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12/09/2016 04:11:47 AM · #1
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Dorothea Lange documenting Japanese internment...
12/09/2016 09:31:35 AM · #2
Thanks for posting this. Manzanar today has a museum but not much remains of the buildings - although at my last visit there was indication of a replica barracks to be built. It's an eerie place to visit, and hard to comprehend from today's perspective. I'd like to think that something like this would never happen again... but then again... these are eerie times.

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12/09/2016 10:54:32 AM · #3
After 74 years, I'm happy to see these were released for public viewing. Photographs are powerful reminders of our history and transparency helps us move forward.
12/09/2016 01:46:58 PM · #4
That was just a horrible episode in our history. I visited Manzanar in the early 1970s and it was an eerie and disturbing place. There was nothing left but windswept foundations and a single monument, I think I remember. But there was a *presence* that was tangible.
12/09/2016 04:01:42 PM · #5
Horrible. And it threatens to be repeated.
12/09/2016 04:15:27 PM · #6
I was just going to type that. We are being threatened with the same sort of thinking and actions.
12/09/2016 05:00:14 PM · #7
I think one of the biggest lessons to learn from history is how quickly these sorts of thing snowball and fall apart. One minute you're thinking that it could never happen here and now and the next you notice your neighbours are missing and those that are left are perfectly fine with it.
12/09/2016 05:13:12 PM · #8
Originally posted by rooum:

I think one of the biggest lessons to learn from history is how quickly these sorts of thing snowball and fall apart. One minute you're thinking that it could never happen here and now and the next you notice your neighbours are missing and those that are left are perfectly fine with it.

The blood's running down the blackboard of a blind street
Convicts shake the cages of a bad dream
And they'll quote in the classroom that "It cannot happen here"
But it has happened here


--Phil Ochs
"Another Age" (c. 1968)
12/09/2016 08:32:48 PM · #9
injustice never disappears. where I live the mainly agricultural lands owned by Japanese settlers were taken away during the Canadian imprisonment. some families returned after the war, but the people who had arranged the government sale - to themselves at a nominal price - offered no recompense. one family stuck it out and started all over again. everybody knows who is who here.

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