Historical Negativism

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Historical Negativism, as explained in the book entitled, “Jefferson Lies” written by  David Barton,  is a steady flow of belittling and demeaning portrayals of Western heroes, belief, values, and institutions.

“An accurate presentation of history depends on telling the good, the bad, and the ugly about any event, person, or period, but negativists stress the bad and ignore the good.”

They identify every blemish that has appeared on the face of the country over the last four hundred years while ignoring the good that has been accomplished that makes America the envy of peoples around the world.

Very seldom is the whole truth told, even when someone has the best intentions. Time, space and poor research often gets in the way of proper reporting.


One such incident is the Massasschuttes Salem Witch trials during which twenty-seven people died. This was certainly a heinous crime, but what doesn’t get reported is that while this was taking place in the United States, there were trials occurring across the world at the same time  where 500,000 were put to death in Europe, including 30,000 in  England, 75,000 in France and 100,000 in Germany.

The trials only lasted about eighteen months in the United States, while they went on in Europe for years. That fact never becomes known.

The trials in America were finally put to an end because of three Christain ministers, Reverends Wise, Brattle, and Mather, who finally confronted civic leaders reminding them  that Biblical rules were not being followed by the courts, this didn’t happen in Europe.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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