Riddle Me This….

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Here is a question for you ‘Riddle Me this, Riddle me that, Who is afraid of the past?’

Part of the question comes from a Batman movie but there is a second part to it … the past- who would be afraid of it? Those who don’t want us to learn that is who. The reason is that if we fail to remember the past then we are doomed to repeat it.

Here is what I am talking about: I was listening to the news about things that were going on and something caught my attention. There are some kids in Princeton that want to change the name of one of the schools that are part of the college due to the fact that it was named after President Woodrow Wilson. Their claim is that he was a racist, but lets take a look at the times that he lived in and see if erasing him from history would be a good idea. I will be adding links in to show the information that I am using.

First off: Woodrow Wilson was born in the year 1856. During that time we had a very different culture.

Second off: He was the President during a very hard series of times. The first was that he took us into WWI in 1917.  ( https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/woodrowwilson ) He was the one that had to deal with the 12 Days of Terror in July of 1916  (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-shark-attacks-that-were-the-inspiration-for-jaws-15220260/?no-ist ).

While movies were new to the world this one came out {The reason I put this link in is important, I do not believe what it stands for!!! ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004972/ )} The movie is one of the things that the people of Princeton are saying that proves he was a racist.

In this article http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/29/erasing-woodrow-wilson-evading-history.html they bring up that he was against people of African American decent. He was horrified by the movie.

Third off: During his time  prohibition was brought up, Congress over rode him on it. ( http://www.history.com/topics/prohibition )

So if we try to forget the past and a person like President Wilson, who else will we try to forget? President Wilson had the idea of the League of Nations which became the precursor to the UN.


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