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  •  I know it was WWII and all... (5+ / 0-)

    but that cartoon is quite disturbing today.  I see where it makes your point, as that is the sort of jingoistic crap the Right and Teabaggers lap up, so they should be glad to pay their taxes.  Still, war propaganda kinda makes my stomach turn.

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    by WV TN DEM on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 07:54:08 PM PDT

    •  Liberal war propaganda. The Republicans, as (5+ / 0-)

      usual, were fine with the status quo right up until Pearl Harbor.

      Some wars are worth fighting, and that one was damned sure one worth fighting.

      It's not a campaign anymore, Mr. Obama.

      by huntergeo on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 08:19:41 PM PDT

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    •  Not jingoistic (3+ / 0-)
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      Nationalistic, yes. Kinda racist, yes.  But not Jingoistic.  Jingoism requires a sort of uber-macho agressive belligerence to other nations.  You can slap the label on US dealings with regards to Central and South America at the time, but Japan attacked the US, and Germany declared war on the US first.  Getting pissed and riled up because someone attacked you isn't jingoism; just because you're a cursing pyscho doesn't make you a jingoist - you also need the aggressive part, and the US wasn't the aggressor in WWII (with lend lease, we we're blushing innocents in the corner, of course)

    •  Today, it is. (4+ / 0-)

      In 1943, less so.  Remember that World War II reached into every home and that almost every family had a loved one in the military.  Curtains were closed and lights dimmed (at least on the coasts) for fear of German or Japanese bombing.  It was a long, painful slog from the South Pacific to the Home Islands, D-Day was a year away and Stalingrad had just been defended at horrific cost.  While the Holocaust may not have been front-and-center of America's attention, Nanjing, Pearl Harbor, Warsaw and Coventry offered quite enough for Americans to fear and loathe the Axis.

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      by Yamaneko2 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 10:09:06 PM PDT

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