posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 02:38 PM
a reply to: infolurker
There are those who believe that the best way of improving the future, is to eliminate the past. In my view, this is easily the stupidest possible
point of view to take.
Those who do not heed the lessons of the past, are doomed to repeat its worst errors. Given that a historical education is something which is not
taken up by a huge percentage of people, having memorials, flags, and statues to fire ones inquisitive nature, is a good way of ensuring that even
those who do not take up history as a subject in higher educational terms, get a good grounding in their local and national history.
Hiding ones history, avoiding it, not having it front and centre of affairs, makes one more likely to make a mess of ones future, and it happens
every bloody time. The people who are advising this cultural erosion are no smarter or wiser in my opinion, than those morons in ISIS, going around
blowing up ancient sites in North Africa and other places they control.
Removing memorials is not what will solve the problems which still exist where racial tensions are concerned. Better education on all sides,
acceptance of the past on all fronts, rather than continuing frustration about the fates of ancestors long dead, about the fate of the South at the
hands of the North... War and slavery are awful, terrible things, but they are not eternal. Not, that is, unless they are made so. They are made so
when hatred is all that unites people, when a person makes hatred part of their legend, part of their psyche, their character when they could have
left it by the wayside, and merely thanked God that they live in a better age.
This applies to all factions in this discussion in general. I am so utterly appalled by the levels of stupidity required to remove memorials, when
that will have no positive effect what so ever, and may even be counter productive.