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Earlier by Paul Kersey: See FIRST MAN! It Depicts A Time Before America Had To Be Made Great Again—When Whitey Was Indeed On The Moon

Forty-three years after Charlton Heston and an all-star cast including Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, and James Coburn fought the cinematic battle of Midway, director Roland Emmerich has retold the story almost perfectly. And despite his Leftist politics, the German filmmaker (Independence Day, The Patriot, 2012) has offered a film about the U.S. Navy’s epic three-day, victory against Japan that you and your family must see over Christmas vacation. Midway is historically accurate—and therefore politically incorrect. It’s nearly all-white, and the only non-whites are America’s Japanese enemies.

Fought from June 4-7, 1942 between the segregated and essentially all-white US Navy and the even less integrated Imperial Japanese Navy, the Battle of Midway altered the course of the Pacific War. Just six months after Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the American victory inflicted irreparable, devastating damage upon the Japanese fleet and gave the American military and public a decisive, truly miraculous victory to raise morale.

How devastating? The Navy sank four Japanese fleet carriers and a heavy cruiser, destroyed 248 aircraft and killed more than 3,000 Japanese sailors. The U.S. lost a carrier and cruiser, just 150 aircraft and, sadly, 300 men. The battle was fought almost entirely from the air.

Telling the complicated tale on film is no easy task, but Emmerich’s brilliant new treatment has done it. Shot on a budget of $100 million with big funding from China, Midway documents in stunning detail how those brave white Americans of the U.S. Navy ended the Japanese threat in the Pacific [Hollywood Revisits Battle of Midway—With Backing From China: High-budget drama about World War II defeat for the Japanese draws funds from China despite country’s cool relations with U.S., By Erich Schwartzel, Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2019].

The movie centers on the heroic Squadron Commander Dick Best, who seeks vengeance for the attack on Pearl Harbor in which a classmate from the Naval Academy was killed. Best sank the Akagi and the Hiryu during the battle, and the movie even allows him to get off a powerful, avenging “this is for Pearl,” as he drops his payload onto one of the ships. It’s a rousing scene.

Portrayed by British actor Ed Skrein, Best gets the most screen time. But he is outshined by a bevy of American actors who play heroes regrettably forgotten by our current education system, which seeks to find any and every non-white of any historical period to elevate as worthy of praise. (Remember Hidden Figures?)

Patrick Wilson plays Edwin Layton, the Navy Intelligence officer who tried to warn his superiors of a potential attack on Pearl Harbor. His guilt over the attack fuels his drive and tenacity in working to track the movements of the Japanese fleet and position the American aircraft carriers for a hammerstrike and a decisive victory. Unquestionably, Wilson is the star of the film, portraying one of those true American patriots regrettably never recognize for his contributions while he’s alive. You leave Midway clearly understanding he’s one of the unsung, true heroes of the war. (You might want to read Layton’s war biography, “And I Was There.” )

Woody Harrelson depicts Admiral Chester Nimitz admirably, but you wish Dennis Quaid, who plays Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, had more of the script. Then again, the movie is accurate on that point as well. Halsey was in the hospital with a flaming case of the shingles during the battle.

In a perfect world, Midway would work as the first movie in a shared storyline like that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where we’d get to see what else Layton, Nimitz, Halsey, and other heroes contributed to victory.

One of them was Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle of the U.S. Army Air Corps, played by Aaron Eckhart in what amounts to little more than a cameo. Early on, Midway shows his daring raid on Tokyo shortly after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. There would be another follow-up film that would, like Midway, replace another oldie, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Eckhart as Doolittle, taking Spencer Tracy’s role, would be incredible. The surpassing bravery of those men is yet another forgotten tale from the war.

On that note, in detailing the exploits and lives of the characters after the battle Midway, Emmerich gracefully observed that Dick Cole, the last surviving airman who flew in Doolittle’s Raid, died in 2019 [Richard Cole, 103, Last Survivor of Doolittle Raid on Japan, Dies, by Richard Goldstein, The New York Times, April 9, 2019].

As with any film that recreates a major historical event, Midway can only tease the audience with a brief look at these remarkable men. But what a teaser it is!

Now, here’s the refreshingly wonderful thing about the film: In a time when we are only supposed to remember the Navajo Code Talkers, black Navy stewards, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the fictitious derring-do of the Tuskegee Airmen, Emmerich did not insert superfluous diversity to bolster the otherwise monochromatically white American military.

Indeed, the only diversity in the movie on the side of the Americans, is seeing Dorie Miller, the black navy steward who manned a gun on December 7, 1941, receive the Navy Cross. But you only see him from behind. Where Michael Bay’s $145 million Pearl Harbor (2001) made Cuba Gooding’s Miller an integral character, Emmerich left him out, perhaps on the cutting-room floor.

Even more refreshing is hearing the Americans in Midway call the Japanese “Japs” without flinching or hesitation, particularly at a time when the Disney Plus streaming service adds a disclaimer, “outdated cultural depictions,” before old movies [Here Are 5 Movies Disney Plus Put ‘Cultural’ Warnings On, by Lisette Voytko, Forbes, November 13, 2019].

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Modern Politically Correct sensibilities would confuse those brave men who fought in World War II, and Midway doesn’t shy away from the fact the white men depicted in the movie weren’t fighting for America as an idea, but for the United States of America as an actual nation and a distinct people. Dick Best sought vengeance because the Japs attacked his home and killed his friend, not because they didn’t care for his ideas.

Unsurprisingly, while Midway is a hit with audiences, critics give it the thumbs down. Its Rotten Tomatoes critics score is just 43 percent, but it boasts an audience score of 92, another reminder of how elite cultural opinions fail to reflect those of your average movie goer.

Disgustingly, The Hollywood Reporter attacked the movie, not-so-subtly observing that whites who celebrate the old America are dying, which means the retconning of World War II into a morality play on the Holocaust is all but complete:

Questions of quality aside, how large is the potential audience in 2019 for a movie like Roland Emmerich’s Midway? There seems to be an endless appetite for films exploring the Nazi horrors that made fighting World War II necessary; and artists like Christopher Nolan will likely continue finding new ways to reframe this combat for contemporary sensibilities. But how many people want staunchly old-fashioned pictures like Midway, which simply use modern digital tools to re-enact narratives America has been telling itself since the 1940s? Even what was once known as the History Channel appears mostly to have moved on from this stuff (and from history in general) — perhaps because the demographic that clings to romantic notions of a “Greatest Generation” shrinks by the day.

[‘Midway’: Film Review, by John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, November 6, 2019]

Those who cling to “romantic notions of a Greatest Generation” are also those who tend the dwindling fire of the Historic American Nation. But even dying embers can be perilous and quickly become a conflagration.

That’s why Midway is dangerous and why the critics don’t like it. It unapologetically shows that an authentic United States of America once existed, where mandatory platitudes such as “diversity is our strength” were unheard.

Hollywood Reporter’s DeFore needs to learn how honored the battle was in the years after it was fought. Chicago’s Midway Airport was called Chicago Municipal until 1949, when it was renamed to honor the battle and the men who fought in it. Given that the war was in some sense a racial conflict—white Americans against yellow Japanese—one wonders why Social Justice Warriors haven’t pushed to rename the airport.

This June’s 78th anniversary will see us just 22 years away from the battle’s centenary. Will the airport will keep its name till then? After all, about the only World War II “hero” those cultural and historical illiterates would recognize or care about is the fictional Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, and only because he famously gave his shield to his black, putative replacement, Falcon, at the close of Avengers: Endgame.

Well, Midway will remind Historic Americans that their nation was never a “proposition” where “diversity was our strength,” but an actual country for which they had a duty to fight and die—and that whites did most of the fighting.

Paul Kersey[Email him] is the author of the blog SBPDL, and has published the books SBPDL Year One, Hollywood in Blackface and Escape From Detroit, Opiate of America: College Football in Black and White and Second City Confidential: The Black Experience in Chicagoland. His latest book is The Tragic City: Birmingham 1963-2013.

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  1. So, let’s see. What did they fight and die for?

    Neoliberalism?
    Neoconservativism?
    Globalism?
    Suburbs?
    The rich getting infinitely rich?
    Facebook?
    Children going to bed hungry every night?
    TV?
    Long, long long commutes?
    Bulldozers plowing under your favorite childhood playground?
    Rich people getting to do whatever they want while you have to do whatever they tell you?

    Would that the Japs had won.

    • Agree: Svevlad
    • Troll: Chris Mallory
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  2. Old Prude says:

    Hidden Figures: WWII was won by fags and misfit women. Those guys in ships, bombers, tanks and trenches owe it all to them…Oh, and Churchill had his spine stiffened by a black guy on the Underground reciting patriotic poetry.

  3. So Midway was named after the battle? Interesting that O’Hare has a WWII connection,being named for Medal of Honor winner Butch O’Hare,who fought off a bunch of Japanese planes to save a carrier.
    I want a movie about him! And no DIEversity!

    • Replies: @unit472
  4. US beat Japan but lost to the Empire of Judea.

  5. Svevlad says:
    @obwandiyag

    We need a “based” rating

  6. unit472 says:

    The Pacific War was a ‘race war’. The Japanese escaped the opprobrium meted out to Germany only because they did not get enough whites in their hands to rack up a genocidal body count but what whites as did fall in their hands suffered horribly. Australians were put in cages used to transport pigs and thrown into the harbor in Indonesia. Changi maybe better known today as Singapore’s airport but it was the name for a notorious prison camp where British and Commonwealth prisoners were starved and murdered in WW2. The 1960’s movie King Rat shows up occasionally on Turner Classic Movies. Watch it! Its good.

    The Kenpeitai or Japanese Military Police were the equal of the Gestapo in their cruelty and sadism. Unit 731 was the notorious Japanese ‘research facility’ where prisoners were infected with disease, dissected alive without anesthetic and used as targets for Japanese weaponry experiments.

    The Koreans and Chinese, who suffered the most, have longer memories than Americans and have not forgotten the atrocities inflicted on them by Japan. While I do not believe in holding historical grudges and respect today’s Japanese and value them as a very important ally, the Japanese people of that era got and deserved EVERYTHING our military dished out to them including the atomic bombings.

    • Replies: @John Regan
  7. unit472 says:
    @Father O'Hara

    One of the most remarkable stories of the Pacific War was that of USMC corporal James Day. He led his squad up Sugar Loaf Hill during the battle of Okinawa. With two other survivors of that day’s assault they were cut off and spent the next several days in a shell crater at the crest of the enemy held hill as one Marine company after another was annihilated trying to capture it. They resupplied themselves from the debris left behind by those follow on assaults and alone fought off Japanese attempts to dislodge them from their position. They managed to get a 30 caliber machinegun but a Japanese 47 mm shell destroyed their gun and operator. Only Day survived the battle of Okinawa and was grieviously wounded later on but stayed in the Marines after the war and rose to the rank of Major General and, remarkably, in the 1970’s was appointed the Commander of Marine Forces Okinawa. In the 1990’s lost paper work for his exploits on Sugar Loaf Hill was found and he finally got the Medal of Honor he had been in line to receive back then. The official Marine record of the Battle of Okinawa detailing Day’s stay on Sugar Loaf can be read here.

    http://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/npswapa/extcontent/usmc/pcn-190-003135-00/sec5a.htm

  8. @unit472

    The Pacific War was a ‘race war’. The Japanese escaped the opprobrium meted out to Germany only because they did not get enough whites in their hands to rack up a genocidal body count but what whites as did fall in their hands suffered horribly. Australians were put in cages used to transport pigs and thrown into the harbor in Indonesia. Changi maybe better known today as Singapore’s airport but it was the name for a notorious prison camp where British and Commonwealth prisoners were starved and murdered in WW2.

    Without denying that white prisoners suffered in Japanese hands, I suggest that readers who are inclined to share this Hollywood propaganda worldview also consider how Americans treated the Japanese. For example, they might read “War Without Mercy” by John Dower, which our host Ron Unz has recommended in his excellent “American Pravda” articles on World War II. Without going into the details, it may safely be said that any and all Japanese atrocities were more than matched by their opposite numbers on the side fighting for Freedom, Democracy and the Wall Street Way.

    The Kenpeitai or Japanese Military Police were the equal of the Gestapo in their cruelty and sadism. Unit 731 was the notorious Japanese ‘research facility’ where prisoners were infected with disease, dissected alive without anesthetic and used as targets for Japanese weaponry experiments.

    In other words, they were inferior imitators of the activities of the Globalist Empire before, during and after World War II?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine%E2%80%93American_War
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MKULTRA
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Program

    The Koreans and Chinese, who suffered the most, have longer memories than Americans and have not forgotten the atrocities inflicted on them by Japan.

    Many more Koreans fought for Japan than against it in World War II. Millions of Chinese did the same, preferring a civilized Japanese protectorate to corrupt warlords and the lethally fanatical Chinese Communists, who would go on to inflict literally the greatest mass death event in human history on them. Which isn’t to say the Japanese were exactly nice in China, but just going by the numbers of Chinese who were killed by Japan, they were demonstrably nicer than any native Chinese regime during the 20th century.

    That said, naturally it’s convenient for the present-day Chinese regime to be able to draw away attention from its own faults by cooking up horror stories about the terrible Japanese (who are made to play roughly the same “bogeyman” role in China’s controlled media as the ever so horrible Nazis do in ours). Which is presumably why the said regime chose to finance this movie.

    While I do not believe in holding historical grudges and respect today’s Japanese and value them as a very important ally, the Japanese people of that era got and deserved EVERYTHING our military dished out to them including the atomic bombings.

    I don’t think so, at all. Nor do I think the American people deserves what it’s getting now, and going to get ever more of in decades to come. Both Japanese and Americans were and are getting it, though. From the same masters, at the hands of the same lackeys.

    Much as I understand the increasingly desperate desire among present-day Americans for something that they can be proud of (in a fake culture constructed to shame authentic Americans and relentlessly mock the nation’s heroes and historical heritage), I personally can’t approve of a film that portrays Wall Street’s cause in World War II as good. What the historical realities boil down to in the end is that the Japanese were fighting and dying for their right to live as a free people, outside of globalist tyranny dictated from New York. American boys, whatever the men themselves believed, were fighting and dying to enslave the last remaining free peoples of the world.

    That is a tragedy, and I absolutely don’t blame the simple, mostly honest men in the ranks, who were tricked into this nightmarish war by all the propaganda and brainwashing of the controlled mass media (and/or pressganged by a semi-dictatorial total war regime under threat of imprisonment or death, if they still did not enlist voluntarily). Many of them paid very dearly for their misguided loyalty to a corrupt government. And we are all paying for it now. Even recognizing their tragedy, however, the fundamental evil of the cause they unwittingly supported should not be ignored or downplayed.

  9. I refuse to see a modern movie which shows more of what’s been lost than preserved.

  10. I don’t plan to see Midway. I have no doubt in the heroism of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who fought in the Pacific Theater in the Second World War. But the war was against a national (Japan) that Calvin Coolidge had described as America’s natural friend, and which U.S. economic warfare from 1938 until 1941 backed into a corner, largely over the issue of Japanese aggression in China, a nation in which the U.S. should have had no vital strategic interest. The sight of western men and eastern men, who had adapted western ways to a great extent, killing and wounding each other is not my idea of entertainment.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  11. Admiral Yamamoto, who reluctantly planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, accurately predicted the mission would give Japan naval superiority in the Pacific for six months, after which the United States would destroy her. The admiral patterned the attack on the successful surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur that helped win the Russo-Japanese war. He called it payback, ninety years overdue, for US Admiral Perry’s 1853 threat to wage war on Japan if her government did not agree to trade with US merchants on the extremely unfavorable terms Washington demanded. Yamamoto’s decision to call off the planned destruction of the oil depot at Pearl was the critical error that enabled the enemy navy to recover quickly and take the offensive.

    The Pacific War was a grotesque race war, against a nation provoked into hostilities by nearly a century of intolerably demeaning U.S. policies, whose people were uniformly depicted in the American news media of the day as animalistic and subhuman, in caricatures more ugly than those of Jews seen in the German gutter press.

  12. Corvinus says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    “that Calvin Coolidge had described as America’s natural friend…”

    Except when Congress enacted the 1924 Quota Act, and shut down immigration from the Orient, that was not endearing.

    “and which U.S. economic warfare from 1938 until 1941 backed into a corner, largely over the issue of Japanese aggression in China…”

    Which had been a vital trade partner. Moreover, the Japanese depended upon American oil and steel, so our embargo at that time was to dissuade that nation to refrain from its marauding escapades. There was a definitive strategic interest in that region on the part of America.

    It’s as if you have no clue about American history…

    • Replies: @WJ
  13. WJ says:
    @Corvinus

    The US shutting off immigration from Japan? In-freaking -credible. How does Mr. Sailer get such rational comments?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  14. Corvinus says:
    @WJ

    What was more incredible was limiting immigration from two white bastions—Eastern and Southern Europe. Tragic!

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  15. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    So what? Do you believe a country has no right to decide who it let’s in? If it wants to use economic, racial, or religious criteria, what’s it to you?

    The benefits of diversity, like many other things, depends on the rate of diversification. You seem to think the sky is the limit. That there is no difference between letting in a million Africans and a million Brits. And that ten million immigrants is a thousand times better than ten thousand immigrants regardless of cultural similarities. Open borders and all that. You say that this is not your view, but you always seem to promote this view by sarcastically attacking anyone who disagrees.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  16. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    “So what?”

    Were not the quotas an act of anti-whiteness?

    “Do you believe a country has no right to decide who it let’s in?”

    Of course it has that liberty.

    “You seem to think the sky is the limit.”

    That would be a strawman on your part.

    “You say that this is not your view, but you always seem to promote this view by sarcastically attacking anyone who disagrees.”

    No, I “attack” those who forget that certain white ethnic groups in the past had been ferociously discriminated against, but somehow they are now assimilated despite nativist insistence that those groups were other than capable of blending in.

    Magic dirt it is!

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  17. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    You say straw man. Okay, two simple yes or no questions.

    Does the rate of immigration matter in how quickly the new immigrants assimilate?

    Do cultural differences matter in how quickly immigrants assimilate?

    Feel free to elaborate after answering.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @anonymous
  18. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    “Does the rate of immigration matter in how quickly the new immigrants assimilate?”

    It depends upon the current political and economic climate of the host nation, as well as the level of willingness for their citizens to incorporate them into the body politic. Assuredly, the United States today is not in the position to absorb millions of immigrants per year like in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s. What is the magic number? Great question. I have been on record on this fine blog indicating I would prefer limits on immigration, but not a ban on certain immigrants.

    “Do cultural differences matter in how quickly immigrants assimilate?”

    It depends upon the individual’s willingness to learn the language and customs of their new host nation. Of course, nativists in the past were opposed to the inclusion of Eastern and Southern Europeans. It made little difference that they were white and from Europe, it made all the difference that they were other than WASP–generally illiterate, Catholic or Jewish, with “low-brow” culture that would vitiate the blood of “Heritage American” body politic.

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  19. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    It always depends. You’re wasting your time.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  20. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    I’m only concerned with the US here.

    I am glad that you agree with me that the current levels of immigration are too high and that assimilation – learning the language and customs – is something we should try to achieve.

    But, with respect to the latter, wouldn’t you agree that immigrants from culturally similar places would assimilate faster? If that is the case, then why shouldn’t we in the US discriminate in favor of places that are more culturally similar? The fact that this may correlate with race, for example, shouldn’t matter. The main thing is to maintain some continuity in our lives. Something we, as a nation, can hold on to collectively. The alternative is unfair to those who live here now.

  21. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Oh, I don’t know. He seems to think assimilation is desirable and that the current rate of inflow is too high. That’s something.

    I guess he’s turned off by the explicit pro-white message. But he must see that one reason many whites are going down this route is in reaction to the implicit and, increasingly, explicit anti-white messaging of our cultural elites and the anti-white policies of our governmental, academic and business institutions. This includes celebrating the demise of the white majority in America. How could anyone expect no reaction?

    The problem with Corvinus is that he thinks that either my description above is incorrect or that it is correct and that whites should have no problem with what it describes.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  22. Corvinus says:

    Immigrants from anywhere can assimilate. Remember, nativists believed that certain groups from a similar region like themselves could NOT properly blend in. So how did Poles, Serbs, and Italians? Were the nativists ultimately wrong?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  23. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    It’s not as many whites as you think are going down this road. And, no, the “cultural elites” are not anti-white. There is no celebration of my racial group’s demise.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  24. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    I’m talking about the rate of assimilation, not the end point. Given the numbers and the general weak defense of our cultural norms today, I think rate is pretty important.

    I want to make sure of something. Are you claiming that, on average, a person whose family has been in England for generations will assimilate to US cultural norms as quickly as a person who was raised in Afghanistan? If so, then I can’t agree with you there. To me this is pretty obviously not the case.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  25. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    Enough whites feel that there is a sufficient strong anti-white thread in our society that they are voting for candidates who at least signal that they’ll put an end to it.

    If you do a little digging, I think you’ll find many pronouncements by members of the elites that are anti-white. Just put Jew or Black in where they say White to see how anti it really is.

    Also, the racial favoritism in policies like affirmative action are, by definition, anti-white.

    I wasn’t clear in what I wrote in the last statement in the second paragraph. I meant the demise of majority status, not the people in the, for now, majority.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  26. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    Enough whites, huh. So what type of numbers are we talking about?

    And, no, the current crop of leaders are not in a smoke filled room seeking to terminate whites. That is your imagination running wild.

    The fact of the matter is that we make our own choices regarding race and culture. If you feel differently, that’s fine. But be aware that we are not duped nor propagandized. We are consciously aware of our thought processes and decisions arising from our line of thinking. Do you not agree we have that liberty?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  27. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    What do you mean by “general weak defense of our cultural norms”?

    And, yes, a family from England and a family from Afghanistan can assimilate each quite well. Remember, the same arguments used by nativists against Eastern and Southern Europeans back then are generally the same arguments used now by today’s nativists. Ironically, their (today’s nativists) ancestors from Poland, Serbia, and Italy found a way to immerse themselves into our society despite WASP pronouncements to the contrary.

    It’s who we are.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  28. Anonymous[406] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    And, no, the current crop of leaders are not in a smoke filled room seeking to terminate whites. That is your imagination running wild.

    Now who’s setting up strawmen?

    But be aware that we are not duped nor propagandized. We are consciously aware of our thought processes and decisions arising from our line of thinking.

    Who is this we? What type of numbers are we talking about? 😉

    Do you not agree we have that liberty?

    To varying degrees depending on the area of potential action. But what’s the point of this question?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  29. Anonymous[406] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    What do you mean by “general weak defense of our cultural norms”?

    Think about any cultural norm and then think how well it it is can be defended against attack in today’s environment.

    Anyway, I’ll give you one example, it is forbidden to say Merry Christmas to a co-worker or, God forbid, a resident who comes in for service in my county office. Why is that?

    And, yes, a family from England and a family from Afghanistan can assimilate each quite well. Remember, the same arguments used by nativists against Eastern and Southern Europeans back then are generally the same arguments used now by today’s nativists. Ironically, their (today’s nativists) ancestors from Poland, Serbia, and Italy found a way to immerse themselves into our society despite WASP pronouncements to the contrary.

    You didn’t answer my question about the rate of assimilation. What about the rate? Are you claiming they an Afghan family on average will adopt the norms of America as fast as an English family? That’s a bit daft, don’t you think?

    It’s who we are.

    Save the schmaltz for some children’s website.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  30. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    We, as in white people. Normies. By the millions.

    We have freedom to make our decisions about race and culture.

  31. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    We are not forbidden to say Merry Christmas.

    The rate for the English and the Afghan to assimilate depends. How long have they been here. What is their level of education. What is their support system. There are many variables here.

    It’s who we are. No schmatlz. Just fact.

  32. Anonymous[767] • Disclaimer says:

    We are not forbidden to say Merry Christmas.

    In the particular county government office I mentioned, it is forbidden.

    The rate for the English and the Afghan to assimilate depends. How long have they been here. What is their level of education. What is their support system. There are many variables here.

    Please, I said on average. You refuse to answer the question even though I suspect you know the answer.

    You refuse to answer truthfully because that would justify policies like the exclusion act.

    It’s not evil for a people to want to maintain their culture. In fact, it’s a good thing. Obviously, all your crowing about the eventual assimilation of some groups in the past aside, letting in ten million people from a culturally alien population in a dozen months wouldn’t foster such maintenance.

    You’ve said that assimilation is good, immigration levels are currently too high and that we have the right to let in who we want. So, even assuming that eventual assimilation will occur and not the destruction of our culture, what’s the problem with being careful and taking things slow when letting in culturally alien immigrants? We’ll miss out on an Afghan genius instead of a home-grown one?

  33. ryu289 says:

    “Now, here’s the refreshingly wonderful thing about the film: In a time when we are only supposed to remember the Navajo Code Talkers, black Navy stewards, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the fictitious derring-do of the Tuskegee Airmen, Emmerich did not insert superfluous diversity to bolster the otherwise monochromatically white American military.”

    Like most wwii films? https://www.google.com/search?q=wwii+films&oq=wwii+films+&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.6361j0j7&client=tablet-android-verizon&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

    You are very fragile paul.

    “This June’s 78th anniversary will see us just 22 years away from the battle’s centenary. Will the airport will keep its name till then? After all, about the only World War II “hero” those cultural and historical illiterates would recognize or care about is the fictional Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, and only because he famously gave his shield to his black, putative replacement, Falcon, at the close of Avengers: Endgame.”

    Your first link acts as if Fury in that movie did fight in WWII…

    “Modern Politically Correct sensibilities would confuse those brave men who fought in World War II, and Midway doesn’t shy away from the fact the white men depicted in the movie weren’t fighting for America as an idea, but for the United States of America as an actual nation and a distinct people. Dick Best sought vengeance because the Japs attacked his home and killed his friend, not because they didn’t care for his ideas”

    Are you sure? What do you mean distinct people? What makes a people found a nation?

    “Those who cling to “romantic notions of a Greatest Generation” are also those who tend the dwindling fire of the Historic American Nation. But even dying embers can be perilous and quickly become a conflagration.”

    How do you know this nation you speak off exists?

    “Well, Midway will remind Historic Americans that their nation was never a “proposition” where “diversity was our strength,” but an actual country for which they had a duty to fight and die—and that whites did most of the fighting.”

    Being the statistical majority doesn’t make you special in this case. How come blacks and indians can’t get equal respect for fighting for our land?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48218830

    Oh, let’s look at your last link: https://vdare.com/posts/lt-gen-ned-almond-vs-wikipedia-on-black-troops-in-wwii

    “That sounds about right, given James Fulford’s addendum to the letter.
    Note that Wikipedia concludes that Almond’s evaluation of his black troops was not based on his experience, but instead was based upon and “echoing the widespread prejudice in the segregated Army that black made poor soldiers.” (In a related note, Rick Atkinson’s 2002 book An Army At Dawn (about the North African campaign) reported this startling statistic—the VD rate for venereal disease rates in Tunisia “reached 34 cases per 1,000 white soldiers and a staggering 451 per 1,000 black soldiers.)””

    The book gives no source for this…or most things really?
    Let’s look at the infranty they mention: https://www.historynet.com/how-the-buffalo-soldiers-helped-turn-the-tide-in-italy-during-world-war-ii.htm

    Wow very important blacks! Why haven’t we heard of these brave men?

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