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 Posted: Tue Jun 26th, 2018 03:11 pm
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When I read this I was more than stunned. If this is true (I don't believe much of any news these days to be honest), it's a testament to how incredibly quickly it's going to happen that history is going to be whitewashed because of people's hurt feelers over words written in a different time...

https://globalnews.ca/news/4295409/laura-ingalls-wilder-little-house-literary-award-racism/amp/

There are many examples of this on this site already of course. This one kinda gotto me for some reason.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 26th, 2018 03:21 pm
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I hate people. Stop wasting your time trying to "fix the past", it's in the past. Spend your time fixing the present and future. You cannot get anything done if you are going to worry about something that was said 100 years ago.



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I'm sure Mark Twain is next.

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khawk wrote: When I read this I was more than stunned. If this is true (I don't believe much of any news these days to be honest),

It's true, been all over the news yesterday and today..



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Someone born in 1867 has "stereotypical" views of people that absolutely everyone at the time had?! Stop the presses!

Do people not realize that in 100 years absolutely everything we have said and done is going to seem awful. We'll probably be able to produce food that tastes exactly like meat and is healthier for us without having to kill animals (it's already happening), and then every single person born before 2040 is going to be labeled a heartless animal mass murderer. But things change as technology and science advances and knowledge expands, so fucking deal with it.



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When you whitewash your history, you are condemned to repeat it.

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Superstar wrote: I hate people.
This x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000..... 

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Good grief.



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Burn the witch! Burn the witch!!



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So when does this stop? Why not white wash the Civil Rights movement too? How about white washing the seperation of East and West Germany? Hey, why not whitewash all of WW2?

Look, our past is not all sunshine and roses, but the only way not to repeat it is to learn from it, and we can't learn from it if it disappears



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I honestly feel like the country is on the verge of some type of civil war. I’m not sure what form it would occur in, but things between left/right and black/white are about as bad as they have been in decades.



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Blazer wrote: I honestly feel like the country is on the verge of some type of civil war. I’m not sure what form it would occur in, but things between left/right and black/white are about as bad as they have been in decades.Rich/poor too.
I worry about this too.

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Quattro wrote: Blazer wrote: I honestly feel like the country is on the verge of some type of civil war. I’m not sure what form it would occur in, but things between left/right and black/white are about as bad as they have been in decades.Rich/poor too.
I worry about this too.


The rich screw the middle class and blame the poor.  At some point the middle class & the poor will be one in the same and everyone will go looking for who to blame.



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There has been a steep rich/poor divide for thousands of years. The concept of a middle class didn't even exist until the early 1900s and then was interrupted by the Great Depression before it came back again. The concept of taking an out-of-state vacation and having leisure time and weekends is basically in its infancy.  We're at a place where the poorest among us have access to advanced medical care (despite the healthcare mess) that kings couldn't have dreamed about 200 years ago. Diseases that used to decimate poor communities on an annual basis don't even exist anymore thanks to medical advances that lift up everyone. Poor people have smart phones and cable TV. Entertainment for poor people in the past used to be sleep and church and they wouldn't have even been able to process the thought of doing anything "fun" when they weren't working.

As far as the racial divide goes, it certainly isn't worse than it was during the Jim Crow days or the '60s civil rights movement.

You have to put things in perspective. I was reading an article about how there were 5 (5!) domestic or foreign terror attacks a DAY during a stretch in the '70s, including plane hijackings and small bombings that were so frequent that the media barely covered some of them.

None of this is to say that there will never be another civil war, but this is the safest and most comfortable year to be alive in the history of the planet, until next year when it will be even after and more comfortable, and then the following year after that.

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I have been hearing about the civil war crap since I was in the service in the mid-80's. I don't buy it, at least not on a scale that would make it obvious.

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