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Professor Exposes Federally Funded Revisionist History Conference
The Blaze ^ | 1 Nov 2010 | Meredith Jessup

Posted on 11/01/2010 6:22:43 PM PDT by combat_boots

In July, the (NEH) sponsored a workshop on “History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII” for college professors in Hawaii. Professor Penelope Blake, a veteran professor of Humanities at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill., was one of 25 American scholars chosen to attend the workshop, but was reportedly disheartened to find the conference “driven by an overt political bias and a blatant anti-American agenda.”

Professor Blake is now reportedly calling on Congress to implement better oversight over the NEH. In a letter addressed directly to her Illinois congressman, Rep. Don Manzullo, Blake documents conference details and asks him to vote against NEH funding for future events. According to PowerLine, copies of the letter have also been delivered to members of the NEH council and NEH chair Jim Leach.

Full letter follows (emphases hers):

Dear Congressman Manzullo:

As one of twenty-five American scholars chosen to participate in the recent National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshop, “History and Commemoration: Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII,” at the University of Hawaii, East-West Center, I am writing to ask you to vote against approval of 2011 funding for future workshops until the NEH can account for the violation of its stated objective to foster “a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups” (NEH Budget Request, 2011).

In my thirty years as a professor in upper education, I have never witnessed nor participated in a more extremist, agenda-driven, revisionist conference, nearly devoid of rhetorical balance and historical context for the arguments presented.

In both the required preparatory readings for the conference, as well as the scholarly presentations, I found the overriding messages to include the following:

1. The U.S. military and its veterans constitute an imperialistic, oppressive force which has created and perpetuated its own mythology of liberation and heroism, insisting on a “pristine collective memory” of the war. The authors/presenters equate this to Japan’s almost total amnesia and denial about its own war atrocities (Fujitani, White, Yoneyama, 9, 23). One presenter specifically wrote about turning down a job offer when he realized that his office would overlook a fleet of U.S. Naval warships, “the symbol of American power and the symbol of our [Hawaiians'] dispossession…I decided they could not pay me enough” (Osorio 5). Later he claimed that electric and oil companies were at the root of WWII, and that the U.S. developed a naval base at Pearl Harbor to ensure that its own coasts would not be attacked (9, 13).

2. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor should be seen from the perspective of Japan being a victim of western oppression (one speaker likened the attack to 9-11, saying that the U.S. could be seen as “both victim and aggressor” in both attacks); that American “imperial expansion” forced Japan’s hand: “For the Japanese, it was a war to defend their unique culture against Western Imperialism” (Yoneyama 335-336); and the Pearl Harbor attack could be seen as a “pre-emptive strike.” (No mention of the main reason for the Pearl Harbor attack: the U.S. had cut off Japan’s oil supply in order to stop the wholesale slaughter of Chinese civilians at the hands of the Japanese military.) Another author argued that the Japanese attack was no more “infamous” or “sneaky” than American actions in Korea or Vietnam (Rosenberg 31-32).

3. War memorials, such as the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery (where many WWII dead are buried, including those executed by the Japanese on Wake Island and the beloved American journalist Ernie Pyle), are symbols of military aggression and brutality “that pacify death, sanitize war and enable future wars to be fought” (Ferguson and Turnbull, 1). One author stated that the memorials represent American propaganda, “the right to alter a story” (Camacho 201).

4. The U.S. military has repeatedly committed rapes and other violent crimes throughout its past through the present day. Cited here was the handful of cases of attacks by Marines in Okinawa (Fujitani, et al, 13ff). (What was not cited were the mass-murders, rapes, mutilations of hundreds of thousands of Chinese at the hands of the Japanese throughout the 1930s and 40s. This issue is a perfect example of the numerous instances of assertions made without balance or historical context.) Another author stated that the segregation in place within our military and our “occupation” of Germany after the war was comparable to Nazism (’we were as capable of as much evil as the Germans”) even though the author admits, with some incredulity, that he “saw no genuine torture, despite all the [American] arrogance, xenophobia and insensitivity.“ He attributes American kindness towards conquered Germans to our ”wealth and power“ which allowed us to ”forego the extreme kinds of barbarism” (Davis 586). Another author/presenter compared the temporary relocation camps erected by Americans during the war to Nazi extermination camps (Camacho 206). (This is perhaps the most outrageous, offensive and blatantly false statement I have ever read in a supposedly scholarly work).

5. Those misguided members of the WWII generation on islands like Guam and Saipan who feel gratitude to the Americans for saving them from the Japanese are blinded by propaganda supporting “the image of a compassionate America” or by their own advanced age. One author/presenter questioned whether the Americans had saved anyone from anything (Camacho 177, 209), arguing that the Americans could be seen as easily and justifiably as “conquerors and invaders” (199).

6. It was “the practice” of the U.S. military in WWII to desecrate and disrespect the bodies of dead Japanese (Camacho 186). (Knowing this to be absolutely false, I challenged the speaker/author, who then admitted that this was not the “practice” of our military. Still, the word remains in his publication. As he obviously knew this to be false, I can only assume that his objective was not scholarship but anti-military propaganda.)

7. Conservatives and veterans in the U.S. have had an undue and corrupt influence on how WWII is remembered, for example, successfully lobbying to remove from the Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit images of the destruction caused by the atom bomb and the revisionist portrayal of the Japanese as victims in the war (Yoneyama). (What the presenter and author, Ms. Yoneyama, failed to explain was why all representations of Japan’s murderous rampages throughout China and the Philippines were removed from the exhibit as well…surely not at the request of American veterans or conservatives. When I challenged Ms. Yoneyama to explain this issue, a tense exchange ensued, but I finally established that Japanese influences had also played a role in “shaping” the exhibit. This never would have been mentioned had I not demanded the speaker address this distortion in her presentation. Ms. Yoneyama clearly intended to present a one-sided attack on those who wanted the exhibit to emphasize the many reasons why the atom bombs were necessary.) Ms. Yoneyama concluded her essay with a parting shot at the veterans, whom she mockingly labels “martyrs of their sacred war,“ and ”conservative elites” who objected to the Smithsonian’s revisionist history: “the Smithsonian debate ended in the defeat of those who sought critical rethinking, as well as the defeat of those who questioned the self-evident…, and the victory of those who felt threatened by obfuscation of the contours of conventional knowledge” (emphasis mine, 329,339). The author’s elitist dismissal of those who questioned the Enola Gay exhibit is representative of the perspectives and tone of much of the conference, as illustrated by the following point.

8. Conservatives are reactionary nationalists (no distinction was made between nationalism and patriotism), pro-military “tea baggers” who are incapable of “critical thinking.” Comments were made about “people who watch Fox News” not caring if the news “is accurate or not” (Yoneyama, Lecture). The end result of this deprecation within the conference room was to discourage debate and create an atmosphere of intolerance to opposing views, in direct violation of the stated objectives of the NEH. Several participants told me privately that they considered me “brave” for speaking up, thus begging the question: At a conference supposedly committed to openness and tolerance of all views, why should it take bravery to speak one’s mind?

9. Relating to the above, even members of the NEH review board are not immune to “reactionary” pro-military views. One essay recounts how an earlier attempt to receive funding for a similar conference was denied because some NEH reviewers thought the “program lacked diversity and balance among points of view”….and that the organizers possessed “a very specific, ‘politically correct’ agenda,“ noting that ”bias is dangerously threatening throughout.“ The authors of the essay dismissed and denigrated these NEH reviewers with the same elitist attitude they exhibited towards the ”Fox News” viewers: “Clearly this reviewer was unable to comprehend our understanding” of the conference objectives (in other words, he/she is stupid), and “what he or she really desired was the inclusion of defenders of American nationalism and militarism” (Fujitani, et al, 24).

10. Veterans’ memories of their own experiences in the war are suspect and influenced by media and their own self-delusion (Rosenberg, 18, 24). Therefore, it is the role of academics to “correct” their history. As one organizer commented, this will be more easily accomplished once the WWII generation has passed away. Another wrote, “America’s nostalgic war memories are beginning to fray around the edges” (White, 267).

11. War memorials like the Arizona Memorial should be recast as “peace memorials,” sensitive to all viewers from all countries, especially the many visitors from Japan. The conference dedicated significant time to the discussion of whether or not a Japanese memorial in honor of victims of the atom bombs should be erected at the Arizona Memorial site, in order to pacify Japanese visitors who may be offended by the “racism” [anti-Japanese] of the Arizona Memorial. To this end, the conference organizers discussed a revised film (1992) shown to visitors to the Arizona Memorial which removed some of the earlier (1980) film’s “Japan-bashing” and warnings about the need for the American military to remain prepared in the future. The new film, which emphasizes the reasons (justifications?) for the Japanese bombings of Pearl Harbor, includes fewer battle scenes and “transforms the triumphant feelings of victory with a more mournful reflection of losses inflicted by war” (White 285), thus sending a more pacifist, anti-war message and offering a perspective which makes people “less angry” after viewing the film (the author acknowledges that this has worked well, except for “older citizens” who are outraged by the “revisionist” sympathy towards the Japanese) (287). The new, more “inclusive” film features visual images of both American and Japanese dead, Japanese Buddhist monks visiting the memorial, and a culminating text which reads “Mourn the dead” as opposed to “Mourn American dead” or “Mourn our dead” so that “it represented the U.S. and Japanese” (emphasis mine, 288). The memorial’s superintendent, Donald Magee, summed up the tone of the new film: “We don’t take sides….here at Pearl Harbor we don’t condemn the Japanese” (292). Based on the author’s description, I refused to attend a viewing of the film, in protest of its appeasement of treachery and attempts to revise historical fact.

As overwhelming and pervasive as these politically-correct and revisionist messages were, the conference did feature a few presentations and articles which represented truly excellent examples of balanced, well-researched scholarship. One highpoint of the conference was a panel of WWII veterans who shared with us their personal experiences of the war. But, given the overall anti-military bias present at this conference, I could not help but shudder to think how these amazing men would feel if they knew the true focus of the conference. I honestly felt ashamed of my profession and my government for sponsoring this travesty.I am aware that my comments may well have been dismissed by the conference organizers in the same manner they dismissed other opposing voices as “nationalistic” or simplistic. So be it. But I am no blind patriot, Congressman Manzullo, nor am I ignorant of the complexities inherent in the telling and re-telling of history. I also acknowledge, research and teach the many mistakes this country has made, and I am as suspect of the extreme right as I am of the extreme left. But I am also a historian who knows that despite all of their mistakes, this nation and its military have defended, protected and freed more people in their comparatively brief existence than all of the nations in Europe and Asia combined. Allied efforts, however imperfect, defended the world against two of the greatest forms of evil the world has ever known, European Fascism and Japanese Imperialism. This perspective was never, not once, offered at this conference except as a concept that will be well-buried with the WWII generation. If nothing else, I have shown that any imminent celebration of the demise of these concepts may be premature.

As a daughter of two WWII veterans and the niece of a man who gave his life to help defend his country in WWII, I simply will not stand by and allow their history to be usurped and corrupted by a revisionist and iconoclastic political agenda within academe.

The NEH is requesting an operating budget of 161 million dollars for 2011, including over 71 million to support conferences like the one I have described. I ask that you do everything in your power to delay approval of this request until the NEH does the following:

1. Reviews all NEH conference and workshop proposals and supporting materials to eliminate any overt political agenda;

2. Illustrates to Congress and the American people an ability to create programs which support sound and objective scholarship and provide forums for debate in which all sides are recognized and encouraged;

3. Eliminates all intolerance and pejorative language towards any group or viewpoint;

4. Commits itself to a fair and balanced view of our nation’s history and humanities, acknowledging its mistakes but also honoring its achievements.

To demonstrate the above, any group or institution requesting a grant from the NEH should be required to submit its entire schedule of presenters and a complete list of the literature which will be discussed at the conference to ensure that varied sides of any issue will be represented and respected.

Until these actions are taken, I sincerely doubt that the majority of Americans would approve of their tax dollars supporting this academic attack on American history and culture. I plan to do everything in my power to inform American voters of this issue, and I trust our elected officials will take heed of their constituents’ reactions.

Citations for the sources I have used are attached to this letter. Should you wish any further documentation on the issues I have raised or have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Penelope A. Blake, Ph.D.

The NEH isn’t the first federal agency accused to misusing its funding to pursue a particular agenda. Most recently, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was accused of partisan operations when a recorded conference callrevealed government officials asking artists to design projects in support of the Obama administration’s agenda.

For more info, PowerLine invites readers to contact them to request a copy of the sources Professor Blake uses in her letter.


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I posted it all but ask you to go read it. It takes my breath away.
1 posted on 11/01/2010 6:22:49 PM PDT by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

Sickening Leftist BS........


2 posted on 11/01/2010 6:25:33 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: combat_boots
8. Conservatives are reactionary nationalists (no distinction was made between nationalism and patriotism), pro-military “tea baggers” who are incapable of “critical thinking.”

All too typical. We really have our work cut out for us over the next decade or so.
3 posted on 11/01/2010 6:27:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jakerobins
Leftist BS. The japs were killing 100,00 prisoners, both civilian and military of all Allied powers, per month. This was by execution, disease, and starvation. You never hear of that.
4 posted on 11/01/2010 6:31:49 PM PDT by mfish13
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To: jakerobins
Leftist BS. The japs were killing 100,00 prisoners, both civilian and military of all Allied powers, per month. This was by execution, disease, and starvation. You never hear of that.
5 posted on 11/01/2010 6:31:49 PM PDT by mfish13
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To: cripplecreek

Parents pay hard-earned money to pay these deceitful creatures to brainwash their children.
Boycott the universities these snakes nest in.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 6:32:17 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: combat_boots

Defund NEH


7 posted on 11/01/2010 6:35:23 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: kittymyrib

Boycotting them doesn’t work. They still get our tax dollars. We need to take control of them.


8 posted on 11/01/2010 6:35:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: combat_boots

There’s only one answer to this crap: Wall/Firing Squad.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 6:36:23 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: combat_boots

Yep, coming out of academia myself, it is all true. These overeducated morons know nothing about Japan, its Bushido Code, or its brutal expansion into Korea and Manchuria which precipitated Roosevelt’s oil and critical materials cut-off. Nor do they care to know.


10 posted on 11/01/2010 6:47:03 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: combat_boots

Ivory Tower idiots, traitors, ungrateful for all they’ve been given. They should never be allowed to teach anyone.


11 posted on 11/01/2010 6:53:11 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

Among the many things we must defund.


12 posted on 11/01/2010 7:09:41 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: cripplecreek

..... We need to move the leftists out of the positions of cultural control into which they have infiltrated themselves. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the same Alinsky tactics that have served the Left so well over the past forty-odd years will serve us equally well in neutralizing and ultimately driving out these ideological fanatics now that they have done us the kindness of revealing themselves.


13 posted on 11/01/2010 7:10:27 PM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Rocky

I pity the student who disagrees with this.


14 posted on 11/01/2010 7:17:25 PM PDT by Lumper20
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Thanks combat_boots. And thanks Professor Penelope Blake!
In July, the (NEH) sponsored a workshop on "History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII" for college professors in Hawaii. Professor Penelope Blake, a veteran professor of Humanities at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill., was one of 25 American scholars chosen to attend the workshop, but was reportedly disheartened to find the conference "driven by an overt political bias and a blatant anti-American agenda." Professor Blake is now reportedly calling on Congress to implement better oversight over the NEH. In a letter addressed directly to her Illinois congressman, Rep. Don Manzullo, Blake documents conference details and asks him to vote against NEH funding for future events.
Is *your* blood boiling?

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15 posted on 11/01/2010 7:23:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: combat_boots

Post modernism + Post humanism = PRE Humans.

These people are sincerely bonkers.


16 posted on 11/01/2010 7:28:37 PM PDT by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm)
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To: mfish13

I know about what the Japanese did to the Americans. And I hear all the time from my Chinese and Burmese students what they did to them.

Just horrible...the savagery equals what the Turks did to the Christians in the early 20th century.


17 posted on 11/01/2010 7:32:56 PM PDT by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm)
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To: combat_boots

“F” those liberals.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 7:38:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: combat_boots; All
The left NEVER EVER EVER stops...not for one minute. This is a great reminder that even after our sweep tomorrow, we must double-down. We must learn from their relentlessness...otherwise if we don't lose, our kids will.

Just think of Washington at Morristown and Valley Forge...or right after the Battle of Brooklyn. He never gave up...

Sorry for the rant, but this is so over the top, I could not help myself.

19 posted on 11/01/2010 7:39:39 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: combat_boots; All
The left NEVER EVER EVER stops...not for one minute. This is a great reminder that even after our sweep tomorrow, we must double-down. We must learn from their relentlessness...otherwise if we don't lose, our kids will.

Just think of Washington at Morristown and Valley Forge...or right after the Battle of Brooklyn. He never gave up...

Sorry for the rant, but this is so over the top, I could not help myself.

20 posted on 11/01/2010 7:39:39 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy

The next House MUST defund the Left. No more federal money for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment fo the Arts, the ACLU, ACORN or any offshoot thereof, and the environmental law firms that exist only to sue the government and to collect their fees from the government. When the feds are borrowing 37 cents of every dollar they spend, they and we cannot afford that nonsense.


21 posted on 11/01/2010 7:47:56 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: p. henry

Also no more federal money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


22 posted on 11/01/2010 7:48:56 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: combat_boots

Normally it is the victors who write history. Well, maybe the victors are writing history, perhaps because we have allowed them to and have not been paying attention to what has been happening in academia.


23 posted on 11/01/2010 7:54:31 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: combat_boots
There is no co-existence with these people. It's not possible.

They need to be moved to the east, and we need a new internal border between us and them.

With gun turrets.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 11/01/2010 7:59:19 PM PDT by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: p. henry

Yep...the new house Republicans must understand that their party will be DONE if they do not accomplish OUR agenda this time. End of story.


25 posted on 11/01/2010 8:01:30 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy
"Yep...the new house Republicans must understand that their party will be DONE if they do not accomplish OUR agenda this time. End of story."

Yup. My old buddies and I were talking about this very thing today. The newly elected members must resist the indoctornation by the GOP and their RINO's which will be intense.

Enough is enough.

26 posted on 11/01/2010 8:07:41 PM PDT by blam
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To: combat_boots

bump


27 posted on 11/01/2010 8:14:54 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: LucyT; BP2; rxsid; null and void; Candor7

ping


28 posted on 11/01/2010 8:15:55 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Nightshift

gnip


29 posted on 11/01/2010 8:27:13 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: combat_boots

As you’re probably aware, the NEH is just one of a long list of feral agencies that authorize grants and other funding to anti-American causes. Supporting revisionist history, junk science, and junk medicine are but a sample of their treacherous endeavors. The beauty of it, for them at least, is these parasites do it all on the host’s dime. Good work if you can get it.


30 posted on 11/01/2010 8:52:34 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: combat_boots
8. Conservatives are reactionary nationalists (no distinction was made between nationalism and patriotism), pro-military “tea baggers” who are incapable of “critical thinking.” Comments were made about “people who watch Fox News” not caring if the news “is accurate or not” (Yoneyama, Lecture). The end result of this deprecation within the conference room was to discourage debate and create an atmosphere of intolerance to opposing views, in direct violation of the stated objectives of the NEH. Several participants told me privately that they considered me “brave” for speaking up, thus begging the question: At a conference supposedly committed to openness and tolerance of all views, why should it take bravery to speak one’s mind?

My goodness, the conference was Delphie'd. Imagine that...

31 posted on 11/02/2010 12:19:57 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: combat_boots
One of my favorite articles was about the controversy surrounding the Enola Gay exhibit. Had some quotes from the head of the exhibit clearly showing his leftist colors stating that it wasn't the job of the Smithsonian to showcase America at it's best. According to the Smithsonian's charter, that is it's job.
32 posted on 11/02/2010 12:34:28 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: mfish13

Was stationed on Guam back in the 80s. My ex and I talked to a Guamanian woman on her softball team. She told us that her father was a teenager when the Japanese took the island. His whole family and village was herded into a cave by Japanese soldiers. The soldiers then began shooting everyone in the cave. They came in and bayoneted the survivors. The only reason her father lived was he hid under his older brother’s body. Even back in the 80s some younger Guamanians maintained that they were better off under the Japanese. I’m sure that woman’s father would disagree with that.


33 posted on 11/02/2010 12:46:49 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: The Comedian

Amen. Praise the Lord and pass the M50.

“On me.”


34 posted on 11/02/2010 3:30:11 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

We will not stop this until we are serious about it. Our newly elected officals will be swimming up stream if they don’t root out, defund and remove these entrenched communist organizations


35 posted on 11/02/2010 3:39:13 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tides coming in)
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To: SunkenCiv
Already voted to throw this bunch out. All that is left is putting the champaign on ice. Today we start to take back America!
36 posted on 11/02/2010 9:42:27 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: The Comedian

They need to be moved to the east, and we need a new internal border between us and them.

With apologies to our NYC Freepers, lets make NYC (maybe Manhattan) into a liberal museum. Move all the ivory tower types there. They however must stay in the museum, and live in their fantasy world. Outsiders can go to the museum to laugh at the ivory tower liberals, the nowhere people making their nowhere plans. To get out, the ivory tower type must show signs of real intelligence, instead of being attached to the hive mind.


37 posted on 11/02/2010 12:29:45 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Japan being a victim of western oppression

Here's another of those poor "victims" - right after he slaughtered Chinese in Nanking.

38 posted on 11/02/2010 2:07:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

D@mned right!


39 posted on 11/02/2010 6:28:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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