Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pearl Harbor Day Remembered.......by Mustang
Pearl Harbor Day, 2011
Remembrance observations of Japan’s attack on Peal Harbor aren't about any "failure to let go” of something that happened 70 years ago. After all, if one knows his history, then we ought to conclude that the attack was no more than the Japanese behaving consistently. Have we forgotten Japan’s sneak attack against the Russians in 1904? We should recall this historical event to remind us that the world is a dangerous place —we can never be safe within this environment if we continue to choose inept leaders....leaders not unlike Franklin Roosevelt who, in spite of the liberal claims to the contrary, did everything he could to provoke the Japanese into attacking American persons and property in the Pacific. “There is no evidence that Mr. Roosevelt did any such thing,” the Roosevelt fans argue. This could be true if one ignores the totality of Mr. Roosevelt’s foreign policy from 1933 to 1945. As with the Japanese, Mr. Roosevelt was also consistent. His domestic policy was as inept as his foreign policy was. As a result, Americans suffered far more than was necessary —and for far too long.
Unfortunately, Americans have not learned their lessons. Years ago, when all Americans still officially observed Pearl Harbor Day, we attempted to place blame on Japanese fascism. Understandably, Japanese-Americans pointed to Roosevelt’s decision to round up their parents and grandparents and place them into concentration camps. This was not so much the result of the events of World War II as it was typical of the thinking among American progressives. At the time, most Americans were too easily convinced Japanese-Americans posed a real and present danger to the security of the United States. Remarkably, they didn’t have concerns about German or Italian Americans, some of whom actually conspired against the United States. Over time, we evolved into a kinder-gentler, politically correct consortium of dimwits; we decided it is better not to recall Pearl Harbor Day…Sure, there are ceremonies in Hawaii, and a few of us still remember the history, some of us might even remember that day...but ask your children if they know about Pearl Harbor Day. Ask them if it makes them angry that we were attacked like that?
There is a consequence to not teaching about and remembering the history behind Pearl Harbor Day. It didn't take us long to forget the day in "infamy" (see the plaque to the left), did it. And we too easily forget what can happen to us when we choose inept leaders to govern our country. Since Roosevelt, we’ve had the inept Truman (D) who, beyond conspiring to find homes for high-ranking Nazis, contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans in the Korean War. Then, there was Lyndon Johnson who enriched himself at the expense of nearly sixty-thousand young Americans in Vietnam. Bill Clinton opened the door to Islamic attacks, promises of the same by Al Gore and John Kerry, the not quite as dumb George W. Bush, John McCain —whose leadership inspires Sarah Palin and the idly curious, culminating with the inconceivable choice of Barack Obama, a devout communist, as our 44th president. Electing progressives to high-ranking leadership positions has had unfortunate consequences, beginning with the election of Woodrow Wilson, who along with Hillary Clinton adored Margaret Sanger.
We should not be looking for a perfect man or woman to serve as president. Doing so is a waste of time and opens the door to distractions. I should add distractions we cannot afford. We should be looking for a man or woman who is competent to serve as president, and if this becomes our standard, we must rule out Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, and Jon Huntsman.
Like the owner of this excellent blog, I will vote for Howdy Doody before casting a vote for Barack Obama. We are having this conversation because we have not learned our lessons since the election of Wilson in 1912. It means that our ancestors, who gave up their lives in previous wars, died for nothing. It gives us no joy to note that the sacrifices of our young men and women today continue to reflect the abject failure of our politicians and diplomats. How have the inept Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton made America safer for the next generation? When will the American people learn this important lesson?
Let us carefully reflect on this 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor; by electing inept leaders, we have not done our duty as responsible citizens..............Written by Mustang.
Thanks, Mustang, and Semper Fi. And thanks to our troops everywhere, especially to those who gave up their lives in the sneak attack on December 7, and their families who have lived all these years without them. God bless them all.
Posted by Z at 12:00 AM