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Re: Safire's assertion
That had to be culture shock/time warp of the worse kind. One or the
other - or maybe both - here, Korea - had to seem unreal.
Well, we sure knew about it in my hometown - Northumberland - PA.
there is another boy "Brouse" right next to brother Don in the cemetary -
says KIA at Pusan.
Korea has been a topic of conversation my entire life. I still have an
aversion to Korean people, even through the ones I meet are South Koreans I
still feel resentment about losing my brother for them, and then they seem
so selffish and self centered and they are great users of American
resources, i.e. scholarships and any funds available for anything.
Sorry - that wasn't politically correct, - but it is my true feelings.
>From: Ed Evanhoe <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Safire's assertion
>Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 11:31:00 -0500
>> >. Well, there sure is a glaring absence of movies about the Korean War
>>Police Action(sic). War movies all over the place all the time - but none
>>on the Korean War. Jeez, if Washington could influence Hollywood to not
>>make films about the Korean War, why can't they get them to stop making
>>the sick stuff they make now? It must be an indicator of how much
>>interest they really take, and they must have had a lot of interest in
>>keeping the public in the dark about the Korean War.<<
>>Simplistically, movies, novels and histories produced during (and in the
>>period following it) the Korean War about the war bombed so both movie
>>producers and publishing houses quit producing and publishing. Once the
>>war became "ho hum" after cease fire talks began, apathy set in. Times
>>were tough and most Americans, unless they had a family member in Korea,
>>were more interested in making a living than worrying about a war fought
>>by a "few" American troops in a country the vast, vast majority had never
>>heard of prior to the North Korean invasion June 25, 1950.
>I still remember arriving back in the U.S. shortly before Xmas 1952 after
>2-1/2 years in Korea (minus a few months in various hospitals in Japan.) I
>flew back, landing at San Francisco. It was a helluva shock to find most
>people knew almost nothing of what was going on in Korea and even the ones
>who did didn't seem to care. For weeks I had the feeling everyone was
>"out-of-step" but me.
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