America the righteous hypocrite shouldn't be pointing fingers, books could and have been written on the long list of crimes the US has committed, which continue to this day. In six decades, four million souls killed by the US in Vietnam, the million plus killed in Iraq, the quarter million killed in Afghanistan, and the hundreds of thousands killed with US help by American friendly right wing thugs in Central and South America, most of these thugs trained at the infamous 'School of the Americas' . An American military academy in Fort Benning Georgia, whose mission is to teach these right wing thugs the fine art of torture, dispppearances and terrorizing their own population into submission and to kill any hope of democratic freedom. And now there's the petulant sociopathic dimwit Trump threatening to nuke North Korea and kill all 25 million inhabitants.

America needs a South Africa style Truth and Reconciliation, let it all out. If America wanted to set an example, perhaps it would start by paying cash reparations to black and native Americans who have throughout Americas history been brutalized and revise its history books so young Americans are taught from day one the horrible lives these people have endured under racism. Maybe America stop refusing to pay for the clean up of Agent Orange part of the 8 million tons of bombs dropped on Vietnam, that to this day is still causing deformities and elevated cancers. For that matter America could clean up Iraq which they've contaminated with radiation by using Depleted Uranium weapons, again causing horrible mutations in new born, along with soaring cancer rates . America join the world and sign declarations against the horrific use of cluster bombs and land mines which US still manufactures. Cut ties and refuse to be 'allies' with countries who have terrible human right records like Saudi Arabia. Perhaps go sign the Paris agreement on Climate Change, but this time really take the lead and do something. Perhaps you could open your prisons and release the million or so non violent offenders you incarcerated for minor drug offenses, jailed for political showmanship. Perhaps you could come clean and explain to the American people why at the end of WW2 , you hired some of the worst German and Japanese war criminals then helped them escape justice or how you seized the State of Hawaii by holding a bayonet to the throat of its Queen. America your atonement list is much too long , because despite your creative PR and outright deceitfulness, you have been an evil people.

Until you try to atone for your sins ,please drop this fraudulent veneer of righteousness and stop lecturing the world on we should all live and who the good and bad guys are . And stop with all this delusional religious baloney , because even if there is a God, HE most certainly knowing your 'real history' wouldn't want any part of you.

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index-1965.html

http://web.mit.edu/humancostiraq/HOW%20MANY%20DIED,%20BUSH.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001%E2%80%93present)

http://thirdworldtraveler.com/Global_Secrets_Lies/HxGuatemala_DeathSquad...

http://thirdworldtraveler.com/Terrorism/SOA.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission_(South_Africa)

http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/agent-orange

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/oct/13/world-...

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/3001:landmines-and-cluster-bombs-weap...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._intelligence_involvement_with_German_...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overthrow_of_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii

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zapdam. 6 weeks 4 days ago
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The idea of a prison camp – specifically Auschwitz, in Oświęcim, Poland – where Hitler’s soldiers would shoot, hang, poison, mutilate and starve men, women and children en mass was not an idea Hitler, the bigot, came up with on his own. In fact, the Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer John Toland wrote that Hitler was inspired in part by the Indian reservation system – a creation of the United States.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nazis-as-students-of-america...

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zapdam. 6 weeks 4 days ago
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Yale law professor James Whitman in his book “Hitler’s American Model.” “It was the leading racist jurisdiction — so much so that even Nazi Germany looked to America for inspiration.”

As they drafted their own laws to exclude German Jews from public and civic life, Nazi lawyers carefully studied how the United States suppressed nonwhite immigrants and consigned minorities to second-class citizenship. In private hearings, they discussed how the U.S. model for white supremacy in the Jim Crow South could be transposed to Germany and inflicted on the Jews.

The Nazis were keenly influenced by America’s laws forbidding interracial marriage. Dozens of states not only banned black-white unions but subjected violators to lengthy jail sentences. The harsh criminalization of mixed-race marriages in America set an example for the Nazis as they created their Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour, which forbade German Jews from marrying non-Jews, invalidated existing mixed marriages and sent offenders to prison labor camps.

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zapdam. 6 weeks 4 days ago
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The mounting death toll in Guatemala disturbed some American officials assigned to the country. The embassy's deputy chief of mission, Viron Vaky, expressed his concerns in a remarkably candid report that he submitted on March 29, 1968, after returning to Washington. Vaky framed his arguments in pragmatic terms, but his moral anguish broke through.

"The official squads are guilty of atrocities. Interrogations are brutal, torture is used and bodies are mutilated," Vaky wrote. "In the minds of many in Latin America, and, tragically, especially in the sensitive, articulate youth, we are believed to have condoned these tactics, if not actually encouraged them.

in the late 1970s, when Carter's human rights coordinator, Patricia Derian, criticized the Argentine military for its "dirty war" -- tens of thousands of "disappearances," tortures and murders -- then-political commentator Reagan joshed that she should "walk a mile in the moccasins" of the Argentine generals before criticizing them.

Ronald Reagan's election in November 1980 set off celebrations in the well-to-do communities of Central America. After four years of Jimmy Carter's human rights nagging, the region's hard-liners were thrilled that they had someone in the White House who understood their problems.
. The Inter-American Human Rights Commission released a report on Oct. 15, 1981, blaming the Guatemalan government for "thousands of illegal executions." [Washington Post, Oct. 16, 1981]

But the Reagan administration was set on whitewashing the ugly scene. A State Department "white paper," released in December 1981, blamed the violence on leftist "extremist groups" and their "terrorist methods," inspired and supported by Cuba's Fidel Castro. Yet, even as these rationalizations were pitched to the American people, U.S. intelligence agencies in Guatemala continued to learn of government-sponsored massacres.

One CIA report in February 1982 described an army sweep through the so-called Ixil Triangle in central El Quiche province. "The commanding officers of the units involved have been instructed to destroy all towns and villages which are cooperating with the Guerrilla Army of the Poor [known as the EGP] and eliminate all sources of resistance," the report stated. "Since the operation began, several villages have been burned to the ground, and a large number of guerrillas and collaborators have been killed."

Rios Montt

In March 1982, Gen. Efrain Rios Montt seized power in a coup d'etat. An avowed fundamentalist Christian, he immediately impressed official Washington, where Reagan hailed Rios Montt as "a man of great personal integrity."

By July 1982, however, Rios Montt had begun a new scorched-earth campaign called his "rifles and beans" policy. The slogan meant that pacified Indians would get "beans," while all others could expect to be the target of army "rifles." In October, he secretly gave carte blanche to the feared "Archivos" intelligence unit to expand "death squad" operations.

U.S. embassy was soon hearing more accounts of the army conducting Indian massacres. On Oct, 21, 1982, one cable described how three embassy officers tried to check out some of these reports but ran into bad weather and canceled the inspection. Still, the cable put a positive spin on the situation. Though unable to check out the massacre reports, the embassy officials did "reach the conclusion that the army is completely up front about allowing us to check alleged massacre sites and to speak with whomever we wish."

The next day, the embassy fired off an analysis that the Guatemalan government was the victim of a communist-inspired "disinformation campaign," a claim embraced by Reagan when he declared that the Guatemalan government was getting a "bum rap" on human rights after he met with Rios Montt in December 1982.

On Jan. 7, 1983, Reagan lifted the ban on military aid to Guatemala and authorized the sale of $6 million in military hardware. Approval covered spare parts for UH-1H helicopters and A-37 aircraft used in counterinsurgency operations. State Department spokesman John Hughes said political violence in the cities had "declined dramatically" and that rural conditions had improved.

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c-gull 6 weeks 3 days ago
#4

History is a mystery to most folks down here Zap. They are are like a "bewildered herd" and don't really know what to do. They cannot understand metaphor which may be their greatest sin. They don't get it. During the 80's christians made a big deal out of the bible having a literal meaning. Think about it- the literal destroys the metaphor. Christians are also against evolution-so they will never evolve a more complete understanding. Propaganda sneaks up on people.

I look at pictures of New York and see hundreds of tall buildings. This is the out-picturing of a hierarchical controlling few. The people in the tops of those buildings look down on us and Grandmother earth. They place themselves high above the rest of us to hide their own sins. The shooter in Las Vegas placed himself high above the crowd because he probably identified with the violent inuendo of "El Presidentae" trump, the highest figure in our government. Perhaps he was thinking that the top of the hierarchy must be the wisest.

So it is true that the U.S. society gets no prizes for being pychologically perfect. The vast amount of propanganda we experience has its consequences. American society cannot last much longer if it is based on lies and falsehoods.

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c-gull 6 weeks 3 days ago
#5

History is a mystery to most folks down here Zap. They are are like a "bewildered herd" and don't really know what to do. They cannot understand metaphor which may be their greatest sin. They don't get it. During the 80's christians made a big deal out of the bible having a literal meaning. Think about it- the literal destroys the metaphor. Christians are also against evolution-so they will never evolve a more complete understanding. Propaganda sneaks up on people.

I look at pictures of New York and see hundreds of tall buildings. This is the out-picturing of a hierarchical controlling few. The people in the tops of those buildings look down on us and Grandmother earth. They place themselves high above the rest of us to hide their own sins. The shooter in Las Vegas placed himself high above the crowd because he probably identified with the violent inuendo of "El Presidentae" trump, the highest figure in our government. Perhaps he was thinking that the top of the hierarchy must be the wisest.

So it is true that the U.S. society gets no prizes for being pychologically perfect. The vast amount of propanganda we experience has its consequences. American society cannot last much longer if it is based on lies and falsehoods.

rs allen 5 weeks 6 days ago
#6

But but but, america has always been based on lies and falsehood. So what else is new?

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