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Bernardo de La Paz

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3. Needs to be done. Ugly history needs visibility or else it repeats
Sun Jul 23, 2023, 06:38 AM
Jul 2023

Ugly history is not exposed and taught to shame anybody living, most especially if main participants are dead.

Ugly history is given visibility so that it is recognized as mistakes that should not be repeated.

If anybody is in the act of, or in the process of, repeating ugly history, then they should be first taught, so that they know and then shamed. If it is obvious that they should know (elected person, post-secondary education, leadership role, etc.) then they should be shamed right off. But not by grade school teachers, for example.

We (progressives of all colours) get it that (especially) white people feel sometimes (some of them feel it oftentimes), feel sometimes that they are being blamed for the actions of dead people, especially when reparations are discussed and when grade school curricula are being discussed. Reparations are a thorny issue but grade school curricula is not inherently thorny. Only when adult perceptions and grievances are layered over facts does it get contentious.

Adult feelings do not trump facts.

I know this comment will not be received well TheRealistRealist Jul 2023 #1
I can't address your feelings, but about Harris Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2023 #5
That's my perception of Biden and BP Harris. wnylib Jul 2023 #13
Biden did not defend Harris TheRealistRealist Jul 2023 #20
she was in the "background" cleaning up the HUGE MESS left by Trump Skittles Jul 2023 #7
Huh? BumRushDaShow Jul 2023 #8
wow Skittles Jul 2023 #10
Figured one of my Heroes with a grand grasp of the English language KS Toronado Jul 2023 #15
Skee wee! BumRushDaShow Jul 2023 #17
Thanks BRDS KS Toronado Jul 2023 #18
... BumRushDaShow Jul 2023 #19
Post removed Post removed Jul 2023 #21
So you woke up 2 years after your last post on DU BumRushDaShow Jul 2023 #22
You are insulting a much-respectef member of our DU community, whose niyad Jul 2023 #23
Exactly. BumRushDaShow Jul 2023 #25
We need to be reminded of his horrible death Keepthesoulalive Jul 2023 #12
POTUS had VPOTUS present at nearly every PDB in the first two years, whenever niyad Jul 2023 #14
It leads me to wonder what you think you're saying........ jaxexpat Jul 2023 #16
I hope the "bullet proof" signs fare better than these did. Oopsie Daisy Jul 2023 #2
Exactly. People who try to hide ugly history own it by resurrecting it. Including DeSantis. . nt Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2023 #6
Mississhity hasn't changed one bit. paleotn Jul 2023 #9
I hope they fare better too Marthe48 Jul 2023 #11
Needs to be done. Ugly history needs visibility or else it repeats Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2023 #3
I like it republianmushroom Jul 2023 #26
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