An article in this morning’s Washington Times spurs recollections of when I read George Orwell’s book, 1984. The all-powerful Big Brother determined how history would be reported by the disposal of unwanted slips of paper down the “memory hole”, thereby saying a certain action or deed did not exist.
Today, everything we say or do seems to offend someone somewhere. Most of us turn away, not to be bothered, while the “offended group” is out there rewriting our history and shoving our real history down that “memory hole” to be swept away to an “enormous furnace” like it was never real. Though small in number these groups are long in persistence.
It is past time to say enough. Our history is real. We can either accept it and learn or we can pretend it never happened and possibly repeat it.
This request is about the outrageous article of the U.S. Army War College, while having nothing better to do, even considering taking down the paintings of two Southern Civil War Generals, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. These two men were great leaders who not only sent men into battle but would often lead them into that very battle.
I am asking you to get involved and stop anyone from rewriting the history of our country. We, as a nation, have far more to be proud of than to be ashamed off. I am also asking you to stop the “politically correct acts” being considered at the war college.
Sent to Senator Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan and Representative Robert Pittenger.