This month marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined President Barack Obama Pearl Harbor Memorial to be a sort of reconciliation speech. The problem is… many Liberal news sources like Huffington Post, have interpreted Obama’s speech as a slap in the face of President elect, Donald Trump. Abe has been the first Prime Minister to visit the U.S.S. Arizona since the surprise attack of Japanese forces resulted in the murder of 1,000 U.S. service members. This was a good opportunity of an unselfish healing speech to the people most touched by the Pearl Harbor massacre but instead, Obama used this opportunity to stir up more fear among Democrats insinuating that Trump will be a war-monger.
In the past 8 years, Obama, has done endless shameful things… but abusing this opportunity of honoring a sacred memorial for America by instead using it as a platform to send a nasty toned message— is beyond the pail. The ironic thing is a letter published in 2009 to Barack Obama from a veteran who fought in WWII has been recycling across the internet. The amazing thing is this man, Harold Estes, who served in 1934 retiring 23 years later as Master Chief Boatswains Mate before ending his days in Hawaii, wrote a letter that has become almost prophetic to many.
This letter was straight from his heart and gut revealing to Obama, whom he called “young man” the hard truths he felt Obama needed to hear. Because of his age and experience Estes felt entitled by virtue of his age and service to tell Obama what was what.
The letter inspired by Obama’s “apology” tour just months after his inauguration. Now 8 years later it seems that Estes tragically predicted what an Obama administration would look like. He even mentioned Obama’s disrespect for law enforcement and the military, obsession with race, and a lack of love for America and that was all within Obama’s first year. Comment below if you agree with Mr. Estes.
“Dear President Obama,
One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.
I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish. I can’t figure out what country you are the president of…
America hasn’t lived up to her ideals,” and schooling the new president on American history 101. 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers who died for to win independence from the British” and the half-million men who died for the “ideal that no man should be a slave to another. I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellahs I knew personally died for in WWII.
I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.
He called himself “a very old geezer,” Estes had some hard advice for the president who was half his age.
“Shape up and start acting like an American. You never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job.”