Here’s a case of a Hollywood actor who should learn to shut his mouth about American and world history, until he finishes reading and learning from factually correct history books, not the nonsense peddled from faux revisionist historians like Howard Zinn. What an embarressment it should be to pubilicly expose yourself as the village idiot, and not even know it.
Although I am used to Hollywood stars making the most outrageous, anti-American and downright stupid statements, I’ve got to admit that I was taken aback by this post over at Hot Air, nonetheless. Its subject: Tom Hanks said recently that America wanted to ”annihilate the Japanese because they were different.” Yes, seriously:
He is pleased that The Pacific has fulfilled an obligation to our World War II vets. He doesn’t see the series as simply eye-opening history. He hopes it offers Americans a chance to ponder the sacrifices of our current soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. “From the outset, we wanted to make people wonder how our troops can re-enter society in the first place,”
Hanks says. “How could they just pick up their lives and get on with the rest of us? Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as ‘yellow, slant-eyed dogs’ that believed in different gods. They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different. Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what’s going on today?”
It’s an idiot statement that lacks any kind of factual basis. The US fought the Japanese Imperial Army because it attacked Pearl Harbor, as well as to defend the US from further onslaught by a vicious enemy that was committing one major atrocity after the other in its campaign to subjugate the Pacific basin. To say that the US military was fighting the Japanese just because they were different, shows an amazing and appalling lack of basic knowledge of the history of the era. Hanks would be better off to concentrate on acting, than on offering history lessons. What an idiot. KGS
NOTE: Oh and by the way, he’s a vocal supporter of Obama and his unconstitutional planned take over of 1/6 of the American economy. Enough said.