Don’t dehumanize the dialogue, Our heroes are far from Perfect

Ghandi freed a nation using nonviolent resistance, but he hated africans, tried to ally with Hitler, and thought it was okay to hit women.
Che & Castro united a nation and overthrew an imperialist puppet government and made an equal playing field for cuban women in education, but then lead a full scale massacre of gays & “counter revolutionaries.”
Our founding fathers created the 1st country where freedom became part of the national identity, but more than half of them perpetuated slavery, including our very first president.

Susan B Anthony advanced a woman’s right to vote, as long as she was white.

MLK & Nelson Mandela freed whole races and nations of people, but their family lives were less than wholesome and structured.

So, my point? Literally nothing is perfect, acknowledge the good in history with the bad, and STOP DEIFYING YOUR HISTORICAL FIGURES. It will make our dialogues easier if we look at our heroes as people, not Saints.
Thank you.

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3 thoughts on “Don’t dehumanize the dialogue, Our heroes are far from Perfect

  1. I love you pointing these things out.  Makes me feel alot better about myself.  grandma From: “Poems and Other Shit by James J. Jackson, Jr.” To: salwnlnd@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:31 PM Subject: [New post] Don’t dehumanize the dialogue, Our heroes are far from Perfect #yiv7027920708 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7027920708 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7027920708 a.yiv7027920708primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7027920708 a.yiv7027920708primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7027920708 a.yiv7027920708primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7027920708 a.yiv7027920708primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7027920708 WordPress.com | James Jackson posted: “Ghandi freed a nation using nonviolent resistance, but he hated africans, tried to ally with Hitler, and thought it was okay to hit women.Che & Castro united a nation and overthrew an imperialist puppet government and made an equal playing field” | |

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