On history’s plaque

A crudity has overtaken this country in recent times unlike anything I’ve observed in my 50 years commenting on public affairs.

Take for example the naming and re-naming of schools and other public places.

Why is it necessary for names other than those of the persons honoured to appear on the plaque? Is it a movie billboard starring John Wayne, with Lee Van Cleef and James Earl Jones as supporting actors?

It seems as though our politicians intend on writing their names on history’s plaques until such time – if at all – as they can write them on history’s page.

Can’t we be a little more sophisticated as we draw closer to 50 years of independence?

— Carl Moore

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