“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
(drummer at Fort Mackinac / Mackinac Island, MI / Julie Cook / 2017)
The past several days in this country have been witness to a page out of some
sort of Orwellian novel.
The sad thing is….that this is not the stuff of fiction, legend nor lore but rather
sadly the stuff of our new sick and very sad reality.
I have not had time to properly process the latest madness taking place across
this land which is my land as well as your land….
There is much to say…
yet not until I’ve had the time to properly consider my words.
However for the time being…
Watching young people tear down, deface, kick and stomp innate statues that
represent moments or individuals from our nation’s history and not the
falsehoods that others now wish to project as incorrect and indeed false
in meaning, is pure and simple idiocy, both asinine and insane.
Do any of these angry, kicking and stomping young people work or attend school?
Because I believe that those who attend school, those who work,
those who need to work, those who want to work…
have so much more to do than scream, kick and destroy.
It actually takes two to argue.
So was our President wrong when he said both sides in this latest brouhaha
were at fault?
If two groups are fussing at one another, yelling at one another, throwing
punches at one another…hating one another…..
I think that is indeed two sided…
as in two sides equally responsible, equally at fault.
Our history is a weaving…a woven tapestry of time, blood, struggle
Some sections of the weaving are beautiful…
beautiful in pattern, color and texture while other sections are
a bit rough and tattered…
yet each section makes the entire full tapestry what it is…
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”