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I don't know that the world has ever seen anything like it: a minority of people in a current time are reviewing nearly every aspect of the past, judging it by their own views, then seeking to controversialist and erase that which offends them, or that which they deem inappropriate under today's standards.
It's not only short-sighted; it's dangerous. At its worst, it's like saying all evidence of Hitler should be eliminated because he was an evil man.
The record of our past, and how it was viewed at the time and over the years, should be preserved. Certainly people are free to view it how they wish in today's terms, and write about it anew, but they should not have the right to change and ban the past.
It makes me wonder: what perfectly innocent things are we doing today that will cause tomorrow's small-minded activists to view us as evil?
I have one ideas:
No matter how much we love and care for our pets, there are people in the future who will say that breeding animals and keeping them captive was an affront to nature. Any of us who had a pet will be viewed as the worst sort of humans; our heirs will be ostracized and punished; any accomplishments we may have made during the course of our lives will be erased as worthless; and any wealth made by any of our family members who follow us will be confiscated to give to animals.