Leftist Teacher Rails Against July 4 Fireworks As War-Mongering


Leftist history teacher and America-hater, Bill Bigelow of the Zinn Education Project wants Independence Day fireworks stopped because they are war-like. He wrote a dreary and angry July 4th message for Americans to send his anti-July 4 message.

In addition to complaints about the air and noise pollution caused by fireworks and his view that they terrify animals and little children, fireworks are war propaganda, he claims.

His piece, entitled, “Rethinking 4th of July, is nothing more than communist propaganda to make Americans feel less proud of being Americans. Our War of Independence was won by a war criminal – George Washington – according to him.

Calling George Washington a war criminal is in reference to the “scorched earth campaign” of John Sullivan. The Iroquois Confederacy was brought into the Revolutionary War by the British to serve as their allies. Our fighters for independence were at war with the Iroquois Confederacy.

Thomas Jefferson wasn’t a genius, he basically plagiarized the Declaration of Independence and the war wasn’t led by those not-so-great men – Washington, Franklin, Jefferson – it was led by the collective. There weren’t leaders and followers, every single person was a leader. This is what Bigelow wrote in his piece and this is what he is putting into our K-12 curricula.

That is typical communist propaganda aimed at destroying our sense of pride in our Founding Fathers, our Constitution, and what America has stood for, and this man is an educational leader who rewrites history.

More enslaved Africans fought with the British than colonists, he says, and he then goes into our history of racism and hypocrisy to further damage our views on the War of Independence. He wants Americans to be ashamed.

What Bigelow doesn’t say is that the Founding Fathers knew slavery was wrong but believed that they could not take it on and maintain freedom from the British. The nation was too weak and too young.

Bigelow then quotes communist and Hugo Chavez-lover, Danny Glover on what July 4th means to him, “To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanks-givings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.”

Bigelow is a prolific writer against America and has put out books making Americans into imperialistic enslavers of Latinos and Blacks. He takes tidbits from the worst of our history and makes it into a whole, diminishing any good from our founding.

These people are America-haters – communist ideologues – who hope to destroy all sense of patriotism and pride.

This is what is teaching our children and has been teaching our children for decades. We have domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers and murderers or would-be murderers like Bernadine Dohrn, Kathy Boudin teaching in our universities, furthering this warped unpatriotic view of the United States.

Bigelow even claims the United States finished its war against Mexico to steal land and spread slavery. He is one of those who is promoting the illegal immigration into the United States and he is a promoter of LaRaza educators.

Bigelow, who taught for 30 years in Oregon, is a curriculum editor for The Zinn Project. He rewrites U.S. history, demonizing our Founding Fathers and the principles our government are founded on and then gives his propaganda away for free.

The project also flavored with names such as Teaching a Peoples’ History, Rethinking Our History, and Common Dreams, is being adopted as part of elementary and secondary curricula by teachers and even entire districts.

Bigelow’s work can be found by googling. I won’t link to a communist. People like Bigelow are destroying America with their negative, hate-filled messages and they are being lauded for it in outlets such as Huffington Post.


March 4, 2010 is a NATIONAL day of Strike and Organization in our public school system, it is a communist movement.

Is it any wonder that Pew research found 60% of “solid liberals” are not proud to be Americans. Other findings: 69% of Solid Liberals are white, and 41% are under 40 years of age. They make up 15% of the general public and 17% of registered voters. Almost unanimously they love President Barack Obama – 84% approve Obama’s job performance, “with 51% approving very strongly.”

This minority of people are determining the fate of the rest of us.



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