Life Adventures, Philosophy, Society

Evil by it’s True Name

With carefully selected words, our president has neglected to let white nationalists know he is not their friend. No one is born a racist, they are cultivated through example of how we live and speak. Charlottesville did not simply have a “deadly car attack,” it was invaded by hate, prejudice, and ignorance from domestic terrorism.
Whether evil is a real entity or born from the darkness of our hearts, it must be called out by name and rebuked. Money, jobs, and healthcare are worthless in a world without love, understanding, and the mutual respect for one another.

I understand the increased fervor of removing certain statues and monuments. This will not change our past or anyone’s heart. No matter the reason of a sculptor’s intention, it is still art, and should remain a cultural reminder of our past, even if that past displayed our darker side. If they are removed, they should nevertheless be preserved, perhaps in a museum, for future generations to see. The same may be said with relics of the Holocaust or any wars we fought. There should be a visual reminder that we can teach our children of who we once were as humans, what we have learned from our mistakes, and who we want to become.

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