reply to post by GrandStrategy
Oh come on now, no need to turn this into a America vs. Britain argument, since that is not the focus of the thread. I understand your frustration for
the incorrect assumptions on the importance of the USA's role in WWII, as well as understand the underlying greedy nature of the US in that conflict,
but NO countries were innocent in WWII. Every country had there own little atrocities that they try to undermine. The US for being greedy and chasing
profits in the beginning, especially considering their sale of weapons to Germany for a while. Both the US and Britain for their "terror" bombings in
both Japan and Germany to demoralize the people of those nations by killing countless innocent people. I don't even need to cover Nazi Germany. As
well as Japan for the sneak attack on the US, despite the US's provocation of Japan beforehand.
All the countries have their own evils, and nobody was really "the good guy" in the conflict. My main frustration for your statement stems from you
claiming that our actions during WWII reflect our current status. Please understand that there are a good many people in the US that understand the
true intent and nature of the US during WWII and don't buy into all the propaganda that was spoon fed down our throats during our life. Many
especially don't praise those actions, but rather condemn them. I guess my point is that it is not fair to generalize like that. If your statement was
solely directed at our government now and during those times, then that is more understandable. However, all the governments of that time and now have
their own unique forms of corruption, to varying degrees of course. Though those degrees are not really quantifiable.
Sorry for the rant, and I understand your sentiment. Egotistical nationalism is never good, and only further divides us as human beings, so lets get
back to doing what we do best, the ultimate cliche I know.....denying ignorance, but even more so in this case, arrogance.
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Yeah, I understand your frustration as well, and do feel bad for how Australia's role in WWII has been downplayed. However, despite me being an
American, I actually know a good deal about the impact that Australia had on WWII. The main reason being that my father is Australian, and damn proud
of it too, to the point were he refuses to acquire American citizenship despite him being here for over 20 years. He taught me loads about the
Australian's role in WWII, being both fascinated with the conflict and being a proud Australian. I guess the best part is that I have dual citizenship
with Australia. This gives me the right to be expedited to Australia if anything goes awry here in the USA. Not to mention by five digit inheritance
that is in Australia, meaning I get much better interest rates on it, so it gathers more and more money as I wait until I am 25 and I can access
Understand that most Americans are ignorant to Australia's role, but I am proud to not be one of them.
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