reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
You can take anything we have today, and compare it to what was going on in the 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's, 50's, 40's, 30's etc etc and you can
We want a secure border, so did the Soviet Union, so Did Nazi Germany, so did the United Kingdom. In order to secure those borders we developed laws,
and signed agreements with other countries.
Looking into history with 20/20 hind sight does nothing but show what occured, with the ability to know what we could have done better.
If we did not take in the Nazi scientists, what would have happened? Where would we be now?
My point is we can't change our history, and we certainly can't hide it either. We take what we can learn from it and do our best not to repeat the
mistakes of the past. Since you, the President, the Chairmen of the Joint Cheifs, the PResident of Russiam and HEr Royal Majesty the Queen nor I can
walk across water, we are going to make mistakes.
Decision will be made by everyone at some point in their lives where the they think its the right one based on what was going on at the time, only to
find out 2 hours or 200 years later was absolutely wrong.
The world changes, allies become enemies, enemies become a force for good, and we do what we did back in the 40's and 50's. Do the best we can with
what we have, with the info we have, and hope we make the right choice.
What the Nazis did cannot ever be undone.. We cant ignore it, we cant hide it, and we cant deny it. The US, along with other countries, smuggeled out
Concevabley the argument could be made that had we not done that, had we not smuggeled out scientists, their programs might have continued under
Stalin, or the British, or the Chinese, or the Argetinians, etc etc.
For all we know, in this existance, its entirely possible we made the right choice by smuggeling out the scientists. We were able to make scientific
advancements that no one can deny have not improved the human race.
Far away in some paralell universe, a world could exist where in their existance the US did not smuggle out the scientists, instead working for the
Soviets or even the Chinese. In that existance its entirely possible WWII was followed up a few years later by WWIII, where the holocaust continued,
but not just against Jewish people, but Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, etc because they are incompatible with Communism.
The information contained in the report is not new, and is widely known it occured.
All we know now, is the decision was made back then. Does it make it right? Does it make it wrong?
I still beleive the US can be a force for good, and a beacon of hope to the rest of the world. In todays day and age though the time is past where
that concept is owned by only a few countries.
We can't change the past, and the future is unwritten, which leaves us with the now to make changes and we should make the most of what we can affect
now, instead of arguing over something we can't affect.