If We Ignore Our History, We Are Doomed To Repeat It
Remy Anne

Do you want to talk about history? Fine, let’s play along.

The Nazi party used propaganda that focused on vilifying certain groups, blaming them for Germany state after WWI. They focused on social justice as a mean to elevate one group over the others. They used re-education to emphasize how evil and wrong some groups are. They also burned books that made them uncomfortable.

The neo-Nazis had to learn those same tactics again — from you.

The people fighting the Nazis campaigned on the promise to put America first and allied themselves with a ruthless dictator to achieve that goal.

There is much talk regarding a need for prison reform in this country. Yet, there is far less discussion of the era that gave us the racially prejudiced sentencing laws that have had nearly immeasurable ramifications.

That is just the stupidity of the advocacy on the left, who seem to focus more on shouting and waving idiotic slogans like a bunch of overgrown children, rather than actually tackle the issue. Instead of actually bring suggestions to the table, it’s better to talk about how wonderful it would be if we started killing all the white people — because of their privilege, or some nonsense like that.

Instead of creating platforms for discussions and propose policies, the focus is on silencing dissent and stop pride parades. Do you want to make a change? Start using your brain, instead of parroting what others have said ad nauseam.

Without an understanding of how the crack epidemic of the 1980s devastated communities of color, and more importantly how political and legal responses compounded the tragedy, we can’t possibly hope to begin to restructure sentencing.

Perhaps you’d like to stop segregation, fight against the culture of the segregated communities, and try and think of solutions, instead of blaming The White Men™.

Every time we leave up a Confederate monument, every time we glaze over the terrors of the Civil War, we are normalizing these sins.

Since I was about five-years-old I have a scar on my right arm. Given the chance, I would not remove it and in fact, it bothers me that it becomes less and less visible as time passes. It takes something away from me, erasing part of my history. The Confederate monuments are the same.

You should glorify them, make them known, add more of them, and let go of the shame of them existing. They are the reason you are what you are and you cannot change it, sanitizing your history will only make you stupid.

Stop burning all the books.

When tragic events like Charlottesville take place, we need to reflect on how we got there. Self-reflection and criticism may be painful, but it’s the only way growth happens.

You may want to start by reading about Communism. You seem comfortable in ignoring their particular brand of evil.

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