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anonymous:
It was the right thing to do.
9:12 pm — Saturday, 29 April 2017
anonymous:
I think internment was actually a pretty good idea.
9:20 pm — Saturday, 29 April 2017
Gruber the Booger:
I understand it was no cake walk at an internment camp, but at least the ovens cooked food.

War is always ugly, and Gruber is right, it wasn't that long ago.

But according to facts, on December 7, 1941 Japan attacked the USA at Pearl Harbor.

The USA entering WWII was likely inevitable at some point, but lets not lose sight of the point that Japan attacked the USA.

Would things have been different if Japan hadn't attacked Pearl Harbor? Hard to say for sure but I am thinking yes.

Let's also have a little perspective on things, the time, how far we've come. September 9, 1957 blacks finally got the right to vote. Roughly 16 years after Pearl Harbor.

Gays have been able to marry each other nationwide for just a handful of years.

Things are very different today.

Now we bend over backwards to accommodate everyone except for those who disagree with the left.

In Grubers America today, if you disagree with the left today you can shut your fucking mouth and burn in hell.
11:33 pm — Saturday, 29 April 2017
anonymous:
>but lets not lose sight of the point that Japan attacked the USA.

So by your logic, when some douchebag in the South talks about he Confederacy and rising up agains the gov't we should put all southern born people into internment camps because we can't be sure which ones will be a problem? Funny how that never applies to "white" people, just like when "white" people massacre others we never call them Radical Christian Terrorists, just mentally disturbed individuals.
2:33 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
anonymous:
@Booger: The Japanese got screwed just because they looked different. There were plenty of Germans who were actual spies in the US, but AFAIK no one seriously proposed rounding up everyone of German descent.

The black voting rights perspective is interesting. They actually got the right to vote in 1870 with the fifteenth amendment, and exercised it all through Reconstruction. It was stolen, and not really reinstated until 1965. I'm not sure why you picked the 1957 bill as the turning point, except maybe that Strom Thurmond tried to filibuster the bill while he was still a Democrat.

For further perspective, Thurmond was still a leader in the Senate until 2003.
3:35 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
anonymous:
In any future war, the internment would be required because of the leftist cult of multiculturalism.
7:07 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
Heinz Gruber:
>just like when "white" people massacre others we never call them Radical Christian Terrorists, just mentally disturbed individuals.

Some examples would be helpful. What instances of Christian terrorism have not been described as such?
8:08 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
Make peace, not liberals:
Today we don't need internment camps because the NSA's sigint blanket means that the government can watch everyone, all the time, if necessary.

Just imagine what would happen if the cellphone companies put "I accept government surveillance" into their EULAs. I know what would happen: pretty much everyone would say "OK."

I'm surprised that hasn't happened already, to be honest.

Oh and to stay on topic, FDR was the President who authorized the camps.
11:09 pm — Monday, 1 May 2017
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