June 16, 2007
History Repeats Itself
Have We Learned Nothing from History?
During WWII, the Japanese were searching for a way to demoralize the American forces that they faced. The Japanese psychological warfare experts came up with a message that they thought would work well. They gave the script to their famous broadcaster "Tokyo Rose" and everyday she would broadcast this same message packaged in various ways hoping to have an impact on American GI morale. What was the message? It had three main points:
1. Your President is lying to you.
2. This war is wrong and illegal.
3. You cannot win the war.
Sound familiar? Maybe it's because the U.S. mainstream media and the Democrat Party has picked up the same message and is broadcasting it to our troops. The only difference is that they claim to support our troops before they demoralize them.
Come to think of it, Tokyo Rose used to tell the troops she was on their side.
Tokyo Rose was wrong then just like the mainstream media and Democratic Party are wrong now.
Japan lost their war and Tokyo Rose was convicted of Treason.
If only we could get the same results for the media and some of those Democrats.>
- Joatmoaf -
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Ah, Joat, but some of us have learned. The anti-American faction has learned. They learned that in Vietnam the Tokyo Rose strategy WORKED.
Let's pray the rest of us have learned something, too.
Posted by: Mrs. PurpleRaider at Jun 17, 2007 4:36:32 PM
Yes, what was treason a few short decades ago is nothing more than Enlightened Reasoning to the more progressive thinkers among us.
We lowbrows need to make sure that we don't become complacent before it's too late.
Posted by: Joatmoaf at Jun 18, 2007 7:37:34 PM
That Jane Fonda hasn't been chared(or chared) with Treason is a good cause to take up arms..
Posted by: Larryconely at Jun 19, 2007 9:47:02 PM
Could have titled it "Wishing on a Star." It's short sided to wish opponents be brought up on charges. If they had their way they may bring the U.S. Military up on charges (for participation...even though ordered...in the GWOT). Frankly it would martyr and lionize them, and they'd shield themselves in the First Amendment, and rightly so.
Surely standing on adversarial necks isn't what we'd support as congruent with the freedom we support, maintain, and enable.
This war can be thought of as a war of ideas. Standing on necks (as does the dictators of the world islamic and otherwise) is an enemy tactic. Doing the same isn't -- playing hardball -- it's regression.
Blogging about your thoughts, your duty, and your role is the most superior counter-hatefulthugandwillingenabler tactic available...and I commend you for availing yourself so.
I'd spend less time worrying about the fourth rail and more time highlighting the success of freedom. Tell every good story you can lay too.
Free minds, free voices, and free economies is the state of man.
Posted by: mtlibertyproject at Jun 28, 2007 2:18:13 AM
If a crime has been committed, the guilty person should be brought up on charges. What's "short-sighted" (not "sided") about that? It's not about politics, or wanting to "stand on adversarial necks". (Nice tone of sarcasm and mockery brought in to belittle a serious issue, by the way.) It's about the crime of treason as defined in the Constitution: giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
That's the only crime specifically defined in the Constitution; I rather believe there's a reason for that.
Posted by: Mrs. PurpleRaider at Jun 28, 2007 1:49:14 PM
You have been tagged with a crappy meme.
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 30, 2007 10:17:55 AM
"Free minds, free voices, and free economies is the state of man."
Not true in any context and the statement makes no sense to anyone but an idealist.
A quote from the Sci-Fi series "Eureka" sums it up best -
"Without the pragmatists running interference, the idealists wouldn't be able to get anything done."
All wars are wars of ideas. In this particular case the differing ideologies are so opposite as to be worthy of nothing less than war.
Radical islam wants to kill non believers and convert the world to their views.
Their system has no place for free ideas, minds or economics.
The Liberals in congress are marching lock step in their efforts to ensure that America will get a black eye out of this.
They're not doing it for a lofty IDEAL, they're doing it out of vindictive, self-destructive spite.
Their reasoning for opposing the war can't be confirmed by their actions of recent history.
Their idealism is ambiguous, not magnanomous.
Their opposition is spiteful, not noble and compassionate.
In point of fact, their "hearts" (if they have any) aren't "in the right place".
They have no good intentions about their stance on this war other than a fast buck and a few votes.
Treason is treason and good intentions mean diddley squat.
Like John Murtha, Benidict Arnold was also a decorated war hero, and like Benidict Arnold, John Murtha is a traitor.
Posted by: Joatmoaf at Jul 1, 2007 12:52:01 PM
Nice stuff... tough to keep track of all that is happening. I end up reading 100 odd blogs daily. Plus there is news. You could also enrich your blog by adding current news on your blog... try out the news widget from widgetmate.com
Posted by: Mike Artherton at Jul 24, 2007 5:42:53 AM
Isn't today your birthday Joat?
I hope I remembered correctly. Happy birthday!!!
Posted by: Cassandra at Aug 26, 2007 11:45:26 PM
Yes it was and thanks. It was actually a pretty good one too.
Posted by: Joatmoaf at Aug 27, 2007 7:25:26 PM
Glad it was a good one :)
Posted by: Cassandra at Sep 2, 2007 1:32:39 PM
Well then you're simply employing the same means of propaganda.
You seem to imply that:
1. The president is not lying.
2. This war is right and legal.
3. We can win the war.
And that the insurgents:
1. Have been lied to.
2. Their war is wrong and illegal.
3. They cannot win the war.
Posted by: gott at Sep 30, 2007 5:00:19 PM
I'm not implying it, I'm stating it boldly.
Posted by: Joatmoaf at Sep 30, 2007 5:26:30 PM
So true man. By the way, I love jet noise too, I work pretty much at the nd of the Miramar runway!
Posted by: Jenn at Nov 12, 2007 2:40:57 PM
OT: Dear Cassandra, I moved almost a year ago, and I am still trying to all of my past posts. I ran across one that I wrote about you, and I tested it make sure the link was still good. I am so glad it is! I shall add you to my new site: Rosemary's Thoughts. (http : // rosemarysthoughts.blogspot.com /)
The day was Sept. 14, 2004, and the post was about Kathleen's Story. I was so inspired that I wrote about it in the hopes that others would visit you. ;) Have a wonderful day.
Posted by: Rosemary at Jun 5, 2008 12:58:58 AM
Dear Joatmoaf, I wish I could say this angers me, but I have been angry for so long about stupid people who claim anything just to make their own stupid point. This is a good lesson to repeat, though.
Did you hear about that guy who has been helping train and giving support to terrorists since the 1990's? He got 20 freakin' years! WHAT THE HECK? Why is he not standing in front of a firing line? Could someone please explain to me the exact meaning of the word, 'TREASON'??? OMG. The world has gone nuts, and I fell asleep while the train was leaving the station! (lol, gotta laugh or cry. I'd rather laugh.)
Posted by: Rosemary at Jun 5, 2008 1:10:26 AM
nice site,belive I,ll be back. BTW,use to live near NAS Oceana,nothing like a Tomcat doing touch&goes.
Posted by: 1903A3 at Jul 15, 2008 11:17:54 AM
Joat, are you still around?
Posted by: Purple Raider at Nov 2, 2008 1:52:42 AM
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Posted by: jessica at Jun 2, 2009 4:21:42 PM
Great posting. I commend you for your service.
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