Unfortunately, like almost everything we have been systematically programmed to believe about the
None of the groups of British emigrants, including the Puritans, left
The Puritans who stepped ashore from the Mayflower instigated a reign of oppression and terror in the
Far from seeking religious freedom, the Puritans' goal was to create an open prison in which only their own narrow, vicious zealotry and religious delusions were permitted and in which their domination of society would be maintained through intimidation, terror, torture and murder.
1650-51: MASSACHUSETTS. These fabulous freedom-loving Puritans take for themselves the honor of performing the first of many book burnings in what will become the United States. Businessman and magistrate William Pynchon goes a bit crazy and writes a theological treatise on some absurd point of Puritan doctrine. In doing so, he comes into conflict with the Puritan mullahs. The book is duly confiscated by the Puritan religious police, condemned by the General Court and burned by the public executioner in the Boston marketplace. A day of 'fasting and humiliation' is proclaimed by the mullahs, so that the population may consider how Satan had prevailed among them. Sure do love all that religious freedom.
1757: VIRGINIA. That impeccably honest lover of democracy, George Washington, begins a great American tradition, buying elections. Running for election to the Virginia House of Burgesses, Washington buys off every one of the 390 electors in his district with one and a half quarts of liquor.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
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