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It is Armistice Day and this article was a fitting way to remember a different World:

Once upon a time, long ago and far away, Wars could be divided into 'Good' and 'Bad'. In those days, WW2 was unquestionably on the 'Good' side of the scale. It is possibly the last War to have a place in that category, unless you toss in a few Revolutions.

Josephine Baker was an American Black Woman Singer who emigrated to Paris in the '20s. Talented, and Eccentric, there was no place for her in the US - Even in the Roaring 20s. France, and especially Paris, offered a haven for Blacks who flunked Jim Crow, and assaulted the Puritan sensibility of Racist USians.

When the War started in 1939, Baker became a undercover Agent for the French Intelligence Service. During the war, she continued to work for the French Resistance. This is an enjoyable read, and adds another book to my 'Must Read" list.

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Loved this, Carol, thanks, it's now on my reading list too!

Submitted on Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 at 3:02:01 PM

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I thought it was interesting that her first attempt at gathering info was at an event headlined by Maurice Chevalier. After the War, he was outed as a Vichy Supporter, who continued his career all during the War. He was never charged with aiding the Fascists, but the rumors never died...

I called her a 'singer', but apparently her dancing was more famous. All the photos call her a Dancer, not a Singer, altho she did both of course.

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WW2 was not the 'good war' as portrayed by the victors who wrote the history books and had to justify what they did to the losers.

WW1 and 2 were a disaster for white Christians of European decent all across the globe. Europe, England, United States and Australia of today would be unrecognizable to the soldiers who fought those wars.

The forces of globalization were the winners.

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I started the Intro with the introduction to most Fairy Tales, Like Snow White or Hansel and Gretel. That was why I included the comment on "good and bad wars", in it...

No, WW2 was no more a 'Good War' than WW1. That one was sold as the "War to End All Wars'. Instead it wound up ending many things, but War was not among them.

WW 2 was an effort to clean up the the lack of quick success of Germany on the Eastern Front, so the rest of the Capitalist Nations could finish off the USSR. That is why we sat on the side-lines cheering Hitler: Ford, Joe Kennedy, the list is lengthy. US and European Arms Dealers made a fortune selling to both sides,

It was only when Germany bogged down in Russia that we got in. For all I know, the nascent CIA paid the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor!

Against the advice of many of the Japanese Military Leaders, BTW.

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