A friend sent us this commentary that appeared in the Naples Daily News. We thought you would find it interesting because it puts into perspective what it means for those who wish to control history.
Thank goodness that [the] Confederate flag has been removed from the South Carolina capitol. And now they are at last removing the monuments in New Orleans.
It’s comforting to know that racism will finally be ended by pulling down the flag and removing the Confederate monuments. Blacks will now be free to live the American dream, free to keep their families together, free to value education, free to support their own children, free to stop murdering each other, free to graduate from high school, free to get married before having babies, free to stop crime in their neighborhoods.
Now we will all rest easier knowing that those problems have ceased to exist. About 6 percent of people in the South owned slaves. Was the [Civil] war about slavery or states’ rights? It appears that 13 percent of our population is in control of history.
Jim Reece, Naples
George Orwell in his dystopian novel “1984” wrote:
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
America now has a new party of the 13%.