Today, we have access to more historic information than ever before. New information that counteracts the old historical “truths,” are becoming more and more common today, thanks to the discoveries of numerous experts. Though this is the case today and has been for the last one hundred years or so, the history textbooks provided in high school and college courses are limited in information. This is as if these history textbooks were designed to push out a certain narrative regardless of it being the truly accurate one. In the first ten lessons of the Ron Paul Curriculum grade twelve history course this issue is discussed. Why do I believe that the information covered in these ten lessons is not covered in American history textbooks or courses today?
An example of how a certain narrative that is not necessarily accurate is popularized, is with the question of, “was Christopher Columbus the first person to reach North America?” This was disproved when an old Viking Village was discovered which changed the narrative to: “Vikings first who did nothing, and then Columbus who did something.” The belief is the popular one today and is widely believed by many, regardless of the truth that there have been finds in America that would disprove this belief. Even though these finds that disprove the statement are available on various sources such as the internet to some extent, many individuals do not even know of the existence of these discoveries. This is thanks to how the guilds of education and the media suppress the information of these discoveries from reaching the majority of the public.
A number of reasons could have been the cause of this issue in the education system, but a leading one is pride. People despise being proven wrong, and history experts are likely no different. The individuals involved in the education system do not want to admit that someone else or a different group of people discovered something that was real that disproved the belief that they were pushing. The only way that these individuals would change their agenda or to begin pushing the recent and more accurate belief is if their own people made the discovery or did extra research on the already discovered new belief. Sadly, the education system truly seems to only put out new information when it benefits them at the moment. Because the information that counteracts the “Vikings first, who did nothing, then Columbus who did something,” narrative does not benefit the system, the new information will not be pushed out anytime soon.
In conclusion, the reason why I believe that the information covered in the first ten lessons of the grade twelve Ron Paul Curriculum course is not covered in American high schools and college textbooks today is because this information does not fit in the agenda of the American education guilds. It counteracts the narrative they have been pushing out for decades.
And at this point, I don’t remember all that was taught in public school and college in history. I do remember covering the Civil War. Other wars are skipped over or given in a small bite.
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