Okay, so I&i wasn't misreading: You definitely have a huge chip on those shoulders. All i can say is that remembering the wickedness that was done as a lesson versus harboring that same wickedness as an eternal grudge are two totally different things; one of which is very corrosive to the soul and the ability to forward in this generation with Love and Inity for All Imanity.
I&i very much into the study of history (some would say i devote too much time to it). The one thing we can observe from history unequivocally is that man's abuse of his fellow man based upon every type of difference (real or imagined) that you can think of is appalling. One thing that we see repeatedly throughout history contributing to such abuse is resentment, grudges and a thirst for revenge. This is why the hope and promise of Forgiveness are so critical to the future peace and harmonious coexistence of Imanity. His Majesty's appreciation of the importance of Forgiveness was more than just causal:
"We wish to recall here the spirit of tolerance shown by Our Lord Jesus Christ when He gave Forgiveness to all including those that crucified Him.” - H.I.M. Haile Selassie I
There is so much animosity and HateDread in the Babylon through which we trod. The Babylon System expertly fans the flames of our divisions and the memories of the past crimes against us to induce us to perpetuate violence and foment new crimes for the next generation to avenge. The only means by which we interrupt this pattern, render the Babylon System's inducements to divisiveness and hostility worthless, and defeat the Babylon System; are through forgiveness and brotherly/sisterly Love.
As I&i wrote in another post:
"The nation of a man's origin or the color of his skin are inalterable and undeniable facts of the worldly reality in which we dwell; however, in the struggle against Babylon, the less readily apparent reality of the Oneness of all Imanity must made to take precedence over our worldly differences if we are to put Our Vision to Reality in the victory of Good over evil -- the Triumph of JAH Love over the Babylon System.
If an embrace of, and pride in, one's national identity and/or race can be harmoniously coupled with the Oneness of Imanity so as to provide I&i additional strength in the struggle, then that is a beautiful resonance."
Or as the inspiring lyrics "So JAH Sey" by Bob Marley & the Wailers put it:
"And verily, verily, I'm saying unto the I
Inite oneself and love Imanity
Cause puss and dog they get together
What's wrong with loving one another?
Puss and dog they get together
What's wrong with you my brother?"
i am as well-versed as most historians in the crimes throughout history perpetrated by people invoking the Bible and/or claiming to act in compliance with its teachings; but let's not forget, ignore, trivialize or deny the men and women of peace or the selfless caregivers who have invoked that same Bible as their inspiration and guidance for the positive contributions that they have made to Imanity. Most of all, let's not ignore how many people have resisted the temptation to seek violent revenge, thereby perpetuating the goals of the Babylon System, because of the example of Forgiveness by Jesus Christ that they found in a Bible.
In other worlds, letting go of & expelling the toxins of past wrongs from one's soul is not the same as forgetting about the wrongdoing or the lessons learned from it -- we should never forget, but we should never empower wickedness to keep us from loving our brothers and sisters throughout Imanity and respecting their efforts to lead spiritually richer, more Righteous lives.