“Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate reportedly went woke, with visitors saying the displays and tour guides insult his legacy.”
A few years ago, when the left started demanding the removal of historic statues, they insisted that it was just about the Confederacy. Critics were accused of being paranoid.
Now we’re at the point where American history is being distorted at the homes of America’s founding fathers.
Visitors to the Monticello home of Thomas Jefferson now get a lesson in woke history, in line with the 1619 Project.
Amy Nelson reports at FOX News:
Visitor to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate calls out new ‘woke’ tours: ‘Depressing and demoralizing’
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate reportedly went woke, with visitors saying the displays and tour guides insult his legacy.
Jeffery Tucker, founder of the Brownstone Institute, said his recent experience at the Virginia landmark was sad and deflated the American founder’s reputation. Tucker toured Monticello on July 4 to pay homage to Jefferson, who advocated for emancipation and the separation of church and state.
“Instead I got exactly the opposite,” Tucker said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “They were just debunking his history, his reputation, putting him down, demoralizing everybody on my tour.”
Tucker recounted his previous visit to the estate as being full of grandeur with a “sense of majesty about the place.”
“No longer,” he told host Brian Kilmeade. “It is depressing and demoralizing and truly upsetting.”
Tucker described the house as looking like a rummage sale with contemporary paintings hung inside. He said tour guides repeatedly diminished Jefferson’s accomplishments, claiming his reputation is “wildly overblown.”
The same thing is happening at the home of James Madison.
The New York Post reports:
Founding father James Madison sidelined by woke history in his own home
The globalist billionaire who funded the woke transformation of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello paid for a similar overhaul of James Madison’s house — where the author of the US Constitution has been shoved into a supporting role, while slavery and racism take center stage.
No American flags fly at Montpelier, Madison’s plantation home in rural Virginia, and not a single display focuses on the life and accomplishments of America’s foremost political philosopher, who created our three-branch federal system of government, wrote the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, and served two terms as president.
Instead, blindsided tourists are hammered by high-tech exhibits about Madison’s slaves and current racial conflicts, thanks to a $10 million grant from left-leaning philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.
“I was kind of thinking we’d be hearing more about the Constitution,” one baffled dad said when The Post visited the president’s home this week. “But everything here is really about slavery.”…
“They really miss the mark,” Greg Hancock of Mesa, Ariz. posted last week. “We left disappointed not having learned more about … the creation of the Constitution.”
“The worst part were the gross historical inaccuracies and constant bias exhibited by the tour guide,” complained AlexZ, who visited July 8.
This is an insult to America and its history.
Why is it being allowed to happen?
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