What wisdom or folly occurred by removing the statue of Columbus by the Mayor of Chicago in the middle of the night was accomplished?
The Chicago Tribune article titled, Lightfoot had to remove statue, but it still hurts, gave a columnist opinion of the Mayor’s decision that the police are needed more to help prevent more shootings than to protect a stature from a mob.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse to the occurrence, and my opinion of what will really hurt more than incite the emotions of both the mob’s and Italians hurt feelings.
This is an evil in everything that is done under the sun: There is one fate for everyone. Furthermore, the hearts of men are full of evil and madness while they are alive, and afterward they join the dead. (Ecclesiastes 9:3)
No one remembers what has happened in the past, and no one in days to come will remember what happens between now and then. (Ecclesiastes 1:11)
What’s My Point?
In history, both the good and evil men in history will share the same fate for what they did when they were alive.
The sad part is King Solomon recognized and recorded 3000 years ago, presumably to help future generations from repeating the same follies he observed.
In My Opinion,
Instead of forgetting both the good and evil that occurred in the past we should be preserving the statues of both the heroes and despots so future generations may perhaps understand the good and evil of the past to hopefully not repeat the evils of history.
In a previous post I explained my opinion that every statue of former Civil War stature have affixed to the statue Abrahams Lincolns Gettysburg address.
That might serve to help prevent another Civil War from being repeated, and which in my opinion is brewing again because of what was and was not taught about the heroes and despots to schoolkids.
For example, mobs have already torn down a statue of Abraham Lincoln.
Obviously, in my opinion, what is being taught about history in public secular schools to teach children morality, lawfulness, and lessons in history has been deficient based on the current news.
Also, in my opinion, we need to remedy the teachings to be more accurate to explain history so as not to repeat the evil of past generation which included in the USA mob lynching’s of both Blacks and Italians
If we do not, perhaps the evil of mob rule and another Civil War is brewing again and serve to repeat the same fates of both better and evil men in our contemporary times instead of history?
Read the Source Links below.
Chicago Tribune July 26, 2020 – John Kass
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