- Mar 21, 2008
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That's just total BS and reactionary. History can not be erased in any of these ways. Get real, no one is cleansing the internet here. China and Iran, that's a different story. We don't have an autocratic government.Except it is part of thought stance that is ALSO trying to cleanse what is taught because it is offensive. And, sorry, it is also behind 'cleansing' the internet as well. One only doesn't see that, if they believe "hate speech" should be banned, and are against free speech. Plain and simple really.
A minority view that's extreme can't come close to erasing history. It takes the buy in of the majority to effect major changes as you suggest. Homogeneous societies can fall prey to this, however, ours is far from being homogeneous, and that's a good thing.
It's the tyranny of the majority that you should be afraid of, not the other way around. Native Americans, along with slaves and their descendants did in fact have much of their cultures and history erased by the majority. It takes generations to do along with the power of military force... you don't see the opposite ever happening.
BTW....There are far more rights than just the First Amendment.