December 7th

Fifty years ago, I was seated at a table at Rampart College with my dear friend and revisionist historian, Jim Martin, reading a special edition of the Chicago Tribune about the attack on Pearl Harbor twenty-five years earlier, and how the FDR administration had deliberately provoked that attack. There was a time when inconvenient but embarrassing truth was at least tolerated in America. Modern truth-tellers are no longer welcome by those who insist on defending the institutional mindset. Today’s heretics must hide out in such places as Russia, the Ecuadorian embassy, Brazil, or in U.S. military prisons.

There is an abundant historical record about how FDR had manipulated the Japanese into the attack seventy-five years ago today, perhaps the most recent and well-documented being Robert Stinnett’s book Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor. On a day when the mainstream media exploits the living soldier and sailor victims of that attack – treating that day almost as a sacred holiday – the very least that is owed to these survivors (and their families) is the truth about how they were used as dispensable, fungible resources to advance the interests of those who insist upon power over their fellow humans!


10:16 am on December 7, 2016