(Memorial Day) Remembering the Fallen: The Philippine-American War | Ep 151

May 31, 2021 James Lane Episode 151
(Memorial Day) Remembering the Fallen: The Philippine-American War | Ep 151
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Episode 151 of the American Reveille Podcast is dedicated to service members of all branches, nations, and conflicts. I decided to honor the dead by detailing the graphic history of the Philippine-American War. The Philippines is a very special place to me and my family. As a Veteran I wanted to do something different because Memorial Day is a solemn holiday marked to honor the dead. Cheers.

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Ladies and gentlemen, James Lane here. This is Episode 151 of the American revenue podcast. Today is Memorial Day. It's a solemn holiday. It's a solemn holiday folks. I feel quickly obliged to read what I posted on social media this morning. We take this day to honor our fallen brothers and sisters from battlefields and city streets at home to battlefields across the world. We raise our glass to honor the fallen soldier, sailor marine and airman. I extend this honor to our allies and our enemies for death is the only great adventure left. Cheers. Folks, in honor of the fact that it's a solemn holiday, I figured I would do a podcast, a history podcast, if you will. I'm going to go over a war that most people haven't heard of. I lived in the Philippines for a while. So I know a thing or two about the Philippine American war. And I think it is a war that's overlooked a war that's very important. And a war that kind of Bond's us to the Philippine people, even before the events of world war two folks, I think this is going to be a very important episode and I want to honor the dead by giving it to you so stay tuned.

Ladies and gentlemen, James Lane here How you guys doing Episode 151 of the American revenue podcast. I don't want to call it the Memorial Day special. It just happens to be Memorial Day, a solemn holiday. Like I said in the introduction, we're gonna do a historical podcast some stuff a lot of people have never ever, ever heard about the Philippine American war. It binds us as a people it swears us to them by blood, ladies and gentlemen, far before the events of World War Two. And now with the Chinese escalation, the artificial islands, all of the Chinese fishing vessels filled with military members surrounding the Philippine Islands. We don't know what China's up to I mean, we have a pretty good idea. But at the end of the day, regardless of how far left Biden is, regardless of how extreme the left has become this country is sworn to the archipelago of the Philippines, in blood in blood, both our blood, their blood and hundreds of 1000s of civilians. Ladies and gentlemen, our history isn't always good. It isn't always bad. But the left likes to take our history and shove it down our throats. They like to say that we can't honor the dead that we can't honor the past that we can't look back to our mistakes and our victories and our follies and our friends and foes in our history, ladies and gentlemen, our history, we can't look back and find the good find the lessons learned and do what America was meant to do. Improve become better become greater. That is how we honor the dead. We honor the fallen military member by making this country greater, freer and better for every single American every single day, ladies and gentlemen. It's important. It's important. We know our history, especially since the left is trying to erase it. And this is a history that wasn't even taught when I was in school. I didn't even learn about it until I went to the Philippines until I lived in the Philippines. And as a lot of you know, I'm married to a Filipina, I have mixed race. Children, I definitely, definitely have spent my time there as a foreigner and as a friend alike. And it holds a place in my heart near and dear, it really changed my life to really spend time and live the way I lived when I was there. A lot of people go to these places as tourists, and they live in skyscrapers and they, you know, never leave the cities. But I spent a lot of time living with with just your average everyday people and your average everyday setting. In the provinces and in the cities. I lived in Mindanao and devou City. I was there when the ISIS attack and more already happened and they were rolling tanks through the city. I was in. I was in Manila. I've been in Manila, I lived in Manila, I've lived all throughout some different areas that let's just say, you're not really supposed to go if you're a foreigner. But if you're humble, and if you can let go of some of your first world problems, you may find it to be a very cathartic experience. And for me it was life changing. So I felt on Memorial Day with the amount of dead surrounding all of these different things that have occurred. In our history, it would be important to honor not just our soldiers but their soldiers, their civilians as well by telling a little history story, one that isn't spoken of very often never was before, and hasn't been in a long time, folks, this is the history, the accurate history of the Philippine American war. And I'll tell you a little bit from both sides of it as we go through, because I've actually walked through these historical districts I've been to their museums as well. I've been in intramuros and I've been to a lot of different places. I've overlooked the Bay of Manila, the same Bay where the American fleets defeated the Spanish Armada ladies and gentlemen to end the Spanish American War, don't screw up me, folks. I got a history degree. We're gonna play and we're gonna play hard Ladies and gentlemen, but first before we play, I think I'm gonna do my ad. Alright, we got to do the ad for the sponsor of the show. And it's a product that I actually use that I like, and I think we're gonna do the Mark Levin style ad I think we should What do you guys think you think we should do the Mark Levin style ad? If anyone's familiar with Mark Levin he has a very unique way of bringing in his advertisers. Alright, so we're gonna try this. Alright, hold on. I have to channel I have to channel the inner Levin. Alright, this is going to be I don't know how difficult it's going to be. I just have to remember what it was to live on the east coast and get pissed about something so give me a second. All right. All right. I think I got it all right, you're ready.

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The Philippine American War, the Philippine American war between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries from 1899 to 1902, an insurrection that may be seen as a continuation of the Philippine Revolution against Spanish rule. The Treaty of Paris at 98 had transferred Philippine sovereignty from Spain to the United States, but was not recognized by Filipino leaders whose troops were an actual control of the entire archipelago, except for the capital city of Manila, although an end to the insurrection was declared in 1902, sporadic fighting continued for several years there after and, you know, folks, I've actually been to the museum in Manila in the Philippines, and it says 1898 to 1903. So every country has its own definition of the events that occurred. But folks, this was a big deal, because the United States was expected to free the Philippines, the Filipino leaders were under Spanish rule for 333 plus years, guys, 333 plus years, that's a very long time, they were expecting freedom. And instead, the United States basically bought the Philippines with the surrender of the Spanish in 1898. Of course, the Filipinos were pissed. And they said, EFF you, us. We don't recognize the fact that you own us. This obviously caused an issue and fighting ensued, the end of Spanish rule and the first Philippine Republic if you can see this picture here, these are literally people from the province folks in a very basic military garb. All right, with with muskets, okay, and not that the US Army had much better, all right, but they definitely definitely, definitely were better equipped. But this is a hoard of folks hear a swarm of folks surrendering to the Americans in the 1900s. Let's go back a couple years there from the early 1900s. Let's go back to the late 1800s. Look, in preparation for possible war against Spain. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Teddy Roosevelt. All right, these people at a past before they were the president, he placed the US Asiatic Squadron in Hong Kong on alert when war was declared in April 1898, Commodore George Dewey, and if you're in the Navy or were in the Navy, you know that name very well. He sailed from Hong Kong and defeated the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay on the morning of May 1 1898. But he couldn't occupy Manila until ground troops arrived three months Later and I've actually stood on the edge of, of Manila Bay and and looked out onto the bay and imagined what that fight what that naval firefight was like, Alright, apparently and according to history, the Spanish Armada was decisively decisively defeated in that battle folks. In the meantime, on June 12 1898, the Filipinos declared independence and proclaimed the provisional Republic with general Emilio Aguinaldo as President. Within days on the other side of the Pacific, the American anti imperialist league had begun to take shape. This organization, which opposed American involvement in the Philippines, grew into a mass movement that drew support from across the political spectrum. Its members included luminaries such as social reformer Jane Addams, industrialist Andrew Carnegie philosopher William James and author Mark Twain on August 13. And you know, by the way, another little piece of history author Mark Twain was the one that got Ulysses S Grant to publish his memoirs just saying, on August 13, Manila fell after a bloodless battle. Spanish gov for me one, what is that one Dennis, excuse me what ns had secretly arranged a surrender after a mock show of resistance to salvage his honor. American troops were in possession of the city. But Filipino insurgents controlled the rest of the country, the leaders of the nascent Philippine Republic did not recognize us sovereignty over the islands, and the United States rejected Filipino Filipino claims of independence. conflict was, of course, inevitable. Focus on the night of February 4 1899. All right, shooting erupted on the outskirts of Manila. I want you all right, I want you to imagine, all right, that you're living in your city, I want you to imagine being a Filipino, alright, and you're living in your city, you've been under Spanish rule your parents or grandparents or great grandparents, every thing has come to this moment. All right. And then a new, a new, a new conqueror was rolling in, okay, somebody who was supposed to be your friend. And there was a lot of mistrust in the Filipino government as well. There was a lot of people selling each other out. There was a lot of bad things and corruption happening there. And there was a lot of bad things and corruption happening in the US as well with certain other historical stories that would be for another special, but I want you to imagine waking up to that waking up to more death, waking up to war. All right, in a time where there was no internet, no cameras. I mean, there's cameras, but nobody has a camera on their phone. Right? Nobody's coming. You have to actually set that stuff up. You're like building a camera in 1898. You know what I mean? Listen, a lot of atrocities happened. A lot of atrocities have happened for many years on many different battlefields in many different countries across this world over a vast expanses of time. But the result is always the same many, many people undeservedly have died on all sides of conflict. Alright, ladies and gentlemen. And this was no different. You wake up and your neighbors are dying. People are dying. On the other hand, all right, you're an American troop. Okay, you're an American troop in the 1800s. The late 1800s. sailing across the world, it still wasn't easy back then. We didn't have radar in 1898. Okay, folks, we didn't. We may have had some iron ships here and there. We may have had some good technology, but it was still a hellacious sickening journey across the ocean. It was still a terrifying, terrifying journey to war, especially to a war that made no sense to many Americans. Right? So you have people dying on all sides of the table. People not expecting to die. people not wanting to die, but people dying nonetheless, a sad reality but the reality of life, a reality of life. Alright, on the night of February 4 1899, shooting erupted. It's hot in Manila, folks. It's like South Florida. If you've ever been to Florida, that's Manila. Alright, ladies and gentlemen, with a lot of roosters crowing, literally, all right. On the night of February 4 at 99 shooting erupted on the outskirts of Manila morning found the Filipinos who had fought bravely even recklessly, defeated at all points. That's one day. While the fighting was in progress, Aguinaldo issued a proclamation of war against the United States. Anti imperialist sentiment was strong in the US. And on February 6, the US Senate ratified the treaty that concluded the Spanish American War by a single vote. All right, US reinforcements were immediately sent to the Philippines. Antonio Luna as general Luna Okay guys, if you ever want some really great history about a very courageous valorous and fantastic strategists look up. General Luna. look them up. There's some great history there. Antonio Luna, the ablest commander among the Filipinos was given charge of their military operations, but seems to have been greatly hampered by the jealousy and distrust of Aguinaldo, which he fully returned. Luna was murdered, and on March 31 1899, the rebel capital of malolos was captured by US forces. In March 1900, US President William McKinley convened the second Philippine Commission to create a civil government in the Philippines, the existence of algunos Philippine Republic was conveniently ignored. Take a look at some of the ruins of Manila here after being shelled by artillery in 1899. All right, Rubble, absolute Rubble, civilians died, many, many civilians died. Alright folks, on April 7, McKinley instructed our only president to ever get stuck in a bathtub. Chairman, all right, William Howard Taft to bear in mind that the government which they are establishing is designed not for our satisfaction or for the expression of our theoretical views, but for the happiness, peace and prosperity of the people on the Philippine Islands. All right. I don't think the dead on our side or their side would have anything kind to say about that statement, ladies and gentlemen. But we've mentioned Taft, we have mentioned McKinley. These are historical figures you should know about you should know some of their pasts. Ladies and gentlemen, you should pick up a book you should read about William Taft. All right, you should read about how he and General Douglas MacArthur interacted some years later, ladies and gentlemen, things definitely, definitely follow lines in this country. All right. They can be traced back through history, decisions that were made. All right. There's there's a thing that is to be said, there's a thing that could be said about fate, right. But you have to meet God halfway isn't that freewill? Right. So I think fate and decision making interplay, and I think you could really take a look back, I think it can be traced, and it can be used as well when you're thinking strategically and tactically to see where things may be headed in the future. All right. We're bonded to the Philippines. China's messing with the Philippines. If anything happens, we must go and we will we will go Ladies and gentlemen, Tim, Paul's talking a lot lately about the the different cycles, right? The the four cycles, the four historical cycles every 80 years, something crazy happens. We had the Civil War, we had World War One and two, mostly World War Two was the most atrocious so I think it's World War One or World War Two, which, obviously Civil War 80 years later, World War Two. Now it's 80 years later, and supposedly, we're supposed to expect something big in the next five to 10 years and I wouldn't doubt it. I wouldn't doubt it Ladies and gentlemen, so you better learn your history now. Honor the dead and learn your history lest you fall prey to your history in the future. Well, nothing explicit was said about independence. These instructions were later often cited as supporting such a goal. The guerrilla campaign. Meanwhile, the Filipino government had fled northward in November 1899. And now northern Philippines Ladies and gentlemen, the northern island of Luzon is very mountainous. Okay, you've got all kinds of different topography. There's tons and tons of islands. It's a 7000 chain archipelago, with hundreds of languages and many that are unfortunately going extinct. Okay, but an amazing, amazing landmass with amazing features and just huge strategical advantages for most All right, it actually took trickery to defeat the guerrilla forces. Alright, let's read the guerrilla campaign. Meanwhile, the Filipino government had fled northward. In November 1899. The Filipinos resorted to guerrilla warfare with all of its devastating consequences. The major operations of the insurrection were conducted in Luzon and Luzon is the name of the big main island that Manila is on by the way, guys, Luzon and throughout them. The US Army was assisted materially by indigenous makabe scouts, who had previously served the Spanish regime and then transferred that loyalty to the United States. The organized insurrection effectively ended with the capture of Algol dough on March 23 1901 by us Brigadier General Frederick funston. Frederick funston. That's a tongue twister Frederick funston after learning of the location of our ganado secret headquarters from a captured Korea, funston personally led an audacious mission into the mountains of Northern Luzon. He and a handful of his officers posed as prisoners of war, marching under the guard of a column of macabeo. Or sorry, excuse me, mccobb baby scouts who are disguised as rebels, and Aldo, who had been expecting reinforcements welcomed the lead elements of the force only to be stunned by a demand to surrender. When funston arrived, Aguinaldo remarked, is this not some kind of joke, before being led back to Manila? Alright, ladies and gentlemen, here's some more pictures of us troops during the Philippine American war. Take a look at those cowboy hats. Ladies and gentlemen, take a look at those cowboy hats. Just like some of the moments we've spent in wars we maybe shouldn't have been a part of, or should have been a part of. We are still all the same throughout history, regardless of our color, creed, and background. We're Americans, ladies and gentlemen, many of these people didn't want to be there, just as they didn't want to be in Vietnam or World War Two or the Civil War anywhere else. Just as the Filipinos who fought didn't want to be there, either, or all bonded in blood folks bonded in blood, although alga nodo pledged his allegiance to the United States and called for an end to hostilities, which he did, basically to save more people. All right, if you know anything about Filipinos and honor, that was a big move for Aguinaldo. The guerrilla campaign continued and unabated with unabated ferocity. Brigadier General Jacob F. Smith, enraged by a massacre of US troops responded with retaliatory measures of such indiscriminate brutality that he was court martialed and forced to retire because he slaughtered innocent civilians. It's disgusting. After the surrender of Filipino general Miguel malvar and Samar on April 16 1902, the American civil government regarded the remaining guerrillas as mere bandits, though the fighting did continue. About 1000 guerrillas under Simeon Ola were not defeated until late 1903. In the Batangas province, south of Manila, troops commanded by Makati to suck a resisted capture until as late as 1906. And here is some of the Filipino soldiers there. All right, there are allies now we don't need to call them insurgents. Listen to me, folks.

Back then, history kept going. Our records say 1906 when you go to the museums there, when you look at the historical records in the Philippines, they were fighting back until 1911. Ladies and gentlemen, till 1911 the last organized resistance to us power took place on somar from 1904 to 1906. There the rebels tactic of burning pacified villages contributed to their own defeat. Although an unconnected insurgency campaign by moto bands on Mindanao continued sporadically until 1913, the United States had gained undisputed control of the Philippines and it retained possession of the islands until after world war two folks when we finally kept our promise and freed them allowed them to declare their independence and became their allies in 1946. That is a big history. All right, imagine 1898. All right, they expected freedom. And then they ended up spending almost another 50 years under Rule from somebody else. Now in that time we develop bonds. We didn't you can go to the Philippines and get spaghetti with like sweet ketchup sauce and cut up hotdogs in it right now. You get hamburgers over there, KFC, guys, guys, you have not had KFC, you've dipped it in the gravy they have in the Philippines. Listen, whatever the bad past or good past or any past we've had, we are now bonded in blood. And that is the importance of remembering that we have on Memorial Day the bonds that this country has made with other countries, the bonds that soldiers have made with other soldiers that airman Navy, Navy men that Marines have made with other soldiers on foreign lands have shed their blood for they've died so that we could build this brotherhood and sisterhood across the globe. Ladies and gentlemen, and we are connected to the Philippines and the Philippines are connected to us. All right, they're connected to us. And we're going to speak about that and talk about that in the casualty section right here. And you're gonna understand why I have such a strong sentiment about this. I'm going to tell you about numbers you can't even imagine folks, I'm going to tell you about numbers who can't even imagine the human cost of the war was significant. An estimated 20,000 Filipino combatants were killed. That's an entire stadium folks. And more than 200,000 civilians perished as a result of combat hunger or disease. That's an entire city. In some places, ladies and gentlemen, of the 4300 Americans lost some 1500 were killed in action, while nearly twice the number succumbed to disease. So 200,000 civilians died over this 200,000 whether it be from them or from us, all right, Americans died, Filipinos died, soldiers died, military men and women died, and we are bonded in blood. And remember, we memorialize those folks today. We memorialize those folks. I said in the beginning that I extend Memorial Day beyond us, soldiers, ladies and gentlemen, I extended to everybody. Today is a day, a solemn day where we remember the dead. And we remember the dead of the Philippine American war on all sides of the conflict. Ladies and gentlemen, we remember all of the dead servicemen across the world today. All right, if we can't show mercy, if we can't be humble if we can't be grateful. And if we can't show love and respect, then we don't deserve the freedom, ladies and gentlemen. All right. So even though we need to be strong, we need to defend our land, we need to fight for freedom. We also have to remember the past, we have to honor the dead Ladies and gentlemen, if we don't honor our history, we are doomed to repeat it. And that's why I think it's important that you see the pictures from the horrible Philippine American war that took place. All right, the horrors of the Philippine American war that you weren't taught in school. This is from October 5 2017. But it speaks volumes, ladies and gentlemen. It speaks volumes. I want to read through this little thing here. And I want to then show you the gallery do me a favor, guys, if you really enjoy what we're doing. If you like this episode, if you're thankful for the history lesson, if you appreciate this different type of Memorial Day Special, if you would want to call it that, compared to what everybody else is doing. Something that gives people knowledge, somebody, something that empowers people with yet a reason another reason why we fight for freedom, yet another reason why we're so bonded with certain allies.

I just asked you to share all right, just share. It's not hard. Do me that favor and share. Like, please hit the like button, please comment. All right, subscribe, hit that notification, Bell, whatever you can do to get the word out about the American Revolution, I greatly, greatly greatly appreciate I need your help. The wall of censorship is huge, and I do not have the type of money means or manpower to fight it. So I need your help to push back. So whatever you can do, to share and follow along, go into the description section below and follow the newsletter. That's where you'll hear about contests and the most up to date, status of the company and what we're trying to do, folks, I need your help. Please help me out there. All right. Let's read this. When the Americans first arrived in the Philippines in 1898, during the Spanish American War, the Filipinos believed that their independence would soon be ensured. The Filipinos had attempted a revolution against their Spanish colonial overlords in 1896. But they were largely unsuccessful. But what the Americans now poised to defeat the Spanish the ladders. 333 plus rule of the Philippines was coming to an end, the Filipinos aided the American efforts against the Spanish and soon Filipino and American forces regained control of most of the islands in the country. When the Treaty of Paris was signed in December 1898. The United States gained control of most of Spain's former colonies, including the Philippines guys, the Philippines realized that they just traded one ruler for another, and they were having none of that. They were having none of that. Then, in February 1899, an incident in which the American private or an American private excuse me opened fire and killed two unarmed Filipino soldiers caused hostilities to erupt between the two nations. It always seems to be something like that, right? The shot heard around the world, or the execution of a some Prime Minister something right some unwitting private shoots to Filipinos in some dumb move, and then boom war Ladies and gentlemen, that's how easy it is to blow the count the powderkeg. Less than three months after the Treaty of Paris was signed, the Philippine American war began. Both sides committed atrocities during the war. American forces levelled entire cities and burned villages civilians were forced into overcrowded and disease ridden concentration camps. On the other side, Filipinos would cut off the ears and noses of captives, others were supposedly buried alive. One soldier was reportedly crucified upside down with his intestines hanging down his face. Another man was buried up to his head and killed by ants. That's a hell of a creative way to die. After two years of such atrocities Philippines No president Emilio Aguinaldo surrendered in April 1901. Following his capture, however, several Filipino generals continued the war effort against the US. These efforts persisted until general Miguel malvar, who had taken over the Filipino government surrendered in April 1902. We've obviously just talked about this, but you need a refresher before you see these pictures in it raged for three years and around 6000 soldiers had died in the conflict, those were American, whereas 20,000 Filipino soldiers had been killed with nearly a quarter million Filipino civilians, dead, famine, disease and other contributing to the death toll itself. And now, ladies and gentlemen, if you have a sensitive stomach or faint at heart, you shouldn't look at this. But for Memorial Day, the solemn holiday the holiday in which we memorialize dead servicemen and women across the globe, we will gaze upon these atrocities from both sides will gaze upon the dead from both sides and we will honor them by bearing witness to them. All right. Look at these American soldiers. That's the 17th 17th infantry look at that McAfee coming up to scan right at the wrong moment. The 17th infantry heading to the front lines, take a look at that. Look at those they look like it looks like a john wayne movie. You know, you have Filipino tribes men posing with their weapons circa 1900. Ladies and gentlemen. You have US soldiers right there in the trenches 1899. of American soldiers serving the bodies of fallen Filipino soldiers. Those are piles, piles of dead people. All right. pictures like this are very similar from World War Two. This is American soldiers receiving 40,000 cases of hard tack. All right, that's a nasty nasty biscuit that they would survive on. This is in the 1900s All right. These are injured Filipino soldiers at a makeshift Hospital in 1899. All right. Take a look.

Us Utah battery firing on the Filipinos near the San Juan bridge. This is McCloud Hill. 1899 take a look at them firing those cannons. Everybody from here is dead. They can all be honored Memorial Day even if they died from natural causes. This was at 99 folks, stay with me. The burning of Manila. All right. I have personally walked through rode through my brought my motorcycle through done business in the Toledo district of Manila. There it is on fire in 1899. Ladies and gentlemen, imagine the screaming women and children. Filipinos lying dead at the Battle of Canada con 1899 obviously on the left there you can see American soldier a district of Manila lying in ruins at 99. I've stopped I've stood on the on the walls of intramurals and looked over the city looked over the different districts Manila is huge. It's made up of many small cities. Several Filipino officers held behind the bars in 1901. I can only imagine what the prison conditions were back then folks. That one right there that man obviously wearing a local Filipino formal top there It looks like a butter on the Gulag so our American soldier standing with a Gatling gun, all right at 99. If you've ever seen the movie The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise, you've seen the Gatling gun in use there. I know it's a horrible reference, but I've got to let the layperson know I'm sorry if there's any military folks that are offended by that, but you'll see the closest historical reference you can get there. So that's an old school Gatling gun mounted on wagon wheels, ladies and gentlemen, and it was a decisive, decisive death dealing weapon of just military mass destruction. Back in those days, folks. Look at those mustaches, I'm jealous. My wife would kill me if I grew a mustache like that. Several Filipino soldiers lying dead in the trenches. This is Santa Ana Manila at 99. So look at them, you should honor them, American or otherwise, they are dead soldiers that fought for their idea of freedom. A village lies in ruins as a result of war 1899 you can go today you see these concrete blocks. It's still like that in a lot of areas still like that. American soldiers burying a corpse At 99 This is the US 24th Infantry Regiment regiment made up of mostly African American soldiers standing at attention. So for all those wondering where our African American soldiers were, at the time here is the 24th Infantry Regiment looking sharp in their uniform, says general Gregorio bhullar, the boy General of the Philippines with his men. He died at the age of 24 in the Battle of Tierra pass, Pampanga, this is circa 1898. That is in their regular military uniform. All right. Needless to say, I do want to bring up the Filipino forces there were well trained fighting forces among the Philippines with modern equipment, modern uniforms. I don't want anyone to get the MIS conception that I think that they were a primitive fighting force by no means they were some of the bravest, bravest soldiers out there, which is why I want to honor both sides

of criminal weights at the Giro ting post ready to be executed 1900 you see that? So get roding are getting I forget how to pronounce it. But I believe it's slitting their throat. So they're tied to this poll, somebody is going to come up there and publicly slice their throat in execution. Ladies and gentlemen, several American soldiers preparing for battle in Manila 1899. Folks, take a look. That's history. That's reality. That's where everything that's happening now leads this may be a different type of fight. This may not deal with socialism or communism or anything like that. But all of the crap the leftist polling right now leads to nothing but conflict. This was unnecessary conflict. And the conflict that we are going through right now and could possibly be going through in the near future is unnecessary as well guys, the inside of a church, damaged after bombardment are bombing churches, American soldiers making the long journey from San Francisco to the Philippines. Take a look at that, ladies and gentlemen, look at the wooden ships. Look at them crammed in there. It was not a fun, safe or comfortable journey at all. Here's the theatrical Kevin Daniel, several Filipino officers at their headquarters in COVID. Day. All right, take a look at that. Sharp white uniforms look good. Several Filipino leaders, including President Emilio Aguinaldo, bottom row, third from right posing for a photo COVID de eight Team 98. All right, these gentlemen all wearing suits. Listen, they've been westernized for a very, very long time over there. All right, you need to look up the history of the Philippines and the United States together. It is a long history. All right. And even before that the history between Spain and the Philippines were sharp, smart gentlemen, unfortunately, in the Philippines, there was tons of corruption in the government, tons of incentive to sell people out. Tons on the line. loyalties, rich, wealthy families, it was like a telenovela. It's like a soap opera for real. It really, really is. This is American soldiers standing guard over the Pacific bridge and pacy gate Team 98. I have been over the Pacific bridge, they might not be this specific bridge. They may have rebuilt it, I don't know. But the Pacific river has bridges. I've been over those bridges. Several American soldiers build a bridge to cross a river. Look at we used to do this back in the day, all old school style bundling together like sticks and stuff and putting all these little pieces together. We've definitely come a long way technologically. And this is a picture you saw from before a group of Filipino soldiers surrendering. And that is that folks, they don't teach about this war in schools. They don't teach our history anymore, ladies and gentlemen. And that's why I felt it was important. That's part of the reason why to bring up our history today on Memorial Day, if there's any way I can honor the dead from both sides of any conflict from all around the world if there's any way I can honor dead military members, it is by teaching history. Our young people have forgotten and they need to be reminded ladies and gentlemen. So once again, raise my glass to the dead and fallen servicemen and women from all across the world from all countries, all foes all friends, everybody, we honor the dead. Amen.

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