Letter to the editor: History an unbroken chain of events
To the editor:
As writers, we pull from ourselves, our past, our culture, our surroundings, a culmination of histories, creative non-fiction and fiction, whether entertaining, educational or soul-searching. I believe there are times in all writers’ lives, no matter the genre, the need to step up because of their craft, and use their gift in areas outside their comfort zone.
It is in this vein, I step up to offer facts, as a solid education is paramount to future generations. I feel it is our responsibility to prepare the soil for their future.
One year ago, Aug. 14, 2019, The New York Times seeded the 1619 Project, which has been carefully cultivated and has been growing like an uncontrollable weed. If you do not know about it, or do not fully understand it, educate yourself.
There is no benchmark for where one goes in life without a foundation. History is a continuum, an unbroken chain of events from the beginning of time, leading to present day. There is no way for one to know who and where they are, where they are going, if they actually get there and actually know they have arrived, without having the very beginning, the foundation of knowledge. One cannot erase history, as it remains no matter what. It has been tried many times, in many cultures. The Cornerstone always remains and that who strove to destroy the fabric that weaves us together has become only the break of a thread that is quickly mended.
Never forget, before so many of our current generations were born, Khrushchev, the leader of the USSR took off his shoe and pounded it on the table at the UN on 10/12/60, declaring they (Communism) would take over the United States without ever firing a shot. This was just three weeks before the 1960 Presidential election, a stark forewarning of what was to come. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4JhyHz3M5U).
Thus began the silent planting of dormant communist seeds in our country.
Things passing by us under the radar will be the demise of generations to come. Leaders always lead, but which direction are they leading? One only needs to search in the Word to find the true law of the land and the answers, but many forego this and rely solely on our educational system to provide what they feel is needed. Either way, you should understand what is being planted.
Educate yourself before others plant the weeds.
Shari Keller, Salisbury
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