The Nation on July 4: The Founders ‘Were Colonizers’

The Nation on July 4: The Founders ‘Were Colonizers’

July 5, 2021

An essay published in The Nation on Friday smeared America’s founders as “colonizers” and American “exceptionalism” as being “grounded in racism.”

The essay titled “The Willful Self-Delusion of American Independence Day,” written by Center for International Policy president Salih Booker and board member Diana Ohlbaum, claims that despite endeavoring to do so, the U.S. has “rarely lived up to ideals.”

The piece begins by accusing American citizens celebrating Independence Day of failing to “reckon with the fact that the founders of our nation were colonizers,” and adding that since declaring independence, the U.S. “has only expanded the scope of its imperial domination.”

Predictably, it also claims that purported “structural racism” is inherent in U.S. foreign policy and accuses the U.S. of a “brutal history of genocide and slavery… to make white people secure in their positions of privilege and domination at home and abroad.”

The essay goes on to state that “American exceptionalism” is “grounded in racism and militarism.”

“Enough is enough,” the essay concludes. Indeed, enough is enough. Enough hatred from America’s Marxist enemies at The Nation.

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