Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How to change history via E-mail

By Norman E. Hooben

From time to time I run across an item that surely must fall in the category of fiction.  The article below certainly fills the bill for something invented by one's imagination.  The point of this story appears to be an attempt to re-write history.  Any student of history would immediately see the flaws in the story such as, "French casualties were the result of Naval gunfire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications..." or the statement concerning the non-governmental organization (NGO) Greenpeace which wasn't even around in 1944 (the time frame of the story); they evolved in the early 70's.  Actually the entire story is a farce...and a laughable one at that!  You can't fool me!  But if I read it others certainly must have read it too.  But how many of those others fall in the category of gullible or naive?  A friend once told me about an email he received concerning an issue that was entirely false yet he believed it because it sounded plausible.  I'm not sure where these stories originate but there seems to be a relationship to the powers that would have us believe that history did not happen the way we've previously learned.
How does one change history?  Well (and this was not said by Joseph Goebbels) if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. And if you get enough gullible and/or naive people especially younger children as Michelle Obama would like to indoctrinate (see video below) you have the beginning of change.

As for the story below some had it attributed to CNN or other left wing news outlets but I couldn't find anything that would implicate them.  There is however, an honest attempt by the Left and the Obama Administration to dramatically change history as we know it (see both videos, the one above this paragraph and the one at this link Muslims Discovered America ..."?" ). Now if you're a history buff you might just want to laugh (or cry) at the following:

Check out this E-mail
"NORMANDY, FRANCE (June 6, 1944) Three hundred French civilians were killed and thousands more were wounded today in the first hours of America's invasion of continental Europe. Casualties were heaviest among women and children. Most of the French casualties were the result of Naval gunfire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications prior to the landing of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Reports from a makeshift hospital in the French town of St. Mere Eglise said the carnage was far worse than the French had anticipated, and that reaction against the American invasion was running high. "We are dying for no reason, "said a Frenchman speaking on condition of anonymity. "Americans can't even shoot straight. I never thought I'd say this, but life was better under Adolph Hitler."

The invasion also caused severe environmental damage. American troops, tanks, trucks and machinery destroyed miles of pristine shoreline and thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive wetlands. It was believed that the habitat of the spineless French crab was completely wiped out, thus threatening the species with extinction. A representative of Greenpeace said his organization, which had tried to stall the invasion for over a year, was appalled at the destruction, but not surprised. "This is just another example of how the military destroys the environment without a second thought," said Christine Moanmore. "And it's all about corporate greed."

Contacted at his Manhattan condo, a member of the French government-in-exile, who abandoned Paris when Hitler invaded, said the invasion was based solely on American financial interests. "Everyone knows that President Roosevelt has ties to 'big beer'," said Pierre Le Wimp. "Once the German beer industry is conquered, Roosevelt's beer cronies will control the world market and make a fortune."

Administration supporters said America's aggressive actions were based in part on the assertions of controversial scientist Albert Einstein, who sent a letter to Roosevelt speculating that the Germans were developing a secret weapon - a so-called "atomic bomb". Such a weapon could produce casualties on a scale never seen before, and cause environmental damage that could last for thousands of years. Hitler has denied having such a weapon and international inspectors were unable to locate such weapons even after spending two long weekends in Germany. Shortly after the invasion began, reports surfaced that American soldiers had abused German prisoners. Mistreatment of Jews by Germans, at their so-called "concentration camps" has been rumored, but so far this remains unproven.

Several thousand Americans died during the first hours of the invasion, and French officials are concerned that the uncollected corpses will pose a public-health risk. "The Americans should have planned for this in advance," they said. "It's their mess, and we don't intend to help clean it up."

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