Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 7, 2020 7:49:18 GMT 12
I do not understand why this is necessary. In my opinion it was the right move. There were Japanese-Americans working for the Japanese in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, and this move prevented such occurring again on mainland USA. Move on but no need to apologise as if it was the wrong thing to do.
I see your point! And it is a difficult question nowdays, as there are many different events in History that have been subject to the discussion of apologies or not.
A few years back there was a big debate in Denmark whether it should apologize for its colonial history and its part in the slave trade. There was no formal apology issued (as I recall) because the thinking was that it didn’t make any sense that a government of today was to apologize for something that happened hundreds of years ago.
But not everybody agrees about this of course, it is a complex matter.
I hope I haven’t broken the forum rules by posting this, I know that politics are not welcome. But it is also an interesting question, I think.
”By Jove, that’s the sort of talk I like to hear!”