OBSERVATIONS & OPINIONS

August 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm Leave a comment

CIVIL WAR STATUES

 

This post may cause me trouble, but we old people are not always right but we do have opinions.

I am distressed about the current trend, due to compassion and sensitivity, to remove the statues of Confederate figures. I will not deny that they represent a terrible part of our history of slavery and the attempt to tear our country apart.

But it did happen, and for better or worse, it is part of this countrie’s past. Are we to deny the future generations of this country to know we were not always right, and through extreme bloodshed, righted a wrong? A wrong which still persists to this day with not accepting no matter who we are we are all citizens of this great country. But I feel, because of present day circumstances we a spiraling on a downward road.

We sanitize everything these days; what happened happened and there is nothing we can do to change the past. We owe it to our future generations to know we were not always what we should have been.

Lastly, I often think of the men who participated in Pickett’s charge. The goal they wished to accomplish was far from right, but who can deny the courage those men displayed. And look into that history. Would anyone of you reading this piece haAve the courage, the guts, to do what these men did?

Finally, whether it is right or wrong, you cannot erase history. And as is often said, if history is not known it will be repeated.

Hope I haven’t stepped on too many sensitivities of my reader, but this is something I felt compelled to day.

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