- Nov 3, 2008
- Reaction score
- Halifax, NS
The pictures you posted look to me like absolute US government propaganda.Your point is what, exactly?
Do you think that I believe that internment of US citizens was just and moral?
No one claimed 'lucky'....however, they were quite a bit 'luckier' than the Jewish population of Europe...including the Low Countries, or the Caucasian...hell any non-Japanese population of Japan or Japanese conquered territories.
The point is....the moral equivalency argument is total rubbish.
These people were law-abiding citizens of a democracy, which was not occupied by the Nazis or Communists. So what "luck" should they have needed to stay out of internment camps ? Why were they treated differently from US citizens of Italian origin, for example ?
Moral equivalency is total rubbish, I agree - morality and ethics apply at the level of individuals. I consider all governments immoral by default, as they have no scrutinies committing horrible crimes and injustices in the pursuit of their interests. The Western Allies went to bed with the Stalin Regime and accepted their subjugation and abuse of 50 million additional non-Soviet people in order to defeat the Axis. How can we talk of moral high ground in those circumstances?
I can picture an alternate history, where the Stalin regime had been a bit more agressive in pursuing World Communism, invaded Poland and some other countries in 1939 and the West would have aligned itself with the Nazis to defeat that threat to world peace. The Pope certainly would have been with us.