All generations will look back in history
Re: Judge not, lest you be judged as well, Letter, June 28
Historical figures are being judged en masse by, as the letter writer accurately put it, self-appointed judges. He raises an excellent point: that our era will be judged by future generations, just as we are judging our predecessors.
Personally, I'm not too scared by this warning. At least, as far as I'm aware, most people in our generation haven't erected genocidal institutions that later have hundreds of Indigenous children buried beneath them.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that is what we, the self-appointed judges, are judging.
I am curious about the way that history is fetishized, to the point that we are not allowed to judge men who did objectively horrible things. I would also like to know why people think that actions of our own era should be exempt from future judgment. Kerri Lawrence, Calgary