Sunday, July 26, 2015

Taking down the Confederate flag from state capitals = erasing history?

I've seen that argument a few times and I find it a silly argument. History is preserved in books and museums. If the argument is that history is only preserved by actively using it then we should still have slavery, Japanese internment camps, be riding horses to get places, keep cholera around, and ridiculous example after ridiculous example. Flying the Confederate flag to preserve history is just as ridiculous.

If you really want to erase peoples' histories try this

Books and writings deemed "un-German" are burned at the Opernplatz. Berlin, Germany, May 10, 1933.

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