07 December 2010

This day in history - Pearl Harbor

     "We have nothing to fear but fear itself!"
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

     We could certainly benefit from the leadership of FDR right now, what with the military and ideological Class warfare that currently engulfs us. But I suppose we'll have to make do with what we have.
     The bombing of Pearl Harbor certainly was a major wake-up call for Americans - comfortable in their relative physical isolation from the rest of the world's conflagrations at that time.
     How different from today, when our nation is enmeshed with the rest of the world, and the power elites essentially collude to keep the vast majority of humanity down and subjugated, benefiting the powerful at the expense of the rest of us. We have nothing to fear but fear itself? A start point, to be certain; but don't expect those in power to lead in overcoming those fears. We'll have to do it ourselves.

IMAGE SOURCE: Sailors in a motor launch rescue a survivor from the water alongside the sunken USS West Virginia (BB-48) during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor Naval History and Heritage

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