Whitaker's Current Articles May 8, 2004
May 8, 2004 -- This
is the Day the "Greatest Generation" Saved the World!
May 8, 2004 -- The
"Greatest Generation" Saved the COMMUNIST World!
May 8, 2004 --
Something Else the "Greatest Generation" Did
I have noticed that a lot fewer older folks are giving young
people the standard lecture about how easy the kids have it these
days. That's because us older folks have had to deal with
computers. There is nothing that reminds one of how hard the
learning process was like having to learn something yourself.
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This is the Day the Greatest
Generation "Saved the World!"
Today May 8, is V-E
Day. On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered. According
to Tom Brokaw and others, when Germany fell to us and our Heroic
Ally, Joseph Stalin, the world was saved. They tell us that
the generation that saved Comrade Stalin was The Greatest
I loved my uncles who served in World
War II, but what we are discussing here is not those people as
individuals. We are talking about what that whole generation
So if my disagreement with this Greatest
Generation nonsense makes you say "I am insulting your granddaddy or
your Papa", please leave the room and let the grownups talk.
I don't like the World War II generation, as a generation, for
exactly the same reason Tom Brokaw loves them dearly.
When the World War
Generation came of age around 1940, the white male walked the world
like a Colossus. When they ceased to be the dominant group, whites
were groveling and begging the world for forgiveness.
By the time the
World War II generation ceased to be the dominant group around 1980,
anyone who was not fully committed to the end of the white race was
a racist. Immigration and integration and miscegenation became the
Final Solution to "the race problem." But this "race problem"
existed ONLY in white countries and this "race problem" existed in
ALL white countries.
No one says that
"the race problem" will be solved by miscegenation in Asia or
Africa. No one asks to massive third world immigration into Japan
or Taiwan or the unpopulated areas of Africa or Brazil.
Greatest Generation would ever
allowed such an idea to be accepted. As a liberal, Brokaw loves them
The "Greatest Generation" Saved the
When the World War
II generation took the helm around 1938, there were only two truly
totalitarian regimes on earth, Stalin's USSR and Hitler's Germany.
They were deadly enemies.
After the Greatest
Generation Saved the World and as they ceased to be the dominant
group in the 1950's, a third of the world was under a single
totalitarian rule, that of Communism. The Communists had killed
more people in peacetime before Hitler did his killing in his
concentration camps during the War, and the Communists killed more
people in peacetime AFTER the War than Hitler did during wartime in
camps or in battle.
That is what "Saving
the World" meant.
of The Greatest Generation are beloved by Brokaw as they are by all
liberals, neoconservatives and respectable conservatives. They
couldn't care less if people get killed or oppressed, as long as the
killing and oppression comes from the political left. For them,
that is not Pure Evil Hate, like Hitler.
and tyranny is merely Misguided Idealism.
I listened the
other day while Bill O'Reilly and a leftist agreed that Communist
slogans on tee-shirts in a high school were OK, but Nazi ones should
get a student expelled.
The Supreme Court
has ruled that an employer can fire a worker for being a Klan
member, but not for being any kind of Communist.
This is the world
that the World War II Generation made, and Brokaw loves it.
Something Else the
"Greatest Generation" Did
In the 1950s,
when my whole family went to Main Street in Columbia to shop, I
distinctly remember somebody saying, "You know, if we were Up
North, we would LOCK the car door!" Everybody laughed because we
knew it was true. We had read about locked doors in
and seen it on TV.
But what is hard
to convey to you is how ALIEN this idea was. Locking your house
door or your car door in
was exactly like the story that Eskimos kissed by rubbing their
noses together, and I mean EXACTLY that alien.
prisons, not homes.
But I found out
later that we were not the only ones who felt that only prisons
had locked door. I was reading a black author who was raised in,
of all places, HARLEM, New York, and he was the same way! He
remembered that, when he was a boy in the 1930s, his family would
sleep out on the fire escape on hot summer nights and families on
the ground floor would sleep on the street.
He said he
remembered that, but he honestly didn't recall whether the
apartment he lived in HAD a lock on the door. He never remembered
anybody using a key to get in.
Another book was
by an affluent New Yorker who owned his apartment. He wrote in
the early 1950s that he would never get used to the idea of having
to unlock the door to his own home.
All this happened
while the "Greatest Generation" was in control.
They Saved the World, you know.