Saturday, April 10, 2010


Is there a special credit gained by joining the League of civilized states? Did that credit include Japan and Germany?

Just asking.
Total genocide and Rape of Nanking notwhistanding. You ever hear tell of the Belgian Congo? France and Haiti? The guys that invented the whole Concentration Camp? My first wardroom had a plaque from Ethiopia with the call to arms of Haile Selassie. I wish that I could recall it enough to quote his call to arms to repel the Italians.

Today we shall light such a fire, by God's grace as I trust shall never be put out.

History has a way of preserving the flaws. League of Civilized Countries? The only ones that spring immediately to mind are Bhutan and Nepal and Monte Carlo and San Marino and Lichtenstein.

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