So the causes of the Civil War, the Trail of Tears, Jim Crow, thousands of lynchings, the Tulsa Massacre, Vietnam, Iran-Contra, Iraq, Afghanistan, Japanese Internment 1/6/21…bye, bye. Nothing more to see here. Back to young George cutting down a cherry tree. In my view, understanding a country and its culture means a deep dive into all its history, not just the feel good parts. When we don’t do that, we are truly indoctrinating our youth and giving us a national hubris that will weaken us in the long run.