You Cant Change The Past You Can Only Learn From It
The Violence in America is NOT new. We didn’t wake up one day and say, HEY, LETS GET VIOLENT. From the beginning of the United States, we have been in a conflict. Since 1775 when the Patriots drove the royal officials out of the colony.
We as a Nation have fought every one. North vs South. East vs West. Us vs Them. Heck, the only people we haven’t fought are the space aliens. So fighting is in our NATURE. We are BUILT around it.
The FIGHT in 2017 is Removing The Past. Let’s remove the Statutes and Monuments that at one time, were deemed HONORABLE since in today’s times, they are deemed OFFENSIVE. PEOPLE, lets think for a moment. EVERYTHING is OFFENSIVE to SOMEONE. Smoking is Offensive. Eating Meat Is Offensive. You can’t have different customs and religious beliefs without differences, the object is to DEAL WITH IT.
Fighting broke out on Saturday in the Charlottesville’s downtown, when hundreds of people, some wearing white nationalist symbols and carrying Confederate battle flags, were confronted by a nearly equal number of counter-protesters.
Both sides of this debate have their OWN version of what needs to be done. And both sides have a RIGHT to Speak their Minds. But when two opposing sides MEET, VIOLENCE normally happens. That is the AMERICAN WAY
The rally was part of a long debate in the U.S. South over the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side in the Civil War, which was fought over the issue of slavery. The rally was to voice their concerns of a Statue of one Andrew Jackson, first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States. The City is deciding to what to do with the statue.
In Jacksonville, Florida, there is even a movement to remove the statue of Jackson that sits downtown. Maybe we need to change the Name of the city.
The Past Is What the Past is. You Can’t Run From It. You can’t Change It. So now people want to HIDE it away.
A smart woman once said, “You Can’t Rewrite The Past”, “You can only make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Those are words to live by.
Instead of fighting each other, We need to band together as ONE. One Nation. Under God. indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.