Ignoring the past

It seems to be a thing now to try to hide whatever was bad in our past. Take down statues, don’t fly the confederate flag, the state even changed the name of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska because some people thought that we shouldn’t honor people who supported slavery 100 years ago. I’m pretty sure that they didn’t name the lake after Calhoun because he supported slavery, but for the work that he did for the state and the nation. Maybe it’s not a bad idea to have a few reminders here and there to remind us of our darker days. General Eisenhower ordered the filming and photographing of concentration camps when they were liberated, anticipating a time when they would be denied. It’s hard to believe that people would come along and deny that the holocaust happened but that’s exactly what happened. We would be hard pressed to find anyone good enough to name our roads, lakes or parks after if we all had to agree on it. There has only been one perfect man to ever walk the earth, but he’s not allowed in public.

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