Monday, December 07, 2015
Pearl Harbor Day Beckons. . . Do Not Forget History
By Douglas V. Gibbs
On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, crippling our Naval Fleet and nearly demolishing our air power. 2,400 Americans died. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted nothing to do with fighting a war with Japan, but Japan had other ideas. Some people even allude to the idea that Roosevelt's administration had an idea that the attack was coming, but there has never been any proof to support such conjecture.
The famous "Day of Infamy" speech aired over the radio that day in 1941, and as we did immediately after September 11, 2001, the nation united and rose to the call.
Our men joined the military to fight for our freedom. The women assisted in producing the goods necessary for the war effort. An embargo was imposed on Japan for oil, steel, and scrap metal. Japan’s assets were frozen.
Shortly afterward, Germany declared war on the United States of America, and we joined the fight in Europe as well.
It took four years to defeat the enemy, and the troops came home as heroes. The courage of our parents and grandparents (depending on your age) kept us free, allowed liberty to live on, and forged America into a mighty weapon against the evil players that dare try and come against liberty and freedom.
In 2001 we experienced our own horrific attack with Islamists flew planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and God knows where else if the heroes aboard Flight 93 had not succeeded. And now that it's been a decade and a half since that date, we have proven that we learned nothing from our elders. This Islamic enemy is more hostile, has struck us on the mainland, and like the Kamakazees they are willing to embark on suicide missions to kill us.
Our leaders appease the enemy, and refuse to recognize that these attacks are acts of war. They appease them as Europe attempted to appease Hitler during the years leading up to his invasion of Poland. When recent Islamists shot and killed Americans in San Bernardino, President Obama blamed the NRA, and called for more gun laws. Japan, in World War II, never attacked the mainland. They knew that there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.
You can't reason with the unreasonable. Didn't we learn that on December 7th, 1941? Didn't we learn that doing nothing against our enemies spells defeat? Evil will triumph, and destroy our nation if we simply talk, or disarm the very citizens we need to stand firm against the new enemy.
I grieve those that lost their lives on December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001. We owe it to them, their families, their loved ones, and every American citizen to stand firm, stand our ground, and finish what was started. We must stand united against this enemy, or they will divide us within. They have declared war on us. Isn't it time we began to defend ourselves?
History demands that we protect our liberty with strength and firepower. If we forget history, not only will history repeat itself, but the consequences of our lack of action may spell doom for the United States of America.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary