Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Political Correctness Again

It's amazing how one of the greatest achievements of last century has been reduced to a forgotten holiday celebrated in a single small town in Rhode Island:
  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Church bells rang. Whistles at fire stations and mill factories sounded. People poured into the streets, waving flags and honking car horns. It was Aug. 14, 1945 -- the day Americans learned that Japan had surrendered, ending the costliest conflict in human history. ''It was pandemonium with happiness,'' remembered John Lucas, a World War II veteran.

    Today, Rhode Island will again observe the end of World War II, the only state still celebrating Victory Day, commonly referred to as Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day.

    Critics say it's discriminatory, and would like to eliminate the holiday or at least remove its reference to Japan. [emphasis added - SCC] Veterans groups remain committed.

Discriminatory? Remove its references to Japan? Did we or did we not win a years long war against the militaristic machinations of the Japanese Empire? A country that launched wars of aggression against Russia, China, Indonesia, Australia and various British and American interests across the Pacific? An implacable enemy that routinely tortured and executed prisoners, slaughtered native populations, and tested germ weapons on US and Chinese citizens.
To call celebrating V-J Day discriminatory shows just how far the insane supporters of political correctness have sunk their tentacles into our history. One of the greatest and finest moments in American history is reduced to a small town in Rhode Island that remembers what we were fighting and how we won the greatest victory in world history.


Blogger leomemorial said...

When I first started the police memorial, there was a town here in Illinois that was in an uproar.

A fire dept. had an inflatable Santa INSIDE the station. However, some resident in that area was looking inside the window, and got upset when they saw the Santa.

The town went into hysterics, demanding the removal, as well as any other decorations in the town. I wish I could remember the name of the town but it was so long ago.

I faxed a letter to the Mayor, very irate. At the time I was an Assist. to my friend's memorial as he was a Fire Marshal. He passed away this month 4 years ago from cancer...

8/14/2006 11:59:00 PM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

"We have never been at war with Oceania..."

8/15/2006 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its important to note that 1940's Japan in addition to being a military society, they were also suicidal. And we defeated them!!! Just like were defeating these Muslim maniacs, but the biased media wants George Bush to lose the war. Japan fell in line, and w/the proper backing from the American public, Islam WILL fall in line!!! The problem is this not the same country that defeated Hitler!!!!!!!!!

8/15/2006 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm ready to throw in the towel and blow this country. I'll move to Scotland, despite my concern for being so close to those miserable Irish, arm myself to the teeth, and fish and hunt until my dying day.

8/15/2006 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

First of all, those miserable Irish are across on another island. They aren't swimming to you.

Second of all, if you recall the slaughter at Dunblane, no one in Scotland owns a firearm anymore after 16 children and a teacher were shot in 1996.

Have fun unarmed.

8/15/2006 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, SCC-apparently you are Irish-American.

8/15/2006 10:11:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

How do you figure that?

8/15/2006 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall the slaughter at Dunblane by the fruit gymnastics coach. Sporting arms are still allowed. I Know Where I'm Going.

8/15/2006 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Paw_Hidden said...

Dear Colonials, firstly we might not want you and secondly legal pocession of firearms in the UK is not stright forward. I would decline your application based purely on your accent.

8/18/2006 06:10:00 PM  

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