posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 11:59 AM
I can't help myself...
Prior to the beginning of WWII, some Americans did indeed support, with money and words, the National Socialist movement in Germany. Many, however,
did not. More infact did not than did. For every one that did, there was at the very least, one that did not. Probably more.
Did corportations work with the German govt after Hitlers rise to power? Yep. They sure did. More's the shame.
Did America attempt to stay out of the war? Yes, we certainly did. When did this become a bad thing? Wars are something to be avoided...or so I
thought. One, the US military wasn't in any shape, fashion, or form ready for a war in Europe, or the Pacific, much less both areas. It took until
1943 for the wheels of even our inductrial base to get organized, and start churning out the arsenal that helped the Allies free Europe, or parts of
it, from the Nazis.
Didn't do much? Really? Some herein really need to go back and take a closer look at the history of the times... Did we do it all by our little
ol' selves? Oh, hell no, we didn't. In Europe, Americans fought beside British soldiers, Canadian soldiers, Indian soldiers, French soldiers,
Poles, aided by the Resistance in many occupied countries. Across the continent, the Soviets fought, too. All did their part in retaking, for
various reasons, Europe. America did its share.
In the Pacific? Beside the ANZAC troops, ships, and planes America battled across many a coral reef. The British were there, too, doing what they
could. Could America have crossed the Pacific alone? Maybe. But our Allies made it so much easier.
I'm not sure where this silly belief arose that America "didn't do much". But to call it wrong is an understatement. The statement "If it
weren't for us, you'd be speaking Russian/German now!" is equally wrong. If, instead, you use the sentences, "The Allies, amongst whom the U.S.
stood proudly, fought to defeat an enemy that alone no one nation could have defeated. They defeated that enemy together.". That would better
reflect the reality of WWII.
I fully expect this to bounce off the rabid ideology being expressed from both sides...but I can't help myself.