Friday, April 14, 2017

April 15 (A Triple)

1865 - President Abraham Lincoln died, and V.P. Andrew Johnson became the nation's 17th president.

The great leader was dead...He was replaced by a good man, but a below-average leader - and a poor president.

The nation suffered as a result of this change, especially the South, which was so happy to see Lincoln die. They would have been much better off with Lincoln in charge of Reconstruction, because he may have been able to keep the 'Radical Reconstructionists' in Congress from being as harsh as they were...Maybe.

But we weren't able to find out, and it wasn’t to be.

1923 - Insulin became generally available for diabetics.

There is no way to quantify the value of this event...In America alone there are over 18 million diabetics, and who knows how many either are or will become insulin dependent.

Thankfully insulin was discovered in an age of sanity instead of now, because it would likely never make it past the FDA, would be taken off the market due to side effects, or have an insane cost.

1947 - Jackie Robinson became the first black player to play Major League Baseball - for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

JACKIE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!! And is the second most important black American - second only to President Obama.

This is no slight on MLK, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, etc. It is what it is, and sports plays an enormous role in American culture - Jackie Robinson should be acknowledged as such...Also, I hope you understand, even though I'm not a fan of Obama's politics there is no way to deny his place in American history.

1861 - President Lincoln sent Congress a message recognizing a state of war with the Southern states and calling for 75,000 volunteer soldiers:  U.S. Civil War.

He knew it was coming, but couldn’t believe it when the war started...Bush was stunned for 30 minutes when 9/11 hit, but Lincoln was for two days before he went into action. Can you imagine if the Liberal Lapdog Media were around during the time of the Civil War?

And by the way, 75,000 proved to be a terribly shortsighted number.

1945 - British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. The troops discovered 28,000 women, 12,000 men and another 13,000 unburied bodies:  WWII.

The Holocaust didn’t happen!! How can any human being believe this crap?

It's a good thing the Allies took many pictures, and the Nazi's kept such grand records of their crimes.

1998 - Pol Pot died at age 73, evading prosecution for the deaths of two million Cambodians.

Pol Pot was a butcher, but only a minor member of the 20th Century Mega-Murderer's Club, though his total is almost more impressive because his were 'earned' by using much less sophisticated killing tools (clubs, knifes, etc.):

USSR = 61,900,000
Communist China = 35,200,000 (may actually be around 80,000,000)
Nazi Germany = 20,900,000
Nationalist China 10,000,000
Imperial Japan, 5,900,000
Mao’s Pre-takeover Soviets in China = 3,400,000
Cambodia (Pol Pot) = 2,000,000

It's important to note, the USSR and Germany kept pretty good records of their killing stats, but China, Japan and Cambodia's numbers may be much higher than listed.

I highly recommend you read about all the 20th Century's
Democidal Nuts.

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