Saturday, July 09, 2005

60+ years, what a differance.

The western liberals who infest Hollywood and their media allies reacted with dismay when just after Sept. 11, 2001 President George Bush promulgated his axis of evil speech and the tag line of 'you are either with us or you are against us.' Oh how they howled in dismay at how judgemental and unilateral he was, how insensitive he was.

Hollywood was not always this way. Before the Communists, that Ronald Reagan sacrificed his acting career to fight, completely took the town over it was a patriotic place that loved the country it was in with only a few oddballs.

One almost forgotten gem of the silver screen came out in 1944. It was called The Purple Heart. The title is a bit misleading since it is a fictionalized account of the eight Doolittle Raiders that were held in Japanese hands. Eight brave men who were sentenced to death for crimes against the Geneva Conventions by a Japanese tribunal. Three were executed. One died of malnutrition. The other four survived until Japan surrendered and were rescued. One, Jacob DeShazer, even went back to Japan as a Christian missionary and one of his converts was Fuchida, leader of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Dana Andrews character during the trial showed courage. Even though some of his fellow prisoners had been tortured to the breaking point. They remained defiant and Andrews' speech could be used today with just minor alterations.

No your excellency. It's true we Americans don't know very much about you Japanese. And we never did. And now I realize you know even less about us. You can kill us. All of us, or part of us. But if you think that's going to put the fear of god into the United States of America, and stop them from sending other flyers to bomb you, you're wrong. Dead wrong. They'll come by night, they'll come by day. Thousands of them. They'll blacken your skies and burn your cities to the ground and make you get down on your knees and beg for mercy. This is your war. You wanted it. You asked for it. You started it. And now you're going to get it. And it won't be finished until your dirty little empire is wiped off the face of the earth.

It also illustrates how far Hollywood has fallen into the hate America crowd when they think Oliver Stone[Platoon, JFK, Alexander the Great] can faithfully produce a movie staring Nicholas Cage about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Thanks to The MaryHunter for kicking this thought process off.

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