How to Teach Americans to Hate Their Own Country, by Danusha Goska, a university lecturer in the US.
My students thought that the Atlantic Slave Trade was the only slave trade that had ever existed. They thought they knew everything about the Crusades, to wit: Christian Europeans during the Middle Ages decided to invade Muslim lands and force Muslims to become Christian. They believed that contemporary terror attacks, like 9-11, were somehow justified revenge for the Crusades.
Students had no knowledge, at all, that the Crusades were preceded by hundreds of years of warfare by Muslims against Christian populations in the Middle East and Europe. They became astounded if I shared with them the information in Dr Bill Warner’s dynamic battle map showing the hundreds of battles and slave raids jihadis prosecuted against formerly Christian lands like Syria, Egypt, and Turkey, as well as Spain, Italy, and France. They were shocked when I told them that Muslims lived under Christian rulers in the Middle East and often were not pressured to convert to Christianity.
They had no idea that anyone, anywhere, had ever died in the introduction of communism. Once I told them that, yes, people died, I invited them to guess numbers. When I told them that one good estimate was 100 million, they were floored. They would often say, “Why hasn’t anyone ever told us this?” …
They had thought that “genocide” was something that white people do. Turkey, they learned, has yet to acknowledge that the Armenian Genocide ever happened, and it charged its Nobel-Prize-winning novelist, Orhan Pamuk, with a crime for so much as mentioning it.
We talked, briefly and not in detail, about Imperial Japan’s unspeakable war crimes. …They had thought that only white Christians capture, torture, and perform obscene medical experiments on helpless victims.
About the class textbook, Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (by Paula Rothenberg):
You can’t use Cinderella to make a sweeping generalization about America, because Cinderella is told around the world. If you want to use that tale, or any cultural product, to make a statement about a culture, you must determine what differentiates the American expression of Cinderella, or any other cultural product from other, international versions. Rothenberg refuses to take the simple scholarly step of asking, What makes America’s slavery history unique?
White Americans are the only people who could have owned slaves who fought a bloody, devastating war to end slavery and to free their enslaved brothers and sisters, and they did so with Christian and American ideals as their inspiration.
In contrast, Slavery is still practiced around the world. It was outlawed in Saudi Arabia only in 1962, and in Muslim Mauritania only in 2007. In June, 2020, an anti-slavery activist told the BBC that slavery is still widespread in Mauritania.
In Rothenberg’s text, only whites hate, and whites only ever hate, and never help, and non-whites are only, ever, powerless victims.
By introducing students to the above facts, I hoped that they would realize that the story is not “Whitie must be erased for the good of mankind,” but rather an older story, the problem of evil that exists in every heart, behind every skin tone, in every era.
Obvious to those of us who have some idea of history, but not apparently to the youth who have been through today’s indoctrination centers.
No wonder they love BLM and are primed for anti-white racism and genocide.
If today’s left can instill this level of fantasy in a people, what hope for reality or for Christian or Enlightenment values?