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Larry Schweikart warned that the history books being taught to children in schools may be presenting a distorted left-wing history of the U.S., with the goal of undermining the unity of the nation.
Schweikart is a celebrated historian who authored several popular books, including “A Patriot’s History of the United States,” which he wrote in response to a similar book of so-called American history written by a socialist.
During an interview with Dr. Alan Keyes on the Brighteon.TV program “Let’s Talk America,” Schweikart pointed out how modern historians and the history books they have written that are being taught in schools are radically distorting American history to paint the U.S. in a bad light. (Related: Woke academics are destroying American history with left-wing bias, new study finds.)
“When you lie, there are different variations of lying, as you know one of them is not telling the whole truth,” he pointed out. Schweikart noticed how history books only tell facts that align with the political beliefs of the historians that wrote them.
For example, Schweikart noted how elementary and high school history textbooks talk about how White settlers killed all the buffalo during the settlement of the American west just for the sake of killing them, while claiming that Native American tribes “used all of the buffalo.”
“That’s true, but in the broader sense, it’s kind of a lie. They didn’t use all of the buffalo,” noted Schweikart.
“We are, of course, in the midst of a kind of Cold War, (the) communist takeover of the United States,” commented Keyes. “What is the chief weapon being used? Lies… Lies mostly about our history then put into a lot of gobbledygook like critical race theory to convince us that that’s fundamental, and we must be at one another’s throat at all times.”
All of this, Keyes pointed out, is meant to bring America toward the disintegration of the union, “both in terms of governmental union, but especially in terms of the union of our people.”
“[This union] is successful because it was founded on premises that encompassed all of humanity,” said Keyes. “We have actually successfully attracted people of every race, color, creed and kind to the United States to join in an experiment that, at the end of the day, is not about one people. It is about one race, which is to say, the human race, and how they can establish a kind of government that [is] in favor of peace, order and mutual self-respect.”
Homeschooling important way to teach kids real history
The massive amount of lies about American history being taught in schools is just the tip of the iceberg, according to Schweikart.
He noted that most traditional history lessons are structured around boring reading comprehension and memorization tasks that leave kids with an understanding of when and where historical events happened and the people involved, but not why and how they happened.
To prevent kids from being taught a distorted, left-wing view of American history that leaves them without learning any of the positive things that the U.S. has accomplished, Schweikart recommends homeschooling kids and crafting a special curriculum for them that emphasizes using historical sources and “sticking to the facts.”
He also recommends using his book, “A Patriot’s History of the United States,” which has been studied in thousands of high school and college classrooms across America and is considered a very popular go-to guide for actual American history.
Learn more about actual U.S. history and the attempts to revise it at RealHistory.news.
Watch the Sept. 13 episode of “Let’s Talk America” with Dr. Alan Keyes, featuring Larry Schweikart.