Okay, let's play revise History cause it's yucky
The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Friday and said he believes removing — not celebrating — Jefferson is “the right thing to do.”
“Well, let’s go to policy now—a very blunt question because you talk about going to every Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Indiana when you were running statewide. Should Jefferson-Jackson dinners be renamed everywhere because both were holders of slaves?” Hewitt asked. (RELATED: Pete Buttigieg Says America Was Never That Great)
“Yeah, we’re doing that in Indiana. I think it’s the right thing to do,” Buttigieg said. “Over time, you develop and evolve on the things you choose to honor … Jefferson is more problematic. There’s a lot of course to admire in his thinking and his philosophy, but then again if you plunge into his writings, especially the notes on the state of Virginia, you know that he knew slavery was wrong.”
Buttigieg acknowledged that “we are all morally conflicted human beings” and said he doesn’t think Jefferson should be airbrushed from history, but he believes commemorating the author of the Declaration of Independence is something else.
Here's a few.
Ghengis Khan was only trying to provide more arable land for his people.
The Great Wall of China was only built to protect our most lovely floral arrangements.
Rome only wanted to build stone walls because you keep the sheep from wandering (see Hadrian's Wall)
Pontius Pilot was only doing his job, goddammit
We are all descendants of Charlemagne, a prolific and beloved progenitor
Hitler, Stalin, Mao, come on lighten up, killing millions of our own people only was because there will be more for the rest of us. What's wrong with that?
Woodrow Wilson was not prejudiced, according to Nancy he's just like Ilhan, ""I think she has a different experience in the use of words".
Revising History is fun!
Give it a try.