce the pope) from holding public office.

Smithsonian: America’s True History of Religious Tolerance


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3. Abraham Lincoln didn't care about freeing slaves or equality

Abraham Lincoln is looked up to as some kind of hero of equality, as the man who ended slavery... but in truth he was simply a totalitarian, dedicated to maintaining the control of the federal government, no matter the cost in lives. Lincoln was, quite simply, a corporatist, a federalist, and a userer. The first general income tax in America was created to help fund the Union in the Civil War. (Lincoln on Banks)

Even the Emancipation Proclamation literally freed 0 slaves, as it did not apply to states loyal to the Union, or to places in the south which had been captured by the Union. It was given as a weapon, to help destabilize the south and hopefully win more soldiers for the north.

From a letter to the New York Tribune:

"I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.”

From a senatorial debate (Charleston, Illinois September 18, 1858):

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races"


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4. America is not The Free World or the Home of the Free

In a general sense, the United States (and it's subsidiary "State of"s) have more laws, codes, ordinances, and statutes on the books than any other government in history. So, from a purely technical, how many things are NOT outlawed sense, America is the least free country to ever have existed.

Because a lot of those codes may not actually be enforced, or may no longer apply to the world (things to do with horse-drawn carriages for example), let's look at some of the things on the books and actively enforced here in America that are clearly the opposite of freedom. Please look into the "Patriot Act", the NDAA, and the Department of Homeland Security if these things look new to you:

  • The US government can legally assassinate any citizen believed to be allied with terrorists
  • The US government is actively wiretapping & monitoring the activity & "meta-data" on millions of Americans
  • The US government has the largest military expenditures on the planet (as much as the next 7 countries combined)
  • The US regularly uses weapons and tactics like tear gas & sonic attacks on civilians, which would be war crimes if they did it elsewhere.
  • Between State, Federal, and social security taxes, the average American has 24-30% of their income stolen from them
  • The US has less than 5% of the world's population, yet has more than 20% of the world's prisoners
  • So, so, so many other things...


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Thanks so much for sharing this post Kenny! I found it enlightening and also sickening LOL... Especially that part about how much of an asshole Lincoln was... Also can I also use your TSU Member Banner? 😄

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Go for it, there's also some new ones being created for @ELAmental's design contest. We've got all sorts of awesome TribeSteemUp art now!

Shady goings on throughout the ages - When dodgy foundations are laid, it paves the way for ever greater duplicity.

sad but true...

Rule by force is the disease, who and how are symptoms!

Why do i want to bet that the fourth is celebrated for some dark illuminist reason?

Right there with you.

As a lifelong history buff, I've been pointing out some of these things for years, but a lot of people just don't want to be confused with facts.

I pissed off a lot of people recently by pointing out that slavery was only a side issue in the Civil War, which the above quotes show clearly that it was, and got "taken down" by several people who clearly didn't even bother looking anything up. Sigh.

As for Lincoln, while those quotes are indeed real, they do a disservice to Lincoln, who was first and foremost a man of his time.

If you read his own writings, which are pretty vast, he was a deep thinker and a deeply conflicted man, and although he opposed equality for blacks, he did want to stop the most egregious abuses against them perpetrated by some slave owners.

Of course, being a man of his time, he equated it with abusing a good horse, so he still considered them to be less than fully human. As did nearly all educated white men of his day.

there is no better way of celebrating the 4th of July than turkey holocaust and ignorance of genocides of the present and the past. who cares about some untermench right?

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