The Bitter Memories of a French Kiss

John Kaminski — via Rebel News June 19, 2013

A textbook analysis of savage American hypocrisy

It’s not fair to speculate on what a book doesn’t contain, especially when it reveals the origins of two shameful aspects of American behavior that makes decent people everywhere shake their heads in embarrassment over how low an effort once thought to be noble can go.
In undertaking to review Mary Louise Roberts’ What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France (2013, University of Chicago Press), I had hoped against hope that it would contain some reference to the cruelty of recent U.S. attacks on numerous countries around the world and the deceitful explanations for undertaking them.
Of course, coming from a mainstream perspective, the author made no attempt to make these connections. But she does provide a timely glimpse into the genesis of these disturbing trends that have turned the USA into a country no longer recognizable as the bastion of freedom and liberty everybody in the world once thought it was. Then again, perhaps it never was.
(Deanna Spingola and I will be discussing this tragedy of the U.S. military’s chaotic effect on France at the end of World War II on Thursday, June 20, at noon EDT, on her regular radio show on the Republic Broadcasting Network. You can listen at either <http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/shoutcast/shoutcast.html> or 1-800-313-9443).

Exploiting desperate victims of war

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John Kaminski

John Kaminski is a writer who lives in the Gulf Coast of Florida (pelicans are back, eating merrily) whose essays are seen on hundreds of websites around the world.

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