Yesterday, December 7, Jeremiah Wright stepped back into familiar territory as he preached a sermon from his beloved Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for the first time since Barack Obama was elected president. Carson’s Corner doesn’t know if the president-elect or his biggest fan (Doprah) were in attendance however, it was no secret that Wright was “in da house!”
“Today”, Wright said, “Is December Seventh. The day America attacked Japan and killed thousands of Japanese civilians with an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Two days later, America killed more Japanese civilians in Nagasaki.”
If it hadn’t been video shown on television, it would be impossible to believe. Jeremiah Wright so hates America that he believes that the Japanese were completely innocent when it came to World War Two. This is not unlike Iranian President Ahmadinejad proclaiming that the Holocaust never happened. Jeremiah Wright doesn’t know (or maybe it’s that Wright doesn’t care) that Harry Truman agonized over his decision. Truman would have given anything to have an alternative that didn’t require the use of such a horrific weapon.
The facts were that American and Japanese troops were dying by the thousands every day in the Pacific Theatre. There was no real way of stopping the Japanese. They, themselves had enough resources to continue fighting long after the surrender of Germany and their commitment to win was so deeply engrained in them that there was an endless supply of men to keep up the effort. Truman practically begged Emperor Hirohito to just surrender and end the war. Hirohito refused. Truman had no other choice. It was either use the atomic bomb or let the fighting go on while more people died. There was no real advantage to continuing the war. America had already proven its superiority in the theatre and all that was left was to actually invade Japan.
That would have produced a bad turn around in the war for America – and for the rest of the world. Invading Japan was not an option as the fighting there would have been much different than the fighting in Europe. Truman opted for what he hoped would be a swift end to the war. The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Truman told Japan to surrender or he’d drop another. The response was equal to “go to hell” and so two days later, America dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki. By this time, Hirohito was trying to figure out what the hell happened to his own eyebrows and decided that when Truman said he had a third it might be a good idea to surrender. Of course Truman was bluffing and was hoping that Hirohito would surrender. Hirohito caved to Truman’s bluff and surrendered on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Harbor.
But of course according to Jeremiah Wright (Carson’s Corner refuses to dignify Wright by calling him “reverend”) America is the aggressor here. According to Wright, America is a nation of evil and needs to be destroyed. According to Wright America has been the source of all the problems in the world. Jeremiah Wright is really f-ing stupid.
Perhaps it is necessary to take Jeremiah Wright on a tour of the World War II Pacific Theatre. He should be old enough to know better, but remember, he is a black man who is blinded by his hatred for white people and cannot see the truth. He would have us all believe that Barack Obama is the Messiah and that Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are the keepers of the Gates of Hell. Yeah, right. Last time Carson’s Corner saw a preacher spouting off like that a boat load of people drank a bunch of Kool-Aid and ended up face-down in the mud in a South American jungle. Wright’s hatred for America is what led him to say such things as “Not God Bless America, God Damn America” and “U S of K K K A!” and to further spout and spew conspiracy about how 9/11 was an inside job and his greatest conspiracy of all: AIDS was introduced into the black community by the US Government to get rid of blacks. Nice.
By even saying anything at all about Wright is just giving him the attention he so desperately craves. But there is one thing that Carson’s Corner just simply cannot let lie quietly in the road to dry in the sun. It’s that Wright’s hatred for America is so consuming of him that he is trying to rewrite world history to fit his own hateful, racist agenda. Some might think that Wright was just mistaken in his commentary, but that he spoke his commentary with such conviction, he is trying to convince anyone who will listen that America engaged in an unprovoked attack on Japan during World War II.
Wright knew what he was doing. He was trying to cast America in the most evil of light he can so that he can make himself seem like a prophet. He has boldly lied to his congregation in the hopes that his lie, if repeated enough and with enough conviction, will become the truth but he cannot rewrite history. Try as he might, he will never invert the two events that brought America into and ended World War II. Because you see, December 7, a date which will live in infamy was the anniversary of the day Japanese fighter planes deliberately attacked the American Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The date was December 7, 1941. The atomic bombs were dropped on Japan in August of 1945.