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The Right Take: ‘The Wrong Side of History’

January 4, 2017

 The latest The Right Take video is out and it is entitled “The Wrong Side of History.” In this video Mark Tapson takes on the notion that people today are guilty for the sins of the past.

  From the video:

“History is an evolution – usually two steps forward and one-and-a-half back. Sweeping changes don’t happen overnight. World-changing ideas need time to take seed and grow.

The Founders owned slaves but laid the groundwork for their ultimate freedom, which came remarkably quickly in historical terms.

As for Europeans conquering America, history is largely the story of endless conquest. Virtually every territory on earth, including what is now the United States, has been conquered at some point by invaders from other territories, some places more than once.

That may be a harsh reality, but it’s reality nonetheless. History is what it is, and there is no undoing it, nor is there any point in feeling guilt over it.

As much as social justice warriors today would like to hold white Europeans collectively accountable for the sins of their fathers, no one today is responsible for actions committed in the past by people who inhabited different moral universes from our own today.”

“There is no way forward from the past but to move on.”

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittius permalink
    January 4, 2017 8:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  2. January 4, 2017 10:38 pm

    For those who prefer victimhood, it is easier to find an excuse for their failings on the past actions of others. A rather non productive approach. Then again, GW University no longer requires History majors to take U.S. History so indeed your accurate description of how history works is probably lost.

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    • January 5, 2017 6:28 am

      I read that story Bunkerville and it is unbelievable. They definitely want to wipe out history so they can keep the young ignorant about how the government is supposed to work.

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  3. January 4, 2017 11:39 pm

    What color and race are these so-called social justice warriors? “Moral universes” is a new one for me! They condemn slavery but want to make us slaves to their way of thinking! Fighting like vipers is a sure way of getting their way! Striking and devouring all obstacles by any means necessary is their MO. “Smugness” too is part of their puffed up high-mindedness – attractive only to themselves.
    Thanks for posting this Steve, he states it well!

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  4. Dr. Jeff permalink
    January 5, 2017 3:07 pm

    This is a fundamental truth, easily forgotten because it is so simple.

    Liked by 1 person

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