I know I know they always do it’s their nature. But this is something special…and different.
The Twattersphere™ is in a knickerknot uproar over HBO’s announcement of their new series “Confederate”, where the South won the Civil War.
Screams of “racist” and “old white men” and “A Trump fantasy” have been heard. Again, nothing new. For me however, I look at that new series and smile. See…these entitled, stupid ignorant halfassed millennials never picked up a book. Never read any history.
Dont know that, were it not for a sudden change in tactics, Peenemunde would never have been bombed. The British scientists sneered at the idea of an atomic bomb, calling it “silly water”. They and others laughed at the concept of such a device even existing.
Then the V1’s and V2’s visited London. Thousands died.
The reality came home…Germany had a delivery system..all they needed was the warhead.
A demonstration strike on an uninhabited region.
“We have the atomic bomb. Surrender. NOW.”
Those of us older, wiser, hardened and educated in the vagaries of Lady Fate, are in no doubt that, had the above occurred, this planet would have screamed for centuries from the nightmare that was the Third Reich.
This world would be a graveyard…testament to the homicidal insanity of the Master Race.
There are times I ask myself if God above is not beside himself with grief over our stupidity and arrogance..our inability to learn from the evil that sleeps in the soul of Mankind.
That precarious line..that thread..between what was…and what could very well have been.
If the South had held the Mississippi.
If Stonewall Jackson had lived. One or two crucial battles..and yes, the South would have won. Where that destiny would have led, to what consequences for the United States and for the world that followed….no one can say.
But it could have happened. If one believes in the theory of alternate universes and alternate realities..maybe it did.
Alternate history teaches us a harsh, relentless lesson. One learned by the courageous Rotties who have seen combat, by the Emperor’s family who lived under the jackbooted murderous thugs of the SS.
Those who forget the past are doomed to relive it.
Those who forget the lessons of the past….are doomed.