Is it wisdom or folly to erase rather than learn from history?

The Chicago Tribune Columnist article titled, Rename Austin over slavery? How about Washington, was written by a liberal columnist who grew up in Austin, Texas. He ends his column with a statement.

“It’s important that Americans have begun to rid ourselves of monuments to avoid glorifying evil and folly. It’s equally useful to know where to stop.”

The purpose of this post is to reply to Steve Chapmen

, “Sorry Steve, you cannot have your liberal views justify two opposing solutions about history, either can you erase history. What’s been done should be a lesson taught about “evil and folly” so as not to repeat history.

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ The quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in its original form it read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.””

King Solomon

Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. (Proverb 22:28)

Excerpt John Gil

 and a curse is denounced upon those that did it, Deuteronomy 19:14; and was always reckoned a very heinous crime in early times; See Gill on Job 24:2

What’s My Point?

I believe I made my point already with the statement, “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”

Many still believe in curses, but frankly I prefer to believe this quote of my older brother Joe.

“We are the masters of our own disasters.”

In My Opinion,

In a previous post I recommended a compromise with reasons why we should just add a plaque on every Civil War statue containing the words of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Steve, you have a right to express your liberal opinions, but they are neither wise, not compromising on this issue.  It is folly to try to erase history rather than learn from past mistakes.

If Interested

Read the previous post Source Links below, consider the following statements.

 “You can’t erase the past, but you can rewrite the future.”

“the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” 

You Decide

Which is a wiser solution to this issue, compromise or war, erase or learn, wisdom or folly, continue or stop?

Steve, if they change the name from Austin, how about changing it to “Willy.” Willy Nelson is an Austin Native, also very famous or being a big fan of recreational marijuana, another favorable liberal issue.

Regards and good will blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

King Solomon, Pondering a Civil War Statue Solution


Willy Nelson on Marijuana