4 thoughts on “Saturday, December 4, 2021

  1. Xicano: And not an astute observation at that. Why would the ethnicity or race of concentration camp victims have mattered to Americans and other Allied troops, not all of whom were white? The all Afro-American 761st Tank Battalion liberated Gunskirchen, a satellite camp of the larger Mauthausen, in May, 1945, and I have to believe that they were just as shaken and horrified by what they saw as were the white troops depicted in Band of Brothers. Moreover, there were other people in those camps whom the Nazis considered subhuman, including captured black Allied soldiers and airmen.
    Further, I think we can all agree that people of color and indigenous people have been treated abominably throughout much of United States history, and still are. But really, you want to visit the sins of the fathers on the sons? Most of those soldiers depicted in that series were born between 1916 and 1924. Their grandfathers would’ve been at best 15 or 20 years old at the time of Wounded Knee. Maybe some of their great grandfathers, including those of black soldiers, were in the army during the wars against Native Americans. Maybe.
    I swear, I don’t understand your incessant complaining about the United States. It’s not a perfect country. Name one that is.

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