The Right Side Of History…

We all want to be on the “right” side of History

The problem with History is that it usually takes a long time. If a 14th century peasant was transported to the 17th century, he may not notice a lot of difference.

But someone transported from 1969 to 2019 would notice a lot of changes, not least me sitting here on a computer.

There are basics about the “right” side of History. Universal Suffrage. Anti-Bullying. Anti-Sexual Harrasment, Anti-Racism.

People under 40 have it easy. They were born on the “right” side of History. But somehow the real heroes are the people who were born before the big changes in Society. Don’t entirely right us off. We did actually have to wrestle with the Past, the Future and worst of all the Present.

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6 Responses to The Right Side Of History…

  1. benmadigan says:

    loved that last sentence – but people aged under 40 will have their own wrestling to do to maintain their rights and enable progress on to more.
    History doesn’t stop.
    It just goes on and on and on!
    And sometimes its reverberations deafen those with ears to hear!

  2. I suppose the post was motivated by a few things…….the Democrat governor of Virginia in “black face” and a few weeks ago about 1am, I watched an episode of “On The Buses”.

  3. hoboroad says:

  4. Political Tourist says:

    Was almost going to say the Left won on social issues but then i remembered this is written in the 6 Counties and had to press the Stop button

    • I kinda chickened out of writing a piece on “The Black and White Minstrel Show”. In part I write this for two very different readerships ….those based in Ireland and those based in USA.
      You may on occasions I “explain” or give background that is not really necessary for locals.

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