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    By Destroying History, Liberals Make an Example of Themselves

    By Destroying History, Liberals Make an Example of Themselves



    https://www.americanthinker.com/arti...hemselves.html
    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 We are not able to read their minds — only to speculate upon their intent by examining historical documents: the writings, recollections, and stories of those who experienced those days.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?
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    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.
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    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.


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    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.
    See:
    https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-viole...1918-1921.html

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/histo...war-180971470/

    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.
    See:
    https://www.blackpast.org/special-features/national-african-american-historic-landmarks-state/

    "A society that believes in itself builds monuments, a sick society does not, and a dying society watches as they are torn down."

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    The leftists are playing the long game. Wasn’t it more than a decade ago that blacks refused to study history because it was a “white mans” history? So it is racist, “give us free A’s for sitting out education.
    “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”— Mahatma Gandhi

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    Protestors see every monument, every police car, every public space as a symbol of a government they want to punish. They don't care about history, or how much it will cost to repair the damage. They don't even think about philosophical things like "presentism".

    They want to punish government because they have been told, over and over, that they are victims, victims of the government. If it weren't for the government, their lives would be peaches and cream. They are not happy, because they see the "pursuit of happiness" as something they can't control or affect with their own efforts. Instead, they are victims hell bent on making everyone as miserable as they are. The old saying is true ... misery loves company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    The old saying is true ... misery loves company.
    I was thinking, “Give a man a fish (welfare,AA, sect8) and he will not be able to feed himself. Stop giving him fish, and he will steal yours.”
    “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”— Mahatma Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dummy View Post
    I was thinking, “Give a man a fish (welfare,AA, sect8) and he will not be able to feed himself. Stop giving him fish, and he will steal yours.”

    or die trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dummy View Post
    I was thinking, “Give a man a fish (welfare,AA, sect8) and he will not be able to feed himself. Stop giving him fish, and he will steal yours.”
    Better you should have taught him how to fish.... Eh?

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    These people tearing down statues are equivalent to Isis terrorists who did the same thing.

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    Humanity deserves a good reset.

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    30 years before the Civil War officially broke out there was a long-brewing crisis that finally reached the boiling point. Historians call it the Nullification Crisis.

    South Carolina had finally said, "Enough" to unfair tariff policies set in Washington and declared those policies null and void within their own state boundaries. What happens when governors from several states band together and decide to do the same today?

    All states are currently facing a budget crisis from lost tax revenue due to the virus. Plus, many were sucked in under Obama when they made a deal with the devil over health care costs and that bill is coming due over state's share of Medicare costs. Tack onto those little gems the rising costs of paying unemployment benefits, pension funds that can't meet their obligations, and new expenditures they've made to help hospitals and nursing homes battle the virus.

    These things are not in the new right now but they should be, many states are at a crossroads.

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    i never let them forget their history...its what defines them...
    "The nose, knows"
    #walkaway


    "Drag them out and string them up!!!"
    @me...

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