From the October Commentary, 1619 and All That: (may be fire walled)


Politics can pollute science, religion and – in this case- history.  We are all the sum of our decisions- good and bad.  Progress comes from the recognition of both; recognition and correction of our sins, but also the recognition of how we overcame them and the value of our institutions that prevented other evils and promoted the stunning progress we have achieved in spite of our sins.   The 1619 Project only wants to recognize our sins and ignore our redemption, virtues, and progress.

This is just another outcome of identity politics that focuses on our divisions for political gain.

There is striking irony in this secular version of original sin and its perpetual guilt that requires submission to a higher order; in this perverted version, the almighty state.