Today was an interesting day for me philosophically, it being MLK day. I’ve quoted MLK every now and then in my writings though I don’t agree with everything he said (or for that matter, with everything anyone else ever said, either). Still, what a great man and he changed the world much for the better.
As to the world populace in general, I think many people who try to learn from the past still fail to do so, because they focus on superficial aspects, e.g., skin color, and they don’t focus on the philosophical essentials that a situation might have that’s parallel to another situation.
For example, many of the problematic issues specific as to how gay people were generally treated in the 1970s and 1980s had a lot of overlap with how black people were treated in the era before the 1970s, and many of the problematic issues specific to how transexual girls like me were treated in the 1990s and 2000ss had a lot of overlap with how gay people were generally treated in the era before the 1990s. And, how black people reacted has parallels to how gay people reacted and that has parallels to how transgender people reacted.
So, there’s much history to learn from, for t-girls and others. 🙂