Saturday, April 28, 2012

Manzanar Revisited

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A few years ago, me 'n Mrs. G visited Manzanar. Interesting photo gallery in today's LATimes.

Also see Manzanar National Historic Site.

Manzanar is notable as an example of what the government can do to the civil rights of American citizens out of unfounded fear. Who'll be next?


Our friend Chris, whom Mrs. G went to High School with, was born in one of the concentration camps gulags War Relocation Centers. He's nominally Filipino but his mother was Japanese. When Reagan paid off made "reparations" to the internees, Chris used the money to buy an extra-long Dodge van for his carpet business.

1 comment:

Fixer said...

Every American should know about Manzanar and the other camps. Yes, it can happen here.