August 6 was the anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the second bomb which was dropped on Nagasaki. Many great scholars have documented how this was unnecessary from a military standpoint despite the propaganda we’re taught in government schools. The invasion of Japan would not have cost “millions” of American lives. The Japanese would have surrendered had Harry Truman dropped his call for “unconditional” surrender which the Japanese took to mean the Americans would arrest and execute their emperor. Of course the president could have alleviated these fears & accepted their surrender. Instead he murdered at least 150,000 civilians, then let them keep their emperor anyway. Here are some quotes from contemporaries of Truman for those who still buy the lies:
“The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war.” -Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
“It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing . . . to use the atomic bomb, to kill and terrorize civilians, without even attempting [negotiations], was a double crime.” -General Dwight Eisenhower
“On July 20, 1945, under instructions from Washington, I went to the Potsdam Conference and reported there to Secretary [of War] Stimson on what I had learned from Tokyo – they desired to surrender if they could retain the Emperor and their constitution as a basis for maintaining discipline and order in Japan after the devastating news of surrender became known to the Japanese people.” – Allen Dulles, chief of OSS operations in Switzerland
That’s the vision of a few former Pentagon hacks. Who can doubt an Obama or Romney would use the military to crush any disobedience?
Civilityinamerica.org is misnamed because what they’re really talking about is Civility in Politics. I would urge people not to sign this petition. I admit things like Romney’s high school bullying or references to Obama as a marxist are not particularly relevant to the political debate. However, a petition like this is pointless, and it gives fuel to those who want to minimize dissent in favor or government sanctioned “free” speech. It also shows the ignorance of Americans that 74% “think the tone of political campaigns have grown more negative than past election years.” This is a common refrain from idiot commentators, but it’s just not true.
Mittens is eager to solicit donations from wealthy people who care more about the goals of the Israeli government than they do about the fate of the United States. As a result he has released this advertisement bashing President Obama for not visiting Israel. This whole notion that Obomber is somehow anti-Israel is absurd of course. Regardless of whatever personal beliefs he may hold, this president consistently does the bidding of the Israel lobby. Personally I think we should bring back the tradition of sitting presidents not leaving the USA. It limits the damage they can do.
That’s the headline in the Jerusalem Post. Several things come to mind:
1. What Ahmadinejad actually said was “Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime in order to pave the way for world justice and freedom.” The headline makes you think he wants to annihilate the geographic area known as Israel and kill everyone there, but if a Republican said “Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive to annihilate the Democrats this November” would he be accused of wanting to annihilate America?
2. Considering that the Israeli government has been threatening war against Iran for 10 years, and their neocon allies in the US are the main proponents of the devastating sanctions being imposed on that country, is it really so unreasonable for Ahmadinejad to want to annihilate their regime?
3. Despite this guy’s bluster, the president has no real control over the Iranian armed forces or their nuclear program. Anything he suggests must be approved by the Ayatalloah, and he has said repeatedly that a Nuclear weapon is immoral. Furthermore since the founding of the Islamic Republic in 1979, Iran has not invaded or attacked any other countries while of course the US and Israel have repeatedly attacked Muslim countries.
4. Just for argument’s sake let’s say Iran is about to declare war on Israel. Can’t they take care of themselves? The Israeli military has at least 75 nuclear weapons of their own. They are much wealthier and have much better conventional weapons than Iran. Why does the USA have to involve itself in this conflict? How could war with Iran possibly be of any benefit to the 310 million residents of the United States of America?
The whole Chick-fil-A controversy seems to miss the point. Why do we need the government to recognize our marriages or force us to recognize other marriages that we may not approve of? But with regards to Chick-fil-A’s politics, pro-gay marriage people should be free to boycott the restaurants or even protest outside as long as they don’t interfere with business. However, is Chick-fil-A allowed to refuse service to homosexual couples (or heterosexual couples for that matter) who engage in public displays of affection? In a free society they should be, but we may find out just how free we are. After all Americans only own their businesses at the pleasure of the State. Cross the bureaucrats, and they’ll fine you, shut you down, and maybe even jail you.
The dirtbags who ran Miami spent $2.4 billion of stolen taxpayer loot on a stadium for the marlins. This despite overwhelming public opposition and the fact that the Marlins have no significant fan base. But I’m sure this will create jobs and revenue now that the ballpark will create a bunch of new Marlins fans right? Well not likely since the dirtbags who own the Marlins have traded away all their best players. There is no evidence that publicly financing stadiums for professional sports teams improves the local economy in any way. Most people are finally waking up to this. However, politicians will continue to be generous with other people’s money toward their wealthy benefactors such as the Marlins owner Jeff Loria.
The USA has nothing on the UK when it comes to the decline of freedom. A boy was arrested for a tweet that was widely viewed as insensitive. Now I’m not defending the tweet. It seems pretty mean spirited. But just because this Olympic diver took offense, why does that give the state the right to imprison him for any length of time? Even in a country that doesn’t seem to consider freedom of speech an absolute right, a law against “malicious communication” seems ridiculously vague and draconian.