The frenzy within the looney media/left complex has reached a fevered pitch with Donald Trump's election. The wild charges of racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia have been so frequent that many have become inured to hearing them. He is accused of being a fascist even though Obama's economic program is much more consistent with fascism (or "national socialism") than that espoused by Trump.
Given the fact that today is the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, it seems appropriate to recall certain pieces of history.
First, I am aware of only one American president during modern times who rounded up people of a certain ethnicity or race and placed them in internment. That was Franklin D. Roosevelt, the great liberal Democrat with socialist inclinations. The left tends to worship FDR; and he has been granted a monument on the National Mall even though he prolonged the Great Depression.
In any event, FDR used the occasion of World War II to gather Americans of Japanese descent and place them in internment camps. He also did this, to a lesser extent, to those from Germany; and also to my own group-- i.e., Americans of Italian descent.
Is it not astonishing that the great liberal Democrat-- who has been almost unanimously worshiped by the left-- would have rounded up "the Other" and thrown them into internment camps?
Today, the left is hot and bothered because Trump wants to remove some of those who are here illegally; and because he wants to prevent Islamic terrorism within our borders.
But here is the big question. What would FDR do with massive illegal immigration from Latin America (really, an invasion) and Islamic terrorism within the continental USA? I expect it might have been a fairly robust response.
Why were we were attacked by the Japanese seventy-five years ago? Because Roosevelt had been providing support to some of Japan's adversaries in the Far East; and had established a military presence there to counter Japanese operations in that part of the world.
Jefferson warned us about "entangling alliances"; and Washington advised the avoidance of "permanent alliances". Had Roosevelt heeded the Founding Fathers' warnings, we might not have been bombed at Pearl Harbor. Perhaps we would have ultimately been dragged into World War II anyway; but until December 7, 1941, it was not necessarily our fight.
After the Japanese bombed us in response to our maneuvers, it later gave FDR a pretext for rounding up Japanese, Italian and German Americans into internment camps based primarily upon their race and/or ethnicity. It would be interesting to know how Bill of Rights protections were handled.
But hey, let's call Trump a fascist. Because we can.