Saturday, July 7, 2018

Patriotism

Donald Trump and his brainwashed trailerbillies like to talk about patriotism these days.

"Make America great again!"

Please.

Do these working class morons who believed his lies and voted for him even know what the hell patriotism is?

I laughed when I saw the article from the Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/29f24644-78f1-11e8-bc55-50daf11b720d



The company has closed one plant, layed off hundreds of workers, and the production of some parts are being moved overseas to avoid EU tariffs, according to the Financial Times.

Look, at least Ronald Reagan tried to help by placing a tariff on 750cc Japanese motorcycles.  I'll give the old man in Hell credit for that.  However, while my fellow liberals on Facebook are amazed at the apparent low IQ of the average American blue-collar worker, I'm not the least bit surprised.  This is because the American blue-collar worker has voted against his own economic interests since the days of the Nixon Administration.

Patriotism isn't putting an American flag on your Japanese-made truck.  One demonstrates patriotism by purchasing durable goods made in the United States-which is now becoming more difficult to find because of Donald Trump's economic policies.  Patriotism also requires that you address social evils-like separating children from their parents because of something that the parents did thirty years ago.

In case you forgot, Ronald Reagan granted amnesty.  Don't believe me?  Okay.






Okay, so my Element television probably has parts which come China, but at least the damn idiot box was assembled here!

My New Balances are made here, as are my Allen Edmonds-so are my Peavey and Crate amplifiers.  My Dodge Dart and Plymouth Breeze were both made here, as I have never owned a foreign car in my entire life.  As a matter of fact, I stopped buying Vans tennis shoes after wearing them for 15 years because they shipped their factory from Anaheim and Orange in California to China.

That's patriotism!  Put your money where your rhetoric is, and stop waving that flag in my face!  Otherwise, I just might have to flick my Bic!
One more thing.


LEAVE THE IMMIGRANTS ALONE!

The truth is that Trump voters don't know what patriotism is, so they just need to be quiet about the subject before someone gives them a five minute lesson on the same.  The first thing you need to know about illegal immigration is that anyone who is Sioux, Comanche, Apache, Navajo, or the like will tell you that the white man has nothing to say on the subject, as he stole everything from those mentioned above.

Thank You For Your Service, Sir.

While I wait to resume my studies, I currently work in a senior day facility in suburban Denver.
Odd, I know, but shut up because  I'm going somewhere with this.
Although I had seen this white-haired old man before, I had no idea there was a real story behind him.


You see, he landed on Iwo Jima (February 26, 1945-March 19, 1945).
I should have asked him a more intelligent question, other than: 'Did you get hit?'


That was really dumb on my part, and I really should have asked a more meaningful one than that, but the first thing I did was thank him for fighting for my freedom and then I snapped a salute.
The next thing I noticed is that he was a Marine-the first ones in and the last ones out.


One of the intelligent questions I did ask was why Japan was our ally in World War I, but our mortal enemy in World War II?  That was a question which he could not answer.  I suppose he was too busy trying to eek an existence which Herbert Hoover's disastrous economic policies wrought upon our country.


I owe a debt to those men and women that I can never pay, because the Axis Powers were fucking brutal-especially Japan.  While the Germans had their concentration camps, the Japanese had comfort women-sex slaves whom they would capture as spoils after every invasion, such as China, Korea, Manchuria, and the like. 

Yes, the Germans had comfort women, as well.  However, the Japanese were notorious for this engaging in this level of inhumanity.  In fact, to this very day, there are still women in the Philippines, Cambodia, China, and other Asian nations who demand reparations from the Japanese government for what was done to them.


The Marine I spoke to was aware of our third atomic bomb, which we were prepared to use if Japan refused to surrender after the deliveries of Fat Man and Little Boy (August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945-Hiroshima and Nagasaki).


Here is something that even I didn't know.  According to The Daily Beast, the United States actually had twelve atomic bombs ready to go.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-planned-to-drop-12-atomic-bombs-on-japan



The tragedy is that President Truman didn't even want to drop the first two to begin with.  However, Operation: Downfall, the land invasion of mainland Japan would have gone well into 1946 or even longer, and both Truman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew that Japan would fight to the last man.
Remember all those old men who were found in the 1970s who didn't know the war was over?  Here's one even better.


According to The Guardian, two more  were discovered in 2005, and they remained in hiding for fear of being court martialed on the charge of desertion!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/may/28/secondworldwar.japan 


These men, aged 85 and 87, wept upon learning the news.


Now you know why Harry Truman did what he did in August of 1945, because that is what we would have faced, as these old men were not ready to lay down their antiquated arms.


This is why I respect the old American veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict, as Iraq "veterans" really never had it so hard.  All I have to do is look at the difference between a World War II veteran who fought at Iwo Jima and someone who bucks for sympathy because he was in Fallujah.


That Marine to whom I spoke fought for my freedom, but the pathetic clown who wants flowers and candy because he failed to accomplish the mission and may even be guilty of a war crime or two in Iraq doesn't have the right to shine that Marine's boots.