Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter
  3
Share on Facebook
  5
Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend
  1
9 Shares     
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Article Stats
4 comments

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

The Real Lessons of Pearl Harbor, Part 3

Become a Fan
  (7 fans)
By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 3 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 1   Interesting 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Fifth, if a nation's leaders act contrary to the public will, or operate with undue secrecy, they must be held accountable and any policies which are contrary to the public will must be reversed.

Sixth, if they are allowed to act without unrestraint, a nation's leaders can use the news media, educational systems, and entertainment outlets to create a mythology and a culture that facilitates unethical behavior and manipulate public opinion in the future.

[[05]]

Clearly, the lessons which have been learned from the false mythology of Pearl Harbor that dominates public opinion today, and the lessons that would have been learned from an accurate interpretation of events, conflict with one another.   Indeed, the success of Roosevelt and his subordinates in deceiving the public about their policies leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor set the stage for deception, manipulation of public opinion, and implementation of otherwise undesired policies in the future.

As a result, for a republican system of government to function effectively, it is vital that existing assumptions about historical events be challenged.   Our understanding of historical events must be revised constantly in response to new information, and better analyses of existing information.   And our news media, educational institutions, and entertainment industry should reflect the best understanding of historical events available, instead of regurgitating old mythologies which have been discredited.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

Alan Pyeatt is an award-winning Civil Engineer who lives in Monrovia, California. He also enjoys music, organic gardening, economics, and audio/video production.
Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Look at Libertarian Party Nominees Gary Johnson, Jim Gray

Will Obama Support Internet Freedom in his Second Term?

The Real Lessons of Pearl Harbor

Happy Bill of Rights Day, America

Are Sin Taxes an Example of the Tyranny of the Majority?

The Real Lessons of Pearl Harbor, Part 2

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 4 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

One of the things that strikes me in writing this ... by Alan Pyeatt on Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:04:49 PM
Oddly, it may be that the intent of propaganda is ... by Peter Duveen on Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 4:48:16 AM
Actually, I think you articulated your point quite... by Alan Pyeatt on Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 10:06:16 PM
Part 1:  click herePart 2:  click here... by Alan Pyeatt on Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:58:17 PM