Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ripped The New York Times’ 1619 Project to pieces in a speech on Thursday, saying that the Chinese Communist Party are “gleeful” when they see that “false doctrines” like the 1619 Project are being used to “promulgate hatred of our founding principles.”
Pompeo made the remarks during a speech on the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, which was created to help Americans understand the nation’s founding principles.
“The New York Times’s 1619 Project – so named for the year that the first slaves were transported to America – wants you to believe that our country was founded for human bondage,” Pompeo said. “They want you to believe that America’s institutions continue to reflect the country’s acceptance of slavery at our founding.”
“They want you to believe that Marxist ideology that America is only the oppressors and the oppressed. The Chinese Communist Party must be gleeful when they see the New York Times spout this ideology,” Pompeo continued. “Some people have taken these false doctrines to heart. The rioters pulling down statues thus see nothing wrong with desecrating monuments to those who fought for our unalienable rights – from our founding to the present day.”
“This is a dark vision of America’s birth. I reject it,” Pompeo concluded on the matter. “It’s a disturbed reading of history. It is a slander on our great people. Nothing could be further from the truth of our founding and the rights about which this report speaks.”Source