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American Dream Myth

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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.

 
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Sutton's Mythbusting Protest. Wikipedia Myth Number 25. The American-American Dream Myth

Nov. 26, 2013 11:18 am
Categories: CounterknowledgeDysology
Here on Best Thinking, everyday throughout November, I am publishing a newly busted myth, or newly discovered fallacy, which is currently being disseminated by the on-line encyclopedia known as Wikipedia.
I am highlighting Wikipedia’s unreliability and dreadful quality of information in protest against its deliberate policy of facilitating and refusing to halt engaging in stealth plagiarism of information from the unique work of expert authors.
At the time of writing, Wikipedia’s senior editors refuse to cite Best Thinking as a reliable source, yet Wikipedia regularly plagiarizes the original content on this site to pass-off my unique myth busting discoveries as though they are discoveries made by its own replicators who refer to themselves collectively as ‘Wikipedians’. Wikipedia passively sanctions this self-serving fraudulent behavior in order to conceal its unreliability and pervasive myth-mongering. (Click here: for the full story).

Myth - as published by Wikipedia on 25th November 2013   :

Adams coined the term "American Dream" in his 1931 book The Epic of America. His American Dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.

Fact

The term was coined in 1748 in England about English Dreams About Exploiting America - by Arthur Young in Annals of Agriculture and Other Useful Arts, Volume    1:
“While the American dream lasted we were told that the growing population of that continent would create such a system of employment for our manufacturers and sailors that the prosperity of the mother country would be as boundless…”
That's 184 years earlier than the latest fairy story discovered on Wikipedia.

How to reference this discovery: The American-American Dream Myth. Mike Sutton (2013) Best Thinking. 26th November.

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