Pearls of expression. — anti-“1619 Project” edition.

The 1619 Project is a more detailed version of the “we built this country” claim, and it is rooted in the same solipsism and indignation that motivates most black political and cultural commentary. Giving blacks credit for America’s achievements is like giving a hospital’s janitors credit for a successful heart transplant. In a sane age, the 1619 Project would be something handed out as a pamphlet on street corners. But we don’t live in a sane age, thanks to white liberals. It is their policy of credulity and indulgence regarding black grievances that gave the 1619 Project prominence in elite circles and mainstream media, and makes it an addition to school curricula.

The 1865 Project.” By Anthony Bryan, The Unz Review, 6/10/22 (emphasis added).


  1. Try “The 1620 Project” Dr. Peter Wood, also.
    We are not based on Jamestown as much as the Mayflower Compact.

  2. Thanks. I think Dr. Wood is correct. Needless to say, I’m sick of the racial grievance that runs every mouth on the left. Tens of millions of foreigners have done all in their power to get here and that tells you all you need to know.

    I’m also sick of the “exceptionalism” theme too. I prefer to think that America was just practical arrangement that grew and prospered much like kudzu. It got government out of the way and left it to individual initiative to do the rest. No need to make it more than that. You didn’t go there, of course.

    Or course, now we’ve got government involved in absolutely everything. Our world turned upside down.

  3. Yep.

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