Homeland security starts in your glands: Before Muslims and Mexicans, Tea Party types blamed our problems on "Japs"
Come to find out Hirohito was pure panty-peeler!
In his horrifying 1943 tract The Truth About Juvenile Delinquency, fear-profiteering preacher Dan Gilbert out-crazied even today's professional crazies by calling teenage promiscuity the result of a Japanese plot.
"Eighty per cent of the venereal infections among servicemen are derived from high school girls. Juvenile delinquents are putting more soldiers in the hospital than the Germans and Japs combined." (page 1)
"The advocates of free love are the worst of traitors, the Japs' best friends and co-workers in America. They should be treated accordingly. They should be interned with other enemies of our country."
There's much more in this week's Studies in Crap post on our Style Council blog. We invite you not just to giggle at the batshit beliefs of our American past . . . but also to gather a little ammunition, perhaps, against the batshit beliefs of our American now. Take a peek!