In an unprecedented move, Germany has repatriated $31 billion in gold from banks in New York and Paris. It was, in total, 743 tons of gold transferred to a (hopefully) safe location in Frankfurt. For all of those who think that the Cold War was nothing but made-up fiction to keep American capitalists rich and the average citizen frightened, consider what CNN Money said: “But it's also a recognition that times have changed: Germans are no longer worried about preventing their gold reserves from falling under Soviet control -- a real fear during the Cold War.” Being invaded and the Soviets taking all the gold was a real fear for Germany. It would seem that if you were only trying to fool everyone into thinking that an imminent war by a country close to your borders was a distinct possibility, you wouldn’t transfer 743 tons of one of the most valuable metals in the world out of your country.
The transfer of funds is like so many unfortunate things happen that have been prompted and influenced by the history that the more “enlightened” continually deny. It’s these unpleasant facts that keep coming up that validate the historical references and facts that so many books were written about. The scary part is that all the evidence in the world does not convince the people who are determined to rewrite history. While the PC crowd is tearing down all the racist, sexist, chauvinistic memorials dedicated to the morally bankrupt pseudo–heroes of the past, they can proceed with rewriting history to fit their politically correct frame of mind, regardless of the truth. They can use the neat new phrases that some desperate fame-seeking academic cogitator invented, like agender, bigender, cisgender, and describe their relationships as demiromantic, demisexual, and other popular phrases whose explanations already exist but do not fit the revisionist bombast. If their mastery of the English language was more resplendent, they would be using existing terms, but alas, they’re so convinced of their faultlessness they have to invent new words that will probably not even outlive them. I love how the spellcheck lights up on their goofy verbiage, still not approved by the spellcheck people, who are so far behind the times they, too, just don’t get it.
There is nothing to “get.” The triviality of their analysis, will, in the end, likely be their undoing. Philosophers such as Nietzsche and Karl Marx reinterpreted history, and they’re little more than footnotes, interesting forays into “what ifs” that, while intellectually challenging, attracted followers who were only sidesteps in the path of humanity; while resulting in chaotic changes that were, after great hardship, thrown into the dustbin of history. There are a lot of things in the world, even in America, that need changing. We live in a world hamstrung by poverty, suffering, and untimely deaths. Tearing down the monuments and rewriting the history books is not the kind of solution that will alleviate those plagues upon us, no matter how smug it makes those who are wasting time and effort doing so. The CNNMoney link for the repatriation follows: