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GUEST,Carol's Friend Don American National Anthem (160* d) RE: American National Anthem 05 Mar 01


NOTE to Greg F: Ref: the "Philippine Insurection". Noting your point about propaganda, I must point out that the insurrection had nothing to do with the Filipinos throwing off American rule. Far to the contrary, the Filipinos were, at that point, quite happy to be out from under Spains rule (Remember the Spanish-American War was only 12 years before). The Moslems wanted their own island nation and committed some Taliban type "inducements" (i.e. disemboweling infidels, which might be seen as "religious freedom" to some).

While this might seem like American Imperialism, which may have mattered to some of the Filipinos who actually knew we were there ( i.e. a backward island nation with no communication except poor roads and dugout canoes) the Japanese changed all that some 25 years later by disemboweling everybody. A good book on the American perspective of this is "American Guerilla in the Phillipines", (I don't remember the author) published in the 1950's. Those Filipinos who rejoiced at the defeat of the Americans at Corregidor, became part of the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere, and didn't live long enough to regret it. But I digress...


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