Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Historical Land Mines
Being an out house historian of sorts, I have learned to approach some subjects with a certain degree of caution. Who shot JFK? All I can tell ya is that it wasn't whoever had that Carcano milsurp carbine that supposedly did the deed. And if the authorities are lying about that, God alone only knows what else they're lying about. 911? An inside job? All I know is that when those towers came down it looked like a controlled implosion to me. Even the firefighters on the scene were caught flat footed and were asking how they came down when they were designed to withstand even impacts like that. In the states, the brainless are tearing down civil war monuments because racism. Those who don't learn from history are bound to repeat it, and telling blacks that whitey bought most of his slaves from black Africans is a little detail they would like left out. Whatever - the truth will get sorted out in Civil War Two... at least for awhile. Stuff like that ain't worth worrying or fighting about unless you can win. You can end up arguing with idiots on such thing and never getting anywhere.
I once started to read a copy of 'Flyboys' penned by some liberal cretin that cast Americans as the villains of the war in the Pacific, picking on poor little Japan. Because racism. The author left out all the Japanese atrocities and war crimes of course - and I tried to throw it in the garbage. My wife dug it out and returned it to her father. That author did something remarkable, now that I look back on it: he insulted my intelligence. I don't care if people want to call me a Nazi; if I see work that stupid, untruthful, and slanderous I will burn the goddamn thing so that nobody else reads it! I believe there is such thing as decency, and in my home and in what I read I will enforce that code of decency if I feel it necessary.
But once in awhile I step on historical land mines that unleash a torrent of emotion that spans across generations, decades and even centuries.
This one is from Irish. This is a landmine of a completely different nature. Sometimes truth is explosive too.
Courage is timeless.