• History Forgotten? Mistakes Repeated, Radicals Empowered

    Surge Summary: Modern-day anarchists are agitating to erase memory of America’s history. In the process, the nation will forget its past and repeat deplorable mistakes – and radical Leftists will gain more power to shape everyone else’s lives.

    by Candace Hardin


    There is a movement in this country to capitulate to those who would like to revise and forget history. In their effort to create their unattainable and impossible “UTOPIA,” they are working to erase the history of the United States. They have the mistaken idea that those who sacrificed to bring us to the strongest, most altruistic, and empathetic nation on earth was somehow corrupt in its inception and should be eradicated. This is ludicrous as no person or entity, save Jesus Christ was ever perfect.

    George Santayana in his novel, Life in Reason, Reason in Common Sense, written in 1905, said, “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”

    It is disturbing that the radicals that are destroying property, wounding, and killing innocent people are being kowtowed to by those who should know better. The actions of these people are purely criminal, yet law abiding people are supposed to be giving into their every whim because they want it.

    One of the most offensive ideas is to change the name of Army forts that were named for Confederate Generals.

    Although history is not being taught as much as before in schools, it is important to know that these Confederate Generals were West Point educated. They were very conflicted in their decisions to leave the Union and join the ranks of their state and region in a conflict that turned brother against brother.

    They were brilliant strategists and their tactics are still being taught in military installations.

    To have a current general, such as the adulterous David Petraeus, say that these men were traitors is an insult to a building block of the country we now occupy.

    These men and their troops were taken back into the United States as citizens after the war. They are no less, perhaps even more US citizens than those who naturalize into the US from foreign lands. The Civil Was was a violent lesson in growth, that tore the country apart. The only good thing that came of the carnage was an experience in unity.

    Those who have served in the Armed Forces are proud of the Forts in which they were trained. There is a matter of pride of those who are in Special Forces and went to OCS, infantry or jump school at Fort Benning, Georgia. Many trained there for WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Some were never to return. Shall we tell these people who fought for the Constitution that their sacrifice was for nothing?

    Is the United States bound to disrespect these heroes’ memories to bow down and kiss radical ideas that want to forget that they were men and women, who believed in their country, lived, loved and died in Her service?

    Was it not bad enough that the Veterans of the Vietnam War were horribly mistreated by the grandparents of these same people who are demanding their unrealistic UTOPIA today?

    There are those who hate the USA. They want to fundamentally change the way the US is to what their idea of what it should be.

    Of course, these same people are willing to lap up the gravy and prosperity that the current country has given them. Those in Congress (majority of Democrats,) come readily to mind.

    What has come before us cannot be changed. It is gone. If it is erased, the same mistakes will be repeated.

    Yes, there is still racism in our country. It is safe to say the human race from every place on earth experiences discrimination against some faction of humanity.

    Can the situation be improved? Undoubtedly, there is always room to grow.

    Slavery was an abomination. The Civil War, if the real history is stated, was fought more for State’s Rights than for the institute of slavery. The South did not appreciate the North mandating how they should live their lives. The North liked to say how cruel slavery was, however, they did not ever speak to how their industrial counterparts treated their workers. They paid them in script, not dollars. They could not escape the factory owner, who owned their homes, their jobs, and the goods they needed from the company store. (Reference the song by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sixteen Tons.) This was based on actual history.

    The difference in the North and the South was that the Northern industry threw people away when they grew old or injured. The majority (not all, of course,) of the Southern slave owners kept their people in infirmity and old age in their home until death.

    Many have suffered for the mistakes made in the past. Armed with historical knowledge, things can change, if wanted. However, some say change, but they just want power at any cost.

    Stand up to these delusional anarchists and liberals.


    As an author’s note, my widowed Great, Great, Great Grandmother manumitted her slaves in 1856, much to the ire of her neighbors. These same neighbors, later abducted, tortured and hung two of her sons aged 14 and 15 and burned her home to the ground for her decision.

    The book, The Black Horseman, Volume I, is a fictional account of the story above, written by my Mother, Pat Hardin, and is available on candacehardinlittlejohn.com.

    Book II will be released later this year.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Image by Jenő Szabó from Pixabay 

    Candace Hardin Littlejohn has been greatly influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition of her native Western North Carolina Mountains. Fluent in Spanish, a student of history, Latin and ancient language, she has written for Politichicks.com and Clashdaily.com. She blogs at kandisays.blogspot.com and is publisher of the art/literary magazine Bohemian Renaissance. (Submissions welcome: bohemianlitmag@gmail.com.) Her first novel is:  The Adventures of Dr. Dorothy Jarrod, Volume I THE ORACLE. Available from: candacehardinlittlejohn.com or on Facebook (The Adventures of Dr. Dorothy Jarrod.) Her poetry collection Bared Expectations can be purchased on Amazon.com or on the website above. She plans to launch another novel by next year.
    Following a painful divorce Dr. Dorothy Jarrod, archaic language specialist, has accepted a secondary position in a far away, minor community college in order to escape her embarrassment at the betrayal of her ex-husband in her North Carolina hometown.
    She is surprised as an invitation to join an archeological dig in Scotland presents itself just as life seems to be beating her down. Her old graduate school professor needs her language skills to try and decode some stone tablets, at least that is what he says.
    She gets on the plane to a new life and adventure. She makes a friend in Jim Buchanan from Edinburgh. He is a civil engineer, yet there is more below the surface of his role in this new experience.
    Along the way, people and events from the past start to appear in her dreams. The closer she gets to the meaning of the tablets, the more visions of the past intrude on her present life, sapping her strength.
    Soon all will be revealed as Dorothy steps into power and control as the state of good and evil hangs in the balance.
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