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Six Anti-american Myths

The truth is that, for all its flaws, America is a great nation. There are much more anti-American myths. But this article just refutes six of them.

FThe following are six anti-American myths about this great nation America that are made by leftist anti-American revisionist historians. Many of these claims are taken as basic facts by naive people, who grow up with them. 

Myth #1

America is a racist and sexist nation.

Truth

Actually, America has actually been built on the principle that everyone has equal rights. In fact, though unfortunately, slavery wasn’t abolished with the founding of America and even though they themselves owned slaves, the Founders still opposed slavery and sought to use their influence to fight slavery. For example, though George Washington did own slaves, he still fought against slavery and he decided to free his slaves after his death. America’s values was what actually set the path for the end of slavery. For Abraham Lincoln, despite owning slaves himself, even fought a whole war to end slavery.

Anti-American revisionist historians point to the three-fifths compromise to “show” that America was racist. It was to count the slave population as three-fifths of a person, though it was later abolished after the Civil War, with the freedom of the slaves. The context is missing. For the ones who didn’t want to count the slaves were the ones who wanted to end it while the ones who did want to count them were the proponents of slavery. While the north wanted to not count the slaves, the south did want to count them.

Why were the opponents of slavery opposed to counting the slaves? The reason why was because not only would it legitimize that evil institution, but it would also give encouragement to slavery. It would’ve given the south a disproportionate amount of power in the political process just for owning slaves. It would’ve given the slave owners more power and could possibly encourage the north to adopt that evil practice. It would’ve given an incentive to the south to not end that institution. So that’s why the opponents of slavery were opposed to counting the slaves. So the three-fifths thing was a compromise so while they would partially be counted, it would also not give the south nearly as much power as it would’ve to fully count them. 

In fact, it was thanks to America’s values that black people and women won equal rights. So America wasn’t built on racism or sexism. For in terms of eighteenth and nineteenth century standards, America was the freest nation and is one of the freest nations today. America was built upon freedom and democracy, for those two principles were what represented the Founding Fathers. 

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  1. Ehsan

    On January 16, 2010 at 12:16 am


    So many experts tell a completely different version of the 53 coup, are they all dumber than you? The CIA is lying?

    http://www.mohammadmossadegh.com/1953/

  2. Benyamin Solomon

    On February 3, 2010 at 12:48 am


    I see you go on to a propaganda site for Mossadegh [it also acts like a propaganda site for the Iranian regime and even denies that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for wiping Israel off the map] in order to cite your “proof” Who are these “experts”? The answer is that they’re anti-American propagandists. The anti-American narrative has become the dominant narrative. I told what happened from a truthful perspective. Try going onto the following page below to know some more of the full story: http://helian.net/blog/2009/06/26/history/mossadegh-iran-and-the-cias-electric-kool-aid-acid-coup/
    No one even refuted the claims about Mossadegh’s emergency powers or his rigged referendum. Instead, the Mossadegh was a democratic hero propagandists keep on going on and on with their story of heroic popular democratic Mossadegh against the evil west. Face it. Khomeini, the founding father of the Iranian regime, hated Mossadegh and stated that Mossadegh staying in power would’ve slapped Islam. So clearly, the Iranian regime doesn’t like Mossadegh and is using him as an excuse in order to distract people [especially the west and America] from the real picture and to make it seem like the west, especially the “Great Satan” deserves all of the blame. After all, those heroic Iranian people on the streets are fighting to free their country from the Iranian regime and its oppression and aren’t fighting against America or the west. The Iranian regime needs the Mossadegh fairy tale in order to distract the world from the true picture about what’s going on in Iran. Whether knowingly or not, these liberals [like Stephan Kinzer] who repeat over and over again are actually aiding the Iranian regime. It’s also used by the Iranian regime in order to portray their nuclear weapons program in the same heroic light that Mossadegh’s nationalizing of the AIOC was portrayed. This anti-American narrative [the usual blame America for everything] has even got our own politicians buying into it; first Madeline Albright, then Ron Paul and then Barack Obama in his Cairo speech. As I said, these “experts” help the Iranian regime whether knowingly or not by giving them this anti-American fairytale on a silver platter.

  3. vida

    On May 4, 2010 at 8:26 am


    When did Abraham Lincoln own slaves? You do know that slave owner ship was never the norm in America? This is why it was first outlawed in the north and then a war was fought to end it in the south. It’s funny what truths you can find if you dig deep into accurate history. There were even several free blacks in the south who owned slaves. And while slavery in America ended in 1865, other places in the world seem practice slavery.

  4. mike

    On May 27, 2010 at 5:45 pm


    wow, i bet even God is an American!!! God bless America!!! lol

  5. Benyamin Solomon

    On August 18, 2010 at 3:28 am


    When, on page 2 of the article, I said hatrhateed, I meant hatred. Sorry for the typo there.

  6. the Baron

    On October 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm


    Isn’t this lifted from Michael Medved’s book, “The Ten Biggest Lies About America”? Not I don’t agree with the points, but if credit is due, it should be noted. Otherwise, it’s dangerously close to plagiarism.

  7. Benyamin Solomon

    On October 30, 2010 at 3:33 am


    How is this plagerism from Michael Medved’s book? Did I look at his book and copy a phrase? Having a myth.andfact formula is a common way of writing that many people use. I worked and wrote this article and am the one who deserves credit for it.

  8. Wesley Mcgranor

    On November 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm


    The past counter-culture has had its way with the American System and is still deconstructing and revisioning as i type.

  9. B.A. Gilmore

    On April 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm


    Yes, slavery ended but not the discrimination against African Americans. After reconstruction was the rise of the Ku Klux Klan who continued to terrorize the black community. Jim Crow laws were also instituted to keep black people “in their place”. African Americans had to fight for full rights in this country. Europe got the chance to see American democracy in action when they saw the pictures and news of African Americans being attacked by dogs and with water in the streets. Let’s not try to rewrite history. Those of us who saw it, still remember it.

  10. Benyamin Solomon

    On June 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm


    Benyamin Solomon’s important note: Serbs were the victims of Islamo-Fascism and were simply defending themselves from Islamo-Fascists, who came to attack them. Bill Clinton intervening on behalf of Islamo-Fascists in Kosovo was one of the stupidest things that he ever did.

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