Re: Toppling Statues

06/20/20 - posted by jb

Agree with Pat. Brilliant dissertation, John. Maybe once these statues bring to light more real than romanticized notions of our history, we as a Nation can move beyond the prejudicial restraints that have held us back for centuries.

As for Confederate war heroes: We don’t have statues honoring Hitler or Bin Laden so why honor and immortalize those who fought against freedom then place them painfully in the paths of those they chose to subjugate and oppress?

My hope is this: What we are experiencing today in America are growing pains and good will ultimately come from this dissent. If the winners get to write the history books, may wisdom and justice prevail and theIr ink not be more blood from senseless and brutal murders of our own citizens. “United we stand; divided we fall.”

Cheers,
jb

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