With the recent events in Charlottesville and various other cities in the United States, mainly the ones revolving around confederate statues. I feel it is important not to forget that those who are lumped into the group of white nationalist, supremacist, neo-Nazi, Nazi; are looking to preserve what they claim as their history, to keep it ‘alive’ and remembered. Now I do personally feel like a lot of statues, not just the confederate ones, should be in museums for their specific history lesson. They don’t need to be taken down and destroyed like the one in North Carolina was. That could have been handled differently. But the statues and monuments have had their time in the sun. let them live out the rest of their time in a permanent exhibit so the history is still there and they can be gawked at by whoever whenever the museum is open. I mean there aren’t statues honoring Adolf Hitler or King Leopold II of Belgium on the streets on this planet, so why are there here?
I’m all for preserving the knowledge of history, for learning from it, but not for being hated for not wanting to look at parts of it everyday. The history is always going to be there, in writing, in recording, in relics, personal stories. So the history of the confederacy isn’t going anywhere. The Confederacy is what a load of people from other countries think every United States citizen is a part of. The Confederate history is not going anywhere. No part of history can be erased. I am completely unsure why that was even part of an argument for leaving the statues where they are.
Recap really quick. Build a Confederate Museum to put all of the statues in and complete the rest of the historical story so it doesn’t die. No one wants to eradicate any part of history, they just don’t want to look at it everyday and be reminded that skin tones are still considered races when HUMAN is THE RACE.
Moving on. I’ve been lucky in my existence so far to not know if I’ve come in contact with a white nationalist/supremacist/neo-Nazi… whatever you want to call them, whatever they prefer to be called, I don’t care. Anyway, if I have, I wouldn’t have cared to know. We were civil to one another and went our separate ways. End of story. But again I have no idea if that has ever happened. It really makes me think the news is made to blow everything way out of proportion… It is a television program based on ratings and not necessarily to inform us of whatever is really going on (in this day and age anyway), but to keep us running in circles while we get bent over backwards by career politicians. The United States has no business being in other peoples countries and doing what we are doing. We can barely take care of one another because we’ve been so divided by our leaders and this idea that opinions are facts, and politics can replace morals, honesty and ethics, and politics are necessary for a functioning society.
Winding down. I just wanted to say that thing about the confederate museum. Nothing has to be torn down, no one has to be silent in their beliefs. (If you’re going to make your beliefs known, please know that you can handle a difference in opinion. Seriously, opinions are not worth the conflict.) and I would like to tell all of The United States of America “Sitcho Ass down somewhere and think about all you’ve done! You should feel absolutely ashamed! Leave the rest of the world alone, you’ve done enough!”
And that is my time today.