Monday, June 6, 2011

Palin Was Wrong About Paul Revere and No Amount of Right-wing Revisionism Will Change That

This is Palin's word jumble: He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.

I've read Revere's account of the entirety of that night. The Right has read it and seems unable to grasp the meaning of words. With it all right in front of them they fail reading comprehension and analysis. Revere warned the British, or more correctly, was bragging to the British that they would soon get their just punishment after he was captured. After his famous ride to warn Hancock and Adams. Once captured, perhaps he angrily shouted the warnings of a braggart, but not warnings as the type he made on the famous ride in question. Show us where in Paul Revere's own words where he "riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells".

It has been ages since conservatives showed the kind of honor and humility to admit when they are wrong and apologize. There is certainly no reason to think today will be any different.

"There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world."
Thomas Jefferson