And who better to read it than a person who studies history?
Documentarian Ken Burns says DeSantis bills are like ‘Soviet system’
By Jared Gans
March 7, 2023
Documentarian Ken Burns on Tuesday said the bills that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is advocating for resemble the “Soviet system” in deciding what students are allowed to be taught in a classroom.
Burns said during an interview on “CNN This Morning” that the “suppression” of ideas, where those ideas might lead and facts is not what makes the United States “great.” He said the country’s greatness comes from who the American people are, how they investigate who they are and how they celebrate their diversity.
“All of these bills that DeSantis and others are doing limit our ability to understand who we are, and they are not inclusive — they are exclusive. They are narrowing the focus of what is and isn’t American history. It’s terrifying. It feels like a Soviet system or the way the Nazis would build a Potemkin village,” he said.
Well duh! Why do you think is DeSantis is proposing these laws? It is exactly for those reasons, he wants to marginalized our community!
“By trying to dictate what teachers can and cannot teach, Florida House Bill 999 is an assault on the very liberties articulated by the Founders and something that all Americans should speak out against,” Burns tweeted.
He said DeSantis and others are reacting to issues that challenge the idea of a “neat, tidy, white picket fence” view of society. He said the world is complicated, and race is “in everything we touch.”
DeSantis is using the pogrom of animosity against us as a stepping stone to the White House. As other Republicans he doesn’t care about the bodies they he leaves by the wayside.