Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Day that Does Not Live in Infamy

Local blogger Randy Turner had the most interesting reflection on The "Day That Will Live in Infamy." Turner, a public school teacher, recalls the Q&A session following a talk by Dick Ferguson, retired President at Financial Federal Savings and Loan, to a middle school classroom. Ferguson was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Turner recalls:
After he spoke to one of my eighth grade classes, he asked if the students had any questions. A girl in the back row, raised her hand and said, "Mr. Ferguson, your stories are so interesting. Who won that war?"

My horror grew as another student chipped in and said, "I'd like to know, too, Mr. Ferguson. Who won the war?"
Obviously the day does not live in infamy any more.

Perhaps government schools don't cover World War II until after the eighth grade.

But even then, students will not be told the truth about Pearl Harbor: that FDR knowingly permitted the attack on Pearl Harbor to take place. Not only that, but inciting Japan to attack was a crucial part of Roosevelt's foreign policy.

As we noted before, on September 11, 2001, George W. Bush wrote in his diary:
"The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today."
Like FDR, Bush not only permitted 9/11 to take place, but making sure it took place was the linchpin of the Bush-Cheney foreign policy.

And government school students will not be told the infamous truth about World War II as a whole: the communists won the war.

Other notable articles du jour on Pearl Harbor:

It’s Pearl Harbor Day — Trot Out the Official Fable - The Beacon

Pearl Harbor: A Successful War Lie

Antiwar Radio: David Swanson - ScottHortonShow.com

Tuesday's Pearl Harbor Anniversary Spurs Reflection - Stanley Kober - Cato Institute: Commentary


2006: Pearl Harbor and 9-11

2007: Pearl Harbor, 1941-2001

2008: FDR and the Communists Won WWII

Swords into Plowshares

Pearl Harbor Archive - The Independent Institute

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