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Local cancel culture

Spokane named a street after a local, historical, impactful person. Now 150+ years later, our emoting local city council, a council which is judging a historical act of almost 170 years ago, doesn’t meet our 2020 values.

Why do we let stupidity reign in our political class? They reflection our education. Our lack of historical knowledge.

We should learn from the past. But reflect based on the values and context of the actions of that time and circumstances.

This renaming of CGWD is an extreme example of canceled culture. Rampant in the US. 2020 culture changes a name; the event didn’t happen. How about Hamilton, Jefferson, Lincoln? All had or did actions we would seem adhorant in 2020.

In the CGW name we now replacing it with a different cultures named person. How does that differ? War and warriors all kill main and mutilate.

If were going to be a buttercup, morale outraged society; let’s go down that road and change name to flowers. Worry about 2020 issues. Leave 1858 issues to the history it represented. Stop feeling abused. Work on something useful like lowering taxes and regulations.

Chip Magnuson

Four Lakes, Wash.


 

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