Friday, December 10, 2021

Flashback Friday: Pearl Harbor

 This week's edition of Flashback Friday takes a look at the Jackson newspapers in the days following Jap sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. 

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Anonymous said...

Really, really bad timing for a welders strike.

Anonymous said...

The lady that was shot (pg 2) lived. She died in 1968.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, KF

Ophelia said...

“Far-called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!”

—From Rudyatd Kipling’s “Recessional”

Anonymous said...

Thank you for
remembering !

Don Drane said...

Anybody who struck or continued a strike should have been jailed immediately. My dad was already in the Army Air Corps. Why weren't these welders?

Anonymous said...

Your Daddy was allegedly flying in planes MADE by welders and other private sector workers. They won the war, with our factories churning out planes and ships and munitions. They were THE essential workers. My Dad joined the Army Reserve a year before yours, and had been deployed to assist the Brits, who were FIGHTING already, needing those planes and ships. Stop wrapping yourself in your Dad's patriotism. We shame them with our consumerist greed today.

WHY did they strike, Cletus? Well, because it was a lot like now. Strike activity during the first 11 months of 1941 was at a rela­tively high level, as is usual in a year of rapidly expanding industrial activity, increasing employment, and rapidly rising living costs. (This is NORMAL, Cletus, and fair)

Get it? After the Depression greedy geezers continued to want to pay rock bottom wages, just like now. Now have 40 year high inflation such as these welders faced (thanks, Brandon), and a booming economy. Mostly good things. But CEOs want more beach homes, not to pay the actual producers of their wealth more. Greed-see Bible. Not new.

It's funny that this blog is sponsored by a "bigger pie" millionaire cited for tax dodge attempts, who howls blood murder if a worker dare ask, "Hey, Daddy Ag Bucks, can you give a bigger slice to us or are you just keeping all 11 for you and your spoiled family?"

What we DON'T have now is unions, as we write. And as we write workers are trapped in a non Union Amazon cut rate construction warehouse in Kentucky. Probably built to the same spec sheet as the one going up in Gluckstadt. Probably same Texas illegal crews for the Sub contractors.

This whine sponsored by the Bigger Fairer Slice Foundation.

Kingfish said...

I'm not approving any conspiracy theories so give it up

Anonymous said...

12:03. Speak in complete and proper sentences and for your love of Unions, you can Take that and shove it. As a proud merit shop employer I speak for millions of people who have a disdain for your beloved Unions. Marxism at its core is what Unions are and if you dare speak against your beloved democrat for what ever office they TELL you to vote for you will be put on the back of the bench. Non Union all the way is what we need. Unions broke the legs of this nation. I can take 10 non Union tradesman and do what 50 union tradesmen can do

Anonymous said...

2:21, you don't even punctuate your words correctly, but you think you are the Grammar Police? You are missing commas, have an incomplete sentence to start, and have things capitalized wrongly. Good grief.

No one loves unions, but most adults are smart enough to recognize the WWII defense workforce that was largely unionized and produced the world's greatest war machine. Literally.

So, you come here to spew tobacco spittle on your screen regarding the nation's BOTTOM ranked workforce. You LOVE your Amazon Left Wing hero, antiunion Bezos, as well as that good jobs were shipped to Marxist China, but are too stupid to realize folks like you are the reason for that.

Our antiunion farmers import illegal aliens. Our politicians give tax breaks away to bring in Japanese corporations and Amazon, enriching foreigners and Leftists.

And you LOVE selling out America, but spew drivel about the Marxism YOU support. Think, son. Think next time.

Your "merit" claims have NO merit. Period.

Anonymous said...

There was a lot of turmoil going on in the thirties. Depression, going off the gold standard, unhappy WWI.vets who had been promised a pension. Hoover wasn’t popular. Communism, Fascism being promoted in the US. Hitler was on the rise. Big Money wanted control of the government (isn’t that unique). There were plots rumored to be forming to overthrow the government. Interesting times. Not unlike today. History is amazing. Try reading it sometime

Don Drane said...

12:03 - Who built WWII planes is irrelevant to the discussion. The point made is that any US citizen not willing to support this country at that time of war in our history should have been incarcerated. I realize that sentiment does not apply today due largely to people like you and your pacifist rhetoric and your perpetual status as a protesting malcontent.

You asked 'why did they strike'? Who cares why they were already on strike, but your red herring is acknowledged. Their being on strike, even if legally justified at that time, is irrelevant to the point that their country, under attack, called on them to assist in our survival. If they refused to support our country during that time of war, they were no different than pansy-assed draft dodgers. Had they been Jap-workers, their heads would have been separated at the shoulders!

Your unhinged diatribe re union wages, equal pie slices, daddy warbucks and CEOs is straight out of today's liberal college classrooms. And you, Mr. Anonymous, are no different from the thousands of liberal, communist professors who are intent on redefining America. I don't know who the hell Cletus is, but God help us all if you are in the classroom. And I'm truly sorry you never got a promotion.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish wants everyone to believe the same bullshit HBO version of history that he believes. What a cuck.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't even imagine how this country would handle this if another attacked like this were to happen today. Don't believe our "Why"generation would step up.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid 9:41 is correct... a sad day indeed.

Only two generations away from the 'Greatest" generation and the sun is setting for good.

Anonymous said...

In addition to the need to teach Critical Race Theory, our schools, under federal leadership must also take seriously the need to teach our children the truth about our entry into wars and the reasons we should have stayed away from the conflicts that led us into WWI and II. President Obama was right to have apologized to the world for the sins of this nation. What would be wrong with our national language, today, being German...our country having an imperial form of government and enjoying asset/income-equality? As I type this my head begins to hurt and I struggle to find a sarcasm icon.

Sadly, however, some of you were already sensing the beginnings of erection and were about to clap loudly.

Anonymous said...


Everyone involved is relevant.

So it okay for the elite to continuously rob the working poor of wages, even under the guise of war and ever increasing inflation. If those people did not strike, wages would have been incredibly poor for such arduous labor. It wasn't just the greatest generation because of war, but it was the greatest because they fought for a better life on several fronts! Unions have a place. Unfortunately, there are dishonest and people in all classes. But let's not only demonize the working class, business owners are the absolute worse. Remember back then, minimum wage was at a level designed so that a person could afford the bare necessities and make it. That is not possible with today's minimum wage. Why should we as taxpayers keep funding corporate welfare for the elite. Why should we foot the bill for Walmart and McDonald's and other companies that do not pay enough for a worker to live, not to mention the lack of benefits. The fact that a minimum wage worker needs welfare to subsidize their income is ridiculous. Why are we subsidizing these corporations from a wage standpoint? Small business owners have bought into this bullshit logic as well. Honestly, if you cannot afford to pay your employees livable wages, your business plan may be a failure. I refuse to hire beyond the capacity where I can pay a livable wage. Am I making employees rich? No! Can they live adequately within their means from what I pay? Yes! I must be profitable, but not at the point where I am exploiting the labor that helps to build my wealth. If the working class rises up like they do every so often, things can get ugly.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comments at 11:21, Tom Head (or one of his disciples), but if I may, let me sidetrack for the moment. Ophelia must be Kingfish's aunt who lives in a Ben Allen Sky-Condo. He has never, in six years allowed a post that is critical of her nonsense.

Anonymous said...

11:21 - I don't disagree with most of your comments, in light of the fact that unions, 80 years ago were, in many cases, a good thing. However, the whole pretext of your post wrongly suggests that these workers struck after war ramped up. This conversation and related articles from that day, are based on the fact that they would not COME OFF strike. They were already on strike and my point is they should have derailed their own strike in the best interest of their country. Treason (although we ignore it daily now) comes to mind.

Anonymous said...


I understand your sentiment, but treason is a bit strong.

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