In this age of schools that ought to be privatized, staff and faculty mean well, but fall short of delivering facts when it comes to history. Throughout the decades, American government schools have offered an adequate amount of education. This satisfactory performance has lead some students to believe in “facts” that never happened, “heroes” that were butchers, and actual heroes who are maligned for their immense fortunes (and how they earned them). Though the school system is fouled up, it is not beyond repair. With the introduction of private schooling, the children and adults of America and the world may still have a chance to salvage what little learning they have and put it to good use in a career that they love. The teachers who have taught “fake history” are to blame but only because their teachers and instructors put in their heads to deliver drivel to the students. What hope is there? If schools are not looked at like the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) or United States Postal Service (USPS) and instead viewed as corporations or companies, then the young minds of tomorrow may still have a chance. But until then, let’s grab our tablets and founding documents for, “Why Are You Ranking: Worst fake history to be taught in government schools listed from false truth to pants-on-fire lie.”
The Man and His Girth
3. President William Howard Taft got stuck in a bathtub.
Not only is this tidbit wrong, it explains nothing about the executive branch, the man’s policies or agenda, the powers that the president holds, or the decisions that were made during Taft’s tenure. Teachers must feel that they’re trying to appeal to the student’s sense of humor when there is no substantive notion in telling pupils that a United States president (and the only president and Supreme Court justice) couldn’t rid himself from the washing station because he was too plump. Though this has been debunked all over the place (at least on the Internet) students still bring it up as if it’s true.
Rank: False Truth
Where's the Hero?
2. Ernesto “Che” Guevara Was a “Hero to His People”
The socialist nightmare that was and still is Cuba, can trace some of its roots to an Argentinian butcher and a monster named “Che.” Most leftist-leaning teachers and professors will sing his praises as if he were some deity that saved the Cuban people. This barbarian ran alongside fellow brute Fidel Castro and precipitated hundreds of executions all in the name of subjugating the individual for society. Instead of pointing out that this murderer was a low-down thug, he is often now venerated as some sort of rebel or revolutionary who fought for the “common good.” Since there is no such thing, all he fought for was selflessness and disorder. Let that be a lesson to the next student that has to endure a sneering professor or giggling teacher who says that Guevara was anything more than a homicidal figure, much like any socialist who takes their ideas seriously.
For those who helped build America...we salute you!
1. “Robber Barons” were money-grubbers, out to trample anyone to get to a dollar.
Rockefeller. Vanderbilt. Carnegie. Amongst others, these names should ring bells of triumph and goodwill towards men in the halls of the mind. And not for their philanthropic causes, either. Instead, sadly, we are taught that these men stole from the impoverished to build up their great riches. Nothing could be further from the truth. John Davison Rockefeller became the wealthiest person in history, partially, by saving the whales. He replaced whale fat with oil; he revolutionized the burgeoning automobile industry by providing petroleum to internal combustion engines; and in the process, he became the world’s first billionaire. Vanderbilt crafted railroads that spanned the Northeast United States. Along with shipping, Vanderbilt rose from poverty with an average education and made a name for himself. Andrew Carnegie created his fortune by way of sage business dealings in the steel industry. An immigrant from Scotland, Carnegie epitomized the American Dream of making something from nothing based on smarts, skills, and raw talent. From his dabbling in railroads to his US Steel empire, Carnegie once again proved that outsiders of America can come to this continent and make something of themselves. For every teacher or professor that has spit in the face of the legacies of men like these described, may they refrain from teaching fallacies and declare what these men truly were: Radicals for Capitalism.
Rank: Pants-on-fire lie