I started this in my head a dozen times, not sure what direction this was going to go in. I saw on the news about the Nazi rally and just started to see and hear screaming online. Then heard about a person driving into the crowd. Last I knew I think there were three deaths. I made the mistake of just wondering what the other side to this story was. You aren’t supposed to do that. I’d happen to glance at other news stories here and there, more important statues dedicated to the US founding that were being considered for the chopping block. My mom called, upset by the defacing. I looked a little, enough so I was pretty upset and just stayed off my normal news places. Yes, the defacing has happened more than once. The point is it shouldn’t happen at all. My parents are still alive and part of The Greatest Generation. When they speak about these kinds of things, they grew up knowing government isn’t to be trusted and what it can do. They lived during a time of war. When my mom pulled out a history book my dad said tongue in cheek, “Better put that away, it’ll get burned!” The attempt to erase history takes a couple forms, one of which is physically removing a historical statue. The logical conclusion of the statues coming down and for the reasons they’re coming down is that the United States needs to be destroyed.
Laugh. Never happen, you’re crazy!
Think about it. The Constitution was written by slave owners, imperfect white men, so anything connected with them should be destroyed. ANYthing. Kids have been taught for years that the US is bad for a number of reasons. So it stands to reason that this awful place needs to be destroyed.
It’s also a way to get rid of Trump. People that didn’t vote for him and can’t deal with him being in power are doing everything they can to unseat him. The process in which he was elected simply cannot stand, it must be changed. There’s also a section of Washington, DC that doesn’t want to lose their jobs. They live off tax money and don’t want to end that gravy train.
But what’s going to happen if say the Washington Memorial, the Statue of Liberty and the place where the Constitution is stored is bombed, destroyed? Let’s push that envelope. I’ve said that we’re in another civil war for a couple years now. Some has come to firearms and killing the other person. It has torn apart friends and family. The first civil war was never declared, it just…happened. Another civil war can happen.
There are a lot of Americans that still believe in the United States. I’m not going to into why we’re different from so many countries on the earth. Anybody willing to open a history book that hasn’t yet been burned or rewritten needs to read about our history, how we came to be. Those who founded this country lost everything. Families. Homes. Careers. Integrity. Scandal after scandal was written about them so they had to defend themselves or go into hiding. Basically shut up and go away. Sound familiar? If you can find something written about the most barbaric countries and what they do to their people, read that. If. Because governments hate it when you know certain things and will cloud as much as possible with propaganda. ANY government, including ours. This is why it is so important the government is kept in check because power is seductive. KEEP IT SMALL or it will grow just like it has. Government isn’t going to limit itself, the people who put this government into power, us, need to keep it from getting into everything, which has happened.
Some people have gone there, if the United States is destroyed. It’s mind boggling, so many things we use or take for granted today might not be there. What would we use as currency, since without money we can’t buy food, shelter? Paper money, coins might be worthless. It has pictures of those slave owners on it so we can’t use it. There’s more than one reason our currency can’t be used anymore. Do we have a gold standard? Would it still be there? What’s left of any civility we have left now will be gone. Cities will burn. Things that happen during war will show up.
I can’t say for certain but I don’t doubt a founding father might have said something like, “We have our republic – if we can keep it”. A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.