I have lived half my life in the northern United States and half in the south. In the Confederate flag issue I do not take sides, but I do lament how emotional the issue has become. In our rush to stamp out racism, many more good and precious histories are being trampled - histories from which we must learn, so we can avoid becoming stupid and then have to relive these histories all again.
(from the article below)
"The worst outcome, however, is the one that we now have. It is one in which the descendants of the defeated are taught to vilify or treat dismissively their ancestors, so that they can demonstrate their broadmindedness and remorse about past racism."
Mobs revel in stupidity - or rather the inability to see both or more sides. And yet I see more and more, deliberate attempts to engineer and provoke "mob-think". U.S., and increasingly global, politics use many of these hot button issues in an attempt to steer elections. This is not intelligent civilization. This is greed and selfishness and domination - in fact, all the qualities which create
oppression and slavery. The irony chills and depresses me. When will we ever find #intelligentcivilization