Fear and Loathing of the Founders
What happens when George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (and other Founders) are so feared and reviled and deconstructed that their plaques and monuments must be removed?
What happens when the errors of the past cause “fear” and “discomfort” rather than stand as the basis of learning important lessons?
Finally, when the men who made the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are discredited, attacks on their creations are sure to folllow. If the men who made these foundational documents are so flawed and disreputable, then the documents themselves and the country built upon them must then be unworthy, too. That’s the “logic,” right?
These are dark, revolutionary times of the deepest moral and ethical confusion.
I’ll close with a pertinent quote from diet guru Susan Powter from back in the 1990s: Stop the insanity!