Huge Scandals That Rocked The History Channel
In an era of fake news, it’s refreshing to be able to count on the proven facts of eras past. But while you might put your money on a network whose literal brand is bringing bygone times to life, let’s just say not everything on the History Channel, now known simply as History, is particularly respectable.
Ancient Aliens might hold the dubious crown of the History Channel’s least historical show. It also made its way onto Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog for showcasing white supremacist theories.
The idea that ancient African, Asian, and Native American architectural marvels could have only been built by some kind of alien entity isn’t a new one. Hatewatch reminds us that this concept was used by Andrew Jackson to justify the Indian Removal Act of 1830 in North America.
In fact, much white supremacist literature over the years has suggested that non-European civilizations didn’t build any wonders of the past, and that ancient Aryans are somehow secretly responsible. Switch out Aryans for aliens and you can see why people find the show so distasteful. And, as Hyperallergic points out, we already know how the pyramids were built: ramps.
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Ancient Aliens parrots racist theories | 0:18
Oak Island’s fake map | 1:15
Danny Koker’s anti-green stance | 1:58
Rick Dale’s raw deal | 2:31
The hot Sons of Liberty | 3:06
Vikings-ish | 3:54