CONNECTIONS: PART I – Fox News Bimbos Mangle History

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This day, in 1941 was called a “day that will live in infamy.” FDR was wrong about many things, but his is one thing I wish we did not need to prove wrong.  Unfortunately, he was wrong about that statement, too.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a well educated man.  He should have been, considering he was one of Endicott Peabody’s early students at Groton. Neither of these great men could ever visualize the abjectly remote possibility that the average “educated” American would be little more than a culturally illiterate slug.  Along with this cultural ignorance comes an abject lack of knowledge of history, the humanities and the sociological and psychological persecution of Christians in modern day “America”.

Today the usual anchor bimbos at FOX News demonstrated how abjectly and stupidly ignorant they actually are.

Radio Broadcasts of Pearl Harbor

I turned the telly on around 6:40AM, MST.  A few minutes later, ending around 6:45AM, MST, I was subjected to one of the most pathetic commentaries on modern cultural history I’ve had the misfortune to encounter.

The previous piece was about a recently “discovered” film of FDR making his post-Pearl Harbor speech on the 9th of December, 1941.  As an aside, this is one of the few things I’ve seen that actually showed a snip of FDR’s wheelchair.

“...MY FELLOW AMERICANS:

The sudden criminal attacks perpetrated by the Japanese in the Pacific provide the climax of a decade of international immorality.

Powerful and resourceful gangsters have banded together to make war upon the whole human race. Their challenge has now been flung at the United States of America. The Japanese have treacherously violated the longstanding peace between us. Many American soldiers and sailors have been killed by enemy action. American ships have been sunk; American airplanes have been destroyed.

The Congress and the people of the United States have accepted that challenge.

Together with other free peoples, we are now fighting to maintain our right to live among our world neighbors in freedom, in common decency, without fear of assault.

I have prepared the full record of our past relations with Japan, and it will be submitted to the Congress. It begins with the visit of Commodore Parry to Japan eighty-eight years ago. It ends with the visit of two Japanese emissaries to the Secretary of State last Sunday, an hour after Japanese forces had loosed their bombs and machine guns against our flag, our forces and our citizens.

I can say with utmost confidence that no Americans today or a thousand years hence, need feel anything but pride in our patience and in our efforts through all the years toward achieving a peace in the Pacific which would be fair and honorable to every nation, large or small. And no honest person, today or a thousand years hence, will be able to suppress a sense of indignation and horror at the treachery committed by the military dictators of Japan, under the very shadow of the flag of peace borne by their special envoys in our midst.

The course that Japan has followed for the past ten years in Asia has paralleled the course of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe and in Africa. Today, it has become far more than a parallel. It is actual collaboration so well calculated that all the continents of the world, and all the oceans, are now considered by the Axis strategists as one gigantic battlefield.

In 1931, ten years ago, Japan invaded Manchukuo — without warning.

In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia — without warning. In 1938, Hitler occupied Austria — without warning.

In 1939, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia — without warning. Later in ’39, Hitler invaded Poland — without warning. In 1940, Hitler invaded Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg — without warning.

In 1940, Italy attacked France and later Greece — without warning.

And this year, in 1941, the Axis Powers attacked Yugoslavia and Greece and they dominated the Balkans — without warning. In 1941, also, Hitler invaded Russia — without warning. And now Japan has attacked Malaya and Thailand — and the United States — without warning.

It is all of one pattern.

We are now in this war. We are all in it — all the way. Every single man, woman and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories — the changing fortunes of war.

So far, the news has been all bad. We have suffered a serious setback in Hawaii. Our forces in the Philippines, which include the brave people of that Commonwealth, are taking punishment, but are defending themselves vigorously. The reports from Guam and Wake and Midway Islands are still confused, but we must be prepared for the announcement that all these three outposts have been seized.

The casualty lists of these first few days will undoubtedly be large. I deeply feel the anxiety of all of the families of the men in our armed forces and the relatives of people in cities which have been bombed. I can only give them my solemn promise that they will get news just as quickly as possible….”

Film of Pearl Harbor

What a remarkable speech.  If you want to know the truth of the matter, it reminded me quite a bit of George W. Bush’s post 9/11 speech.

The whole mood was blown to atoms by a few comments the male bimbo anchors made there on camera.  Please note that they were NOT blond.

One anchor made a comment to the effect, that ‘I bet the whole country was glued to their TV sets the way we were on 9/11’.

Yes, something to this effect was actually uttered.

Then the following spewed forth from the other male bimbo’s mouth. ‘Everyone must have been glued to their TV’s that Sunday morning, and how they must have felt as they watched the President deliver this speech.’

They then went on to discuss the lessons of history forgetting my personal favorite that goes something like, ‘the ignorant, stupid educated moronic fool who doesn’t know history is doomed to repeat it’.

It then took a good 5 minutes (I timed it) for the correction to be made.  But – to add insult to injury, the male bimbos then covered their tushies by making the comment that while there were televisions at the time, not many people owned them.

IT’S TIME FOR A TELEVISION BREAK

CULTURAL HISTORY NOTE:  The early invention was first demonstrated in 1900 in Paris. The first television actually appeared and began broadcasting to the very large cities in 1931. The CBS flagship station in NYC had about 28 hours of programming, weekly. (Compare this to the big mainframe computers on college campuses in the early 1970’s).  NBC put an antenna on top of the Empire State Building that year. By 1933 there were stations in Kansas City and Minneapolis. By 1936 there were nearly 2000 televisions world wide!  A year later nearly 2100 sets alone had been sold in England! By then the major world’s capitals all had television stations. The coronation of George V! was televised.  It was followed by the first televised match at Wimbledon.  A year later there were nearly 10,000 sets in the UK, which was taking the lead in programming, stations, and hours broadcast. On August 26, 1939 the Cincinnati Reds played the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, marking the first televisied MLB game. A few months earlier Mickey Mouse made his first appearence on television.

On December 7, 1941 WNBT interrupted a New York Rangers game to broadcast a special about the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Exactly 4 months later, all construction on new television sets was brought to a complete stop.  New sets did not come off the assembly line, again, until the first of October in 1945.  By 1952, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez were signed to an amazing $8,000,000 contract to continue I Love Lucy through 1955!  Two years later the last original episode was broadcast.  The rest is history!

Imagine, just 10 years and 2 months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, I Love Lucy debuted on television.  When you consider a good 5 of those years was occupied with World War II and it’s aftermath, this is absolutely amazing. Now, consider that the original version of the series was on the radio by 1948, and you can comprehend the scope of the cultural icon of the day.

BACK TO OUR RANT OF THE DAY

So, to give the bimbo “anchors” at FOX credit, there were a few televisions in the day of FDR. but only a very few.  From what I can find, the December 9, 1941 speech was heard only on radio.

My father, a junior in high school in Minneapolis at the time said that they held an assembly at school, and set up a number of radios so they could hear the FDR speech.

FOX never bothered to correct the fact that the FDR address was radio only.  I am assuming the film that was made would have reached

This is how my parents would have seen the attack, several months later, at the movie theater when they watched the newsreel.

Post Pearl Harbor NewsReel

Sixty years is not long enough to lose the common narrative of an historical event, not in a “modern” civilized society where what passes for a basic education is available to everyone, for FREE.  Maybe that’s the problem, it’s to readily available and so free that no one cares about it anymore.  But, people who allegedly have a background in journalism should know the basics of one of the most important events of the past century.

They never bothered mentioning that the only people would have heard the speech, originally, would have been via radio.

When we are forced to put up with this sort of  absolute shallow ignorance from the journalistic media, we are doomed. But, let’s not just blame the bimbo “anchors” who may have been spewing forth the dribble spoon fed to them by the control room.

Did any of these people go to school?

Is this how bad our educational system is today?

Those men who died that day, on December 7, 1941 died for freedom.  They died to protect our “American” way of life.  Somehow I don’t think their game plan included the abject rank stupidity of the current educational system, and the pathetic lack of knowledge the moronic educators seem to have.

CALMING DOWN A BIT

I gather we must give the bimbo broadcasters and those other ignorant sluts of their generation something of a pass.  No, wait a minute, they are not part of the current generation where history is bleached, laundered, censored, and put in a blender to come up with the most politically correct version de jour.  That is, if history is taught at all.  You see, math and science are more important.

These people today are so abjectly ignorant I swear I doctor a modern video of SASS reinactors doing a fairly accurate version of the Gunfight at the OK Corral.  After making it look quite old, I bet I could submit it to some bimbo news person and tell them this was a newly discovered TV news-cast of the shoot-out.  I would be willing to bet my poodle that there would be some dim-wit who would believe me.

God help us all!

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