Progress???
by HMJC
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/charlottesville-city-council-vote-removal-stonewall-jackson-statue-n798821

Well the rush to remove any “offensive” reference to slavery continues… but in this case there is an irony much darker than the reach that this statue is a “glorification” of the Souths dark days of Slavery.
The biggest travesty of Jacksons legacy is the epic crimes against committed against the American Indian. From the massacre of the Creek tribe, the Indian Removal Act, and the Trail of Tears is just as stark as slavery.
The biggest irony here is that the effects of this still resonate today i.e. Indian Reservations whereas slavery has been abolished for over a 100 years. Please do not misconstrue that I am of the opinion that slavery is not abhorrent but the egregious acts committed in the name of “progress” is at the very least of equal importance and the conversation and History should reflect this; History being the key word.

Hate and ignorance is color blind; only focusing on Slavery and the effect concerning the Black community is a form of racism in itself and needs to recognized as such.

Lastly, Andrew Jacksons monuments are a testament to his time as a Soldier; not a monument condoning Slavery or the despicable acts committed against the American Indian.

This coupled with many of the positive accomplishments begs to reason how removing the statue will affect the scourge of racism in our country. It is of equal importance that we remember History for what it was so as not to perpetuate the same mistakes.

Removing negative references skews our children’s perception of what really happened as opposed to watered down representations which in turn erodes the lessons learned and the enormous progress that has been made. Our focus needs to be on the present and the things we can effect. Conversely, focusing on the past events keeps us regulated to the past and a flawed focus on things we cannot change that ironically impedes positive progress.


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wayne44 commented on Friday, Sep 08, 2017 at 05:15 AM

Its called revising history to make some kind of skewed sense of what we are as a nation. You can't change the past by removing monuments, rewriting history books, or attempting to cover up the atrocities that happened. Because some of our Founding Fathers owned slaves, their giving us two of the greatest documents ever written have now become suspect. You can not use todays way of life to compare with the times in which they lived. They were a product of their time and attempting to destroy their legacy is foolish and self-serving. If we refuse to accept the dark times in our past, we are doing nothing more than placing our heads in the sand and hoping no one notices they occured.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Sep 08, 2017 at 06:49 AM

I told an ex wife a few years ago that I was sorry but we cannot re-write our history.

There were good times and there were bad times.

It is what it is.

If you fail to remember it you are more likely to repeat mistakes of the past.

Statues are all reflections of our history.

It is a terrible mistake to remove any of them.


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