Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Professor Exposes Federally Funded 'Revisionist' History Confrence has an interesting article up from Professor Penelope Blake, who attended a conference sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Go and read some of the gross bias expressed in the supposedly balanced conference.

Dr. Blake is now urging congress to cut off federal funding for the NEH:

The NEH is requesting an operating budget of 161 million dollars for 2011, including over 71 million to support conferences like the one I have described. I ask that you do everything in your power to delay approval of this request until the NEH does the following:
1. Reviews all NEH conference and workshop proposals and supporting materials to eliminate any overt political agenda;
2. Illustrates to Congress and the American people an ability to create programs which support sound and objective scholarship and provide forums for debate in which all sides are recognized and encouraged;
3. Eliminates all intolerance and pejorative language towards any group or viewpoint;
4. Commits itself to a fair and balanced view of our nation’s history and humanities, acknowledging its mistakes but also honoring its achievements.
I agree with Dr. Blake, but she doesn't go quite far enough.  Federal funding should be cut, not only for the NEH, but to any organization that exhibits such a serious intellectual bias, including federal or state agencies , public or private universities, or any other organization.  Government has no business funding garbage like this with MY tax dollars.  If someone wants to spew vile lies like the "professors" in attendance at this "conference", let them do it with their own money, not mine.

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