Do Not Delete
The result: a loss of knowledge.
George Santayana is credited with the statement, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
His words have produced many variations of the theme such as “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
I have chosen my own variation: “History Deleted Equals History Repeated.”
Expect to see that often when I post on Twitter. I use the hashtag #HistoryDeleted=HistoryRepeated.
Those posts will contain links back to this page. And posts on this page will have links to articles that provide details not included in most news.
Not My Usual Style
While several of my blog posts have touched on the issues of our day, most of my posts contain spiritual metaphors, and my books and short stories are far from hardline politics.
If you’re a faithful reader of mine, I realize Do Not Delete may not interest you. It won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t want to be reminded of the ugliness in our world. I write fiction to show what can be the best in humanity. Continue to enjoy that!
Please understand though, that the concept of this page has badgered me for months, and I’ve come to believe it’s a nudge from the Holy Spirit to share what I’ve learned from history.
Do I dare compare myself with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a voice who cried out in the wilderness of a crumbling German society in the last century? Yes! In the sense that I am to be a voice in my time, not nearly as eloquent as Bonhoeffer, but a heart filled with urgency and the desire to translate those emotions to the written word.
One More Thing—
If you have a beef with missing details in the news, and you know those details and can provide reliable back-up info, I would consider adding your tidbit of history as one of my posts on Do Not Delete. And of course, you would get the credit. Just make sure you also subscribe to lindasammaritan.com!
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