We who have been inspired by the perfect works of imperfect men and women should not be disillusioned with our faith and democracy because of hateful hearts whose critical view of history is a dark lens that would diminish all light.
Liars have been convicted to scribe timeless truths that have certainly been more realized as evident by their future generations than by their constituencies. All such truths, though written by carnal hands, are nevertheless discernible. Albeit we are all natural-born liars, it is within each of us to recognize these truths and to hold them dear.
Every type of artist who has lived a shameless lifestyle has been memorialized for their creative works. We savor the meat of their talents without necessarily consuming the bones of their iniquities. Therefore, let us not discommemorate the honorable overachievements of our spiritual and political forebears, none of whom were faultless. We would otherwise stand for our own remembrances to be denied by descendants who would judge us for our sins, especially once the monuments are destroyed and the books are burned that were well meant, not to exonerate our ancestors of guilt for their misdeeds but rather, to remind us of positive steps that have been taken and how far we have hence come.
When someone tries to erase or distort the past, they effectively discount the goodness that has been accomplished for us. Let not such a disheartening precedence be set in the present that would deny us of our inheritance and, consequently, would deplete this bestowed trust of hope to which we should all contribute for the future.