Journalist Rush Limbaugh accused the New York Times (NYT) of attempting to rewrite U.S. history with cruelty and guilt on his Tuesday radio show.
Project 1619 is a collection of articles, photos, and texts published by the newspaper that, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in North America, is “encouraging reflection on African American history,” a CBS News report explains.
According CBS, very close to the ideology of the Democratic Party, the series published by the NYT tells “painful stories of the criminal legal system and the brutality of capitalism.”
Linda Villarosa, one of the project’s collaborators and a professor at the City College of New York, said that the United States was not founded in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, but in 1619, when the first African slaves arrived on American soil.
The professor offers a completely different version of American history in which the war and the uprising of the 13 colonies against the British crown was not the defining historical moment in the founding of the country.
“This project at the New York Times is obscene,” said Limbaugh, a well-known conservative radio journalist, according to a transcript posted on his website.
“The premise is that everything great about America, American exceptionalism, all of America’s great achievements are essentially illegitimate because they would not have happened without slavery. This is the New York Times’s new premise,” he notes.
The reporter assures that this message of delegitimization of the American nation based on its history has been transmitted since the time of President Barack Obama.
According to Limbaugh, “The eight years of Obama were indeed a plan designed to make Americans believe that the greatness of America was not justified, that it was indefensible.”
“Attempts to undermine the country aren’t new. But they are becoming widespread and much more sophisticated. Now the organization that considers itself the literal keeper of history—“the paper of record—has abandoned subtle attempts to change the past and is engaged in an all-out, overt mission to rewrite American history,” Josh Manning, editor at The Western Journal, said.
“What’s happening here is a private company attempting to fundamentally change the history of the most powerful nation in human history. And they’re doing it to protect and acquire power,” Manning added.
Rewriting History: A Recurring Pattern from the Left
But the truth is that this tendency to rewrite history, to impose a different narrative that undermines patriotic pride and installs a sense of deserved decline in culture and civilization is a very recurrent technique used by all communist regimes.
The leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Mao Zedong, used the Cultural Revolution [1966-1976] to erase from Chinese society any trace of admiration or pride for the impressive 5,000-year traditional culture and its rich spiritual legacy while destroying all social structures prior to the party’s arrival.
For example, the image of the sage Confucius—his name now recovered for commercial purposes—was disparaged, criticized, and buried in oblivion, along with any trace of the age-old wisdom of China’s dynasties.
In Spain, with the arrival of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party in 2018, the government was recreated through the Law of Historical Memory, a version of history very different from the real one, as denounced by several experts, especially referring to the Spanish Civil War [1936-1939].
This new version also criticized historical events that, when assessed with the current prism and not the context in which the events took place, gave a perversely biased and negative assessment, explained historian Pio Moa, author of several works on the Spanish Civil War and Francoism.
In this context, the socialist government of Spain had begun the process of exhuming the remains of Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen. The dictator ruled Spain from the end of the Civil War in 1939 until his death in 1975.
Many denounce that these measures are despising the process of peaceful transition to democracy that all Spaniards undertook in 1978 and are opening old wounds that had already been healed after 40 years of freedom.
Douglas Murray, a British journalist and author of “The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam,” argued that European civilization and culture are in serious danger of disappearing as a result of the European Union’s attitude toward immigration resulting from a feeling of guilt over its colonial past.
Murray, associate director of the Henry Jackson Society, has a very personal view of the old continent. He thinks that Europe is committing an act of suicide; declining birth rates, mass immigration, mistrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans incapable of defending themselves and incapable of resisting their own change as a society.
All these processes have a common denominator: they are driven by liberal or left-wing organizations, institutions, or media.
Returning to the United States, Rush Limbaugh assures that The New York Times, a media with an editorial line similar to that of the Democratic Party, is in panic at the possibility of President Donald Trump’s re-election.
“I have seen desperation. I have seen panic throughout my life professionally, personally, I’ve seen it. I know what it looks like. I’ve never seen this degree of panic. And some will say this is not panic. This is satanic. However you want to characterize this, this is an act of pure desperation,” the well-known American reporter said.