Google Honors Most Important Freedom Event in History

Just kidding!  Of COURSE, Google didn’t honor it.  Today, June 6, is the anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, and it could legitimately be argued that the event, D-Day, is the most significant event in all world history from the standpoint of freedom from tyranny.  Many such key freedom events have happened before; Jews might think of Masada or the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, and Christians might point to the Resurrection (not honored by Google, either), although I’m not focused on spiritual events at the moment.  By most important “freedom from tyranny” event, I mean that the Normandy invasion was the one critical, precarious and unlikely event that had to happen in order for the Axis Powers’ domination of the world to be averted.  At the time, in 1944, there was a very real threat that the entire world would be trampled by absolute totalitarian darkness.  It was avoided, but quite possibly, it was only because the invasion worked.  That was no little thing.

Here’s how Google commemorates it.  Their doodle today reminds the world that the first drive-in theater opened in New Jersey on this date.  Why not honor today because Tamil was established as an official classical language in India in 2004?  I know a few Tamil speakers, one of whom reads this blog and uses Google a lot.  Hi Shal!  At least that might be worthy of bumping D-Day once in a decade or two.  This seems like even worse neglect than Memorial Day last week, when the Monday doodle had a microscopic flag placed somewhere on the page.  Or so I was told; I didn’t really see it.  But that’s probably only because they had their artists all tied up preparing for May 30th, when the Fabergé eggs got a nice hommage in honor of old man Fabergé’s birthday.  That was nice.

Hey, I get that they have a right to honor whomever they wish.  The dude who owns the Empire State Building gets to honor Communist China and snub Mother Theresa.  That’s cool.  Those red and yellow lights were so pretty anyway.  But what disturbs me the most is the feeling I get about Google’s apparently pacifistic philosophy that seems to ooze from their choices.  By celebrating little things and ignoring world-altering freedom events, are they trying to promote the modern myth that nothing good is accomplished using violence?  Because it sure looks that way.   Look at the blue and white Google doodle that recently shocked everyone by honoring Israel’s 64th birthday.  It was shocking that they honored Israel at all, which was good, but the doodle, of course, was very pacifistic.  Almost painfully so.  By ignoring D-Day most conspicuously, I suspect that they are trying hard to ignore one of the most glowing proofs that the pacifist myth is false, that violence dealt by the selfless and the virtuous is essential to righting the most grievous wrongs.  That’s a politically incorrect statement, but on the anniversary of D-Day, the most important freedom event in the world, in which not even any controversial atomic bombs were dropped, and in which brave men faced down Nazi machine guns, splashing their blood all over the beaches of France, it should be the easiest and most obvious time to make that un-PC statement, even for the most brain-dead, or the most soul-dead.


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9 Responses to Google Honors Most Important Freedom Event in History

  1. And don’t forget to mention some more “non religious” stuff of 6/6/6+6
    What a great day for Non-religious markers!

    1932 – US Federal gas tax enacted
    1932 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold.
    1933 – US Employment Service created
    1934 – Securities & Exchange Commission established
    1944 – Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion
    1949 – “It Pays To Be Ignorant,” game Show, debut on CBS-TV
    1966 – Stokely Carmichael launches “Black Power” movement
    1968 – Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.
    1977 – “Washington Post” reports US has developed neutron bomb
    2012 – Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs

  2. Anthony Smith says:

    The very same thought occurred to me as I was browsing Google a few minutes. I then searched and came across your blog. Very well put. It saddens me that Google ignores events like this.

  3. texan59 says:

    It should only be a few years until this historic day will probably be whitewashed from the history books. Based on the info posted by GFC, I would say that overall, 6/6 is a pretty sh!tty day overall. My old GF in high scrool was born on this day in 1960. She’s a good egg too. Kinda built like that Venus spot! Looooonnnnnggggg legs all the way up to HERE!! 😯

  4. D3 says:

    I like your rich site. super stuff. I hope you produce many. I will continue reading

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