Joyanna Adams Writes to David McCullough
I was searching around YouTube tonight and came upon this. Not many things in life surprise me, but this did.
Truly…it broke my heart, because as an astute biographer of the Adams, I have always been a big fan of David McCullough. Yet, I always wondered how he could stand next to Bill Clinton, even to accept an award. Cleary he thought that Hillary would win, and he would be safe in his future earnings and rewards for the remaining years of his life.
Poor man. I feel sorry for him. Duped by his peers.
I listed a few of the comments posted below this video, and one of my own.
It’s sad when you learn you’re hero’s aren’t perfect…but even more maudlin when you find out they are men of little character. I really did think David McCullough, since he was so well read, was smarter than that.
Tell me, David….Does Hillary Clinton have character? Really? She lied about Benghazi She committed a felony. She will go down as one of the worst Secretary of States in history. (Don’t worry, you won’t have to write that book.)
Did she have the ability to rule the nation? Just ask the Secret Service man who guarded her for years. He was so afraid for the nation after being around her every day that he went on every cable channel on TV to warn us about her temperament.
He worked for five Presidents. I think I’ll take his word over yours.
Was she responsible? No. Not after letting every country in the world hack her computer. She put her own ambitions before the country’s national security, and basically had a money laundering racket going
Where were you all year?
Did she have the experience? Well, Hillary did have experience— 40 years of doing nothing but making speeches about all that she was going to do. History will show she did more damage than good, and I for one am glad that you don’t have to write that.
Really…sad. One of our greatest historians was brought by a medal and the globalist/corporates that have ruined us all.
This video was taken in July of 2016, so David was trying to get people to support Hillary.
On the other hand, I’m glad I saw this. It was truly, a learning experience.
“That Mr. Lincoln is not our free choice for President, that we do not consider him qualified for the position he occupies, that we consider him wholly unqualified, is well-known to our readers. We have never been able to discover in him a single quality in any special manner fitting him to be President of the United States at any time, and especially in times like the present; and we have found in him no quality not eminently unfitting him for his high office, except, perhaps, his patience, his good humor, and capacity to labor, he has not the mental qualities, the education, the habits, the manners, the personal presence and dignity, the knowledge of history, philosophy, literature, civilization, men and things, or of the human heart itself, that we demand in the Chief Magistrate of a great people. Of his nomination in 1860, we said in the language of Daniel Webster : ‘It is a nomination eminently unfit to be made.’ There is scarcely a county in any of the States in the Union, which could not furnish a hundred men, any one of whom would be less unfit to be President than he was when inaugurated March 4, 1861.” — Brownson’s Quarterly Review, April, 1864
Our ancestors heard this sort of hysterical outrage-mongering rhetoric before. It happens whenever an outsider or quasi-outsider, perhaps new or dirty money from the wrong social class, is nominated over the wishes of a long-ineffectual establishment that lacks the gift of self-reflection and historical perspective. McCullough has dedicated so much of his life to painting an inspiring picture of American unity in times of crisis that he’s forgotten that it’s not actually true. America can survive division. Americans who hate each other can successfully work together without ever once changing their opinion of each other. That is the lesson to be learned if the republic is to survive.
I have read many of McCullough’s books, and I like his writing; however, his analysis in this situation is full of shit. We need a sovereign nation again, and we shall have one again if Trump is elected. If Hillary wins, we can kiss our country good-bye. She is totally owned by the globalist one wonders.
Wow…I am a descendant of the original Henry Adams, and I couldn’t disagree more with Mr. McCullough here. Donald Trump is exactly the man we need right now…its sad that the great David McCullough does not see what is going on.
John Adams, as David has taught us, valued honesty. Trump has that in busloads. He is ONE Of us. Our politicians, have failed us miserably, and lied to us with every breath. None of the founders were politicians, remember Mr. McCullough? It was you who taught us that great history. For you to not see, the complete corruption of the once great system that our founders gave us, and attack a man who the corporate run media does NOT want, like you, in this seat of power, breaks my Adam’s heart.
You have missed the revolution that is going on, because you are, with the very elites that have you blind to what’s happening. Maybe you should take a car trip to the country you so love to write about, and talk to them.
The American people want our country back. We have been learning, thanks to you and the rest of many hardworking historians, just how horribly taxed we are, and how socialism is the new norm for the “politicians” that you so crave to keep. They don’t effect you dear sir: You are part of the Lords now. But the rest of us are sick to the core of what has happened in our country. I don’t care if a dog catcher from Peoria, was elected, he would do a better job than the small elite who rule now.
Donald Trump will be one of our greatest presidents….you watch.
Anyway, sad, sad, day…My endearing mentor Mr. McCullough, may have reported the history of the United States with brilliant words, but, he never grasped the true spirit of our founders. Thanks to you…this ‘Adams’ born many years later on Bunker Hill Day…has. And its in the hearts of millions of my fellow patriotic Americans.
Thanks to YOU, this nobody saw the founder’s spirit in Donald Trump right from the start. I’m sure that’s not what you were hoping for, but there you go. Because of you, Tom Hanks gave us that great series on him.
(Tom Hanks, another Obama/Hillary supporter. Are you all seeing a pattern here?)
I mean really. How can artist put out such patriotic movies and books, and be flaming liberals? Is it really all about the money?
I suggest you sing a song, have a hot toddy, and invite some of your elite comrades over from the university and try to figure it out. Clearly, you have not been thinking about history at all.
Life is so Ironic: The great historian of the founders, doesn’t even recognize a true patriot when he sees it.
I suggest you enjoy that medal you got from Bill Clinton. After all…he was a “politician” to your liking.
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