Dec
28
2015
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#Japan And #SouthKorea Agree To A #WWII #ComfortWomen Settlement

Good news, everyone! Japan and South Korea are finally taking steps to bury the hatchet:

Japan and South Korea have agreed to settle the issue of “comfort women” forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War Two, in their first such deal since 1965.

Japan has [apologized] and will pay 1bn yen ($8.3m, £5.6m) – the amount South Korea asked for – to fund victims.

The issue has been the key cause for strained ties.

No one is completely happy by this agreement, which is why it is a good one. In South Korea’s case, “comfort women” are not getting the funds directly:

The wording of the deal does not explicitly state that the “comfort women” will receive direct compensation, but states that the fund will provide “support” and bankroll “projects for recovering the [honor] and dignity and healing the psychological wounds”.

Some former “comfort women”, such as Lee Yong-soo, have taken issue with this.

Many in Japan think the deal is loop-sided:

In Japan journalist Nobuo Ikeda reflected the view of many on Twitter that the country had lost out, although others thought the deal could have been worse for Mr Abe.

“Japan pays 1 billion yen and our PM [apologizes] but South Korea will ‘consult about the girl’s statue’ (a “comfort women” statue which activists erected outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul in 2011) – that’s not a diplomatic negotiation,” Mr Ikeda tweeted.

I can understand his frustration at the perception that Japan is getting very little over the deal. However what Nobuo Ikeda fails to understand, is that Japan will get closure on this dark side of their history too. You guys need to stop denying this happen and come to terms with it. Revisionism does no one any good. Swallow your pride and take your lumps. You are not the only ones who get history thrown into your face.

I am elated that both Japan and South Korea have come to a respectful understanding on this issue and can move forward as allies. Because, Holy Shit, everyone who is Not-China and is within spitting distance of the South China Sea, should be friends right now. Just saying.

Now only if Japan and the United States can come to an understanding on the U.S. Military bases on Okinawa Island. *sigh*

Well, see ya’ later!
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Dec
16
2015
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#Trump2016: @realDonaldTrump, #PoliticalCorrectnessKills, And #Hypocrisy Abounds

I want to apologize to Donald Trump. He is not Ego, he is the ID. Trump is unfiltered. Trump is unbound. Trump is incoherent.

The fact that Donald Trump is the Id, scares a lot of people. I understand that sentiment. You see, The Left is Ego (where Political Correctness comes from) and The Right is Super-Ego (where Morality comes from).

However, The Right wants to (at the same time) embrace and dismiss the Id too.

What do I mean? Recently, The Right floated the hashtag #PoliticalCorrectnessKills. The basic idea is that Political Correctness will keep you from doing what is right, because you do not want to be shamed. The San Bernardino shooter’s own neighbor thought Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were acting suspicious, but did nothing because he did not want to be called a racist. We bitch and moan that President Obama is not doing enough to screen people coming into the United States and destroying ISIS. Then we turn around and condemn the Id, I mean Donald Trump, for speaking out as he does.

Like I said, I understand not being rules by the Id. However I think it is height of hypocrisy to summon the Id and then recoil when it rears its head.

Look, we are talking about war here. The whole point of war is to keep hitting someone until they say stop or stop moving. The idea is that we need to win the next five wars while winning the current war. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a horrific thing to do, but a prolonged invasion of Japan would have been even MORE horrific. The bloodshed, rape, and destruction across Japan would also not have sit well with anyone. It also showed the world the horrific nature of Nuclear Weapons in general. If we didn’t have those images from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I personally don’t think we could have come out the other end of the Cold War.

I am not saying we should nuke the Middle East, what I am saying is that we need to stop being politically correct about war. Donald Trump is not saying wants to put Muslims in concentration camps, he wants to pause Muslim immigration until we can get a better screening process to root out Radical Islam (YOU DO NOT HAVE CONSISTULTIONAL RIGHT TO MIGRATE OR VISIT THIS COUNTRY). Donald Trump wants to take the hand-cuffs off the US Military and stop pussy-footing with ISIS/ISIL (THEY DON’T GIVE TWO CENTS ABOUT OUR FAMILYS, WHY SHOULD WE?).

We need to either embrace political correctness and welcome our doom, or reject political correctness and defeat Radical Islam once and for all. I am exhausted from hearing from people talking both ends on this subject.

I am going to leave you with the best part of the video called Darth Vader, which actually matches more than the other parts of the video. Come to the Dark Side, we have Trump Steak!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Aug
06
2015
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#HiroshimaNagasaki70: Bombing Of #Hiroshima/#Nagasaki Was A Good Thing

After this posting, I will be putting Darleen Click’s Protein Wisdom on my links page. It is a great site and everyone will do well to follow it.

The reason why I am promoting this great site, is because of this great post about the 70th Anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima:

Anyone … and I mean anyone … that is sniffling about this being an “American atrocity” is a moral cretin. …

My dad enlisted at age 17 in 1946, Army 11th Airborne paratrooper. Because of the A-bomb, he spent ’46-’48 with the occupation Army instead of possibly dead, along with millions of Americans and Japanese who would have died during a prolonged invasion of Japan.

Fuck the people who refuse to understand that.

Now granted, it was a horrific bomb and my heart sinks for every life lost. But Darleen is right that a prolonged invasion of Japan would have been even MORE horrific. My grandfather was too young and was just an Army MP in Germany after the war ended, but his brother was in the Pacific theatre and, through the grace of God, made it out the other side. Both might have been sent, and killed, if we had invaded Japan. Bloodshed, rape, and destruction across Japan would also not have sit well with anyone.

It also showed the world the horrific nature of Nuclear Weapons in general. If we didn’t have those images from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I personally don’t think we could have come out the other end of the Cold War.

Now if you think what we did was bad, think about letting Iran have nuclear weapons. We used the nuclear weapons to end a war and prevent an invasion. Iran wants to use nuclear weapons to wipe an entire people off this earth and jump-start the end times. But I digress…

Despite everything, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was indeed a good thing. It doesn’t balance out (nothing ever does), but it did saved untold and uncountable lives.

Well, see ya’ later!
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