I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 pm

Back a hundred years ago the "our values are offended" groups were on the other side of the ledger. Hard to believe now days that such people existed oblivious to any awareness of public shame for racial prejudice of the most blatant kind. As obviously socially wrong as what this story talks about in a Black owned newspaper in Chicago a hundred years ago it does show how things have evolved to a more gentle society today.... feel good personal values on the left or not.

The whole thing with the troop occupation was caused by the French and British and other European countries on the winning side of WWI wanting to squeeze a lot of money out of a devastated and equally near bankrupt Germany. By way of intimidation and occupation of more of Germany and more confiscation of raw materials and other assets Germany was being squeezed in every way short of reviving the war. The black troops were meant to intimidate further by the fact that they were black, no doubt, on the part of the French. But be that as it may.

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner Delta » Fri May 07, 2021 6:21 pm

So much for "Yankee" racial tolerance...... :roll:

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Mon May 31, 2021 12:07 am

Tomorrow in the US is Memorial Day. It was originally to honor Union Dead as the South had a Confederate Memorial Day that was not on the same day. By the time of WWI the US had already had a few skirmishes with various Spanish speaking people but WWI sanctified the big national holiday North and South. However, the woke crowd of today were still a long way off a hundred years ago. The Secretary of the Navy made a Memorial Day speech in Buford South Carolina that seemed at the time pretty much Hail Hail the Gangs all here and ain't we all the best friends now united by our recently dead sons and our own sainted Civil War Iliad and Odyssey heroes on both sides.

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Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Post by Niner » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:17 pm

There was an Admiral named Sims who went to England to get some award a hundred years ago involving the "Great War". He was making speeches and among them was one in which he told the British to not mind the Congressional windbags going on about supporting Ireland independence during the violence and the revolutionary actions in Ireland. He was sent a note to come home and report to the Navy Secretary when it seemed he was causing some political trouble back home by running his mouth. I couldn't help but see this cartoon and thing of Biden over in Europe now on his way to talk to Putin after already calling him every name in the book and making all kinds of threats. There is nobody in the US that can call him home though.

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