Friday, December 19, 2014
Declaring war on Germany for what Hitler might someday do is different from declaring war on Iraq for what Saddam might someday do HOW exactly?...And, again, the Soviets invaded more countries and murdered more people (during 1939 and 1940) than the Germans did and not only did we not declare war on them, we embraced them! I don't know, I don't think that I'm being unreasonable here (simply asking for some consistency).
You can relax, folks, my movie, a remake of Deliverance, in which the Ned Beatty character is Kim Jung Un (AKA, an actor who looks like him) and the hillbilly who butt-fucks him is played by a Truman Capote lookalike, will NOT be nixed.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
On the Fact that FDR Would Only Negotiate With Japan (the Goal of Japan Being an Easing Up of U.S. Sanctions) if the Japanese Conceded to Vacate Manchuria
Totally unreasonable. a) It was unheard of for one country to dictate terms up front like that and b) it was exceedingly hypocritical in that, while, yes, the Japanese were engaged in atrocities on the Chinese mainland, so, too, were the British in India, the French in Algeria, and the Soviets in Ukraine. I mean, I know that FDR was itching to get us involved in Europe and that the dude probably saw this as a back way in but war is almost always bullshit (the Japanese in China - bad, the English in India - not so bad) and this, the "good war", was no exception.
On the Fact that We Now Know Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt that the Katyn Forest Massacre was Perpetrated by the Soviet Secret Police (the NKVD Which was Previously Known as Cheka and Subsequently Known as the KGB) and Not by the Nazis - Quick Addendum
On the Fact that Germany and the Soviet Union BOTH Invaded Poland but it was Only Germany that the Brits and the French Declared War On
You see, this is what makes me mad; two identical acts of aggression and, yet, two different responses and no moral clarity. Add to that the fact that the Germans had at the very least a modicum of justification (the fact that Danzig and East Prussia had literally been stolen from Germany after WW1, the fact that numerous ethnic Germans were being brutalized by the Poles, the fact that many in Poland had dreamt of a greater Poland that extended all the way to Berlin, etc.) and it is even more hypocritical this moronic war guarantee of Chamberlain and Churchill.
On the Fact that We Now Know Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt that the Katyn Forest Massacre was Perpetrated by the Soviet Secret Police (the NKVD Which was Previously Known as Cheka and Subsequently Known as the KGB) and Not by the Nazis
This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks; the brutal rapes of thousands of German women, the wholesale slaughter of innocent German civilians, the sending of German prisoners of war to Siberian gulags where hundreds of thousands of them died, the ethnic cleansing of German citizens (after the war) from Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, etc. (where over a million of them perished), etc......................................................................................Look, I get it. Hitler was a thug, a cruel dictator, a nationalist, an anti-Semite, etc., but to say that he was in the same league as these animals (under the brutal auspices of Joe Stalin) is ridiculous and totally unsubstantiated. Stalin - he was the real devil.