Pearl Harbor and ‘Japanaphobia’

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin has captured the essence of the maudlin “patriotism,” the sheer ugliness of the mindless jingoism unleashed by the “Pearl Harbor” movie in her column on the subject, “Patriotism and Pearl Harbor,” which starts out maudlin and winds up ugly: “The hallowed waters that surround the sunken USS Arizona murmur gently like … Continue reading “Pearl Harbor and ‘Japanaphobia’”

The Secret of Pearl Harbor

Today’s column is an introduction to today’s "Spotlight,” John T. Flynn’s classic pamphlet The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, which you can check out here. The smoke barely had time to clear before a dark cloud of intrigue and suspicion formed around the circumstances leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. When the … Continue reading “The Secret of Pearl Harbor”

Why Lie About Pearl Harbor?

I‘m planning on going to see Pearl Harbor the day it opens, but not without some trepidation: you see, I’m going with my Significant Other, who is Japanese. Not Japanese-American, mind you, but Japanese-Japanese. So what’s the problem? THE FEAR FACTOR The problem is fear. Floyd Mori, president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), … Continue reading “Why Lie About Pearl Harbor?”

The Myth of Pearl Harbor

With the release of Pearl Harbor, a cinematic reenactment of the popular myth handed down to us by Roosevelt’s hagiographers, the Memorial Day weekend will culminate in an orgy of lying war propaganda. The movie, starring somebody named Ben Affleck (so I’m not into popular culture, what can I tell you?), steadfastly ignores recently unearthed … Continue reading “The Myth of Pearl Harbor”

Libertarians and China

I always knew R. W. Bradford was a sellout, and now his recent screed, “China: The ‘Crisis’ and the Facts,” has confirmed my long-standing suspicion. But before we get to that, some background material might be helpful, starting with the essential question: Who the heck is R. W. Bradford, anyway? GOING MODAL With his bushy … Continue reading “Libertarians and China”

Why They Hate Us

America-haters the world over were ecstatic that the US was not reelected to the UN “Human Rights Commission.” That great champion of human rights, Communist China, gleefully pontificated in their state-controlled media that “the U.S. election loss shows that America’s long-standing pursuit of confrontation and hegemonism in international relations has aroused widespread anger. Its double … Continue reading “Why They Hate Us”

Vidal’s Non-Interventionist Manifesto

Justin has the flu so today we present a classic Raimondo column from last year. October 18, 2000I can write all the columns I want, pointing out this or that outrage committed by the US government in the realm of foreign affairs, railing about the hubris of the empire-builders, proving and re-proving the folly of … Continue reading “Vidal’s Non-Interventionist Manifesto”