Ken Burns should have kept his mouth shut…

Posted by Kane on July 21, 2021 11:44 pm

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‘The division now is greater than the Civil War’

 

We’re at this desperate place, the convergence of all those viruses, the side effects of the misinformation and the paranoia and the lying, voter suppression. And then the rewriting of our history are saying that we’re not interested in facts. We’re not interested in the truth. We’re not interested in the many varied voices that make us up.

 

I loved your emphasis on our national parks, our this — I’ve been making films for 45 years about the U.S. but I’ve also been making films about us. That two letter lowercase plural pronoun, all the intimacy of us and we and your our, and also the majesty, the complexity, the contradiction and the controversy of the U.S.

 

There’s nothing wrong with including the big picture of looking at us. Words and all. I mean, you think so much of this Soviet-style disinformation and changing policies is issuing from Texas, whose religion is, as we know, football on a Friday night or a Saturday night. After a trouncing, the coach comes out and says, you know, we didn’t do anything right. We’re terrible on defense, on offensive special teams. You’re telling it like it was, and somehow we’re now certain that our children can’t stand anything but a sanitized Madison Avenue version of our history, when in fact, we’re enriched by the variety and that complexity and the undertow.

 

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terrapod
terrapod

RCH – very long time engineering dimensional reference. Sometimes interpreted as one half of one thousandth of an angstrom. That friends is real close to zero tolerance which is what an Irish redhead will exhibit when angry.

JustStopIttt
JustStopIttt

“It’s pretty obvious that racism…er, climate change. Wait, right-wing terrorism; yeah, that’s the one this week, got it. It’s pretty clear that right-wing terrorism presents an existential threat to our democracy, that’s actually a Republic, but you know what I mean, that hasn’t been seen since 9/11. Or Pearl Harbor. It’s worse than the holocaust, and right-wingers are worse than Hitler. And that’s no hyperbole, just a plain fact.

So let me get, let me get to the point. And I mean this. I looked him right in the eyes, sniffed his daughter’s hair, and told him, “Because ice cream doesn’t HAVE any bones, you Fascist!!”

Resident Joe Biden, any random speech

Erik
Erik

Up next: a documentary of Ken burns by Ken burns. Edited by Ken burns.

Never Quit
Never Quit

Marxists always engage in projection. Right out of Alinsky’s playbook. A useful heuristic when your brain is assaulted by NPR or other MSM is that the converse of any assertion is actually where you will find the truth.

countryman
countryman

NPR the liberal goverment funded media.Ever listen to NPR radio? Try it you’ll get the one sided news they present.Quit them years ago.

Arnieus
Arnieus

Commercial free indoctrination. National Propaganda Radio. “Funded by the Ford Foundation and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Bindweed
Bindweed

Anyone who believes Public T.V., or radio isn’t a tool for urban supremacist then you might just be an urban supremacist or a rural person who still believes we are living in the 60’s or 70’s.

High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter

The art of saying something but making it sound like nothing. Well, good for him. He’s against tearing down statues and rewriting history. He believes “misinformation” is a label applied to “telling it like it is.” Rewriting history to sanitize it shields students from truth, he says.

But the devil is in the details, right? He can’t speak candidly on his beliefs or his totalitarian funders will cut him off. What matters is how he defines misinformation: Is it the crap spewing from professional leftists or just the conservative principles being censored by the big tech monopolies?

One thing you know is when it goes too far for a leftist, limp-wrist, TDS ideologue like Ken Burns, it’s so far off the reservation that we’re on the express highway to Maoism. Ken sees threat to his career, and somehow his belief structure is starting to recognize this. I’ll give him a break because he sounds on the road to the truth.

High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter

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Chucko
Chucko

I didn’t understand a freaking point he was trying to make in the paragraphs above. The sentences do not fit together at all, they could be taken as single points maybe, but not as a whole paragraph. Made no sense to me at all, and I did not watch the video.

I think I must be getting dumb(er)…

Lucian
Lucian

I dont either. It was nonsense.

Save THE GLOBE
Save THE GLOBE
EframEfluviam
EframEfluviam

Ken burns the inconvenient history books.

TrueTexas
TrueTexas

That clown lives in an alternate universe.

Robin
Robin

Ken Burns is NOT a historian. His BA degree is in Film Studies and Design. He grew up in Ann Arbor and is a lifelong Democrat who lacks objectivity and, therefore, cannot evaluate facts, situations, or data.

Ken Burns is a story teller who makes movies and he could care less about the facts as long as his preconceived outcome can be loosely presented. But, not factually. He is a fraud as a “historian.” He lacks the academic training, rigor and knowledge.

Iain West
Iain West

If you think about it, Burns is 100% correct, from the perspective of the Patriot, the Conservative. Especially his voter suppression comment – how else to best describe ballot box stuffing in 6 key states drowning out our legal voice.

Longtrail
Longtrail

We are in a Civil War. It’s 4GW (4th Generation Warfare) faught with other than Military means. This is not an Industrial War like the first Civil War.

Burns is a historian who is describing 4GW although he is unaware of the concept. It could be worse.

There’s also a 4G World War. This is characterized by Economic Warfare and Demographic Warfare as characterized by the migrations from the Poor South to Rich North in the Western Hemisphere and Violent/Poor Mideast to West. There’s no more large scale military operations, only small wars and long low intensity action.

Nuclear Weapons made large scale industrial warfare obsolete and caused the trend toward 4GW. The trend began in 1946 by Mao Tse Tung. He wrote the book on 4GW and we’ve been losing ever since. Why? Because our military leaders don’t know the concept of 4GW.

Homer Stokes- Friend of the Little Man
Homer Stokes- Friend of the Little Man

So I guess Ken Burns never watched “Ken Burns’ Civil War” on PBS.

Lucian
Lucian

Slavery this and slavery that and slavery slavery slavery. There. Now we’ve all seen it.

malcolmx
malcolmx

eff off ken.

Laurel
Laurel

What color is the sun on his planet?

Republicans had the opportunity to defund the PBS garbage or at least force some equal opposing views and it didn’t. Thank Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy. Since then it has gotten worse.

Laurel
Laurel

Idiot ideologue.

Longtrail
Longtrail

Clueless commenter. See how I made my case above.

reddog
reddog

Maybe right Ken but if so you have no one to blame but your Marxist party. Better get ready, Choirboy.

Dan St. Peter
Dan St. Peter

I guess Ken
Burns was one of those rare humans who was given the choice of race or creed at birth. Heck, this guy’s ‘white privilege’ got me put at the bottom of the hiring lists, the top of the layoff lists, soft teeth and a 10 minute mile…So you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t swallow the ‘Imequality’ bs the Dems have pimped for 50 years…Sooner or later Black America is going to demand your sadistic lying come to an end…Tick tock…Even they know what you did…

EnabledVet
EnabledVet

Who?

Footsie
Footsie

My first question as well.

TrueGrit
TrueGrit

Ken Burns with PBS is all I need to know

The DogCat
The DogCat

He’s right about one thing…
We are literally one(1) R.C.H. away from a second War Between The States!

(R.C.H. = A real unit of measurement, no longer spelled out… )

Sick of all the cheating going on
Sick of all the cheating going on

What?

UnBlack Widower
UnBlack Widower

Thank you. After reading that I thought exactly that!

archerondebar
archerondebar

He’s saying it’s really close, like 30 microns away. The DogCat may be on to something…

DeplorableMike
DeplorableMike

He talked for long but said little.

Heywood Jablome
Heywood Jablome

He’s taking biden lessons.

Good Humorman
Good Humorman

Revisionist historian, but if you want a corporate approved commie slant to your history he’s your toady. His spiel on the Vietnam War is not only inaccurate but the commie boosterism is particularly repugnant. Too many of the “celebrity historians” in the video realm seem to be cast from the same putrid mold.

Tennessee Budd
Tennessee Budd

Same thing with his “Civil War” series. Inaccurate & biased.

Dreg
Dreg

No it’s not. You’re just saying that because of what he just said.

Lucian
Lucian

Yes, it is. Of course it’s biased. You think its fair to the south?

Mysticmaid
Mysticmaid

Notice when they don’t want the truth to be brought out but they can’t call out those speaking because we are not lying, it becomes Misinformation? Misinformation is anything the Radical element of either side deems is dangerous to their narrative. Truth be Damned, if it doesn’t help them in their quest to control us, it doesn’t need to be out in the realm of people with 2 ears to hear with, 2 eyes to see with, and 1 brain to think with.

Keep Speaking the Truth. We need to wake everyone up. It is working or they wouldn’t be fighting so hard to keep the Truth silent.

Anthony DiBella
Anthony DiBella

Identity politics–the foundation of the post-modernists scheme to gain power. They aim to put us into groups by our uncontrollable natural traits like our skin color, and then claim that these traits give us our history, and in that history is a power struggle where one group oppressed another, which is the context and justification for their current race based polices… Stop being afraid of the intellectual bullies. Just call them out on what they say–using past events to justify current racism. They are the racists. Remind them of that.

Sean D
Sean D

Correct. Post modernism is critical theory’s baby and father.

eventhorizon
eventhorizon

The Texas Republican party was started by Black men. Could we all just be “human beings” instead of these divisions induced by Democrat evil & hatred?

Lucian
Lucian

I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a fake “back to Africa” movement.

Dave
Dave

Who didn’t know he was a commie? He came out several years ago. TDS.

Carl
Carl

This really sucks because the ‘Country Music’ series he did a few years ago was incredibly good. In fact it was a fair minded chronicle of the entire history of country music in great detail. It’s too bad he still doesn’t understand traditional Americans after seeing so many of us up close and hearing our words in that series.

He needs to go back and watch his own work if he wants to truly understand patriotic Americans.

Cee Cee
Cee Cee

That’s right baby! And at the time of the Civil War not one Republican owned slaves. Almost all freed black slaves were Republicans. The ‘Radical’ Republican Party was the party of abolition. Lincoln & MLK were Republicans. First black senators were Republicans- Hiram Revels & Blanche Bruce. Dems returned to power after Reconstruction with their Jim Crow Laws & White Primaries – Oh yes they did! they repressed the black so successfully that by 1940 1% of blacks were voting. Then came Civil Rights. Next black senator was Edward Brooke almost a century later. Also a Republican.

Lucian
Lucian

Most southerners didn’t own slaves. They were concentrated at large plantations.

Southern boy
Southern boy

I have no idea what he just said.

dan
dan

Ken Burns revisionist history: Lincoln was a Democrat

Terminator too
Terminator too

Douche nozzle

RiseLiberty
RiseLiberty

What the hell is he rambling on about?

Darryl Smith
Darryl Smith

Seems like someone that just likes to hear himself talk,yes a blowhard

TACSP
TACSP

He’s been making propaganda for 45 years…there fixed it for you.

JJ
JJ

Libs always think they have a monopoly on facts. Self-righteous dipshits