He should have kept quiet. With this pearl of wisdom, Prince proved that there's a tiny little brain under that rasberry beret.
We're all indentured servants. When I found out there were eight presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack somebody. I wanted to know why I was taught otherwise. Just tell me the whole story - I’ll fill in the blanks. But don’t tell me something that you think I’m supposed to know.Funny, because when I found out that Prince believes there were eight presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack him.
If The Artist Formerly Known As Perceptive doesn't want to read proper history books then he should at least bookmark Snopes.
John Hanson was not the "first president of the United States."Of course, you have to wonder why Tavis Smiley just sat there and...smileyed.
John Hanson has not been purged from history books by a wave of revisionist historians who refuse to acknowledge his true importance to American history. The plain truth is that John Hanson was never considered "the first president of the United States," even in his own time. And John Hanson couldn't possibly have been the "first president of the United States," because neither the office of President of the United States nor the nation known as the United States of America was created until after he was dead.
I'll never understand what motivates a conspiracy theorist to think what he thinks. Why does Prince, who later admitted that he doesn't vote, care about who "may" have been president before Washington when he doesn't seem to care who is president now?!
He claims he is interested in the "whole story" but he certainly isn't interested in the whole truth.
Snopes again sums it up best when they claim "it merely perpetuates historical misinformation for trivia's sake."
Although, in some cases, peddling such falsehoods has a more sinister motivation than stumping the guy on the next barstool. If you can't trust the history books then you certainly can't trust all the future history that's being made while you're alive. That kind of paranoia often leads to destructive lies. Just ask Rosie O'Donnell about the government's involvement in 9/11. Can anybody say Building 7?
I'm embarrassed for Prince... and not just because he wears heels. I believe he believes all this nonsense. Don't even get me started about his Chemtrail theories. All I can say, is I'm glad I'm not him.