Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On the U.S. and its Total Lack of Moral Clarity, Consistency, Etc.

According to economic historian, Robert Higgs, the Japanese made numerous peace overtures to the United States in the years leading up to Pearl Harbor/WW2 and on every occasion FDR told them to take a long walk off a short pier. The sticking point obviously was China and the Japanese interventions there and, while, yeah, it does sound like a fairly reasonable position, when you compare it to the fact that the British and the Russians, our two prospective allies, had themselves perpetrated two of the most despicable genocides in all of human history (the Brits in India and the Russians in Ukraine) in the decades leading up to it (the French at least had the "decency" to save their respective genocide in Algeria until after the damn war), at the very bare minimum it does give me pause, a lot of it.

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