Rioting, violence and property destruction of the past year brings back memories of what took place in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
The 3rd Reich and Hitler burned books to erase history and culture. In today’s world, public property is destroyed. I always thought the flags and statues of the confederacy and of the men and women who formed our country, whether good or bad, were reminders of what our history was.
We cannot change what has happened in past years, but we sure as hell can learn from it. Our country is on a path of self-destruction.
Many of the same men who formed this country and wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were slave owners. At that point in history, it was a way of life.
Americans must stop judging history by today’s standards. Instead, we need to change peacefully whatever wrongs are left from the past. What’s next? Burning all the history books?
I ask, why aren’t people who destroy public property arrested? My country no longer exists. America today mirrors what we see in other countries in regard to civil unrest and revolution.
Politicians are worthless — all mouth and no action. I am sad my country is in self-destruct mode. Where, oh where, has my America gone?