Behold, brethren, for I bring you good news: The highly historically inaccurate steaming pile of crap that is the 1619 Project has pretty much failed, as New York Times Magazine quietly began to change certain aspects of the essays to gaslight us about its original intention.
You see, originally, the 1619 Project was intended to rewrite this country’s history, arguing that the country’s true founding was not upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, but rather, upon the first slave ship arriving on Virginia’s coast line on August 20th, 1619.
The Project attempted to change the country’s founding to make it not about liberty, but its opposite: Slavery. That it was Africans’ slavery, not Colonists’ liberty, that marked the founding of this country.
The Project declared as much, as its online version’s original text read as follows: “The 1619 Project is 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 our national narrative.”
“In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonialists. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.”
In essence, despite how utterly wrong and not factual this entire enterprise was, the New York Times and the 1619 Project aimed to shift the nation’s founding away from the liberty it was actually founded upon and towards the slavery that BRITISH AND EUROPEAN GLOBAL POWERS brought to the Colonies.
The Project argued many things, none of which were true, among which was the idea that the American Revolution started because the rebels wanted to keep their slaves, supposedly citing The Dunmore Proclamation, which as I have already written in a previous article regarding this pile of garbage of a project, is fundamentally incorrect. No revolutionary was fighting to keep slaves. They weren’t Democrats.
At any rate, like I said in that other article, the Project was nothing more than an attempt at bashing America and indoctrinating children into believing this country’s very foundation is ripe with sin and evil, when it is most definitely not.
But now, after months of historian after historian fact-checking the garbage essays, and after months of pushback for its many inaccuracies, both the creator of the Project and the NYT Magazine have backed off on the claim that 1619 is the nation’s literal founding, though still arguing that the events detailed in the essays are of as much significance to this country as 1776 was.
Now, the Project’s text has taken out any suggestion that 1619 is our “true” founding, editing that part where it said “understanding 1619 as our true founding” entirely out of it, with the text now reading: “It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
The part where it also said: “America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began,” was also edited out, with the text now reading: “It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed…” etc. etc.
Even Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, has stopped claiming that 1619 was this country’s “true” founding and instead has opted to simply argue that while it’s not this country’s founding, it was still a very significant year. But more than that, instead of simply saying that 1776 is our true founding, not 1619, she is gaslighting people by saying that SHE NEVER CLAIMED 1619 TO BE OUR “TRUE” FOUNDING, WHICH IS UTTERLY UNTRUE.
Not just in the Project’s text itself would you find that to be untrue, but also in Hannah-Jones’ own words. Back when the Project had first been launched, Hannah-Jones specifically said: “I argue that 1619 is our true founding… Also, look at the banner pic in my profile.”
Here is her banner pic:
As you can see, it shows the date “July 4, 1776” being crossed out and “August 20, 1619” in a bigger font size and not crossed out.
She has made every argument she could that 1776 was not our true founding and now, she is lying about what she lied about months ago.
Now, Hannah-Jones argues that “The wording in question never appeared in the 1619 Project text. It appears nowhere in the printed copy… It didn’t appear in my essay nor any of the actual journalism we produced.”
Funny that she would bring up the printed copy, considering that it’s not something that The NYT Magazine can revise and change. Let’s read what it says, shall we?
“It is not a year that most Americans know as a notable date in our country’s history. Those who do are at most a tiny fraction of those who can tell you that 1776 is the year of our nation’s birth. What if, however, we were to tell you that this fact, which is taught in our schools and unanimously celebrated every Fourth of July, is wrong, and that the country’s true birth date, the moment that its defining contradictions first came into the world, was in late August of 1619?... It is the country’s very origin.”
The printed copy itself proves this idiotic woman wrong. The 1619 Project was meant, as I have previously stated, to bash this country and indoctrinate children and people in general into accepting a historically erroneous belief that this country’s founding was not set upon the Founding Fathers’ fight for freedom but upon the arrival of 20 to 30 African slaves on a ship.
It was meant to discredit and delegitimize the very founding of this country and to lead people to the desire to “start anew”, creating a new country in which Leftist, communist ideals would serve as the foundation. It was meant to start a hijacking of this country by the Left.
For those purposes, it clearly has failed. The NYT Magazine would not be editing things and Hannah-Jones would not be gaslighting people about what she said, and has previously proclaimed, if they believed the Project was anywhere close to successful.
This, of course, doesn’t mean that the Left will cease trying to delegitimize the country or argue that the country was founded on racist beliefs. It just means that there is still enough common sense and sanity in this country for a radical Leftist hit-piece aimed at the very founding of this country to sputter and fail.
The Left will still be teaching kids that this country was founded on racism and other crap like that, which is why it’s imperative to pass education reform with patriotic (or, at least, REAL) education.
But we can be happy that, at least for this instance, the Left’s attempt to hijack the very meaning and date of our nation’s founding was so beaten back as to leave people at the New York Times licking their wounds and pretending they didn’t do what they very clearly did.
Now, they will claim the 1619 Project to be not a historical rewriting of our nation but an “origin story” as though this country itself were a work of fiction.
No, deceiving liars, 1619 isn’t an “origin story.” Bruce Wayne witnessing the murder of his parents in a dark alley in Gotham is an origin story. Superman coming from a doomed planet and landing on Earth as a baby is an origin story. They are origin stories because, as the name suggests, they tell the origins of those characters. The arrival of slaves on a ship on the colonies does not mark the origin of this nation. If anything, the settlers arriving and settling in America in 1607 is more of an origin story.
Slavery is not a part of the origin of this nation, because this very nation’s founding is predicated on the liberty of people, who are created equal by God. And as I have said in the past, slavery was a dying practice (helped by the fact that this country banned slave ships from coming in in its early years) that would naturally have gone away had it not been for the invention of the cotton gin, which brought slavery back in droves.
At any rate, the 1619 Project is basically dead. It has failed, even if the people behind it cover their ears and shut their eyes, yelling that “it’s not true! It’s not true!”
The 1619 Project has failed. Hallelujah.
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