Pearl Harbor Day 2012

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While we are busy paying attention to the political issues of the day, we cannot forget that today is Pearl Harbor Day. Here is some media to drive home what happened there-70 years ago today.

USS Arizona

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It saddens me that we are rapidly losing the “greatest generation.” The generation of my grandparents. Soon, they will be gone, and we will have to tell their stories for them. If any are reading this, rest assured that we will not forget, and we will teach our children. Thank you for your sacrifices and service.

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And you Wondered why we were Concerned About Census Questions?

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If you recall, there were a lot of questions regarding the details requested in the last census.  For example, I knew that census data was misused in the past, but I never took the time to research it sufficiently to write a post.  Bunkerville, however, has done the necessary legwork.  Here is an excerpt…

This rounding up of Japanese-American citizens was “authorized” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt who bypassed Congress and issued Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. The executive order was written and carried out in total violation of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights.

http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/index.html?dod-date=219

• The legal loophole that was used to justify this blatantly illegal act is as follows: Military commanders were granted the “administrative right” to declare entire states to be “exclusion zones” from which people of Japanese ancestry were excluded. The internment camps were, of course, not included in the exclusion zones, meaning that all Japanese-Americans were forced to be put into the internment camps in order to comply with the exclusive zone orders. This action, by the way, is the ultimately expression of race-based profiling.

• No one was given a trial. No charges were even filed against those who were forced into the camps. They were simply rounded up at gunpoint and shoved into railroad cars and busses.

• The U.S. government issued shameless propaganda films to spread disinfo about its illegal actions. Here’s a particularly shocking example of such propaganda from 1942

And these people were located by using census data.  The government knew exactly who they were, and where to find them.  Since it is reliable to state that best predictor of future behavior is past behavior, we have to assume that the government will again use census data to track down and detain citizens.  All they need is the proper provocation.  And, we have to assume that the government will again use propaganda to justify their efforts, and that a lapdog media will tow the line.

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