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Thread #84555   Message #1561903
Posted By: Charley Noble
12-Sep-05 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I'll Bet You're Sorry Now, Tokyo Rose
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll Bet You're Sorry Now, Tokyo Rose
Chico-

Your lyrics add deserves more than a kneejerk reaction.

Well, in my opinion the song is overtly mean-spirited, let's rub in the defeat of Imperial Japan using the name of one of its most wellknown radio propogandists. It's certainly not surprising that some American would compose such a song and find a market for it in the post WWII years. And it's certainly true that Japan attacked the US first and that thousands of US soldiers and civilians, not to mentions millions of people in other adjacent lands, were brutalized by the Japanese armed forces.

However, I never did think it was morally convincing to count up bodies, or the number of brutalized people, to decide what was right or wrong. It was a war we had to win but winning the peace was even more important. And that type of song could not have been helpful to winning the peace.

What was your point in posting it?

Charley Noble