Razer wire and children don't mix: A picture that was never in Michelle Malkin's Book on japanese internment
Mrs. Malkin has a shiny new toy. Bash the President over the head using children. Trying to anticipate what the president might say in his upcoming address on Sept 8: what the conservatives call a stay-in-school speech, Mrs. Malkin in all her honest objective gossipy best ties him with left wing philosophy, and of course leaving out for the readers any possibility of waiting to hear the speech themselves, and make judgements for themselves. As if not Stalking children was not enough, now Mrs. Malkin is going after the president. So what is she saying? Schools are not safe for your children anymore because this black president is in charge now?
Remember now this woman as a long history of using children to make her point. Think about how she tries to argue things.
In 2004, she wrote a thinly researched book “In defense of Racism Internment. What she realized, more she took advantage of , was the idea in 2004 people did not know (or cared anymore?) about what happen in 1942 or that the 1980’s ism culture of political correctness had posion young minds. If you do read her book note she does not spend any time talking about the children. Of the 110,00 half, at least were children. American children put in internment camps?
The book In defense of Internment Camps is not so much an indictment of Japanese nationals as well as US citizens, but a systematic bashing of the 1980 PC culture in which Mrs. Malkin grew to despise. Rationalizing, like many conservatives that this movement to multicultural, and other “isms”(which this author really never got into) was to blame for the poor victim mentality. It not only made her rich, it is a continuous form she revisit over and over.
This problem is that rationalizing 1942, where the rights of Minorities was slim at best: She never bothered to put it in context. And my contention is that she never bothered to research indication that there was a hostile atmosphere against the Japanese during that time. What I mean is she Did NO RESEARCH on the idea that racism had something to do the internment camps. Instead she focuses on coded messages from MAGIC. She never even mentions the governors of the Western States and their xenophobic attitude toward the Japanese. Or even looked at the nationals laws during that time. The institutionalized racism of 1942 can never be compared to the strange, and weird 1980’s pop culture of Me!Me!Me! Jim Grow was very much alive during that time.
Contextual errors does not make for a balanced and objective book, nor does rationalizing using children to make your point. Every time children are involved in a topic Mrs. Malkin takes on, she spoon feeds people the rational that ” they used children, I can, too.”