You can tear down statues. You can remove names from history books. You can refuse to acknowledge our past in the classroom. But you can’t take away our memory.
Robert E. Lee existed and played a prominent role in our history. No matter what you do to erase his memory, parents will tell their children about him. And their children will tell their children. In that way the legacy of this man and many others like him will survive long after the woke generation has crumbled into nothingness.
Similarly, the ancient priests of Israel and the Roman rulers of that country tried to wipe out the memory of Jesus. His name and fame lives to this day while those who tried to destroy him have faded out of memory.