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Ru12bseen August 11th, 2015 12:31pm

It seems some people on SOH don't know history of major movements in the U.S. Whether it be labor, civil rights, abolition, or prohibition; movements are driven by disruptive & annoying people. To judge a movement by this is to fail to know history.

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14573 Scary Numbers
08/11/15 3:13 pm

To be fair history is a large and diverse subject. To know the composition of the many groups that lead social groups is a difficult demand and overestimating the effectiveness of our education system. Ignorance is rarely a choice.

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/11/15 10:11 am

I do History A-Level, oddly enough American domestic history is not something we learn about

osouless Whats Next
08/11/15 8:51 am

As a history major, i agree.

bringstheeagle Colorado
08/11/15 9:52 am

Interesting - I'll pay more attention to your stuff.

evoecon nearest binary system
08/11/15 8:24 am

Odd, the polls author is disparaging the dissent in manner similar to the reason for his poll. He does not like the manner in which people disagree with him. Therefore he labels all dissent as racist. Cool

08/11/15 6:51 am

"Everyone who disagrees with me is ignorant and uninformed."
Bad way to start a poll.

judah323 California
08/11/15 7:15 am

Maybe, but, as a US history teacher, I have to agree.

bringstheeagle Colorado
08/11/15 9:53 am

I agree too judah and followed.

judah323 California
08/11/15 4:01 pm

@bringstheeagle Thanks, followed back!

08/11/15 6:47 am

We dismiss the blm movement because, unlike the revolts of normal, well-thought out people, these people just loot the local BLACK-OWNED businesses and vandalize shit with graffiti. Perhaps if they had something like another I had a dream speech....

bringstheeagle Colorado
08/11/15 9:55 am

I see your point - but this seems not to fit this poll. It's about something else???? What am I missing.

allswel Minnesota
08/11/15 6:07 am

I have been running a series of polls asking what are the Top 10 things an American should know to be civilly and culturally literate.

I wonder how many of these would make the list without someone being disruptive and annoying?

allswel Minnesota
08/11/15 6:08 am

The Constitution 94%
The Declaration of Ind 93%
The Great Depression 91%
The Trail Tears 91%
The Cold War 91%
"I Have A Dream" 85%
Voting Rights Act 79%
Gettysburg Address 73%
The Articles of Confederation 65%
The Fair Labor Standards Act 65%

allswel Minnesota
08/11/15 6:09 am

The Dust Bowl 61%
Korematsu Dissent 60%
Eisenhower's Farewell 58%
Washington's Farewell Address 49%
Declaration of Sentiments 45%
The Gilded Age 44%
Sojourner Truth 43%
Jazz 43%
The Atlantic Charter 27%
Reagan's "A Time to Choose" 26%

osouless Whats Next
08/11/15 8:54 am

Well firstly these are all parts if american history you CHOSE to poll on, secondly most if this are documents or speeches (not events like the poll describes), thirdly being culturally literate or whatever you said doesn't mean one is historically

allswel Minnesota
08/11/15 1:48 pm

* Sorry, I missed a spell check error in the above post. The questions are directed at being civically and culturally literate.

allswel Minnesota
08/11/15 1:50 pm

Spoken like a true college student osouless.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
08/11/15 5:44 am

👍 can you imagine what the revolution or the civil war would have looked like if it happened with today's social tech and info connectivity?

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
08/11/15 7:31 am

iConfederate: We are starting our own country w/ its own Internet!!!

iUnion: Let your Slaves go, DICK!!

iConfederate: FUCK YOU!!

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
08/11/15 7:34 am

😂 their own Internet. Love it.

rons screw politicians
08/11/15 5:34 am

What's you point? Some people know how to build a table, or change brakes, or garden.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/11/15 5:38 am

The point is that there's a bunch here disparaging a legit movement as a thin vail over their racism. The dismiss the movement because the protestors are loud and obnoxious. All movements are loud and obnoxious.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/11/15 5:38 am

Even my bowel movements...

rons screw politicians
08/11/15 5:40 am

And bullets are flying, an stores are burning, an goods are stolen. Bowel movement is correct.

rons screw politicians
08/11/15 5:43 am

The notion that Some people on SOH don't know history was my focus. So what.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/11/15 5:53 am

It's just exhausting to see folks spew their opinions that are baseless and without any thought or knowledge. So... I made my own poll to point it out. 😎

rons screw politicians
08/11/15 6:01 am

Thank, got you point now.

bringstheeagle Colorado
08/11/15 9:59 am

Good poll ru12.