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Our society began to percolate on foreign shores.

We chafed at having our personal liberties circumscribed by others.

Hearing of virgin lands in a newly discovered hemisphere of the world, we set out to found that freedom we so earnestly sought.

The fact that those lands were occupied was of no great import to us; those occupants would be embraced in our freedom.

To assist us in the creation of this freedom, we purchased people from other lands.

Our society began to percolate on foreign shores.

We chafed at having our personal liberties circumscribed by others.

Hearing of virgin lands in a newly discovered hemisphere of the world, we set out to found that freedom we so earnestly sought.

The fact that those lands were occupied was of no great import to us; those occupants would be embraced in our freedom.

To assist us in the creation of this freedom, we purchased people from other lands.

We were so successful in our new freedom that the oppressor from whom we had flown again sought to strangle us in our own prerogatives.

This time, we documented our differences for the world, and used force finally to unhinge ourselves from those who oppressed us.

Later, we arrived at loggerheads amongst ourselves.

The results were horrendous, but we conserved our constituted unanimity.

The aftermath was shoddy, but we emerged as a whole people, and now find ourselves at the pinnacle of world power.

That is our history.

Not quite!

In the case of this society, merely stated, our history, does not tell the whole story.

rerogatives.

This time, we documented our differences for the world, and used force finally to unhinge ourselves from those who oppressed us.

Later, we arrived at loggerheads amongst ourselves.

The results were horrendous, but we conserved our constituted unanimity.

The aftermath was shoddy, but we emerged as a whole people, and now find ourselves at the pinnacle of world power.

That is our history.

Not quite!

In the case of this society, merely stated, our history, does not tell the whole story.

Uncomfortably tucked within our history is your history my history and their history.

Until sincerely we recognize that immutable truth, our history will remain as unfulfilled as were our uneven intentions at Jamestown, Boston, Philadelphia and Appomattox Court House.

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Fairy tales do not make hist’ry.

Some are fun and some are blist’ry.

A writer once smote

A pig in a poke.

That is, now, just a big mist’ry.

 

 

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Curtis W. Long

Curtis W. Long

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