Thursday, September 28, 2006

Iva Toguri D'Aquino -- aka "Tokyo Rose" -- RIP

On the 26th of September, little noted in the MSM, Ikuko "Iva" Toguri D'Aquino died in Chicago.

More famously known as the Japanese-American "traitor" Tokyo Rose (who, BTW, never existed, under any pseudonym -- Toguri actually broadcast under the name Orphan Ann), Toguri was arrested after WWII, convicted of treason and sentenced to a long prison term.

With the active agitation of the American Legion. Naturally.

Back in those days we were afflicted, as we are now, with a you're-either-with-us-or-against-us mentality, and it wasn't until the Ford Administration of the 1970s that Iva was pardoned by the US government.

That pardon, BTW, was the direct result of "activist journalism" of the kind that we never see any more. Too bad. When I finally get arrested for treason (among other charges), it's sad to think that there just won't be any activist journalists out there who will give a shit about the truth.

And, just in case you're wondering, even the conservative media knows the truth about Iva D'Aquino.

1 Comment:

Granny said...

I didn't know much of this. I knew what I'd heard as a child and that she'd been pardoned and that was about it.