Wikipedia Entry On The ‘History Of The Chair’ Becomes Culture War Battleground

A simple Wikipedia entry about the history of the chair reveals how the site’s far-left editors desperately try to reframe the past in real time.

The Wikipedia page describing the history of the chair initially read, “Chairs are known from Ancient Egypt and have been widespread in the Western world from the Greeks and Romans onwards.”

“They were in common use in China from the twelfth century, and were used by the Aztecs. In Sub-Saharan Africa, chairs were not in use before introduction by Europeans.”

That final sentence, believe it or not, is currently the subject of a culture war struggle.

One editor removed it entirely using the justification, “This seems unnesesary and frankly pretty racist.”

The page is now going back and forth with people re-adding the true history and then having it removed again by leftist moderators.

The current Wikipedia entry maintains the original history, although for how long remains to be seen.

Billions of people around the world still think Wikipedia is an impartial, balanced encyclopedia, when in fact it’s subject to extremist control.

If this is happening to a page about the history of the chair, imagine how many countless other examples of it there are on Wikipedia.

As we previously highlighted, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger blasted the site for its slide into “leftist propaganda,” accusing it of long since abandoning impartiality and simply becoming an amplifier for mainstream news narratives.

“Wikipedia made a real effort at neutrality for, I would say, its first five years or so,” said Sanger, adding, “And then … it began a long, slow slide into what I would call leftist propaganda.”

Wikipedia is run by around 125,000 volunteer editors, the vast majority of whom are leftists, with a further 1,000 administrators who enjoy special privileges to block others who go against the grain.


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