So I'm a little appalled by what's been happening lately and I do think that in 2020 there should be no room for fear and hate of any person based on their skin colour, race, religion, sexual orientation, personal identity or disability, But I can't abide tearing down history as if it never happened this article https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/11/fawlty-towers-dont-mention-the-war-episode-removed-from-uktv?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2V7amrXb0HPIcbCg8FgOjOIs5mO8iFfaZ9VCYGX2CA81aNk4i_GkvY4bg and many articles that I have seen over the last few days really make me fear for the preservation of our past and my hopes for the future. It feels like a majority of people want to erase the terrible parts of our history, but no matter how horrible it is, it happened, and we need to learn from it.
What is next, tear down Auschwitz like it never happened? Because it did happen to over 6 million people, it happened. It's horrible, it's distressing but it's educational it's there to remind us there is evil in the world and terrible things happen, it's there to make us think let’s not let this happen again. Without this horrible history how will we ever learn? Most of those that did survive Auschwitz have passed on now, and their first-hand accounts are all
are all but lost. what’s next burning books and getting arrested for having a sense of humour? Because yes, my ancestor’s history is horrible the way were treated is pure evil but I don't want that history, those memories erased because then their deaths, their struggles and their survival would mean nothing. And all this censoring of old TV programs doesn't help either, yes some of it is wrong but back in the 50's, 60's,70's, things were different and also things began to change in 1955, Rosa Parks Got on a bus and had the ride of her life, she started the change before Dr King rose up and used his incredible voice, but not once did he say let’s pull down statues and erase history, he wanted us to learn from it and I feel he'd be appalled by what is happening today.
If you want to erase history and erase the period of slavery, well you’re going to have to start way back with the Roman's or beyond, and erase every film that depicts slavery good or bad even the film Beloved, that depicts a mother played by Oprah Winfrey, who struggles with her Mental Health after years in captivity and finally becoming free (it is a good film, a little spooky and not for kids) but if you truly want to erase history and anything that depicts that period of time then this is one of the films that has to go along with Spartacus staring Kirk Douglas, as it could potentially glamorise slavery and let’s not forget American Horror Story: Coven, it depicts Madame Delphine LaLaurie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphine_LaLaurie and the evil she did to slaves and black people for her own pleasure (I actually wouldn