Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Last American Hanged For Treason

In the current stunningly overheated political atmosphere, created uniquely by the increasingly unhinged left, terms that used to be taken seriously are being thrown around at random. All this accomplishes is to diminish their effect, which benefits nothing and no one.
One of the most significant of these words is treason, a term that used to mean a great deal. This is demonstrated in the case of the deceptively whimsically named “Lord Haw Haw,” otherwise known as William Joyce, in World War II.
William Joyce was born in 1906 in Brooklyn, New York, of Unionist Irish immigrant parents who had become naturalized Americans eight years before William’s birth.
When he was a young child, his parents moved back to Ireland, settling in the republican south, which did not make the family’s existence an easy one due to their strongly held minority political views at this volatile time in Irish history.
Young William’s unionist political views just became reinforced, always “ready to back up his principles with his fists.” During one of his many fights, William’s nose was rather badly broken and never really healed, giving him in his way of speaking his “nasal drawl that would become so familiar to (his later) audiences.”
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