Was he a prophesier about the removal of statues in the world three thousand years ago?
I read an interesting post today titled, Opps, he did it again. It is about how past heroes fought for various reasons, some good, some bad, and why statues were built in their honor. Problem is what they fought for included slavery. Yet somehow that reason was forgotten over time. In other words, the truth was forgotten over time.
The article brought to my mind the following King Solomon verses. King Solomon is revered by Muslims to have been a prophet of things that will come and go in the world.
There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
There is no remembrance of former things,…. Which is the reason why some things that are really old are thought to be new; because either the memories of men fail them, they do not remember the customs and usages which were in the former part of their own lives, now grown old; or they are ignorant of what were in ages past, through want of history, or defect in it; either they have no history at all, or what they have is false; or if true, as there is very little that is so, it is very deficient; and, among the many things that have been, very few are transmitted to posterity, so that the memory of things is lost; therefore who can say with certainty of anything, this is new, and was never known in the world before? and the same for the future will be the case of present things;
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered; the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Like the fool, the wise too must die!
Slavery has been recorded in history ever since ancient times. It was abolished in England in 1833 and in the USA in 1864.
However, slavery still exists in the world according to another article in Sources below.
What is My Point?
According to King Solomon, in time every new generation will forget both the truths and the falsehoods of the past when both the wise and fools die. Then their posterity will repeat the folly of previous generations thinking they have discovered something new.
So, if former slaves want to forget the past and tear down all the statues, perhaps someday in the future, someone else will re-discover that if they force someone to become their slave, they can profit by buying, selling, or making the slaves work for them.
In My Opinion
Solomon was right about a lot of things especially his verse. “Nothing is new under the sun.”
So, perhaps we should think twice about trying to erase both past negatives and positives of USA history so that the truth is never forgotten by their posterity.
Keep in mind the Gospel song verse. “ the truth keeps marching on,”
Also, it appears to me that not too many people seem to be reading or singing about the Gospel anymore either, in my opinion.
Perhaps both truth and false will be forgotten as King Solomon prophesied 3000 years ago?
If interested, check out Citizen Tom blog, he has a number of posts about the effects of erasing history.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Citizen Tom HERE
World Slaves HERE