71 Years After Executive Order 9066 (What We’re Up Against)

Mickey Z. writes at World News Trust:

“The adjective and the noun don’t match.”

– Studs Terkel (talking about the “Good War”)

The enduring “Good War” fable goes well beyond Memorial Day barbecues and flickering black-and-white movies on late night TV. According to accepted history, World War II was an inevitable war forced upon a peaceful people thanks to a surprise attack by a devious enemy.

Then and now, WWII has been carefully and consciously sold to us as a life-and-death battle against pure evil. For most Americans, it was nothing less than good and bad going toe-to-toe in khaki fatigues.

However, there are a few, um… inconvenient details about the “Good War” we may wanna factor into this perception, e.g.

  • The United States fought that war against racism with a segregated army.
  • The United States fought that war to end atrocities by participating in the shooting of surrendering soldiers, the starvation of POWs, the deliberate bombing of civilians, wiping out hospitals, strafing lifeboats, and in the Pacific boiling flesh off enemy skulls to make table ornaments for sweethearts.
  • Before, during, and after the Good War, the American business class traded with the “enemy.” Among the U.S.-based corporations that invested in the Nazis were Ford, GE, Standard Oil, Texaco, ITT, IBM, and GM (top man William Knudsen called Nazi Germany “the miracle of the 20th century”).
  • While the United States regularly turned away Jewish refugees to face certain death in Europe, another group of refugees was welcomed with open arms after the war: fleeing Nazi war criminals who were used to help create the CIA and advance America’s nuclear program.
  • FDR, the ostensible leader of this anti-racist, anti-atrocity force, ordered the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans without due process. Thus, in the name of taking on the architects of German prison camps, he became the architect of American prison camps.

Wait… what’s that about American prison camps?

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26 Comments on "71 Years After Executive Order 9066 (What We’re Up Against)"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Feb 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm |

    And they handed Italy right back over to the fascists.

    • And imported the German ones to this hemisphere, including the war criminals, recruited them into the Republican Party and eventually let them win the war right here.

      • So fascism wins all around!

      • InfvoCuernos | Feb 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm |

        Oh ya that reminds of another little “problem” with the official story: THEY DIDN’T GET HITLER! There was a minor news blip a couple of years back about how the skull the soviets found and claimed to be Hitler for all those decades turned out to be a woman’s skull. They just shrugged it off and said they’re sure he’s dead, they just didn’t find remains. I call bullshit on that, just like I call bullshit on the bin Laden farce. No body, no proof, just like bigfoot.

        • Well of course he’s still alive. He has to fight Elvis in the final battle of battles.

        • I agree completely with everything you said. So lets talk about that. If Hitler did get away, where would he have gone? Would the Dulles Bros., James Jesus Angleton, and James Forestal have considered smuggling him out through the ratlines? I don’t know, but from what I’ve read it would not be too far a stretch for me to believe it.

          But there is another possibility…

          Have you ever heard of the Hollow Earth Theory? It keeps popping up throughout history and often a big name will take a keen interest. Indeed, I have read that among the papers found when Germany was overrun – this is a large Pandora’s box so I will limit greatly – were records of Nazi Germany recruiting single sailors with no children to man a submarine in order to establish a colony in the Hollow Earth. Could this have been successful? Is the hollow Earth possible? Did Hitler die of old age in a Nazi Colony among the supposed giants that populate Hollow Earth?

          Admittedly, when my roommate told me about Hollow Earth I was extremely skeptical. That is until I googled it and did some reading. Did you know the Tibetan monks are said to know of caves which connect to the hollow Earth and are said to possess artifacts from this legendary place?

          Then there is the question of who invented the Atomic bomb first, the U.S. or Germany. Hitler was reported to have boasted several times that with all the scientists he had working on it, the fuel problem was solved by his Postmaster General. Supposedly their enrichment was achieved electrostatically. Recall that we were not enriching nuclear fuel fast enough to achieve the amount we needed in order to launch the bombs we did when we did. However, it is also true that Germany surrendered before we dropped the bombs we didn’t have fuel for.

          Okay, we need more evidence, and that is going to be hard to do from this distant period in time. But did you know that Germany had fluoridated water just as we do here in the States? Fluoride as it is added to the drinking water comes from one of three places. 1) Industrial waste from the production of aluminum – Hitler did not have this capacity. 2) Industrial waste from production of nuclear power – Hitler did not have this capacity. 3) Industrial waste from the production of nuclear weapons – Hitler claimed several times to be working towards this goal and of having success in doing so. The Fluoride had to come from somewhere. In fact there were reports of a huge, strange explosion that was accompanied by a very bright light. One person who reported it was a Luftwaffe pilot.

          Did Hitler get away? I think it is very possible, not because I have any conclusive evidence to point to but because it fits the M.O. of the fellas that were shipping Nazi’s to America to a tee. But also significant is the fact that most of what we have been told about WWII has been a tissue of lies. Now I am not saying the Holocaust never happened, let’s be clear about that. But there are plenty other lies to go around, and most of them involve Britain and the U.S.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Feb 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm |

    the Chinese have two stereotypical characterizations of Americans
    which I can’t help but agree with
    one is, Americans are well meaning but naive
    the other is
    Americans are like bell thieves who stuff cotton in their ears
    so no one will hear them stealing bells

    The Greatest Generation
    was the The Greatly Duped Generation

  3. InfvoCuernos | Feb 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm |

    There are so many things wrong with “the greatest generation” that I I don’t know where to start. They’ll talk about how evil the Nazis were one minute, and the next curse every Jew, black, or gay person like the worst nazi. They pat themselves on the back for winning WWII and talk about those evil Soviets, but damned if it wasn’t the Soviets that pinned down Hitler long enough for the other allies to get their shit together(at the cost of millions of soviet lives). When they came back home, they showed everyone just how benevolent they were by fighting against any civil reform or equality, all the while raising the rent in family homes claiming that now they knew women could hold down a regular paying job(although they refused to pay women anywhere near what the men were making) and pushing this country into the shit spiral we are in now. That generation can suck my sack. The robber barons in charge back then were the ones responsible for putting the economic squeeze on the Japanese that forced them into their expansionist program and made the US a target in the first place. AAAAND I had to listen to all those war stories growing up at Thanksgiving every year.

    • $23802000 | Feb 21, 2013 at 1:08 am |

      the soviets WERE fricken evil though. any serious student of history will have to admit that the stalinist regime and the nazi regime were basically morally equivalent. before the holocaust, there was the holodomor…

  4. I wish we could all stop referring to WWII as the war against racism, since it had nothing to do with that at all.

  5. I’m actually glad so many things were fucked up about WWII. Makes me think there must have been progress. The idea of constitutional rights and equality is a living idea. And its not just something from a Golden Age of yesteryear. Every generation has to fight for it.

    Being a soldier is a raw deal, any way you slice it. You end up doing atrocious things on behalf of people in Power. The myth of how wonderful it is needs to die.

    • LifelongLIb | Feb 23, 2013 at 4:00 am |

      Yes. See here, for instance. At one point the British interviewer says something like “This ‘Good War’ idea must be an American thing. My father was a soldier in WW 2 and he hated every minute of it.”

  6. Well, we have officially pretended it did. you have to turn off the T.V. and read a few books to find out differently. Remember we disinfonauts are the minority.

  7. LucidDreamR | Feb 21, 2013 at 11:51 am |

    haha I’m willing to bet there are some ‘serious students of history’ from the other side that would say the same thing. I’m not saying that regime was nice by any means… but to put them in a different category than any other government (specifically the U.S. in this case) seems to denote a certain level of being duped by the propaganda. I remember reading German textbooks that were sent to me from a friend abroad, and was blown away at how different history read. How can one be a ‘serious student of history’ when all of history is written by groups with their own agenda’s? One thing is for sure: NONE of us will ever be able to get our hands on enough truth to be able to make such bold statements as fact.

  8. Don’t forget about the destruction of Pearl Harbor being allowed to happen on purpose.

  9. Words like “evil” and “good” and “wmd” are used to sell these
    wars. Beneath the veneers it’s dominance and strategic interest. Old

  10. Hadrian999 | Feb 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    most amusing thing about E.O. 9066 is that J. Edgar Hoover thought it was excessive……think about that for a minute, J. Edgar Hoover the poster child for abuse of authority and and invasion of privacy thought it went too far.

  11. good article pointing out the hippocracy of the US. I could write more, but i am german and will go to jail for speaking out, thx to our “liberators”….the biggest lie we know of is not 9/11, so far.

  12. Most of us here, preaching to the converted, know that after WWII they made sure the corporations were kept in charge, whether it was in the Middle East, Italy, Greece, France, they made sure the Communists & Socialists were kept down. The US Government would rather have Nazi’s help them & their allies than Socialists & then they spread their control over South & Central America & funded arms wars in Africa, Asia & the Middle East. All this in the name of Capitalism, of securing countries to take resources from & later sell them First World goods back.

    Stalin & Hitler were cut from the same cloth but East & West kept their own people in the dark as to each others true motives.

  13. geminihigh | Feb 22, 2013 at 8:41 am |

    It amazes me that when people roll their eyes and smirk at the notion of “FEMA camps” and the like its as though they completely forgot about this nadir in our nation’s history. “That could never happen again, we are a post-racial society” is the most common sentiment, followed by more smirking and self-congratulatory back patting. One thing that is not mentioned much about the Japanese war effort is their dominance of the illicit cocaine trade at the time of WWII. In other words, if you were into dancing in your zoot suit at the Big Band nightclubs of the era and liked to “bang a gong” to keep you moving all night, your money was going to fund Japanese military operations. I love WWII history, but I only learned this fact from a book on the history of cocaine. Speaking of Big Band music, these impressive instrumental numbers always seem to go on for about fifteen minutes. This is a long time to play as a musician (repeatedly), and even a longer time to dance. Fifteen minutes… time for another line!

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