To be honest I’ve not really ever thought of or paid much attention to whose likeness is on currency and I doubt anyone else has, but if this is to be the way of it Tubman deserves a place as well as several others I can think.
The very idea seems to rocking some people’s boat including Trump’s, who believes Andrew Jackson was a real stand up guy.
Jackson who by word and deed was a criminal in ignoring a Supreme Court ruling and conducting his personal ndn removal campaign.
Which in affect makes Trump a member of the historical revisionist club – but historical revisionism isn’t something new, it’s been around for decades, generational in fact from school curriculum to the national psyche and political talking points.
I’m not surprised nor should anyone else be that Trump’s got it wrong, the only thing that’s missing is for Trump to say it could lead to riots much the same as he’s said could occur if he doesn’t secure the nomination.
The infamous and wannabe slave master Koch brothers actually minted a coin featuring their likeness during some campaign or referendum I was believe it was, an idea I’m sure that appeals to Trump as well – I’d think one of those bobblehead toys would be more appropriate, a sort of collectible to pass out at rallys.
It’s been a while since Dylan first sang about changing times but the times are changing, we are witnessing the birth of a nation, an inclusive nation spelling the decline of white male privilege and dominance.
The birthing process can be difficult or mitigated depending on the manner in which people respond – the same generation that now rejects the establishment is in ascendency, they’ve had a huge impact thus far during the campaign season inspite of national committees and the media colluding to maintain the status quo – it won’t be so easy next time.
Harriet Tubman in her own way was a mover and shaker, tough as nails, willing to take risks for a principle and deserves recognition
It would serve the nation well if people were equally willing to toughen up, willing to take risks and not abandon principles, willing to move beyond their perceived comfort zone or what they are told it is and actually lived as though they were willing to for the common good.
“if only they knew they were slaves” …… the same could be said today, if only the nation, the electorate knew they were slaves.