I thought I was pretty well educated on WW2, but now I see that I wasn't. The Pacific Theater and the actions of the Japanese Army against the Dutch citizens of Indonesia was horrific.
Thief of Glory addresses the story of one young man and his trials and travail from 1941, right after the attack on Pearl Harbor till his adulthood in the United States after the war. The chase of a marble will lead him from the prison camps of Malaysia to the halls of Congress.
He survived atrocities, deaths of family members and yet clung to one abiding hope: The goodness of God. He never let his faith in God desert him, nor did God.
It was riveting, scandalous, heartbreaking and redeeming book to read. I reccomend it to anyone who's interested in more than known history of the Pacific Theater, the hidden one where women and children were forced to make decisions which would impact them long after their incarceration.
I received this book free from Blogging for Books for review.
By the way, I won't entertain anonymous comments. If I put it out there you can identify yourself, this isn't a democracy, it's my little world. Deal with it.
As my children are adults and can play video games as much or as less as they want, I find them to be more able to discern good from evil as well as any.
Disrespect can also be learned from parents who think that every thing outside their walls will lead their children down the path of death and destruction.
When a cycle of hopelessness and poverty isn't alleviated it is the responsibility of the social services and the state government to implement programs to remedy it. When a child is shot because of the colors she wore, that reasoning has to be stopped. Why do we pay taxes? To support wars in countries that don't want us. To feed the pockets of the oligarchs who run this country behind the scenes? It's been going on for 100's of years.
I taught public school and I saw the children of immigrants work harder than their peers because they appreciated the fact that they were allowed to go to school and learn. Americans should pay attention to that.
If you don't trust your children, bully them and abuse them, you don't deserve them. If you teach your children to hate their siblings because they left the roost and found the truth, then you are as culpable as any abuser. When you get old and expect your children to wait upon you, you're going to be sadly surprised that they don't visit, keep their children from you, and hate you.
I just found out today the the father of one of my nieces abused her and her brother, sexually and held it over them. No wonder they can't trust their mother, who had 5 other children when they were nearly grown. May he rot in hell.
Can you tell I'm in a shitty mood? Well I am. My arthritis is making my hands cramp, my shoulder is screaming in pain.
I'm done and over. Timer's gone off and I'm ready to leave the burner.
The last few days have been filled with children being killed by being shot, run over by ice cream trucks, car accidents after being hit by drunks. The shootings in Ottawa because someone thinks their God is better than anyone else's. Today a school shooting in Washington and now 2 Sheriff's are killed in northern CA. Why don't people care about other people? Things like this almost make me give up on God, because why are these horrible things happening? Did the parents of these shooters and drivers raise their children to be murderers? Does their hate overcome our love for our neighbor? I guess all I can do is pray without ceasing.