Remembering endows history with meaning and significance. George Berkeley wrote in about 1710, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Certainly, this is a philosophical thought experiment. It raises questions about observation and perception.
It is almost a week after Thanksgiving but these kinds of notions and mindsets didn’t arise from nothingness. If they weren’t handed down by their parents (rather doubtful, especially at a “Christian” college, methinks), it’s by our educational system that has taught this self-loathing of one’s own country.