The following video seems credible. It presents a disturbing depiction of a dark moment in American history.
I’m not presenting the video as evidence of what a bunch of bastards our government not only is, but has been for at least two generations.
I’m not making a moral judgment. If any nation initiates war, they’d by God better win because, if they lose, they’ll be subject to their adversaries’ atrocities. This is simply the way of the world.
Some will argue that the Nazis were justified in initiating WWII. But, with or without justification, the fact remains that the Nazis undoubtedly did initiate a shooting war. That initiation precipitates brutal retaliation. This retaliation is not a matter of right or wrong so much as a reflection of the mankind’s natural inclination to vengeance and brutality.
I find the following video fascinating as evidence of how easily a major truth of history can be concealed and effectively denied. I’m not talking about who killed JFK (one death) or even who’s responsible for 9/11 (3,000 deaths). I’m talking about allegations that, after WWII, not only were as many as one million German prisoners starved to death by the US Army, but those deaths may have been effectively concealed from the whole world. Allegations that one million Germans may have been secretly killed by the Allies is particularly troubling given the background allegations that six million Jews (and others) were killed by the Nazis.
Who, if any, were the real “bad guys” of WWII? The ones who allegedly killed six million prisoners or the ones who allegedly killed one million?
War may occasionally produce heroes, but it always produces monsters–both theirs and ours.
But how will we learn from history if we’re denied access to history’s lessons? Many people won’t learn from history because they’re lazy or indifferent. But many more won’t learn from history because it’s been concealed.
Who is more responsible for the bloody repetitions of history? Those who refuse to learn the lessons of history or those those prevent those lessons from being seen?