Yesterday was December 7, which we are all supposed to remember as “Pearl Harbor day,” or, as the then president called it, the “day that will live in infamy.”
Yes, it will. But evidence is abundant that Roosevelt had labored long and hard to bring us to that day. The president was anxious to get the United State into the war and had engineered provocation after provocation against Japan. The American public was overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. entrance into the war. But undue trust in the state, centralized power, and the “goodness” of “our” leaders was their downfall.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was an act of desperation. Japan did not have the resources to win a war against the U.S. and this was known—to them and to Roosevelt. The president baited the Japanese by stationing the Pacific Fleet at Pearl.
Evidence is abundant that Roosevelt hoped for just such an outcome. The lives of a generation were changed because of too much trust in the government. The people thought that their leaders were looking out for them, nobly aiming to keep them out of harm’s way; the reality was otherwise. The president was playing with the lives of American men and women.
What could be more evil?