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Disassembling America

Statues and all?


Come on folks! Let’s get real! What has been done in the past is the past. It is called “history.”

One explanation of History is: “History is really important because it helps us understand why we live the way we are living and why we are where we are as a species and country. Studying history allows us to learn from the mistakes of our ancestors so we do not do the same things they did and work to become a better place.”

All we can do now is forgive the past and create a new FUTURE. You can’t tear down America piece by piece. It isn’t fair to anyone.

I am from Atlanta, Georgia but was born in Indiana. I lived in Georgia for over sixty years so I can really say I am a Southerner. I have never paid that much attention to statues because they were erected a long time ago and that was then. This is now!

In Midtown Atlanta they have placards posted near historic sites. One I read was about Margaret Mitchell, the woman that wrote, “Gone With the Wind.” Did you know, Margaret Mitchell was struck by a speeding automobile as she crossed Peachtree Street at 13th Street in Atlanta with her husband, John Marsh, while on her way to see the movie “A Canterbury Tale” on the evening of August 11, 1949. A placard is there for historical information. Should it be removed? For God’s sake people. It is Southern history.

Should the faces that have been carved on Stone Mountain be taken off? That is history. It is all over with.

I know Stone Mountain was an historical place for the Ku Klux Klan though and that is bad.


That sounds pretty bad to me after reading the history. The images should not be sandblasted off. No one can change history only the future.

Are all the history books going to be changed as well? It’s a deep pit we have brought ourselves to.

Some things can’t be undone no matter what. It is all up to the future and how we the people and the government act to save ourselves from the bad things that happened to all races. Hopefully it can be changed into one race, THE HUMAN RACE. Forgiveness from everyone is the key.

Jo Ann Harris is an author, parent, book devotee, writer, copywriter, and film fanatic. She is an autodidact who learns about everything and rows her own boat. She grew up and worked in Atlanta, Georgia and lived there sixty years. She writes articles about love, hope, personal life stories, advice and poems. She is a published author with an article in Woman’s World magazine in October, 2017. She recently published two books on Kindle, “16 Poems About Absolutely Nothing” and “ Ignorance is Bliss — Eighteen Years of Abuse and Denial in Poetry Form.”



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