Thursday, June 25, 2015

Do Not Hide Our History

Do Not Hide Our History

While sitting here searching the internet, my mind keeps going back to the events of this past week.

There was a shooting that took the lives of  nine people who just happened to be attending a Bible study group in Charleston, S.C. The police in Shelby, NC were able to apprehend the young man the next day.

You would think people would be very grateful that the supposedly killer was in custody and would go about helping the families of the victims.

But no, what happens? People start fussing, we need to take away the 2nd Amendment. We need stricter gun laws. We need to get rid of the Confederate flag. We need to get rid of any thing that has to do with the Civil War that is Confederate. Even now, some idiot is calling for the removal of a Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Folks, have some of us completely lost our minds? Why in the world, do the leftists folks go out there and blame everything else for these tragedies except for what is the true reason? And no I do not mean racism. Though I do admit that the idiots who commit these horrible crimes are racist.

But there is a deeper root. It is a hatred for all mankind. These people do not just hate blacks. Because if that was the case, then there would be not black on black killings, or white on white killings. But let’s face it, it happens. These type of crimes, black on black, white on white, etc. killings are far more frequent than any other.

So does that make those crimes racist? No. It is a crime of hate, a crime of pure evil. A crime of someone who does not care about the human race. I recently heard someone say, there is only one race. I looked at him curiously by what he had said. As he continued to speak, he said that there is only one Race, the HUMAN RACE. The thing that separates us is not race, but skin colors.

And he is right, there is only one RACE. We all have different skin colors, but not different races. We can not change that fact any more than we can change the REAL color of our skins.

My point is this, while we cannot change the color of our skin, we cannot change our history. You can try and take symbols and examples of that history. Like flags, movies, books, rewrite history books, statutes or even monuments and try to destroy them. But you cannot take away the events that took place to get this country to the point we are at right now.

It is up to us, as to whether we take those events and make ourselves better or worse humans. We all have an ancestry that has helped to put our values and morals into our genes. Whether, we be from poor migrant farmers, slaves, rich land owners, or racists.

But are we to let these roots dictate how we treat our fellow humanbeings? If your answer to that question is yes, then you are no better than the young man who walked into that church in Charleston and pulled the trigger. You are allowing hatred to rule your life.

If you answered no that question, then you are a person who is willing to put history in its proper place. Events to learn from. Events to be proud of like our Revolutionary War. Events like the Civil War, where the Southern States succeed the Union.

Most people believe that the only reason the Southern states succeeded the Union was because of slavery. But that is not true. Because whether the Union states wanted to admit or not, they themselves also had slaves at the same time as the Southern states.

The reason for the Civil War is simple, government was taking more and more power into its hands and becoming larger each day. Sound familiar?

The Southern states succeeded for the same reason that we are fighting our own government for today,  taking away too many of our freedoms.

Folks, you blame the South for racism, but the truth is, if the South had not succeeded from the Union and the Civil War had not happened, there would not be a United States. We would not even be a country. We would be two separate countries and the West might not even be apart of the United States.

So we should not try and hide our history, but we should want to put it out there for the whole world to see. Be thankful that our forefathers and ancestors took the stands that they did. No what your skin color.

Because remember we are all part of the Human RACE.

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