A date which will live in infamy …
Pearl Harbor still serves as a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was the target of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese naval forces. Just before 8 a.m. on that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese aircraft attacked the base, managing to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval ships, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack. These casualties included civilians. Another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan.
So we remember our heroes, those brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect what American is and means in this world.
Today we remember, but does that remembrance last?
I see the chaos of this 2020 election unfold around me, and I wonder.
Despite the mass media’s repeated denials, more and more evidence of fraud surfaces. Votes being changed by Dominion algorithms, votes disappearing, and sacks of other votes magically appearing. While they are not widely reported, they are certainly there. But still, the rush to erase voting machine memory, to certify what cannot be verified. Why? If all is on the up and up, why the rush?
American Combat Veterans are now demanding a complete audit of the Georgia vote. These are your heroes, folks. These are the people who fought for you. I think we owe them that. I also think there needs to be a complete audit of the entire election. If Joe Biden truly won the election, an accurate, validated recount will substantiate that fact. If massive fraud did occur as I fear it did, it would be proven, and those guilty would be discovered and dealt with.
But for this American, the 2020 election will never be legitimate … until that investigation and audited recount occurs. This 2020 election is a dark smear on the character of the American people.
Are Americans and American ideals still worth fighting and dying for?
I once read a plaque that was inscribe with a poem Eleanor Roosevelt carried around in her pocket during World War II. It read …
Lest I continue
My complacent way,
Help me to remember that somewhere,
Somehow out there
A man died for me today.
As long as there be war,
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?
I read that plaque many years ago, and it profoundly touched me; heart and soul.
It breaks my heart to say this, but today, if Eleanor Roosevelt asked me that same question, I would have to answer her, sadly – “maybe not.”
10 thoughts on “Remembering Pearl Harbor”
DC, if all of those votes were manipulated, why does the Republican selected by President Trump to oversee the safekeeping of the election repeatedly say that this was the most secure election yet and that the electronic votes compared to the paper vote backup show that there was no manipulation? And why do Republican judges in so many battleground states deny the Trump attorneys’ court cases? Why do the Republican governor and secretary of Georgia repeatedly stand by the original vote count that was confirmed by two separate recounts, by hand (not a machine)? And how can we have mass fraud when each of the 50 states controls its own election process–there is no centralized voting system. Why can’t the President ever produce any proof to backup fraud statements that he has been uttering since he won the last election?
Simply put, because the “swamp” is bipartisan. I have seen a good deal of proof myself, just in obvious mathematical improbabilities. The Georgia recounts did not include vote verification. They simply recounted all the same “unvalidated” ballots. Tell me, how do you certify what you will not verify. However, this is not solely about Trump vs. Biden. If we as a nation cannot trust our elections, we will not have a country.
Lump in throat
It is truly a sad day.
I do share your despair, if not your conclusions. Too many people have no idea about what Pearl Harbor meant as well as people who deny that the Holocaust ever happened or was misrepresented.
Yes. And Pat, I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat. I am an American … and that demands country before party.
DC, I appreciate your courteous response
I wish other people who disagree with each other would emulate your tone.
The top U.S. intelligence official stated that election lawsuits and other issues need to be resolved before the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election can be declared.
Great post. I worry about where our country is heading. The corruption is horrible and I fear communism is knocking at our door.
We have similar worries.