Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.
The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.
Conditions in these internment camps were deplorable; it was not uncommon to starve from malnutrition (watery, too-salty potato soup made up most of their meals), and they lived behind barbed-wire fences, in communal barracks, under the constant guard of military personnel who were not punished if they assaulted a prisoner. While you talk about other countries sending gay/trans/poc to camps, never forget that America did this in the not-so-distant past. Don’t forget that the Black Civil Rights Movement was only fifty years ago. Don’t forget how America has treated Russian-Americans for the last seventy years, for the heinous crime of being associated with another country. And don’t forget that women here are still fighting for rights that women in many European countries have without question. Basically - don’t be ignorant to what this country gets up to, because America isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
More things they conveniently skip i school
Japanese “soldier” with a baby on a bayonette
Chinese mother holding her child while being beheaded
Chinese child used as sword practice
Chinese civilian being beheaded
Japanese “soldier” proud of his work
Former citizens of Nanking
Former children of Nanking
Allied POW about to be executed
Allied soldiers after a stay in a Japanese POW camp.
I’m so sorry the Japanese had it so hard in America during World War 2. They were treating everyone else so kind. They didn’t deserve any of that. Those poor poor people and the atrocities they suffered at the hands of those evil old Americans.
1. All of that is emphasized in American schools to make us seem like the victims, this post is about how Americans did bad shit too. Your cute little turn-of-phrase didn’t really have the effect you intended.
2. No one is saying that Japan didn’t do that stuff? At all?
3. Like no one is saying in this post that that stuff didn’t happen, no one is saying the Holocaust didn’t happen
4. You’re committing the fairly large oversight of the fact that JAPANESE AMERICANS ARE NOT THE PEOPLE WHO DID THOSE THINGS
Basically, go shove a dick in it, buddy. Because you’re coming off as a big whiny poo poo baby, and attempting to make this post about something besides the racism that this post is about.
I applaud you for exposing the atrocities commited by the Japanese. In Japan, they are trying to re-write history. Their children are not taught of things like the Nanking massacre, or unit 731 who by the way, were not tried as war criminals. None of this is “emphasized” in American schools. You Sload, are probably one of those yellow fever cunts that get off on buying a pair of 12 year old girl’s panties from a vending machine. If you are a girl, and Japanese. Then I feel sorry for your uneducated ass. The only problem with the end of world war two is that there were only 2 bombs dropped.
English Presentation Sword
- Dated: 1813-1814
- Makers: John Ray, John (cutler), James Montague (cutler)
- Place of Origin: London, England
- Medium and Techniques: gold set with enamelled plaques
- Measurements: blade length: 83 cm, hilt length: 18.5 cm, overall length: 101 cm. Width: 11.3 cm. Depth: 7.3 cm
- Marks and inscriptions: London hallmarks for 1813-14, the makers mark for John Ray and James Montague, the coat of arms for Rowland Hill, and the coat of arms for the City of London
The sword was presented by the City of London to Lieutenant General Rowland Hill for services at the Battle of Vittoria in 1813. The sword was described in the RUSI catalogue as a "dress rapier" and it was one of a number of items associated with Rowland Hill given to RUSI by Caroline, the Viscountess Hill, wife of the 5th Viscount Hill. He died without issue in 1924, so the items were donated to RUSI after 1924, and before the Viscountess died in 1941.
This gold hilted sword is decorated with the arms of Sir Rowland Hill (1772-1842) and the arms of the City of London and is inscribed: 'PRESENTED by the Corporation of the City of London pursuant to a Vote of the Common Council passed the 12th July 1813. The Right Honble George Scholey Mayor To LIEUT GENL SR ROWLAND HILL KB In testimony of the high Sense this Court entertains for his public services in the Skill Bravery and exertions so eminently displayed on the 21st day of June last When the French Army was compleatly defeated AT VITTORIA by the Allied Forces under the Command of Field Marshall the Marquis of Wellington'.
The sword was made by John Ray and James Montague, the esteemed hilt-makers, goldworkers and enamellers who succeeded James Morisset at Denmark Street, Soho, in around 1800. They thrived during the Napoleonic wars due to the prevalence of presentations swords as rewards for service, but lost business following Waterloo, when the demand for such items declined.
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