Today is the 79th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. I know, I forgot to pick up something at Hallmark’s, too.
For those who do not know what Executive Order 9066 is, don’t feel too badly. I didn’t know what it was either until I did a little digging. You see, I’m willing to do a little research so you three readers don’t have to. I will say this, though, once I start talking about it, you’ll recognize it as one of the most shameful episodes in American history, this side of anything Clinton.
EO 9066 was issued on February 19, 1942 by
Savior President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor (incidentally, I’m not convinced the administration didn’t know the attack was coming. Surprised by the severity, yes. But, not the event. Another story for another day). It directed all persons on the West Coast (and Hawaii) of Japanese descent to relocate to internment camps. No sense taking a chance with those people, you know. Never mind that there were thousands, if not millions, of Americans with German and Italian heritage throughout the nation. They look like us, so shut up. Hater.
The Japanese were strange-looking, after all, and must be kept where real Americans could keep an eye on them.
This was challenged in the Supreme Court by a man who refused to leave the exclusion zone, Fred Korematsu. He maintained that the decision by the
dictator president was racially motivated and thus, unconstitutional.
Tragically for Mr. Korematsu, Associate Justice Hugo Black wrote the majority opinion that the needs of the country outweighed the needs of a small minority. Safety must take precedence over freedom. Sound familiar?
So, the end result was that 120,000 people cooled their heels in concentration camps for the duration, 62% OF WHOM WERE AMERICAN CITIZENS.
If this does not give the lie to the fact that the Supreme Court is infallible, nothing will. Unless you’re talking about Dred Scott or Plessy vs. Ferguson.
What is amazing to me is that some people, while acknowledging that this indeed was systemic racism, refuse to hold the Democratic Party responsible. If the Korematsu affair was an isolated travesty, I could maybe understand it (yeah, no, I couldn’t). Sadly, it continues to this day. From the Ted Kennedy Underwater Driving School to “you ain’t black,” I am positively flummoxed that the Dems have any adherents at all.
A perfect example of this is the actor and noted crazy person, George Takei (you may know him as Mr. Sulu from Star Trek or The Green Berets). His entire family was scooped up and held prisoner for years. Yet, Mr. “Oh My!” continues to laud the Democratic Party and worship his god, FDR.
This is what’s called “batshit crazy.”
There will always be run-of-the-mill crazy, to be sure. And it’s not the sole province of the Left, either; some in the Right are positively nuts, as well. Likewise, some Conservatives are also batshit crazy.
It’s just that more jackasses than elephants consider themselves “progressive,” while being nothing of the sort. Unless they’re misspelling “totalitarian.” Could be. A lot of them aren’t terribly smart.
Examples of this abound. I don’t have enough time or skin on my typing fingers to list them all.
Let’s just concentrate on one modern-day example, the Religion of Transgenderism. Now, look, if you want to lop off or add a particular body part, that’s your business. I don’t care. Just don’t expect me to pay for it. Or even consider that what you’re doing is the pinnacle of mental health.
Because, sorry Caitlyn, it ain’t.
But, still, whatever.
Where this whole movement strays into “batshit crazy” territory are biological males barging into women’s athletics. Professing they have a right to be who they think they are, these gorillas with bumpy chests are competing with genuine females. The result is that a lot (if not most) of them are dominating their competition via bigger body mass and increased strength.
Where are the feminists here? How in the world can they do nothing while women’s sports are being rendered into irrelevancy? Oh, I know. Because that’s the agenda of the Left. And like with Korematsu, that’s okay.
Golf? Okay. Sailing? Sure. Bowling? Is that a sport? Billiards? Oh, come on, now you’re being silly.
But, track, wrestling, field hockey, and mixed martial arts fighting? Are you batshit crazy?
Thank goodness the disease hasn’t infected professional baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Yet. Because it’s about money. But, don’t hold your breath. I wouldn’t put it past those knuckleheads.
Recently, a transgender MMA athlete, Fallon Fox, broke the skull of her/his/its opponent. Rather than being horrified that this altered specimen beat up on a woman (who, let’s be fair, could probably beat the crap out of me), there are more than a few who think that he/she/it is, in the words of blogger Cyd Zeigler, the “bravest athlete in American history.”
Okay, I’m an old guy. I was brought up that it was never okay for a man to beat up a girl. Even if it was Whoopi Goldberg (she’s a girl, right?). Nowadays, some people seem to be okay with it in the name of “progress.”
Well, I’m not okay with it. That there are some who think what Fox did is the epitome of bravery (who ARE you people?) makes me realize that, despite Idiot Joe’s call for “unity,” there is just no talking to some people. They are irrevocably lost.
I just want my check because I want to get off the world.
Not before I buy a Korematsu Sympathy Card, though.
George Takei won’t be getting one.