There is a trend in North America, at the moment, to obliterate history, which you really cannot do because you can’t go back and change it. Public buildings are being renamed and statues and flags are disappearing from the landscape causing tensions to rise to a troublesome level.
If having these things there today is causing pain and suffering today, that is one thing, but our history defines who we are, and serves to remind us of how far we have come. Some of it is atrocious and horrible. If doing this really is going to change the world for the better then we had better consider tearing down the Coliseum in Rome, Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, and, what the heck, all of the monuments erected in the exploits of the British Empire!
We are a result of our past. To try and obliterate or destroy it only takes us back to what we are trying to forget. It does nothing to move us forward. What is the next step? Do we burn all the history books in our schools and libraries? Do we silence all the history teachers?
Sadly, leadership seems to be crumbling in the world and the population is feeling the effects, reaching out for their own solutions, or with their own agendas.
We need Peace ………
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