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Eliminating History, It Doesn’t End Well

I have always enjoyed history; ever since I was about 15 years old I enjoyed reading history, mostly American history. During the course of the Civil War, or the War Between The States almost 700,000 men died, and guess what? They were all Americans. Those who fought for the North and those who fought for the South considered themselves Americans, just fighting for different causes.

One of the great generals to come out of that war was General Robert E. Lee. He was admired by all; even President Lincoln admired him and praised him as a general and gentleman. Over the years he has been celebrated as one of the better generals our country has produced. The important point is that he was an American and patriot as was the almost 700,000 men who died during that war.

Now we have people, mostly on the Left, who want to eradicate parts of our history that they don’t like, that’s dangerous. Because when you start to change history to the way you think it should be, the worst is yet to come, just look at Germany in the 1930’s, or take a look at Russia.

Just the other day a statue of Robert E. Lee was torn down, why? One of the protesters said; “When I see a Confederate statue in downtown Durham, or really anywhere, it fills me with a lot of rage and frustration.” I am willing to bet that she has no clue about our history, or who Robert E. Lee really was, only what her Liberal-Progressive leader told her who he was. The problem with revising history based on a standard of “feeling offensive,” is that someone somewhere will always take offense at something. And with that in mind, this never ends, until America is no more. Martin Luther King was a Communist, should his statues come down next?

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Look, we had slavery in this country, as did every other country on the planet, some still do. To blame it on white supremacy is a joke. If people knew their history they would know that one of the first slave holders in this country was a black man. What about the tribes in Africa, they had slaves and they sold their slaves to slave traders of all races.

Every race of people owned slaves, yes even black people owned black slaves. To blame white people for slavery is ridiculous; there is plenty of blame to go around.

This is one man’s opinion.

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About Chris Vaca

I was born and raised in New York City, but now live in Florida. After losing my mortgage business at age 57, I found the courage to reinvent myself, now at age 65, I enjoy being An Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Trainer and Author. All my books are listed on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Chris+vaca

One comment

  1. If you keep a diary full of your own ‘dirty little secrets’ and burn it, does that mean that these secrets never existed?……Nope! Sure doesn’t….it means that your future relationships will never know them or the happy times you had…

    This violence OFFENDS ME !!! I don’t see anyone giving a rat’s patoot about that and I’m not calling them a racist. A word, I might add, that has become so convoluted that even Webster can’t define it.

    I realize that most of these jacks have such low self esteem and and are ignorant (some by choice) that all they do is parrot…to do otherwise would require the ability to actually ‘think”,and gawd forbid, that could lead to learning and a job.

    While in no way would it justify destroying symbols of national history, I would be less angry IF, a BIG IF, they could actually tell me WHAT these men did, who they are and get past the First Amendment of our Constitution…,

    Ignorance has blinded them to the fact that they are the “New Generation of Slaves” They are ‘whipping boys’ for Obama and in the chains of dependence & obedience to the likes of Soros.

    Ok Chris, I yield the soapbox back to you

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