With all the controversy over the Confederate monuments, I could definitely say I’m ashamed to be an American today. If people think that by getting rid of those monuments they’re going to wipe out the history of the Civil War, they are completely wrong.
What’s next, changing the history books as well? And while they’re at it, don’t forget we are going to have to take down the Washington Monument, find another picture of a president for the dollar bill and change a state’s and city’s name as well, because George Washington owned slaves. So let’s get rid of everything that has to do with him as well. While we’re at it, let’s satisfy antiwar people by taking down the Vietnam Memorial, getting rid of the Iwo Jima Marine monument and also recycle the USS Arizona as well and pretend that war has never happened. If I remember right back in the ’30s there was a European country that tried to change its history and look what happened, “World War II.”
If you don’t want history to repeat itself then you must discuss it, not hide it.