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(Al Benson, Jr., Revised History) – don’t know what got me started on this, whether the Lord put the thought in my mind or not. This morning I recalled two articles I did on this blog back on May 22 and May 23 of 2014 dealing with my experiences as an amateur archaeologist. I recalled the amount of political correctness I had noted in the archaeological world back when I was an amateur archaeologist–and this was back in the 1950s and early 1960s. Back then we didn’t call it political correctness. I don’t recall that we had a name for it, except to call it what it really was–the conscious suppression of history that didn’t fit the agenda of what the politically correct elites wanted us to believe–as opposed to much of what really happened.
I’m not going to attempt to reproduce these 2 articles here, but I’d urge those with a genuine interest in history to go back and read them, and if you do, please drop me a line in the comment section at the bottom of this article. Back in the 1950s I didn’t know “nothin’ about nothin’ so to speak. I was ignorant of what went on in the world, had been taught little in public school and was “fat (not really) dumb, and happy like most folks still are.
My experiences as an amateur archaeologist were my first inkling that everything in the world was not as it seemed–that just because you discovered some history didn’t mean that history was going to be accepted by those who seek to direct our thinking in certain preconceived directions.
Political correctness, (maybe they don’t even call it that anymore) was, and is, a sneaky form of censorship that says “you better not believe what’s not “kosher” because if…