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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:12 PM

What do you owe the WWII generation?


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If I'm honest, I'll admit, I owe the WWII generation everything.

What do you owe the WWII generation?


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Reply What do you owe the WWII generation? (Original post)
myohmy Dec 4 OP
New Deal Democrat Dec 4 #1
Banshee 3 Actual Dec 5 #2
Zappa Dappa Doo Dec 5 #3
GoldwatersSoul Dec 5 #9
Currentsitguy Dec 5 #13
Banshee 3 Actual Dec 5 #4
Virginia Vet Dec 5 #11
foia Dec 5 #5
nolidad Dec 5 #6
_eek Dec 5 #7
GoldwatersSoul Dec 5 #8
KittyCatIdiots Dec 5 #10
GoldwatersSoul Dec 5 #12
jh4freedom Dec 5 #14
GoldwatersSoul Dec 5 #15

Response to myohmy (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:20 PM

1. Truly the Greatest Generation.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 01:47 AM

2. My Life, My Dad was a WW2 & Korea veteran

North Africa
Sicily
Tidworth UK
Normandy
Belgium
Germany
Korea 1950-51
Korea 1953
West Germany 1955-56 1958-59

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:22 AM

3. Hard to deny your conclusion.

My father and his two brothers all served, each in a different theater.

Interesting thing is I NEVER heard any of them talk about their experiences. They served, came back and went on with their lives. In retrospect it would have been interesting to talk to them about what they went through.

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Response to Zappa Dappa Doo (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 01:48 PM

9. When I was a kid....

I used to live near a VFW. They nearly never STOPPED talking about what happened.

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Response to Zappa Dappa Doo (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:45 PM

13. I regret not talking to my great uncles more

One served on a B-17 during the Ploesti Oil Field raids and was permanently disabled with back trouble when they crash landed in Poltava, now Ukraine. The other was paralyzed from the waist down on Omaha Beach.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:25 AM

4. The reason 1Lt. Dole salutes with his left arm is his right was shattered by Machinegun fire

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:03 PM

11. I posted that earlier, and was corrected.

I still believe I was accurate the first time.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:25 AM

5. They did great in war

but then they came home and elected a bunch of irresponsible idiots who have run the country into the dirt with taxing and spending.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:21 AM

6. RESPECT!

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:28 AM

7. Just everything.

As a descendant of Holocaust survivors, those men literally gave life to my family.

Too bad they took the hardship and horror they experienced, and gave their children too easy of a life.
It makes sense and is completely understandable. They grew up in the Depression, survived a brutal war, and saw the true horrors and monstrous depravity that Man can sink to, and vowed their children would never suffer, or want for anything. Creating a monster of entitlement and, yes, privilege.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:42 AM

8. The "greatest" generation was a hoax...

A generation so great that they were scared of damn near everything???

Really they were scared due to the economic downturn in 1929 their response was a radical reinvention of state economics in the US and the reliance on a leader who kept providing simple solutions to complex problems.

When the War came around the same leader sought to involve the US in the problem which he helped foment.

The confrontation with the Japanese had a lot to do with Roosevelts poliices. Oil embargoes are an act of war. So Roosevelt drew first blood.

Then instead of facing Japan only. We go to war in Europe as well??? What the fuck?? Fear of the Germans I guess?

After the war we were so afraid of the Russian army we allowed them to hold half of europe in bondage and crwated the tinder that launcbed into the Cold War and has created all of the current Foreign policy issues we face today.

The greatest generation gave us the debating society known as the UN which has dobe nothing but embarrass the US for 80 fucking years.

I love my grandparents but the greatest generation was a bullshit hoax to sell books. They were a passle of scared sheep.

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Response to KittyCatIdiots (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:18 PM

12. Learn something...

or continue your ignorance. Makes no difference to me.

FDR was a fucking moron too.

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:07 PM

14. CSPAN's survey of the greatest presidents

Compiled by more than 90 historians and presidential scholars like the curators of the presidential libraries:
The Top Twenty
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
***Franklin D. Roosevelt***
Theodore Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
Thomas Jefferson
John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
Lyndon B. Johnson
Woodrow Wilson
Barack Obama
James Monroe
James K. Polk
William J. Clinton
William McKinley
James Madison
Andrew Jackson
John Adams
George H.W. Bush
https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2017/?page=overall

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:44 PM

15. Ive explained why this happens...

historians tend to look at presidents is the scope of the events that surround them.

They dont consider how that president tended to influence the events.

In the case of FDR the historians generally dont understand the effect FDR had on the economy.

FDR benefits from having died in office especially in the 1940s when people did not want to speak ill of the dead.

He benefitted from the use of electronic mass media which gave people hope as he has a plan. A shitty plan derived from Hitlers economic plan but a plan none the less and Americans in the 1940s didnt tend to understand Macroeconomics.

The historians do not consider the deleterious effect he had on the post war world. Theg simply look at it terms that it happened, not whether it wod have happened differently.

Lastly, academia is ridiculously liberal.

YOU WONT LEARN ANYTHING UNLESS YOU HAVE CRITICAL THINKING. Confirmation bias is the opposite of critical thought.

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