Liberalism 101 Lesson 140:
Statist/Stalinist/Collectivists just adore history, most especially American history. Yet our inherent dishonesty allows us to convolute American history to suit our needs. This is why we love history so much; it paves the way to a Stalinist/Leninist Amerika.
In this way we can present history in a selective way, such as ignoring the fact that the Liberal/Progressive party supported slavery in the Great Civil War or that they created “Jim Crow” laws in order to limit the number of elected officials in the obstructionist/reactionary party and sic’d dogs and water cannon on “freedom marcher’s”. Adding to that, just as deftly, we get to invent the fact that all of those evil racists magically jumped ship to the party of the obstructionist/reactionaries.
Alternately Liberal/Statist/Progressives can concoct history such as the claim that the American military purposefully gave blankets to Native American’s infected with small pox in a day and time when nobody even knew what caused small pox.
History is the friend of Liberal/Marxist/Socialists as long as we can manipulate it so as to create a believable myth that America is an evil, misogynistic, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, theocratic necrophobic country that requires the Hope and Fundamental Change to a Socialist Utopia in order to right its course.