Monday, August 5, 2013
Talking Politics: Japan, Mr. Aso and Who is the Real Threat
Because of this, on every occasion like this, the Chinese communists can be counted on to bring up World War II. Part of this is because they are still bitter about the fact that their legitimate Emperor was restored to his ancestral throne for a while and because they were never able to defeat the Japanese on their own. However, it is also to provide a rallying point for their own people and to try to sway world opinion against Japan and in favor of mainland communist China. What is alarming is how successful they have been at this and how many useful idiots go along with the communist Chinese propaganda. They have actually managed to convince some people that modern Japan is a nation full of nationalist, right-wing fanatics who are always only one step away from conquering East Asia all over again. This would come as a surprise to anyone who knows anything at all about Japan, perhaps the only country in the world where something as basic as flying the national flag or playing the national anthem is considered controversial because it might upset the neighbors. Japan is an officially pacifist country, unlike communist China which was born out of a civil war and only exists because of military aggression. Odd that. Yet, I am amazed to see their propaganda continuously parroted by useful idiots in various parts of the world. It is time to cut through the nonsense and look at the facts.
So, since 1949 the Communist Chinese have invaded Tibet, South Korea, Burma, India, Sikkim (which is today part of India but at the time was still a protectorate of India), Bhutan (yes, even them in 1959), Soviet Russia and Vietnam. That seems a bit lengthy, though to be fair, they never succeeded at much other than when they were fighting populations of Buddhist pacifists. On the other hand, since 1947, Japan has invaded…no one! So, in the same period of time that China launched military attacks into Tibet, South Korea, Burma, India, Sikkim, Bhutan, Russia and Vietnam the Japanese have attacked no one. It seems lopsided doesn’t it? But, the Japanese did adopt a constitution that makes it illegal to use military force to settle disputes so perhaps that gave them an unfair advantage. Perhaps it also helps to make them an inviting target? After all, the Chinese communists have been known to attack people who do not believe in violence; just ask any of the survivors of the massacres in Tibet -if you can find them. Alright, so much for the historical argument; how about current military preparedness? Well, on the one hand you have Japan with a Self-Defense Force of less than 250,000 active duty personnel. On the other you have Communist China, home of the People’s Liberation Army which has a standing force of over 2,200,000 along with the largest air force in the world and an extensive nuclear arsenal. They also have a navy twice the size of the Maritime Self-Defense Force of Japan (though thankfully of a much lower quality).
That’s my two cents. I pray that one day the bandit government in Peking will be overthrown, that China will return to following the Heavenly commands and restore friendly, respectful relations with all their neighbors. Until that time, everyone else must stand strong. God bless the island nation of Japan and long live the Emperor.