We live in the greatest country on earth. From the inception of this country up through today people have sacrificed their lives to afford us the options and opportunities we all enjoy, the freedom to pursue our dreams no matter what they are. Typically, that was understood to be building, positively influencing those around us, exploring, inventing, moving the ball forward. There is now a segment of the populace whose existence and self-worth are attached to an ideology that is focused on destruction and, by default, control. They are supported by elected officials who, let’s not forget, are our employees. Does there come a point where enough businesses have been burned to the ground, enough memorials desecrated, enough monuments toppled to make rioters happy? Will they ever say, “that was the last business we need to burn, the last statue we need to topple, the last veteran’s memorial we need to desecrate?” What do you think?
We were warned about this in George Orwell’s 1984:
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”