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A history lesson about American government

 
 
Reply Thu 7 Jun, 2018 02:46 pm
Most people in this country do not know the history of our country during WWII. Here's a good example why we need to educate Americans on our history to prevent it from occurring again. It's because of president Trump's bigotry.

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/japanese-american-relocation/videos/japanese-american-relocation?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jun, 2018 03:47 pm
@cicerone imposter,
The sad and tragic thing here is, many who are aware, either don't care or believe it to be something which was either exaggerated or a good thing. It reminds me some of how people are when it comes to the Holocaust over in Europe or the similar situation which took place in what is now the former Yugoslavia.

I in no way mean to diminish, the horrors of what you endured, this is merely my thought process (likely due to my Eastern European heritage and our family losses there). It is also one reason (of many), why "history repeats itself, repeatedly" .
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jun, 2018 04:01 pm
They are presently separating hispanic children from their mothers and assaulting the children and having them sleep in kennel style cages, without beds.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jun, 2018 04:28 pm
@edgarblythe,
They are also being placed in empty box stores and the like.

Senator Jeff Merkley (D), Oregon tried to gain access to a former Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas. He was denied. The children may be sleeping on hard floors with no covers in a huge room with little to no food.


Other reports tell of children held in places which are icy cold.


Separate kids from parents? It's regressing to the time of slavery when it was done constantly.

It is beyond revolting.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jun, 2018 08:23 pm
@Sturgis,
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...or a good thing.
You see, that was the crux of the matter during that period in our country's history. The majority wanted Asians to disappear from the landscape. They started with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, then got brave even before WWII started, threw away the Constitution, and put us Japanese Americans into concentration camps not long after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor without being charged with any crime. Our crime was our resemblance to the enemy, but many of us were American citizens by birth. We knew it was racial bigotry, because German Americans and Italian Americans were not treated the same. It was the failure of American leadership and many Americans and their bigotry. There was one governor who invited the Japanese Americans to come to his State of Colorado. Ralph Carr (the only governor) understood and Constitution, and invited the Japanese to come to his state, and many did, including my wife's family. We spent over three years at Tule Lake Internment Camp in Northern California, and lived in tar-papered barracks that provided no shelter from the cold and heat. Every family, no matter what the size, was allowed one room 15x20 feet. Since the walls did not go up to the ceiling, nobody had any privacy.
It wasn't Stalag, but our camp was surrounded by barbed wire fence and armed sentry towers. One man got too close to the fence, and when the guard told him to move away, the man didn't understand English, and was shot dead. That soldier's penalty was $1 dollar for misuse of military equipment.
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