Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In the dark to find the light !

The Dark Side !

I first must acknowledge Mr. Travis Fox, and Valerie Protopapas, Travis gave a great presentation the other day, it allows me to hold on to the hope that the younger generation will not forget our heritage. Part of his presentation was provided by Valerie Protopapas, this particular part of his presentation grabbed my attention and would not let go. I will Para phrase this part of his presentation.

A child has lost something in her room and is diligently searching for it, her mother notices her efforts and asks her, “Where did you have it last”?
Her child replies, as she continues to search in the toy chest by the window,
“I was playing on the bed with it!” her mother asks her “so why aren’t you looking on the bed for it”? The little one says “ Mommy the light is better over here”!
I immediately recognized the scenario! Today’s PC historians are constantly
staying in the light, showing the public the bright and wonderful version of history that has been on display for the last 150 years. But what the public doesn’t know is that the historians have been standing in front of large mirrors that reflect the light into the eyes of the public and blinds them to the real truth that has been carefully hidden in the dark behind the mirrors.

Remember the scene from the Wizard of OZ? Dorothy has returned with the broomstick, the Wizard rants and raves flashing fire and lights, until little Toto notices the man behind the curtain. It is at this point the jig is up! No more need for fire and lights, the man behind the curtain has been exposed.

Well the sesquicentennial is the chance for Toto to strike again! A chance for the public to see what has been carefully hidden for so long! When you are presented with a “Fire and Lights” presentation of the WBTS, ask questions, if it’s a tour guide at a national park, or a columnist in your local paper. Ask a question: “How many slaves did the emancipation proclamation actually free”? “What were Honest Abe’s thoughts on racial equality”? “What were Black exclusionary laws”? Instead of a song and dance with nice choreography, that is well rehearsed, Let’s make em tap dance on a landmine!

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