Lies by omission.. Who knows about the 500,000 prisoners of war, most of whom were German? Answer: almost no one.
Reporter Karen Duffin and her father were talking one day when, just as an aside, he mentioned the Nazi prisoners of war that worked on his Idaho farm when he was a kid. Karen was shocked … and then immediately obsessed. So she spoke with historians, dug through the National Archives and oral histories, and uncovered the astonishing story of a small town in Alabama overwhelmed by thousands of German prisoners of war. Along the way, she discovered that a very fundamental question – one that w
The falls are very engineered and far from their natural form.
Niagara Falls might be at its most spectacular in winter. Over the recent holidays, the icy cascade captured the public’s imagination: numerous newspapers ran stories about the frozen wonderland, and social media posts about the falls were widely shared.
Just finished watching this fast paced (and a bit confusing) Michael Moore style documentary on the destruction and rebuilding in an EU/US image of Yugoslavia.
It was an excellent deconstruction of the NATO Balkan assault of the 90s. In two hours you will know more about what really happened then 10 years of new bytes leaked past the Clinton-Lewinsky sideshow, clearly meant as distractive pablum for the American audience.
Apparently I have missed Memorial Day by being on the road in Guanajuato. I gather I should have thanked Our Boys for their service to the exceptional nation. I will pass. My tolerance for nauseating twaddle has diminished with the years.
It is no exaggeration that this post deals with one of the greatest and perhaps least discussed deception in American history, and as far as I can tell, human history. It is the distortion and erasure of ‘black history,’ not only American but global. I’ll go straight to the point, and elaborate in the ensuing paragraphs: that the parts of the Americas reached by European ‘explorers’ initially and for the subsequent 300 years were populated mostly by indigenous people who would be and are today called black, that the trans-Atlantic slave trade for all intents and purposes never happened, and that the identities of ‘colored,’ ‘negro’ and later ‘African-American’ were manufactured by the Western political establishment in a 200-year campaign of paper genocide to deprive black people of their native America and (ostensibly, given the state of tribal sovereignty) pass sole claim to indigenous rights to nomadic and semi-nomadic, ethnically different people known as ‘Native Americans,’ who were a minority group in these first-encountered areas and a majority only in the Plains, Arctic, and Southwest regions.