A new TV Show for Donald.. Let’s Play Concentration..

At some point the contestant will be given a chance of guess at the meaning of either a picture, or symbols that make up a message..

In this case the final solution is:

Work will set you free.
Work will set you free.

Maybe Donald Trump is trying to send a different message when he says we should put people in camps.  We put criminals in prisons.  We put people who illegally cross our borders, if the administration obeys the law, in detention until we can deport them.  This is all assuming that President Obama is not making up laws as he goes along.

After Pearl Harbor, when people realized how many Japanese there were in this country, we rounded up what would seem to be most of those on the Pacific coast and put them in camps for the duration.  Now just think how they thought about it.  Many of them had served in the U. S. military in WWI.  A number of them had American families, owned property, which a lot of them lost through confiscation, but for most of them their only crime was having been born to Japanese parents.

Going back in history from there, and over to Europe, we find the Germans setting up camps for those people they did not want to muddy up the Uber Race.  At first it might have just been the Jews but, the Jews weren’t the only ones.  There were, besides the Jews, communist, gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, social democrats, habitual offenders, and other people who were considered lesser beings.

I am not saying that Donald Trump wants to exterminate anyone but, I will point out that while Hitler had an antisemitic point of view this view did not materialize into the “Final Solution” until about 1941, at about the time they attacked their former allies the Russians.

I will say this : the old adage about those who forget history being doomed to repeat it has some bearing.

The Untied States has never been a perfect nation.  It has done some things that were terrible..  Just ask Native Americans about the “Trail of Tears” along which the United States government forced several tribes of Native Americans, including the Cherokees, Seminoles, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, to migrate to reservations west of the Mississippi River in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s. (Part of the above is a direct quote from Dictionary.com)

Think of Col. Custer from Little Big Horn who was killed, along with the 7th Cavalry when they began and attack on what they believe was small Indian village..  How the battle of Little Big Horn was won.  This is the story told from the perspective of the Native Americans who fought it.

Yes, this country, as it grew, did terrible things to the Native American but, we have grown since then.  While it is history we have learned the lessons and should not repeat them.

As a nation we like to believe that we stand with the oppressed.  We have defended Europe for years against the expansion of the soviets.  We have moved against terror, and we are in a war with terrorist..

We have principles that should not be considered as matters of convenience.

Our laws must be held firm, and not ignored.  The way we deal with people who violate us, or our laws, shows what kind of people we are.  When President Bush decided that the War on Terror meant they could implement torture his rational was that United States law did not apply out of the country.  I submit that the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a law passed by congress and signed by a president, which is a code of conduct for all Armed Forces, applies to our troops worldwide.

We might be at war with terrorist but, that does not mean we have to be terrorist ourselves, so Mr. Donald Trump..  The road to the gate pictured above has been traveled before, and we DO NOT want to go there.  Let us treat others by the way they act, and not because of who they are.

Radicals of any stripe can say stupid things.  That includes people like the Westboro Baptist Church, the Ku Klux Klan, and any other lunatic fringe group that preaches hate… and YOU, Donald Trump.  This is not the kind of conduct we want the leader of our nation to espouse.

In closing I would have to say “Here Mr. Trump is you sign”.

 

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.

 

 

 

 

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