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By Destroying History, Liberals Make an Example of Themselveshttps://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/06/by_destroying_history_liberals_make_an_example_of_themselves.html#ixzz6QnWuDf00
29 Jun 2020 ~~ By Rosamina Lowi
The current mania for pulling down statues of so-called morally corrupt historical figures is a classic case of presentism: "reading modern notions of morality" onto the past. It seems that those driven to do so may be honestly trying to rectify the "sins" of the past — whether it be colonial conquest, slavery, genocide, or whatever else. How corrupt were these historical figures? Were they indeed much more reprehensible than anyone in the present day? What did these people actually think in the awful before times when our Western European ancestors discovered the "New World" and practiced conquest and slavery? We are not able to read their minds — only to speculate upon their intent by examining historical documents: the writings, recollections, and stories of those who experienced those days. Indeed, how many of these activists so intent on destroying these representations of the past are fully knowledgeable of these documents that underpin the respect once given to these historical figures resulting in their statuary honors?
Throughout history, there is much can be learned from both the accomplishments and the mistakes made by those that came before us. Erasing history serves only to throw the baby out with the bath water.
We are supposedly morally evolved for the better now — against slavery, racism and bigotry, conquest and war — yet one open-eyed observation across our planet today would reveal that human beings are practicing these "awful" behaviors almost everywhere in some form or another.
It raises the question — is the current violence and outrage simply a case of hubris and ignorance, or is there another purpose driving this need to erase the past? Should our historical figures be seen not as good examples at all, but as horrible warnings? Even if so, we are still charged to learn from the past to both appreciate the benefits that have sprung from their effort and forge a better future by avoiding their mistakes.
In any case, the destructive so-called activists — i.e., vandals — definitely fall into the category of being not good examples, but horrible warnings to a civil society. Woe to a human experience with no history, no memory of either joy or pain. Without memory, we have no understanding. It is better to add to the history we think we know — to unveil the hidden, to recognize and honor the forgotten, in order to make the record more honest and complete. Doing so can inform our work to build a better future's past. History demands our humble understanding, not our hubristic outrage.
You cannot reason with a mob of ill equiped brainwashed educated people. They are Philistines, ignorant and proudly so. They are the Bolsheviks Russians entering Berlin, raping, killing and stealing toilets because they think they are potato washers because they have never seen indoor plumbing.
Surely these know little of the 1918 intervention by America and it's allies to stave off the Civil War in Russia.
It does not matter how many statues they tear down, books they burn, or the media censoring history and speech, history will remain the same. The Democratic party was the party of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow and segregation. And they are still manipulating the people of color through these actions by continuing to make them out as victims, while creating ghettos in their blue cities, instead of helping them to be the great people they are.
As an example the last Republican Mayor of Baltimore was in 1967 that 53 years ago and murder and overall crime has risen under Democrat control. Yet, Democrats that raised effigies to their political ideology abound while education has suffered greatly. Black children graduating are on the verge of illiteracy much less know much of history including their own. They never heard of George Washington Carver, or Frederick Douglas and others that rose above their circumstances and contribute to this country.
Since the beginning of the 20th Century, the U.S. Government and most states have identified landmarks associated with African American history. Listed below are the African American National Historic Landmarks by state, as certified by the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic...
"A society that believes in itself builds monuments, a sick society does not, and a dying society watches as they are torn down."