Breakfast this morning to honor Pearl Harbor vets

York County Veterans Affairs will hold its annual Pearl Harbor Day breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. today at the York Expo Center to honor those who fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Full Story
DARK STAR

Sicklerville, NJ

#1 Dec 7, 2009
We are all In eternal debt to this generation for their service to our country.

The Japanese Admiral was ask why he didn't continue to the
US mainland and Invade after destroying the US fleet ?
His answer? "There Is a gun behind every blade of grass".

Once again his answer for the socialist enemies of freedom
In the Obammy White House. "There Is a gun behind every
blade of grass".
Vivek Golikeri

Lake Worth, FL

#2 Feb 12, 2010
Not necessarily. Minorities are in debt instead to Martin Luther King and those who marched behind him into Mississipi ( white civil rights workers very much included ), because it was they who won our freedom.

For minorities, America has only been a free country since the Civil Rights era. While I vehemently do not condone Japan's behavior in the Pacific, their cruelty toward victims of European origin was no worse than, say, the mob lynchings of thousands of black men during that same generation.

Of course, only a damn fool would have wanted Japan to win. But had the US won the war but the civil rights era never occured, we would still be getting murdered or treated like dogs. Those heroes of the Pacific War do deserve respect, but they were not fighting for my freedom, or for that of blacks, Native Americans, or even of white Jews.

They were fighting for the survival of their own interests. True, we did accidentally get the benefit of their deeds. But non-Europeans have also gotten the harm from everything the West has done since Vasco DaGama, so it can be argued both ways.

Here's another way of saying the Pledge of Allegiance:

" I pledge allegiance to the Second Republic of the United States of America: a nation still in its infancy, and whose painful birth took place with the civil rights movement, the women's movement, the sexual revolution, and the anti-war protests of the Viet Nam era. "

I certainly love the United States as it is TODAY. September 11th was done against me and my way of life, whereas Pearl Harbor was done against Archie Bunker and his life.
Vivek Golikeri

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Dec 10, 2010
On Facebook I received abuse comments, name-calling and a veiled threat from a few ignoramuses in Klamath Falls, Oregon, because I posted in sober language that minorities should turn their backs on those days.

When I reported the matter to Facebook and warned that I'd talk to the FBI, the threat posting suddenly disappeared. But the huffy woman who began the site accused me of hating America and white people, and blocked me.

Writing is not terrorism, and expressing unpopular views is not a crime. But using restrained language, I intend to be a thorn in the side to one-sided memorializings of those days. Because in those days blacks, Native Americans and other non-whites suffered so much violence or wrong that America itself was the aggressor to them, not Japan.

Lastly, while the sneak attack was indeed treachery, it was only case. But the Trail of Broken Treaties with the Native tribes was a whole TRADITION of back-stabbing.

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