The Right Take: ‘The Wrong Side of History’
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