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02 February 2003 @ 01:25 am
Something to ponder  
If you could erase ONE event from the past history of the United States, what would it be and why? What do you think the ramifications would be?

What about world history?

Not an easy question...

-the redhead-

His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
cirusgta3cirus on February 2nd, 2003 02:44 am (UTC)
The radical republicans after the civil war that were so harsh on the south that it lead to the existence of jim crowe for sooo many years... I guess in saying that.. I wish Lincoln would not have been assasinated...
dirtstar on February 2nd, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
This is really hard to answere - really hard.

Part of me wants to say slavery, or the slaughter of native americans, or the holocaust.

But in reality I would answer: nothing. Hopefully horrible actions and events in our past have taught us to grow and be better, to not repeat our mistakes. You asked about repercussions...I wonder if it is possible that we are better because of our shameful history.
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on February 2nd, 2003 02:09 pm (UTC)
That is a difficult question, and one I will ponder for awhile. Possibly going back to the election of John Adams (a notes person against the original Constitution), Lincoln being killed, FDR being elected, hell Hoover being elected. The ending of the great society with Kennedy, LBJ, and Vietnam...

There are a number of nexus points in our history. However they did make us who we are. The challenge is to take what we have learned, and go from there.