Erasing History Will Not Promote Change


Patty L. Fletcher

August, 2017



dove-41260_1280I’m coming to you this day, with a heavily debated subject. I try and reframe from writing political posts, but this day, I cannot be silent. I feel, I must speak.

First, let me say, I believe in one-hundred percent equality. I do not differentiate according to color, belief, or ethnic background. I believe a person is known for how they behave. How they treat others, and by the things that they do in their every-day lives. I do not judge according to faith practices, or lack of faith. I accept all right where they are, and ask, to be given that same consideration.

Now, that we have all the necessary disclaimers out of the way, let me begin.

I do not believe that, taking down flags, monuments, statues, and the like, is the solution to our nation’s issues. In fact, I believe what that does is to say, “What you went through matters not to us, and we’d like to forget it all.” I feel, that is a huge mistake. You will not promote tolerance, acceptance, or love, doing that. You will not erase what has happened, and you will not, keep it from happening again.

So, what is the answer?

I believe that, twenty-four-hour-a-day news channels should be banned. I believe that the repetition of the fearful and violent news is only promoting more. Report on it, and until you’ve something new to add, move along to another topic. The constant repetition of news broadcasts only feeds the flames of many hotly debated topics, not only in our own country, but throughout the entire world.

I also feel, that our president should put a complete one-hundred percent full stop to his twitter rantings, and be more stable in his speaking.

I feel, that if he cannot do that, and if he continues to behave as he is, that, alone, should be enough to have him removed from office.

I have been doing a lot of reading, and in no time of our country’s presidency has there ever been such upheaval due to a president’s behavior, that I can find.

I feel that the very fabric of society is at risk, and that if things continue as they are, we will surely find ourselves in an all-out civil war, and I see no need in that.

It is as if I fell asleep in one century and woke up having fallen backward in time, into another.

We now, more than ever before, have more violent protests, hate crimes, and domestic disputes, than at any other time in our nation, as far as I can tell, and no, I’m not going to quote statistics.

I believe to promote hate, violence, and intolerance in the name of God is the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen ever, and feel those crimes should carry the stiffest possible penalty.

I have never felt so very insecure, and unwanted in my country as I do now, and I know many others such as myself, who feel this way. I have found myself, more than once, wishing I had the means, and opportunity, to move from this country, into another.

However, when I think with my rational spirit, mind, heart, and soul, I know that what I want to do is stand and fight for my homeland, and to try to leave behind a better place for my grandchildren, and others to grow up in.

I ask all of you, let us find common ground on which to stand.

Let us take our fellow neighbor by the hand, and draw them in, rather than pushing them out. Let us find a way to help those who need it, and send away those who would plot and rise against us, and let us be sure who is who. Let us protest, but not with hate, and violence. To protest violently only proves those who would trod upon us right. We must stand up for ourselves, but in a peaceful and loving manner.

I  say these things with love, not malice, and I ask for your thoughts. For now, I shall go, and bid you a peace-filled joyful day.

This is Patty, and King Campbell, Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba saying, may harmony find you, and blessid be.

We love you.

God, and Goddess bless you.

Peace be still.

So, Mote It Be!

Amen! Blessid Be.

Stand Up For Your Rights


Songwriters: BOB MARLEY, and PETER TOSH

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight

Preacher man, don’t tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know you don’t know
What life is really worth
It’s not all that glitters is gold
‘Alf the story has never been told
So now you see the light, eh
Stand up for your rights, come on

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight

Most people think
Great God will come from the skies
Take away everything
And make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You will look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your rights, jah

Get up, stand up (Jah, Jah)
Stand up for your rights (oh-hoo)
Get up, stand up (get up, stand up)
Don’t give up the fight (life is your right)
Get up, stand up (so we can’t give up the fight)
Stand up for your right (Lord, Lord)
Get up, stand up (keep on struggling on)
Don’t give up the fight (yeah)

We sick an’ tired of-a your ism-skism game
Dyin’ ‘n’ goin’ to heaven in-a Jesus’ name, Lord
We know when we understand
Almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can’t fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light (what you gonna do?)
We gonna stand up for our rights (yeah, yeah, yeah)

So you better
Get up, stand up (in the morning, git it up)
Stand up for your rights (stand up for our rights)
Get up, stand up
Don’t give up the fight (don’t give it up, don’t give it up)
Get up, stand up (get up, stand up)
Stand up for your rights (get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up
Don’t give up the fight (get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Don’t give up the fight

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Data From: LyricFind

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1 Response to Erasing History Will Not Promote Change

  1. I’m not going to lie; I stopped reading after you used the words “erasing history.” There are books, museums, etc., that make sure that never happens.

    The statues under discussion were put up during three phases: Reconstruction, after WWI, and during the 1950-60s Civil Rights era. These were periods during which people of color were making social progress (albeit minor). Every last one of those statues was a monument to white supremacy (the Liberty Place monument literally said so on it). The battle of Liberty Place, in New Orleans, had two stated purposes: to unseat the duly-elected Black Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, and get rid of the black chief of police (who was murdered during the uprising). Not one of these monuments was about “preserving history.” Every one of them was a reminder to people of color about who was still in charge … no matter when it happened.

    During my first business trip to Atlanta, I remember being shocked at a statue of PGT Beauregard on the lawn of City Hall. It gave me, a white woman, a very uncomfortable feeling … a sense of an undercurrent that amounted to “the South shall rise again.” I can only imagine what people of color must have felt every time they saw that statue and many others.

    Germany does not allow monuments to Hitler, Goebbels, et al. That doesn’t mean they’ve erase their history. On the contrary, they have remembered it, learned from it, and are determined not to let it happen again.

    Finally, at the end of the day, these are statues of traitors. Never forget that.


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