December 7 is the day Americans annually fail to observe the bombing of Pearl Harbor 65 years ago, and fail to learn any lessons.
Robert B. Stinnett, author of Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor (Free Press, 2000), teaches us the following:
Immediately after the successful Japanese raid, the Hawaiian military commanders, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and Lieutenant General Walter Short, were relieved of their commands, blamed for failing to ward off the attack, and demoted in rank.
On October 30, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed into law, with the support of a bipartisan Congress, the National Defense Authorization Act. Amidst its omnibus provisions, the Act reverses the findings of nine previous Pearl Harbor investigations and finds that both Kimmel and Short were denied crucial military intelligence that tracked the Japanese forces toward Hawaii and obtained by the Roosevelt Administration in the weeks before the attack.
Roosevelt believed that provoking Japan into an attack on Hawaii was the only option he had in 1941 to overcome the powerful "America First" non-interventionist movement led by aviation hero Charles Lindbergh. These anti-war views were shared by 80 percent of the American public from 1940 to 1941.
more: December 7, 1941 . . . a Day of Deceit by Robert B. Stinnett
There are many writers who admit that FDR lied in order to bring about the Japanese attack, but they praise FDR for being so "bold" because it was necessary to get America into World War II. Still, probably a majority of Americans would rather believe that FDR was actually surprised by the attack.
The truth concerning FDR and Pearl Harbor, as every TV-watching American knows, "is out there" (see links below). But Americans would rather ignore the truth and believe that war is "inevitable" rather than accept the fact that war is planned by politicians for the benefit of politicians -- the same politicians that Americans themselves elected at the ballot box.
Sixty years from now, there will undoubtedly be a widespread agreement -- even a Congressional declaration -- that 9-11 could have been prevented, or was directly and intentionally permitted to happen, or was "an inside job." When 9-11 is admitted to have been deliberately precipitated by the government, America will consider herself to be "open-minded" and "willing to face the facts" about 9-11, just as growing numbers of Americans in 2006 were quietly admitting the facts about FDR and Pearl Harbor.
But by that time America will be facing a new war which politicians will tell us "cannot be avoided," and must be met "responsibly" and "realistically." Only a few "nuts" and other "conspiracy theorists" will be alleging that this new war was also planned by the government.
The mainstream media in 60 years will admit that Pearl Harbor could have been prevented. They will boast of their openness to the facts about 9-11. But the most basic fact will continue to be ignored. It is a fact about all wars.
Butler Marine Base is a United States Marine Corps base located in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. It was named for legendary Marine Smedley D. Butler. General Butler wrote a book admitting that War is a Racket.
This is the truth that America will not face.
Pearl Harbor Articles from Do Freedom of Information Act Files Prove FDR Had Foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor?: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
December 7, 1941: A Setup from the Beginning: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
December 7, 1941: Whose Day of Infamy?
Pearl Harbor Historiography: A Lesson in Academic Housecleaning by Gary North
The Conspiracies of Empire by H. Arthur Scott Trask
A Speech That Will Live in Infamy Gary North on FDR on Pearl Harbor.
WHY LIE ABOUT PEARL HARBOR? The truth is more interesting - Justin Raimondo
Pearl Harbor - Mother of All Conspiracies
The Pearl Harbor Deception, by Robert Stinnett
Articles from The Independent Institute
THE MYTH OF PEARL HARBOR Memorial Day Propaganda Blitz by Justin Raimondo
Pearl Harbor: Official Lies in an American War Tragedy?: The Independent Policy Forum on C-SPAN
THE SECRET OF PEARL HARBOR FDR's Role Exposed – in 1944 - Justin Raimondo
Pearl Harbor: The Facts Behind the Fiction
Pearl Harbor: Motives Behind the Betrayal
Scapegoating Kimmel and Short
9/11 and Pearl Harbor
The New Pearl Harbor Morgan Reynolds on 9/11 as 80 minutes of unilateral disarmament.