Skip to comments.Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again
Posted on 02/04/2014 2:11:03 PM PST by ColdOne
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“The Japanese were the ones who bonbed Pearl Harbor and threatened an invasion of the west coast like theyd done successfully throughout the Pacific.
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“The Japanese were the ones who bonbed Pearl Harbor and threatened an invasion of the west coast like theyd done successfully throughout the Pacific.”
Then why weren’t the Japanese in Hawaii interned? Most of them weren’t.
Who ended up with their property? Something to look into.
I don’t see how that supports a charge of racism in any case...
Impractical I’d guess, but it is curious.
I don’t know. I was told the government auctioned it off right away. When they returned afar the war the land was in someone else’s name. I have seen this portrayed in movies, but don’t know much about details.
When reparations came down there was a housing tract there and their farm land, now covered in houses, was valued at 1.1 million for just the land.
I did not know that. Thanks for that history lesson.
Because Hawaii was under martial law, easing security concerns, I gather:
“...In addition to the 1,200 or so local Japanese who were eventually arrested, there were also about 100 local Germans and Italians who were arrested and interned.”
That was only about 1%.
Gino Marchetti’s Mom was in an internment camp. While he was fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
Are you kidding?
German-American Internment refers to the detention of German and German-American citizens in the United States during World War I and World War II. Unlike the Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II and the Italian Americans who were subject to the same fate, these internees have never received an apology or reparations.
I don't know much about Italian camps but they existed as well.
"Florin, Sacramento County, California. A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. The soldier, age 23, volunteered July 10, 1941, and is stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is the youngest of six years children, two of them volunteers in United States Army. The mother, age 53, came from Japan 37 years ago. Her husband died 21 years ago, leaving her to raise six children. She worked in a strawbery basket factory until last year when her her children leased three acres of strawberries "so she wouldn't have to work for somebody else". The family is Buddhist. This is her youngest son. Her second son is in the army stationed at Fort Bliss. 453 families are to be evacuated from this area."
There were camps for Germans and Italians but a large percentage of them were not even citizens.
They were an extremely small percentage of the population of those ethnic groups that were living in the U.S.
Germans were rounded up and interned, citizens and non-citizens, including near my home town (and my mother’s family were Germans and were very damn aware of the situation).
You mockingly asked where the German camps were and I showed you. Up to you to pretend that those lives weren’t interrupted or that they didn’t matter anyway, if that’s what you wish.
If they come for conservatives it would be the last straw.
“I don’t. I’m not sure how much was confiscated by the government.”
With the passing of Executive Order 9066, the Japanese were forced to leave their homes and possessions. They were told to be ready to move in a week or two and to only bring what they could carry (Turnbull). In the allotted time period, they had to sell their property and possessions. It was a very difficult task with the limited amount of time. The Order was specifically directed towards Japanese people.
Internment was popular among many white farmers who resented the Japanese American farmers. “White American farmers admitted that their self-interest required removal of the Japanese.” These individuals saw internment as a convenient means of uprooting their Japanese American competitors. Austin E. Anson, managing secretary of the Salinas Vegetable Grower-Shipper Association, told the Saturday Evening Post in 1942:
“We’re charged with wanting to get rid of the Japs for selfish reasons. We do. It’s a question of whether the white man lives on the Pacific Coast or the brown men. They came into this valley to work, and they stayed to take over... If all the Japs were removed tomorrow, we’d never miss them in two weeks, because the white farmers can take over and produce everything the Jap grows. And we do not want them back when the war ends, either.”
I don’t think they were required to sell anything. But they often did, because they didn’t know if it would be there when they got back.
That one blowhard in California shot his mouth off and was prejudiced and wants a land grab, doesn't imply motive to Congress. Show me the congressional discussions where land grabs for the white were presented as the main reason for internment and I'll consider them.
Regardless of that guy's comments, the Japanese attacked us. And then some Japanese Americans helped a Japanese airman in the Niihau Incident. It raises suspicion on the allegiance of all Japanese Americans.
We know who DHS considers “potential terrorists”. Conservatives, returning war vets, gun owners and so on. They’ve already said that early on in the Obama administration.
Obama has already lashed out at his critics, saying they are the reason for his administration’s failures. See the O’Reilly interview on Sunday. And it is only get worst for Obama as his health care plan destroys what is left of already depressed economy.
Now this bombshell for Justice Scalia. The times are getting interesting.
You have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Every Japanese man, woman, and child (citizen, resident, or illegal) on the West Coast was interned.
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