Saturday, July 29, 2006

AMF on The Foundation of America

The schoolbooks teach our children that America is about freedom and democracy and the pursuit of happiness, and lately they teach that it’s about diversity. That’s horse hockey, General Barrow. America is about the accumulation of wealth. Columbus wasn’t trying to prove that the world was round; all educated men from ancient Greece onward knew that. He was looking for trade routes to the East Indies, but why was he doing that? For the greater glory of God or the spirit of intellectual inquiry? Bullshit. He wanted to be rich. All of our ancestors who came to this country other than the ones who were shipped here in chains as indentured servants just like the blacks were came here in order to find wealth, gold, tobacco, cattle, opportunity to have more than their neighbors.

--“A Mighty Fortress”, pg 342

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