Two professors at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are telling students that America's Founding Fathers were a "terrorist organization" who used violence to rile up resentment against the British.
History lecturer, Jared Benson, and sociology instructor, Nicholas Lee, also allege the Founding Fathers were hypocrites and money-hungry barons, according to The College Fix, which obtained audio recordings of their humanities class called "Resistance and Revolution."
"Wealthy colonists needed to work to manufacture discontent. They used slave rhetoric when the great hypocrisy was that they themselves owned slaves," Lee says in one recording.
Benson tells students: "They argued that the British forcing them to buy the Dutch tea was enslaving them and compromising their freedoms."
The College Fix said both mock the founders and Sons of Liberty for complaining about taxes, calling them "childish" and "unjustified" in warring with the British.
Lee tells the class: "They were an organization of guys that went out and did stuff, tarring and feathering in effigy, and sometimes it wasn't in effigy. As Jared pointed out, by any modern definition, they were a terrorist organization.
"I don't say that to be hyperbolic, literally an organization that uses terror to accomplish what they want, that's exactly what they were doing, right? So all these people who were our Founding Fathers — well it's all relative at the time — were using violence and terror."
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