Burning Books Will Not Change Anything

273.02In the News (National Post): “A book burning held by an Ontario francophone school board as an act of reconciliation with Indigenous people has received sharp condemnation from Canadian political leaders and the board itself now says it regrets its symbolic gesture.

“The “flame purification” ceremony, first reported by Radio Canada, was held in 2019… . Some 30 books, the national broadcaster reported, were burned for ‘educational purposes’ and then the ashes were used as fertilizer to plant a tree.

“’We bury the ashes of racism, discrimination and stereotypes in the hope that we will grow up in an inclusive country where all can live in prosperity and security, ‘says a video prepared for students about the book burning, Radio Canada reported.

“In total, more than 4,700 books were removed from library shelves at 30 schools across the school board… .”

Comment: I see that humanity has recently wanted to solve the problems of equality in this way.

My Response: But it is easier than educating.

Comment: You see, schools went for it. That is, those places that are designed to educate burn books.

My Response: Nothing can replace education. Because it changes a person, in the end it sets the goal of changing a person. And everything else is different, external.

Question: So hatred of these writers, of these books, is a departure from correct upbringing?

Answer: Of course. They wrote everything correctly for their time, once they were progressive people. These people were held in reverence, as the torch of humanity.

Comment: In general, each generation destroys what was built by another generation.

My Response: This is the problem, what must be destroyed correctly in order to build correctly. And what did they build on the fact that they destroyed slavery? Everyone became slaves. All are slaves.

Question: Then what do you call correct upbringing?

Answer: When a person is taught to love his neighbor. Teach everyone to love each other and there will be no talk of slavery.

Question: By doing so, you remove the basis of inequality?

Answer: Yes. What are you doing with this? You reveal hatred for each other between all strata, estates, and so on, and you also kind of develop it. And what’s the use? Has slavery stopped? No.

This is a camouflaged slavery, it is still here today at all levels. Man in his nature wants to subjugate his neighbor. So where is this eradicated?

Question: Education should be aimed not at erasing all the pages of history we used to have? Do not burn anything, do not break monuments? Do not remember anything, and from this moment start, as you say, the line of trying to love your neighbor?

Answer: Yes. And then you don’t have to break anything old.

Question: How is the old seen if we reach this level?

Answer: It was like that. We were all small and soiled diapers. That’s how we grew up. We did stupid things, broke dishes. We’ve all walked this way of growing up.

Question: And should have passed it?

Answer: How could it be otherwise? This is humanity, these are its natural stages of growing up. Objectively, this happened, and therefore we must not forget about it. And today we have nothing to be ashamed of and accountable for the past, nothing!

We just have to realize why nature has done it to us. This is a huge egoism that we still have today. But how can you really fix it? We must get rid of the bondage of selfishness in ourselves! Each one and everyone together. That’s all.

Comment: Then we will even be grateful for these pages of history that were. They led us to this decision.

My Response: Yes! And we will definitely have to properly possess this egoism. And if we destroy it, we remain hanging in the air.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 9/23/21

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