Jim Dunnigan’s, The Strategy Page once again presents the American people with a clear and concise article on past and current events. In this case it’s the revisionist’s changing the facts of the animalistic behavior of the Japanese Empire during WWII. The fact that the Obama Administration decided that for the very first time in our history they would send a representative to a memorial service commemorating the use of an atomic weapon and the resulting loss of life on August 6, 1945 at Hiroshima shows the irresponsibility of our President and his administration. It did make him feel good, though….and many Americans could care less or they are at the very least, disinterested. The exception, of course, a few remaining WWII vets that fought against the Japanese or were POW’s and historians that are acutely aware of early to mid 20th century history.
Dunnigan’s essay is short, to the point and spares no prisoners, much like the behavior of the Japanese soldier during the war. There are many good quotes that can be used herein to create reader interest, but suffice it to say….every single word posted in this article is worth posting on libNOT and elsewhere.
What was not so secret were Japanese efforts to ignore the war and portray themselves as victims. Many Japanese opposed rewriting history, which was often quite blatant. This meddling with historical facts regularly caused problems with neighbors, especially China. But the Japanese were insistent on evading responsibility. They still are, and many Japanese really believe it.
The fact that, “Japanese efforts to ignore the war and portray themselves as victims” seems to be written especially for our current, “lets do it if it makes us feel good” - administration. History be damned.
You must read this article by clicking here. It’s a great reminder of how bad the Japanese actually were.
Neither Dunnigan (I believe), or I are anti-Japan……….they are a wonderful people and one of our strongest allies, BUT, to revise the history of some of the most horrific events of WWII would be inexcusable if we didn’t at least remind the reader just how bad things really were during the sad chapter in history. Read Dunnigan’s article to know the truth.
In my view……….revisionist history = extreme embarrassment.