Mickey Z. -- World News Trust
Oct. 29, 2017
On Planet Patriarchy, males dominate. Thus, our decisions and inventions impact all forms of life 24/7. This series of articles will explore some of the “creations” spawned by the hearts and minds of men. Previously, it was firebombing and depleted uranium weapons. For article #3, it’s dam-busting.
When investigating phallocentric war crimes during The Good [sic] War, it is informative to note that of the 185 Nazis indicted at Nuremberg, only 24 were singled out for the death penalty. That their crimes merited capital punishment in the eyes of the Nuremberg Tribunal can serve as a measuring stick when we review similar crimes committed by the good [sic] guys. Among those two dozen indicted Nazis was the German High Commissioner in Holland who ordered the opening of Dutch dikes to slow the advance of Allied troops.
Roughly 500,000 acres were flooded and the result was mass starvation.
In pondering the good vs. evil WWII dichotomy, one might consider that the United States Air Force (USAF), fresh from fighting the forces of evil, bombed the Toksan Dam (among others) during the Korean War in order to flood North Korea’s rice farms. Here’s how the good guys at the USAF justified such tactics:
To the Communists, the smashing of the dams meant primarily the destruction of their chief sustenance -- rice. The Westerner can little conceive the awesome meaning that the loss of this staple food commodity has for an Asian -- starvation and slow death.
Considering uber-male hero, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur had ordered the USAF to “destroy every means of communication, every installation, factory, city, and village” south of the Yalu River boundary with China, the lethal dam busting comes as no surprise.
Perhaps 2.5 million civilians were killed -- through one necrophilic method another -- in North Korea.
This dam-bombing/people-starving technique, culled from the wartime strategy of one of Hitler’s 24 best and brightest men, continued right on into Vietnam -- with orders coming directly from the top, so to speak.
In a now-declassified memorandum dated April 15, 1969, heroic male evangelist Billy Graham, having just returned from meeting missionaries in Bangkok, gave his approval to a plan that could potentially drown thousands and starve many more; the holy man urged President Nixon to blow up dikes “which could overnight destroy the economy of North Vietnam.”
With or without Rev. Graham’s sanction, U.S. bombing of dikes in South Vietnam was already a common and uncontroversial male-sanctioned tactic.
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