Like I have said before, Reconstruction gives me the creeps. Dark times. Even though the scary parts ended by 1877, I wonder if Reconstruction ever ended. Reconstruction was implemented to rebuild the country, patch it up after four years of destruction. I wonder if we are always “reconstructing.”
Even though blacks became citizens with the 14th Amendment, they weren’t treated equal until 100 years later, and they are still facing prejudices.
Even after the war ended there was a regional divide between North and South.
Even after the war, people were arguing about politics; arguing over how the government should be ran.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds very familiar today. Now, is it as bad as it was then? No. Not all of it. I would like to say we evolved, but on some issues we de-evolved, if that is even a word.
I am no politician, sociologist, psychologist or philosopher. I am the next best thing. Man. As part of the human race, I have evolved with everyone else. We are always adapting; to colder winters and wetter summers. We are always reconstructing. 150 years after the Civil War, we are still putting back the pieces. We always will be. Every century, decade, year, whatever, a problem or situation will arise and we will have to try to fix it, reconstruct it. It may be social, economical, political, racial, environmental or scientific. Who knows!
Nature changes. It has been for billions of years. Man is part of nature. He changes with it.
The United States is comprised of man from every and any background. The U.S. is always adapting. It is always “Reconstructing” – fixing a problem or adjusting to the times. We all are and we always will be.
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