1619

Well, the NY Times has decided to make the ongoing theme of their paper slavery. The project is called “1619.” That’s the year the first slaves were brought to “America.”

Well, I’ve got a news flash for the pin heads who run the Times. Slavery came to North America about 13,000 years ago when the first Asians crossed from Asia into today’s Alaska. The Injuns (Native Americans) enslaved other Injuns. And they didn’t need to learn it from the White man. And when White Europeans came to North America, Injuns enslaved them as the opportunity presented itself. In the antebellum South 10,000 Black slaves were owned by other Blacks. One of the most feared slave owners was a Black who was also a slave breeder. This was a practice frowned upon by most White slave owners.

Slavery was a part of life all over the world and still is today in some places. Asians owned slaves. Black Africans owned slaves. And, yes, Whites owned slaves. It is noteworthy, however, that the first to try to limit and then eliminate slavery were the Whites of England – the same people primarily responsible for creating the United States. And the descendants of those Brits fought a war to free the slaves at the cost of a half million mostly White citizens’ lives.

So all you nit wit liberals need to actually learn a bit from actual real history. Especially those of you who work for the Times.

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Hiroshima and THE BOMB !

Hiroshima and THE BOMB !

PBS in Maryland carries a Japanese network on its 4th sub-channel. Today they’ve had several segments crying and moaning about the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. You’ll excuse me if I am not impressed nor, for that matter, overwhelmed with feelings of guilt about it. That does not mean I do not have empathy for those who died, were injured or lost love ones.

I also have empathy for the millions of Asian civilians who were brutally murdered by Japanese forces trying to subdue Asia. This would include Chinese civilians who participated contests between Japanese soldiers to see which soldier could cut off the most heads in a given period of time. It would also include American, Dutch, Filipino and British military who fell into the cruel hands of Japanese captors. So, too, would I have empathy for thousands and thousands of young Korean girls forced to serve Japanese soldiers as “Comfort Women” (aka sex slaves) to service Japanese soldiers – often brutally.

One of the segments showed a Caucasian woman sobbing during a tour of a Japanese Hiroshima Museum. Too bad there is no Japanese WW2 Atrocity Museum. I’d like to see that woman’s reaction to a Chinese baby impaled on a Japanese bayonet being waved back and forth like a flag.