I ran across this photo in a local magazine of the Children's Holocaust Memorial and Paper Clip Project in Whitwell , Tennessee.
It is located, perhaps appropriately, on Pie in the Sky Trail.
The Paper Clip Project began as a school kid campaign to collect 6 million magic paper clips. Over 30 million were collected of which 11 million are housed in an authentic German train car.
Ironically, Operation Paperclip was a U.S. organized monumental transfer of black technology by actively recruiting Nazi scientists and criminals for employment by U.S. intelligence. The U.S. pointedly chose fervent Nazi scientists with experience in chemical, biological and radioactive warfare to become the architects of the CIA’s darkest military experiments. This tale is conveniently left out of the school books that always include the quasi-religious narrative of the 6 million.
While on the subject of World War II, it seems there is a bit of a dust-up concerning the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in D.C. that has planned a statue of a young boy Eisenhower who is barefoot. The symbolism is not readily apparent to me. We will have to ask the foreign architect about that. Don't we have anyone here in this country these days who can design a 'memorial' without have to outsource it?
Eisenhower had one brief moment of clarity in his life. It was his presidential exit speech warning of the military-industrial complex. As Supreme Allied Commander on the European front, Eisenhower was complicit with the mass-murder firebombing of Dresden and other civilian 'holocausts.' The infamous Eisenhower death camps were where over a million common German ex-soldiers were detained after Germany's surrender and a large unknown number of them died from starvation and disease, on purpose. The barefoot boy became a war criminal.
Can you imagine that one day memorials may be built to the Bush father-son criminal tag team? By that time Jeb may be included. A memorial to Obama? For being ??? I'm waiting on the memorial to the hundreds of millions of Americans who have suffered at the hands of the central bankers and friends over the last hundred years.
Today is the so called Presidents Day which is really Washington's birthday with the actual date moved around so federal employees and schools can have a three day holiday. Nothing is ever as it seems is it? Thank God there is no Vice-Presidents day. The only day Dick Cheney needs is his day in court for high crimes.
There is this little debate going on about criminalizing lies. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of a liar who was convicted under the Stolen Valor Act, which prohibits falsely claiming to have been awarded a military medal. It was dumb for the liar to do it but it was one of those 'no harm, no foul' things. Do we want to spend taxpayer dollars to lock the guy up besides the cost of the lawyers involved? Lying in combination with fraud is another matter altogether.
In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States. FOX asserted that there are no written rules against distorting news in the media. They argued that, under the First Amendment, broadcasters have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves.I'm sure the Supreme Court was glad that case never came before them. A ruling against FOX could have gotten virtually every newscaster in the MSM put in jail unless they cleaned up their act, especially when it comes to the lies of war and a thousand other issues that actually do harm to the American public.
Put some twisted liar in jail for a 'medal of honor' tale but remember the 935 lies the Bush Administration told to push for the Iraq War? How about Colin Powell before the United Nations lying about the same thing? Over 4400 U.S. soldiers dead in Iraq and maybe over a million Iraqis who died under the guise of bringing 'democracy.' That's murder on a grand scale. Those liars got a pass.
And it's deja vu all over again. The 'news' tonight has started priming us for $5 a gallon gas coming soon and what story do they follow it up with? Iran of course. The stuff that memorials are made of.
This marquee should placed over the doors of all government buildings and be a required quote for all school kids to learn and write essays on. You never know, some of them may actually get the meaning.