TrackerNeil, on 05 December 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:
I heard him speak at the University of Pennsylvania, and he spent a good deal of time on this very topic. He is an engaging speaker and, yes, the internment of Japanese-Americans remains an incredible stain on our nation's history.
...and the Mexican American war, slavery, the Trail of Tears, Manifest Destiny, the various Indian wars, segregation, the KKK, lynchings, anti-immigrant riots, discrimination against Catholics, Chinese, Italians, Irish, Mexicans, Japanese, Filipinos, Indians (
all kinds) and Latin Americans, the overthrow of Salvador Allende, Iran-Contra, The Bayonet Constitution of Hawaii, reaction towards Haiti's revolution, Haiti during WIlson's years and everywhere south of the border during the Cold War, the Vietnam war (and Wilson's attitude towards Vietnam during the Versailles negotiations), and last but not least supporting dictators and crushing democracy in: Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Iran, Iraq, the Congo, Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, Korea (pre-WWI) the Philippines, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua..
Hell we fucked Latin America, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, Africa and the Middle East on multiple occasions, Racism, anti-communism and imperialism being the justifications, sometimes masquerading under the name of "guarding freedom" or somesuch.
snake, on 05 December 2012 - 04:50 PM, said:
Well according to this
article Obama's trip to Asia didn't go that well at all.
And Peter Lee
thinks Asia should be worried about extra US attention.
Depending on how broadly you define Asia, we've been giving the continent "extra attention" for over a century, usually to the Asians' detriment.
Edited by The Undead Martyr, 05 December 2012 - 04:58 PM.