You know who I mean. The guy who thinks internment camps were a good idea. But you know what they say…
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana-1905
My column, Don’t repeat the Manzanar mistake, appeared in the Nevada Appeal on Christmas Day, 2007. I believe it speaks for itself.
You should know that Manzanar is one of ten so-called “War Relocation Centers” to which over 100,000 West Coast Japanese Americans were sent after being given 48 hours to leave their homes, forcing them to sell or abandon belongings and property. Although it was called a “War Relocation Center,” military police armed with sub-machine guns in the eight guard towers, the searchlights and barbed wire told a different story. Manzanar was a prison camp.