Monday, June 6, 2011

Sarah Palin And Friends, Changing American History, One Page At A Time

Little Green Footballs - Palin Fans Trying to Edit Wikipedia Paul Revere Page


It never occurred to me that any American educated in American schools would not know the purpose of Paul Revere's ride. I was taught about the signals in the Old North Church which were created via lights. "One if by land, two if by sea" to indicate the direction from which the British would be coming. The purpose of that ride was to warn the colonists that the British were on the way. By it's very nature, given that not all colonists were supporters of independence, the ride would not have been accompanied by the sounds of musket fire or ringing bells.  Both would be the perfect way to draw unwanted attention to yourself and quite possibly doom the mission to failure.

It has never occurred to me that any different version of this event would be taught in any school in the United
States of America. Despite the fact that the State of Texas is rewriting portions of history to suit their view of it, I can't believe even they'd go this far. Ahhh, but Sarah Palin would, and did. When in Boston, she was asked about Paul Revere and in her version he warned the BRITISH that the colonists had guns. Of course, he warned the Britsh that they wouldn't get the weapons being amassed by the colonists, so she didn't quite make a traitor out of him. She even embellished her answer to include some musket fire and ringing bells. Her defense, of course, is that she is right and if she was wrong, it was a trick question anyway. Oh! Wait! To be accurate here, it was a "gotcha" question. Her word, by the way.

Sarah Palin making a laughingstock out of herself is nothing new. Sarah Palin being believed by certain people, no matter what she says, is again...nothing new. What is new is the attempt on the part of one or more of her supporters to alter the Paul Revere Wikipedia page to conform with her version of the events. I don't know about anyone else since I can only speak for myself, but I find that attempt very disturbing. To attempt to alter our nations history to make it coincide with the blatherings of an idiot is beyond reprehensible. I doubt you have the decency to be ashamed of your actions. Why would I doubt you? The fact that you support Sarah Palin would be a good place to start.

Despite it being known that Wikipedia is not always 100% accurate and it's owner says it shouldn't be used as a final say in any matter, it does require a source for it's information. Given the importance of Paul Revere and his ride, any changes to the accepted version must include impeccable sources. Plural, not singular. The editors of that particular Wikipedia page determined that the words of one person, in this case Sarah Palin, was not a sufficient enough source to change American History. The entries were removed.

What disturbs me even further is that somewhere in America there are families with young children in school.
These children are most likely being taught by their teacher's the truth about Paul Revere and his ride. Unfortunately, if their parents are "Palinista's" they are, most likely, being told by their parents that the school
teacher and the history books have it wrong.

18 comments:

  1. Sherry,
    Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann could co-host a new tv show: Extreme Makeover, American History Edition.

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  2. Sherry:

    Sarah Palin should put a smart 5th grader on her staff as an advisor on historical matters so that she might avoid such blunders in the future. Although it might be necessary even then for her to keep some notes written in the palm of her hand. :^)

    What a weapon of mass destruction she has turned out to be.

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  3. I love it when she talks, it reaffirms her place in society, a failed governor that quiet because of the reading required, a clown, a pied piper of the mentally bankrupt. A pants on fire moment, if only it was the last, but there will be more.

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  4. Mister O,

    LOL, I stole your comment and tweeted it in Twitter. Giving you credit of course.

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  5. Whit,

    If it was just her, I would have laughed and not said a word. The very idea that her supporters would try to change history because of what she said is appalling to me. She's an idiot. Others should have enough respect for our heritage that they should have the decency to be ashamed.

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  6. Fringe,

    Yeah, she's something else. I just wish the Palinista's had some respect for our heritage. Trying to change our history is beyond the pale.

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  7. If I did not have reason enough to hate John McCain for bringing Palin into the national spotlight this would do it all by itself.

    Palin, Trump, Bachmann are prime examples at how fall we have fallen as a nation. Their insanity has always been present at some small level but having them on the national stage only helps foster the organization of the Marching Morons who truly know nothing about the actual nature of this country.

    This is the part where I say be afraid, be very afraid because while others like them have popped up from time to time the current economic situation is perfect for their continued growth.

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  8. No way Sherry.... wow... I must REALLY be far, far in the backwaters of rural Maine, because I didn't hear of this.

    I wish I could say, "I can't believe this!" but, when it comes to Sarah Palin.... hmmm... The gall though to try and change events to fit her version? To be so idiotic and brainwashed!!! How sad for our country. There is so little respect and honor these days for American heritage; it feels sometimes as if an invisible self-destruct button has been pushed and in slow motion, this country is swirling down the drain. :(

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  9. Sarah's not the brightest bulb on the tree, to be sure.

    Which says even less for her "followers".

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  10. yeah, she's been upstairs for years!

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  11. Must have been that pizza with the Donald that destroyed her brain....

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  12. Beach Bum,

    I do not understand what motivates people to support that brand of idiocy. What in HELL ever happened to basic common sense?

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  13. Mac,

    I think we've gotten so far into the need to be right that we've forgotten how to be human. I blame the internet to a degree for that. Sad that so many are forgetting where we came from as a country.

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  14. PaulV,

    You've got that right. I don't understand any of it myself.

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  15. Bella,

    I agree, and apparently it's a common problem given the number of people who continue to support her no matter how big a fool she makes of herself.

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  16. Skinny,

    Maybe it was his hair? Sitting across a dinner table would put her kind of close to it.

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  17. Palin has a nice ass and that is why McCain chose her as his running mate. Alas, her exquisite rump is butt her only assett.


    Sarge

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  18. Sarge,

    Yep, Palin is a nice ass all right. ROFLMAO

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