Tag: American History

Gold, Lies, And Genocide In The New World

David Todd McCarty- October 12, 2020

Despite an attempt to glorify the explorer with a mythologized history, Christopher Columbus was a brutal profiteer who slaughtered countless unarmed natives and enslaved tens ... Read More

One Conspiracy Theory To Rule Them All

David Todd McCarty- September 16, 2020

We sooth ourselves with the notion that the arc of history bends towards justice, but what if that’s just a useful construct to keep us ... Read More

A Rational Response To Perpetual Atrocity Is Rage

David Todd McCarty- September 9, 2020

When you are being massacred in the streets by the authorities with impunity, you don’t stop to ask for a permit to express your outrage, ... Read More

The Curious Mythology of American Moral Courage

David Todd McCarty- September 7, 2020

American history is a fantastical blend of revisionist storytelling, heroic mythology, and glamorized nostalgia that endeavors to glorify moral courage but fails to achieve moral ... Read More

The American Way

David Todd McCarty- September 7, 2020

Americans have a long history of throwing off the yoke of oppression, and we have always glorified the violence necessary to do so when it ... Read More

The Iniquity At Play In The Promise Of Party Unity

David Todd McCarty- July 29, 2020

Upstarts, dissidents and revolutionaries have always been told to be patient, that we all have to work together, that it’s not yet our turn. But ... Read More