Texas Moves America’s Textbooks Further Right

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

A must read is the whole mess, but here’s an excerpt  :

Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)


Unsaid in the link of course, but basically, Texas already controls all the text book curriculum everywhere in the United States Of America, because it’s such a huge state, and because most of the text book manufacturers are already Texan, and right wing.


  1. conveys the opposite of it’s true meaning, where the term “right” equates with “wrong.”

    Being a little late to the party, I finally read Orwell’s “1984” last year, which was positive in at least some respects.  Had I read it 40 years ago, I would have surely considered it to be a frightening fairy tale.  If you read it many years ago, and re-read it now, I can guarantee you that it will assume an entirely new meaning.  

    Some of you may recall that the job of the main character in the book, Winston Smith, was to rewrite any and all mention of those who had fallen into disfavor, essentially “disappearing” them.  Orwell’s memory hole has been moved to the Lone Star State.

    Yes, if you re-read Orwell’s prophetic book, you’ll be astounded at the considerable distance this nation has traveled down that fateful road in recent years.  Not too far down that road is the matter of changing the name of this country to Oceania.

    Does this new textbook mention that the prime reason for the conflicts with Mexico in 1836 (such as the Alamo, Goliad and San Jacinto), arose became many Texans had brought their slaves with them, and Mexico, horror of horrors, was considering outlawing slavery?  Maybe that will be in the 2020 edition, along with the declaration that Bush/Cheney was the greatest President/Vice-President duo in history and that Barack Obama, that pinko Commie Fascist, was born in Kenya.  Never mind that Hitler and Stalin weren’t exactly on each other’s holiday greeting card list.

    Oh, and will this textbook mention that the carpetbagger Bush family had been multi-generational New England Yankee blue bloods until George H. W. Bush moved to the Permian Basin in the mid-1950s to stake his fortune?  

    A major anniversary is coming up in Texas, marking 140 years since the Lone Star state was re-admitted to the Union on March 30, 1870.  Wonder how the secessionists will celebrate that day?  

    If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell. — General Philip Sheridan (1831-1888)

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