Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Deep Thoughts For Today

    It's been quite awhile since I last posted. We have been working on our property since Covid had us at home anyway. A few acres of trees are now down & fencing is going back in. That tornado sure did a number on us, but we are finally starting to see the end of the work after a year.
   The events that are happening now are very upsetting. It's amazing how quickly things have gotten out of hand.
   My take on this, just a redneck Missouri Woman who has seen a bit in her 63 years. George Floyd was no angel & certainly in no way deserves to have his name said in the same sentence as Dr. King. He was a thug. Did he deserve to die like he did, no. Is the officer guilty of murder, probably. Do you show your grief by looting & destroying, good Lord no.
   As a lifelong student of history I can tell you that it is messy, sometimes evil & often very sad, but we learn from the past & go on. We don't erase it or try to. I had family on both sides of the Civil War. My southern family were not slave owners, just poor folks who wanted to be left alone. To them & many other southern families it was about that.
   We cannot forget the Holocaust. Hilter was evil & what he did was beyond cruel. It is another one of the things we move past & learn from. The American Indians did not deserve what happened to them, but again, we learn & move on. How do our children learn if we sugar coat our history. They don't. We want them to learn how to do better & they will not if we destroy history, good, bad or ugly. This is getting out of hand & needs to stop.
   As a parent of a 10 year old I will do everything in my power to teach her about every historical event that I know or learn about. She will use that information to go out in the world & hopefully become a caring & understanding member of our planet. All children should get that chance.