Comment by Ironic in Denver — May 20, 2012 @ 3:08 pm
The barbarity of 1920′s – 1940′s Japan, particularly its troops outside of Japan, is impossible to overstate.
The current Japanese policy of trying to make volumes of horrific historical facts go away while trying to paint themselves as victims is really obnoxious.
It is also a little worrisome… Once they’ve gotten further along with excusing themselves and demonizing the forces of decency that stood against them, where will they take themselves? Also, what does this do to the general tone of over-all civilization in Asia, where others are rather obviously ready to follow in their footsteps?
Comment by Ironic in Denver — May 20, 2012 @ 3:14 pm
And while these fuckwads are at it, how about recognizing the Rape of Nanking?
^ Nanking: maybe the could erect “contrition monuments in middle of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Along with a plaque that says something like: “This is what happens when people act like we did.”
Comment by Ironic in Denver — May 20, 2012 @ 5:02 pm
Remember back in the 1980s, when Japan was touting themselves as the “Go to nation” & writing books that badmouthed America? That blew up in their rice bowls quite nicely, now that they sucking wind economically. They can ask and we can tell them No—–and that will be the end of that…..
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — May 20, 2012 @ 5:15 pm
Blk(puke) swerley brain can’t get it together to make a sentence.
Doug, I just jumped over to your Mt Holyoke link about “Comfort Women”
It pains me to see the signs of the indoctrination and PC crap bred into the students who put up the website as a college class project.
The linked page has one of the many pictures of Jap soldiers using bound civilians for bayonet demonstrations before onlookers during the infamous Rape of Nanking.
The college mushbrains’ caption for this horrific brutality???
“Japanese soldiers abusing innocent people during World War II”
“abusing” ???? WTF???? So we should have made them say I’m sorry” and sit in the corner for a while?? Gave them a time out??
Fercrissakes, it doesn’t get much nastier than that, and it’s given only an “abuse” rating according to these sheltered Ivy assholes. What does an army need to do to rate a war crime or murder accusation? Oh, I know, make POW’s wear undies on their heads. Now that’s a brutal crime, yessirree Bob.
It’s time to start deporting about 75% of our ‘teachers’ and every fucking one of them who calls themselves ‘educators’ *spit*
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — May 20, 2012 @ 6:54 pm
Wow, comments sections at newspapers = comments on YouTube.
The Japanese have been trying to whitewash their history for decades. I knew a few Japanese students who arrived in the US largely ignorant of WWII, to the extent that they at first denied much of what happened, and then got REAL QUIET about the subject when confronted with actual history.
China and Russia’s millions slaughtered are often forgotten as well (especially by “educators” and “reporters”).
Yeah, that attempt at rationalization sticks in the craw.
Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — May 20, 2012 @ 10:35 pm
“what sounded like civilized reasons for it” sounds a lot like bullshitte to me.
“Instead of raping random women in conquered territories, we’ll just enslave women from already conquered territories so we can check them for diseases between rapes. …and the Honor of the Imperial Army.”
Hey you chickenshiites: stick to raping random free-range women who might have access to kitchen cutlery, sharp sticks or teeth with which to deal with you appropriately. It ups the thrill factor.
From Carsten Stroud’s terrific read, “Deadly Force, In The Streets With The U.S. Marshals:”
Background: Luke, a Marshal is in a car with an NYPD police woman, Wendy Ma (Korean descent). They have been enduring a tremendous traffic jam, which, it turns out was caused by a couple of Japanese business men / tourists who have simply stopped their big black BMW on the causeway to consult a map.
“As they rolled closer, they could see the two men were Japanese. Well dressed, in nearly identical blue suits… one of the two [noticed their official looking car, and]… came up to the window. Wendy rolled hers down.
“You police?” he asked in a strong Japanese accent. His manner was, if anything, more than a little autocratic….
“Yes,” said Wendy, a great deal of distance in her tone. Wendy’s people were from Korea. Koreans never forget.
“La Guardia,” said the man, slapping the map. “Map terrible. City terrible. People terrible. Where is La Guardia?”
…She regarded the man’s face for a while, her features impassive. The man felt her look. Finally, she said a few words, slowly and clearly, so the man would miss none of them.
What she said was this.
“Hey, you found Pearl Harbor, you can find La Guardia.”
Comment by Ironic in Denver — May 21, 2012 @ 2:35 pm
I guess two doses of ‘instant sunrise’ was not enough.
So tell ‘em they can go meet Tojo in Hades.
They were wrong in letting the emperor reign after the war.
Like Germany, the allies should have demanded unconditional surrender and ‘De-Tojoized’ them just as we did Germans with the De-Nazificaction campaign.
That or give them the third dose of ‘instant sunrise’.