The National Archives’ task force on racism has reached an insane conclusion and we can hardly believe what we are reading. In their minds, it is time to re-imagine everything that we know about the Rotunda. You see, the National Archives Rotunda is now an example of white supremacy because our Founding Fathers have been portrayed in a positive light.
Now, the Rotunda is being called out for not serving as enough of a safe space for the liberals. They need their trigger warnings. The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence all remain on display at The Rotunda of the National Archives. Permanent records created by the U.S. Congress, U.S. Supreme Court, Federal District Courts in the District of Columbia, and Select Federal Agencies are also held at the National Archives.
Military service records that existed prior to World War I for U.S. Army and Confederate veterans and pre-1940 vessel and station logbooks for the U.S. Navy are housed at this location. Since the racism task force has now decided to intervene, it is time for the necessary changes to be made.
The report has been finished since April and very little notice was provided about the sudden need to erase American history. Revisionism is now all of the rage, as their narratives have become the most important thing. The Founding Fathers are simply too racist and now their contributions cannot be recognized by anyone.
Even though the Founding Fathers are directly responsible for the continued success of the world’s greatest self-governance experiment, they are going to be relegated to a footnote if things continue like this. Employees who work with the National Archives and Records Administration will also need to learn how to interact with visitors differently, as well as the aforementioned historical records.
Fox News has more about these sudden changes:
“Some examples of “structural racism” were provided in the summary of the report, including “legacy descriptions that use racial slurs and harmful language to describe BIPOC communities,” which includes actual racial slurs alongside terms such as “elderly,” “handicapped” and “illegal alien.”
Additionally, the report categorized the National Archives’ Rotunda as another example of “structural racism” as it “lauds wealthy White men in the nation’s founding while marginalizing BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and other People of Color], women, and other communities.”
The Rotunda may even begin to have “dance or performance art in the space that invites a dialogue about the ways that the United States has mythologized the founding era.” We would like to think that this report came from some outlet like The Onion but nope, it is 100 percent real.
“The report also called for “trigger warnings” to be put in place with historical content to “forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms.”
“Providing an advisory notice to users gives us an opportunity to mitigate harm and contextualize the records,” the report reads. “It creates a space to share with the public our ultimate goals for reparative description, demonstrate our commitment to the process, and address any barriers that we may face in achieving these goals (i.e., the size and scope of the Catalog and the ever-evolving knowledge we gain regarding what is harmful),” Fox News shares.
History now needs to be rewritten to appease the needs of those who require safe spaces and trigger warnings. This is patently ridiculous. How have we been teaching children about history for all of these years without any sort of special warning? It’s the type of stuff that seems made up but this is our new reality.
National Archivist David Ferriero is responsible for commissioning this task force and of course, he was nominated by Obama. That’s easily the most predictable part of this whole saga. The task force was formed in response to the death of George Floyd. While Ferriero’s term has no set end date at the moment, perhaps it is time for him to go.