Wednesday, 17 June 2020

I don't understand

I do not understand why people are destroying and defacing statues, destroying statues does not change the history of the country.

If you have a problem with our history you are not alone, we need to educate the future generations telling them the facts good bad and other wise it is all part of this country we don't need to be proud of it we just have to acknowledge it. We also need to learn from our mistakes and go forward and do better.

How about riots?
What do you think of them?

I don't understand them either or why people act in such a way, I wonder if they do how do they explain their behaviour to their children and other younger members of their families. I would be embarrassed by such behaviour.

We should be setting an example and leading by example but so many are not.

I do believe people are good and generally do good things but there are some who are not and just immature and have a lot to learn.

Live your life the best you are able, treat people as you would like to be treated and remember to be kind and have compassion.


Chatty Crone said...

I do not have any idea either - we are having great distress here too.

Rita said...

Are they destroying statues there, too? I know why they are here. But the riots with looting is distressing. Most of the protests have been peaceful, though. The press dwells on the ones that aren't. Crazy times.

Margaret D said...

I totally agree with you Jo-Anne.
Can't see any sense in a riot. Anger management those people need, education of history is needed, think about how you would like to be treated. Have a mind of your own and do not follow as sheep.
Put hoses of water on the people in riot and keep doing it :)

What is the past is there for us to know what happened back in the past, we can not change the past and we need to move forward.

menopausal mama said...

Most of the protests here have been peaceful. I understand some of the tearing down of statues---many represent a terrible time in history linked to slave ownership and the slaughtering of Native Americans. I agree that these statues should not be placed in parks, etc. but we cannot erase history---we must learn from it and not make the same mistakes. These statues belong in a history museum so that the people who want to see them can do so freely in an effort to learn more about our history.

CWMartin said...

I think that all of the things you mentioned have to do with the absolute inability of today's society to look beyond themselves at anything that doesn't echo themselves.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sandie.......Nice to know I'm not alone

Rita......Yes they are, the press can help or cannot heljp at times

Margaret D........Yeah riots are pointless and the psat is the past and can't be changed

Mamma........Yes statues should be moved to mueseums if people object to them

Chris......So bloody true

Katie Isabella said...

I have strong thoughts on the matter.


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