HISTORY DOWN THE “MEMORY HOLE”

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 25, 2020

         PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PROMISED TO THROW THE BOOK AT PEOPLE WHO DEFACE OR DESTROY NATIONAL MONUMENTS AND STATUES ERECTED TO HONOR VARIOUS PEOPLE FROM OUR PAST.

         IF YOU OR I DID THIS WE WOULD BE IN JAIL AND/OR FINED FOR DESTROYING PROPERTY, BUT IN AN AGE WHEN WE TOLERATE ANYTHING SO LONG AS IT FITS A PATTERN OUTLINED BY LIBERALS, SECULARISTS AND ANARCHISTS, IT’S OK WITH THE MEDIA AND A LOT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS.

         AMERICANS ARE IGNORANT ENOUGH ABOUT OUR HISTORY. THESE STATUES AND PORTRAITS COULD BE USED TO TEACH OTHERS ABOUT OUR PAST – THE GOOD AND YES, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. WHEN RIOTERS TEAR THEM DOWN THEY MIMIC WHAT GEORGE ORWELL WROTE ABOUT IN HIS NOVEL “1984”. REMEMBER THE “MEMORY HOLE”?  THE NAZIS BURNED BOOKS IN THE 1930S THEY DEEMED SUBVERSIVE, OR REPRESENTING IDEOLOGIES OPPOSED TO NAZIISM. THEY INCLUDED HISTORY BOOKS.

DO WE WANT TO BE LIKE THEM? 

WHERE ARE THE AUTHORITIES? WHAT ABOUT ELECTED OFFICIALS? EVERYONE IS RUNNING SCARED THESE DAYS. SOME OF THOSE DEPICTED ON HORSEBACK WOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT TO DO. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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