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Thread #148498 Message #3450380
Posted By: Don Firth
10-Dec-12 - 11:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
Subject: RE: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
"Everything in the world doesn't boil down to squabbling between Democrats and Republicans, you know."
I am not so simple-minded, Little Hawk.
What I know about WWII comes from a) being old enought to know what was going on, and b) some fairly extensive reading later on about things I heard about on the radio and read in the newspapers before, during, and after the war. And from several books in my library by eminent and well-respected historians.
Most comments I hear lately are from people who weren't even born when the war happened. And many of them are into the "Whatever happened was the fault of the United States" mindset. And generaally the folks operating on this premise are into rewriting history to make it fit their prejudices.
Now, I'm no flag-waver and have been accused on occasion of being "unpatriotic" for some of my views on things, both recent and historical, so don't make that mistake.
P. S. By the way, I've had long conversations with a man, the father of a young woman I sang several concerts with in the early Sixties, who was a retired Rear Admiral in the navy, and was AT Pearl Harbor when the attack occurred.