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  1. Padrino profile image54
    Padrinoposted 8 years ago

    Is Tom Hanks insane or just forgot who attacked who?


    http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entert … s/?slide=2

    1. profile image0
      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, he probably thinks he has obtained all the Bible Codes and found the codes were all about racism smile

    2. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So who attacked who ? hmm

      1. Padrino profile image54
        Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The Japanese attacked U.S.Ships and personnel at Pearl Harbor, They even made a few movies about it.

    3. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Padrino, during World War II many Asian Americans were incarcerated:

      http://www.asianamericanmedia.org/jainternment/

      Now with 9/11 many people have been investigated and interred just because of where they come from:

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/ap … es-torture

      I believe these atrocities are what Mr Hanks was referring to.

      1. Padrino profile image54
        Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Faybe I value your opinion but Japanese were deterred after we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, as far as I know it wasn't before we were attacked.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image69
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes they attacked us, that is why I think he is refering to the prejudices that came after the attacks. Again. the media loves to take quotes out of context.

          1. Padrino profile image54
            Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I would say it was in the U.S. best interest to deter the Japanese. You may not be aware but they also deterred German civilians, they kinda look the same as us.

            1. Faybe Bay profile image69
              Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yes and they even investigated some Jews so that people were afraid even here in the US to admit their heritage.

              My grandmother was 1/3 American Indian, and her family had to hide their heritage for her to lead a normal life. She was so afraid that it wasn't until I was a teenager that I found out for sure, and even then she denied it. Prejudice is a horrible stain. The rest of my family was mostly Irish immigrants, another group that was treated with disdain.

              Prejudice is disgusting. We are all the same, as soon as the world realizes that we can advance. For now we have technological advances only. The humanities suffer.

              1. Padrino profile image54
                Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                All of that is true but it has nothing to do with Hanks saying racism played a part in the U.S. involvement in WW2. It most certainly played a part in the Japanese and German mind.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image90
                  Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  There's no doubt the Japanese were treated in a more bigoted manner than the Germans.  Some German P.O.W.s were allowed to come down here in Georgia and work on the local farms until the war ended.  My mother and others told me how pleasant they were and how hard they worked.

                  I do not think those of German descent were rounded up and placed in compounds with their possessions taken by their neighbors.  The Japanese looked different from us, the Germans didn't.  Things aren't really that much different today.  There is no shortage of bigots.

                2. Faybe Bay profile image69
                  Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Sadly Padrino I must ask how old are you? The Internet is young. If all of your information has come from history courses in school and Internet sources then I am sorry. My education comes from people who actually lived through these times, as does Randy Godwin's education.

                  People are always contemplating the validity of the Bible, without realizing our own history books are changed to keep the public sadly misinformed.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image90
                    Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    You are right, I'm afraid.  Many do not know the U.S. was already fighting the Japanese in China before Pearl Harbor.  We had ex-military (they said they were anyway) mercenaries, such as "Pappy" Boyington shooting down Zeros in P-47 Warhawks.  The "Flying Tigers" you may recall.

            2. Sab Oh profile image52
              Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Who the hell is this "us" that some are supposed to look like?

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not quite right.  Americans of Japanese descent were also interred.

          I haven't seen the whole piece about Tom Hanks, but experience has shown that a snippet from Fox is sure to have left out important details.  They just can't help it.

          They're entire business model is based on stirring up gullible, hot-headed people.

          Once again, it's been a profitable day for FoxNews.

          1. Padrino profile image54
            Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I meant interred was thinking of both detained and interred, apologize profusely for my slip. Its not the first time Hanks has made idiotic statements!

    4. Ohma profile image73
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      can you say

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    And, what part would you be referring to?

    Are you talking about the recent wars?

    or

    Are you talking about WWII?

    The recent wars were not started based on racism.

    However, WWII could be construed to appear as racism.

    So, I'm not exactly sure what your point is?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My point is the quotes in the press are often taken out of context. The US Government is known for detaining people who are probably no threat at all to cover for the fact that they let the real threat slip under the radar.

    2. Padrino profile image54
      Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So when Japan attacked our fleet and troops on Pearl Harbor that was racist?

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this



        Japan saw America as a threat and attacked. What more do you want? Was racism part of the equation? Probably not, but POWER was.

        As for Nazi Germany was racism at it's max. And, YES, that war did take place, as some would like to believe it didn't actually happen. America got into the war, because it needed to get into that war, as one of the Major POWER Countries.

        Had Hilter succeeded in his plan, Europe would be one Nation and you can bet anyone who isn't white....would have been executed or made into slave laborers.

  3. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Tom Hanks is entitled to his opinion whether right or wrong. I don't think he is insane. He was though in that movie "Castaway", talking to his little ball lol.

  4. Arthur Fontes profile image80
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    What about "Saving Private Ryan"?

    Why would he take part in a movie that represented such a racial and prejudiced war?

    Hypocrite!!

    1. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I must see that movie Arthur I never got to see that one.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image80
        Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It is a great movie.

        The first few minutes are really rough.

        My wife wanted to leave the theater but I convinced her to cover her eyes.

        I would highly recommend the movie.

        1. blondepoet profile image67
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Arthur I am the type to probably cover my eyes as well lol, but yes I will definitely see this one. smile

        2. Randy Godwin profile image90
          Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My father was on Omaha beach.  He did not want to watch this movie.  I don't blame him.

          1. Arthur Fontes profile image80
            Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            My grandfather drove the ducks.  The vessels which brought the soldiers from the ship to the beach.

            Unfortunately for me he committed suicide before I had a chance to know him.

            I still have his dogtags though.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image90
              Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Your grandfather and my dad were true warriors, whether they knew it or not.  My dad went on to Paris with Patton, through the Battle of the Bulge, and helped liberate the Jewish people from the Nazi death camps.

              He had very bad nightmares when he was older.  He was a great man loved by everyone.  I miss him terribly.

              1. Padrino profile image54
                Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                We owe these men a great deal, Hanks views should be taken as coming from a man who makes his living by pretending!

                1. Randy Godwin profile image90
                  Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I do not know Hanks personally and neither does anyone else here, I imagine. I was extremely disappointed when "Saving Private Ryan" didn't win an Oscar for best picture.  "Shakespeare In Love" took that honor.  Sad, very sad!

  5. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Tom Hanks seems to be a genuinly nice guy, but some of teh things he says when he gets on his high horse kinda make me think that the casting department for forrest gump liked more than his accent.

 
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