Today’s Political not Historical Revisionism
We saw under Communism how history was sanitised and rewritten, how magnificent statues and memorials were destroyed to suit the Marxist viewpoints and agendas.
We should be under no illusions about the latest attacks on Western civilisation by a combination of barbarians, anarchists, and the extreme Left. We saw under Communism how history was sanitised and rewritten, how magnificent statues and memorials were destroyed to suit the Marxist viewpoints and agendas.
There is nothing wrong with academic revisionism of history provided it is well-founded with good academic source materials.
That should not extend to the destruction of our built historical heritage, including buildings, monuments and statues. These should remain part of our history and culture.
Every great civilisation and empire in history had slaves. It was considered normal and legal in those times. It matters not what people in 2020 think about this. It is in the distant past, long long ago.
We saw Henry VIII destroy magnificent monasteries and abbey churches (Christ Church Cathedral at Oxford was an abbey church which survived) as well as monasteries & priories which were centuries old. They contained the tombs of the pious and magnificent monuments and were held to be sacred inviolate places by all real Christians. Beyond the political.
Henry VIII’s actions were as political as was Oliver Cromwell's and his disgusting Puritans, who often repeated Henry’s barbarism.
History can be academically revised if necessary. But not placed in the context of the present day. We must keep the extreme Left and their barbarian footsoldiers away from our built historical heritage and legacy, and encourage the police and army, if necessary, to take an exceptionally radical and firm stand to enforce those British laws protecting it.
28th June 2020.