Al’s Article

By Al D’Angelo
The Christmas season is a celebration of the birth of Jesus in the Christian Church. At the time of his birth cancel culture was alive and well. First King Herod attempted to have the child put to death for fear of the prophecy coming true. Thirty-three years later they were successful in putting the young Carpenter’s son to death. Today there are 2.3 billion Christians who follow his teachings. Cancel culture failed. Cancel culture tried to halt the teachings of Muhammad, his followers were persecuted and physically attacked. Today there are 1.4 billion Muslims who follow his teachings. Cancel culture failed once again. Cancel culture has attempted to stamp out the Jewish religion for centuries the latest attempt was the Holocaust which put to death 6 million Jews. Today there are 15.2 million Jews in world. Cancel culture failed once more. Perhaps we would be better served by learning from the positive influences of our past leaders rather than finding something negative in their past and attempt to erase or cancel they’re existence. Thomas Jefferson the 3rd president of the United States for example was one of the most intelligent and influential men of his time. the author of the Declaration of Independence, facilitated the Louisiana purchase which doubled the size of America, abolished the slave trade, and founded the University of Virginia. He was publicly a consistent opponent of slavery calling it a moral depravity. He believed that slavery presented the greatest threat to the new American nation. But because of his early years as a slave owner cancel culture decided his statue needed to be removed. The Shakespearean quote says it best “the evil that men do lives after them; the good is often interred with their bones”. You don’t discard history or change it because you don’t like it, you learn from it, so you make the future better. If our ancestors didn’t learn from the past, we would still be living in caves. Where is the backbone of our elected officials? Why are they so quick to cave into the cancel culture crowd?
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