Friday, January 07, 2011

The Power of False Narrative

By Robert Parry
January 7, 2011

As the House of Representatives was engaged in its reading of an abridged version of the U.S. Constitution – leaving out parts like the sections on slavery that would make the Founders look bad – I was reminded again of the power of false narrative, especially at a time when the American Right dominates the U.S. media landscape.

Read on.


Morton Kurzweil said...

The false narrative is the same narrative that created the myth of property rights as the basis for an elite ruling class.
It is constantly surprising that poor whites believed in the social system that kept them in economic slavery by inventing the inequality of negroes as a disenfranchised class. This purulent idea has invaded the religious right, the tea party, the special interest racial, cultural, ethnic and the republican hypocrisy that demands not states rights, but special class privilege, rather than the equality by the authority of all the people.
The Supreme Court has acted in concert with the propertied class to make their representation equal to the voice of the people establishing a new class of citizen. The next step will be a new property requirement for legal access to law.

Gail O said...

I too was bothered by the picking and choosing of what to read in the
Constitution while at the same time stating the the entire Consititution was being read. Yes, when the Consititution was written slaves were a part of our economy. Ironically, no one seems to mention that Native Americans were not even counted as a part of a person. From the Consititution. Representatives and taxes should be apportioned....... by whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
The Consitution did not mention the word slaves but they were referred to as other Persons.

Anonymous said...

"The Power of False Narrative"
In the power of your pen you state that it is constantly the right with a false perception of the constitution. You, then I take it are a constitutional scholar, well versed in the Federalist Papers, letters to and from each of the founders, notes of the era, along with newspaper articles of that era and all other governmental writings. Because without the knowledge of each of these, you become just another blogger that now thinks himself above the knowledge of Scalia and others.
Your understanding of history is distorted and so far left that you appear to well versed in the George Soros school of misrepresenting history. Your ideology is that of many that wish to degrade the greatness of this country by wading into the negativity of groups that you are most likely a part of. Maybe perhaps you are a student of Alynski, then I can make sense of your lack of true knowledge and understanding of the United States Constitution.