Tuesday, July 05, 2005
The story of Tokyo Rose
I just finished watching a fascinating piece on the History Channel about the story of "Tokyo Rose." If you don't know that name you're to damn young, like the teens on Teen Jeopardy who never heard of the Beatles. But I digress. Anyway, the story was about a native born American of Japanese decent who, through some strange twists of fate, found herself imprisoned for 8 years after being found guilty of treason. It's a very good reminder of the paranoia and witch hunting that the McCarthy era was founded on. And if you don't that what that is, well I would recommend you get to the nearest library and go through the history of the 20th century at a minimum. History is far more than just a bunch of dead guys.