Last night, in Richmond, Virginia, there was a hearing about what to do about the city’s Confederate monuments.
A lively time was had by all … or at least by many.
Not everyone is pleased by the result. Some observers believe this is a futile exercise. Others were deeply moved.
Tear them all down and scrap them.
Is the demolition and rewritting of History a good thing?
I had a German Engineer renting a property and I was surprised to learn that he was taught the events from 1890s to 1945 as one event and 1914 to 1945 as one conflict.
It seems Germany in 1890s set the world standards in Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Synthetic materials and Engineering.
After WW1, entire factories were movd to France and England.
The Germans were denied Artillery by the Versailles Treaty so they took Oberth and von Braun hobby and made rockets and missiles.
The human spirit regardless of motive will not be denied.
Well, I wonder how th American Revolution is taught in England and France.
As to American History, it is written with variations on our hearts.
There are no monuments in Russia commemorating WW2 German victories or general’s. Only the Russia’s victories are celebrated in remembrance of the pain and suffering the people endured at that time. No statues of brilliant German generals Model, Guderian, or Mainstain…no monuments to the 6th army at Stalingrad. So, how can it be argued for “admiration” of men that fought for a cause perpetuating the suffering of black people as slaves. Are we to accepted that duty and loyalty to one’s state is an excusable ethical practice when confronted with the greater personal responsibility of not allowing or inflicting harm onto others? That argument was lost at Nuremburg, when confronted with Human Rights.