The intolerance sweeping through our country has become so mindless that it repeatedly ends up being completely insane. It now appears that the website of the National Archives, which is also tasked with preserving the originals of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, automatically places a “harmful language alert” on all three.
The screen capture to the right shows the National Archives webpage for viewing the first page of the Constitution. The red box indicates the alert. That alert also appears at the top for every other page of the Constitution. It also appears if you view the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. (You can see screen captures of these additional alerts here and here.)
According to the National Archives, this “harmful language alert” exists because it is tasked with preserving all past documents, and thus must also make available to the public documents that:
reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions. In addition, some of the materials may relate to violent or graphic events and are preserved for their historical significance.
The webpage defines these offensive terms as those that:
reflect racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes; be discriminatory towards or exclude diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion, and more; include graphic content of historical events such as violent death, medical procedures, crime, wars/terrorist acts, natural disasters and more; demonstrate bias and exclusion in institutional collecting and digitization policies.
For today’s woke “intellectual” class, many of whom are certainly now running the National Archives, these descriptions certainly fit the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. All three were written by whites — who by modern academic thought are automatically considered racist — and therefore cannot be trusted under any condition. You should avoid reading them at all costs, and if you are forced to, you must make sure you focus in on the peripheral issues of race and slavery rather than actually reading these documents to find out how they established a limited federal government where the individual is free and sovereign and the groundwork was laid to end slavery forever.
The National Archives’ webpage also describes how their archivists are addressing the problem of being forced to preserve and make available such “harmful” documents. They are:
…revising descriptions and standardized sets of descriptive terms, supplementing description with more respectful terms, or creating new standardized terms to describe materials;
In other words, they are working to write supplementary materials that will redefine what these documents mean so that no one can possibly be offended. To be more blunt, they aren’t preserving these past historical documents at all, but working to rewrite them to fit their own personal political agendas. Don’t be surprised if eventually they shift from rewriting the supplementary materials and start redacting sections of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence themselves, so that the public will not be able to read some “harmful” sections.
Or as Orwell so cogently said in 1984, “The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.”
But don’t worry. Trump has been removed, we don’t get mean tweets anymore, and the right people are in control. They will make everything all right.
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