The US Government’s Proven Record of Keeping the Peace
Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers
by Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers: Stop
the Obesity Carnage! Establish a 'No Pie Zone' and Ban Spoons!
This is an
open letter to one of my friends who is pro-gun control... Well,
that's not exactly true; he doesn’t just want gun control.
He wants to make all guns completely illegal.
(not his real name),
About gun control:
I agree with you. We need to protect the children. I understand
that the best entity to do that is undoubtedly the US government.
They have a proven record of success that cannot be matched!
should tell everyone who is against gun control about how the U.S.
government protected them when they killed
about 1 million Native Americans (who, by the way, didn't have
Those Native Americans were savages and they had to die to make
way for our God-given manifest destiny and us.
people not to forget the great protection the US government gave
its own citizens when it waged a war against them and killed
nearly 700,000 of them in a war to protect sanctity of the state
between 1861 and 1865? A war that killed citizens that had voted
in that government to protect them!
Or how, as
late as about 1890, the US
government righteously executed over 150 American Indians (80% were
women and children) in a legal gun seizure raid at Wounded Knee?
Or those evil Branch
Davidians at Waco, TX in 1993, killing 76 men, women and children?
to mention the now rarely disputed view that FDR knew about and
encouraged the Japanese to attack Pearl
Harbor – and didn't allow his commanders to know about it, so that
2400+ Americans died? FDR did that to save lives!
there are tough choices to make, right? But remind everyone that
the US government are always the Good Guys, with God on our side.
Everyone makes mistakes, but at least our government means well.
Isn’t it wonderful
living in the greatest country in the world?
Oh, and don’t
forget to mention about how the U.S. government – which would never
turn on its citizens – imprisoned about 112,000
peaceful Japanese Americans during WWII? And also imprisoned
peaceful German Americans during both world wars (over
2,000 in World War I and over 11,000 in World War II.)
Or, don’t forget
to mention shooting
peaceful student protestors and killing them at Kent State in 1970!
Sure, those things happened... But it was for those students'
There another 3000 died. But no one could possibly imagine that
our benevolent leaders would intentionally allow the world's most
powerful, most feared, air force to sit at base doing nothing at
the time, right? Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories
concerning the attacks of September the 11th.
will argue that US history is replete with the US government committing
gross crimes against humanity (Hiroshima,
Nagasaki) and a litany
of atrocities against its own people. But these cases are all
hearsay. What proof do they have?
a few to several hundred troublesome Americans matters to no one
except conspiracy nuts and terrorists, right? I mean, if they are
troublesome, they can’t be "real Americans," anyway!)
We need to
protect the children. We need to take guns out of the hands of the
citizens and give it back to the government….
history shows that the US government is our best protector. They've
proven, without a doubt, again and again, that they will
take care of us!
my friend, David Kramer.
(in Tokyo) Rogers [send
him mail] was born and raised in the USA and moved to
Japan in 1984. He is the president of an Internet & Cross Media
advertising/marketing agency and a media production company named
He writes about marketing, the Internet and Social Media at the
Marketing Japan blog. His book, Schizophrenic
in Japan, went on sale in 2005.
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