Keep reminders of U.S. history, good or bad

A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee sits in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo | Julia Rendlema)
A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee sits in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo | Julia Rendlema) ( AP Photo | Julia Rendlema) 0shares

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?

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3 Responses to Keep reminders of U.S. history, good or bad

  1. freemenow says:

    I suppose we should bring down the Pyramids- they were built by slaves! Why are US slaves any worse off than the millions of slaves of every color, creed, and sex from the beginning of time ?
    Are we not all descendants of slaves? Slavery since the beginning of time- built the world we live in, women and children are still enslaves throughout the world but yet African Americans prefer to remain victims!
    I am not the descendant of a King, Queen or Pharaoh but as a descendant of our maker I use the opportunity given me to its highest and best use, never cowering in the face of those with power!
    Descendants of former American slaves, the entire world was build on the back of slaves, why do you think you have a corner on that problem and how long are you going to use it as an excuse to remain victims?



    • genevaconference says:

      I am also sad. I don’t see an end to this. They’re even talking about some of the monuments in Washington DC. Wanting some limelight of their own, will the Japanese Americans want WW2 monuments torn down and Viet Namese..will they want the Viet Nam memorial demolished? Where does it stop? Is white America to blame for all the evils of the world. I’m sure this is what they believe.


      • freemenow says:

        Don’t be sad – be mad – mad enough to join forces and unite to stop it in its crazy tracks. We can do this and we can do it peacefully. Thank you for coming!


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