What are we to think about Pearl Harbor?

On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japan bombed our naval base at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, launching us into a war in the South Pacific. Do people still remember it today?

Victor Davis Hanson, the military historian, writes:
 
Most Americans once were mostly in agreement about what happened on December 7, 1941, 80 years ago this year. But not so much now, given either the neglect of America’s past in the schools or woke revisionism at odds with the truth. 

Read it all to understand that day.

What I want to relate is that we seem to have largely lost the kind of men who responded to the attack. J.J. Sefton, the pseudonym of a writer for Ace of Spades, writes:
 
News came this weekend of the passing at 98 of former Senator Bob Dole. I want to put aside his decades-long career in US politics and instead look back 76 years ago when a German shell nearly tore his arm off and the ensuing infection nearly killed him.

I also want to note the passing at 99 of Edward Shames, a retired army colonel and the last surviving officer of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division who saw hell on earth at Normandy, Arnhem and Bastogne, yet lived to toast his son's bar mitzvah with cognac "liberated" from Hitler's "Eagle's Nest."

And then there's the story of Ira Schab who 80 years ago tomorrow found himself pulling bodies out of the water at a place known as Pearl Harbor. Today he's 101 and will make the trip back to Battleship Row to pay tribute, for likely the last time, thanks to the generosity of strangers' donations.

I mention these men and their past because we seem to be coming full circle. History does not necessarily move in a straight line, nor are incidents and eras stand-alone events. It is a continuum. As Bob Dole and Edward Shames pass into history, we lose a sense of ourselves, our heritage and where we came from, as well as the meaning of what it means to be a an American and a G-d fearing human being.

Putting this in context to the concerted effort to snuff out our collective memory of who and what we are by the continued dismantling of our monuments, the rewriting of our history and the brainwashing of yet another generation of our children who will not be taught of the sacrifices of Dole, Shames and Schab, that is if they are not blood-libeled as white male imperialist oppressors.

What is happening here and in Australia is the very thing those men, and others of their generation sacrificed so much for to prevent from ever happening again. The fact that it is happening here is perhaps the most hateful thing I can imagine. Talk about removing monuments.

On whom will we call when China comes for us?
 

"We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known."
~ Malcolm Muggeridge

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