There should be little surprise that the Postal Service has become embroiled in the corruption of this year's election. Like so many of our institutions it has become subverted and perverted by cultural Marxism.
There once was a time, not that long ago, when stamp collecting was not only a popular hobby, but the publication of stamps was an important way of memorializing important people, places and events to the American people. This was vitally important in showing Americans that they had more in common and uniting than any differences coming from where they lived or how differently they spelled their last names. This knitting together of Americans would play a crucial role in the Second World War.
FDR recognized this and as an avid collector himself, he personally selected the designs of many of the stamps issued during his tenure in the White House. Most noted of these was the National Parks issues of 1934 and 1935.
Although the hobby has shrunk over the years these are still considered some of the most collectable. In fact the quality of the engraving work that went into stamps of the era far exceeds anything generally found today. In fact most stamps today are photogravure or lithography which makes for colorful stamps but lack true fine detail.
But back to my main point about the conveyance of cultural Marxism by demonstrating a case in point. 2020 may become the year we will all want to forget but it still will be the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth harbor. One hundred years ago the Post Office issued a three stamp series memorializing the 300th anniversary. At that time the event was considered an iconic part of the American story the stamps were and remain today the only stamps ever issued that bare no identification as US Postage!
But back then it was still taught in school that The Mayflower Compact was the very first written expression of free men laying out their intent to government themselves in a democratic manner in the new world. They recognized that they were still the king's subjects but that where they had landed was well outside any areas that could be considered part of the Virginia Charter so it fell to them to create a legal system for governance.
Fast forward 50 years to the 350th anniversary issue of 1970. Although just a single stamp issue it still portrayed the event in a positive lite. The sun can be seen rising in the east behind the Mayflower as the Pilgrims come ashore to new beginnings and new dangers in their there new world.
Now let's look at this years issue. Rather than conveying a positive picture it's dark and foreboding. The sun is seen slipping below the horizon in the west as if the ship's arrival portends some terrible ending. It's seems a send sad message to about a great chapter in lAmerican history.
It's easy to forget why most settlers came to the new world. They were escaping not just religious persecution but the oppression of the cities of Europe were open sewers. The horrors of the Black Death still haunted many if not most. (And we think the Sino-Lung-Rot is bad.) The population explosion that occurred afterwards made both the conditions of crowding and filth in the cities and poverty in the countryside worse.
Little wonder then that so many including my intrepid ancestors would choose to risk almost certain death to escape. Indeed fewer than half of them survived that first winter that was already upon them as they arrived.
But these are all things that are not taught, certainly not in any meaningful way, and they are certainly not anything the Marxists want you to consider. To listen to them you would think that the settlers all came here with a blood lust and determined to kill every native in sight. I find it beyond disgusting that such lies are taught in our schools and that the sacrifices made by so many to risk their lives to live in freedom and to leave that to there progeny is not.