The left embraces revisionist history
During the Soviet era in Russia, people who had fallen out of favor with the Communist Party hacks were simply written out of history books. Photos were retouched to remove people who no longer met the party hacks’ ideology.
The Soviet era ended 27 years ago in Russia, but its methods are rapidly being revived by the left in the United States. For many months now, we are witnessing how the left is hard at work to rewrite history by removing monuments of historical figures from public squares in city after city. The statues have been part of cities for more than a hundred years. They have endured world wars, hurricanes, floods and other catastrophes.
After monuments, street names, town squares and public buildings from the Civil War era, the history rewriters have now set their sights on Christopher Columbus, the 15th century explorer who is credited with discovering a new continent. For hundreds of years, he was honored for this discovery and is now being made a villain.
Watch out, America! In a few months, the country will celebrate the birthday of one of its founders and first president, George Washington. We can expect that the left will start vilifying George Washington. After all, he was a white slaveholder and his name must be erased from our memory. His picture graces the dollar bill, our capital, one of our states and thousands of streets, schools and buildings are named after him. The left will demand that his name and likeness will be removed.
Erik Meyer Westerville