FBI's sorry treatment of Jackie Robinson

  • Article by: MARTIN SCHRAM , Scripps Howard News Service
  • Updated: April 17, 2013 - 12:31 PM

To read the FBI files on Robinson today is to come away shaking our heads at how we could ever have let things get so out of control.

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spector075Apr. 17, 1312:53 PM

that was then this is now...time to let it go...be glad for how far we have come because there is nothing we can do about what has already happened.

jdlellis1Apr. 17, 13 1:32 PM

When looking at history, what becomes clear is the reality that those who have perputrated the biggest autrauties have been relatively recent in history (Nazi Germany, The former Soviet Union, Komer Ruege, North Korea, Iraq and Iran, etc.) where tens of millions have been killed. Thus, Americans who have a blind faith in all things government have never read the Decleration of Independance in its entirity or understand the concept of a limited government as framed in the U.S. Constitution and taking both documents into account, embrace the ascertin that "Government at all levels (local, state or federal), cannot and should not be all things to all people.

mgtwinsfan1987Apr. 17, 13 2:50 PM

Yes it was lame. So is the idea today that every Muslim is somehow a terrorist...and yet many people hold on to that lame idea. Times never really change when fear of people who are "other" than us enter our daily lives and disrupt our quiet.

stingballApr. 17, 13 3:02 PM

J. Edgar Hoover, with his communist paranoia and personal witchhunts, did more to subvert democracy in America than any communist threat, real or imagined. It is hard to believe that the FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. still bears his name, given all that has been uncovered about him and his actions as FBI Director.

marsbonfireApr. 17, 13 4:05 PM

spector075Apr. 17, 1312:53 PM that was then this is now...time to let it go...be glad for how far we have come because there is nothing we can do about what has already happened.___________Frankly, considering it's 2013, I don't think we've come very far at all. Just take a tour of comments on sites like Yahoo, CNN, etc...and read the racism directed at the President and First Lady. It's disgusting.

jdlellis1Apr. 17, 13 4:17 PM

stingball, Study your history. Most historians would agree that under Stalin and his future cronies, they executed more than the 60 million people killed in WWII. As a matter of fact, a recent documentary on the National Geographic channel interviewed numerous current (under Putin) Russian leaders who today despise Democracy (his word). Not to say Hoover was a nice guy but the Communist desire to rule by force was real. One last point on this. After WWII, the U.S. was able to tap the underwater telephone cable of the Soviet Military. It was not disconnected until after the regime fell. So when the Soviet's were saying one thing, the U.S. knew of their lies and plans.

ciamanApr. 17, 13 6:38 PM

This writer must be a great Monday QB! What he tells us is nothing NEW. We already know all of that. And the telescope of time has a way of allowing current people to peruse things of nearly one hundred years ago. And yes, we have made giant strides in those years. Look at whom our President is? So to say that little has been accomplished is a canard. In another 26 years or so the caucasian people will become the minority and in another 100 years it may be enlighting to see what becomes of that situation.

notheocrat12Apr. 17, 13 8:16 PM

If we allow the Steve Kings and the Michelle Bachmanns of the world to ascend to meaningful office you just wait.

hjlazniApr. 18, 1310:24 AM

It seemed like a good idea at the time. This line is used by many when discussing their past behavior.

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