A recent article from a borderline News site suggested that we would be “better off” if there had never been an American Revolution. Of course, the basic premise of his arguments violate Dave’s Rule Number One about history: you cannot impose your cultural values and behavior on another generation. To do so will always be wrong because you weren’t there and you do not understand or know why they did things the way the did.
In recent days though, it has become fashionable to ignore the written records that previous generations have left us for the sole purpose of imposing our cultural values and norms so that history will make us feel better. But that isn’t “history,” it’s pop psychology.
But since we appear to have some time, let’s talk about this idea that we would somehow or another been “better off” if we had simply acquiesced and bowed low to King George III…