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Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese cuisine with radioactive flavor

A Japanese chin though he may look like, 猪瀬直樹 (Naoki Inose) is the Tokyo Governor. In his July 3 presentation to the IOC members, he screeched in what he thought was English:

"This [$4.5 billion we've set aside] is CASH IN THE BANK. Ready right now to pay for all new permanent venues and infrastructure.”

When the fear of self is mishandled, most typically because of the lack of courage, it causes a refractory disease symptomized by the ambivalent feelings between self-hatred and narcissism, as is the case with the "modern" Japanese.

Some couple of decades ago, Japanese Ambassador to Argentina named Kawarazaki said to the effect that the Japanese are the only species uglier than the Hottentots. Since he deliberately said so in a prepared speech, I think he'd somehow felt irresistible urge to stir up controversy by playing devil's advocate. Although the honest man fell short of telling his audience that the ugly physical appearances of the Japanese are nothing but the mirror reflections of their rotten souls, his suicidal speech eventually cost the outspoken diplomat his job. I don't know if Kawarazaki thought he was an exception to the accurate description of his fellow countrymen. But it doesn't really matter. What's wrong with the Cretan who said all Cretans are liars?

The Hottentot comparison is intriguing in many ways. Among other things, it leaves you wondering if there is such a thing as narcissism of the Hottentots. Actually, you don't have to be a Narcissus to be a narcissist. On the contrary, an unattractive person is much more likely than one with irresistible charms to develop what psychoanalysts call "compensatory narcissism" because an obnoxious egomaniac always needs to "cancel out deep feelings of inferiority and lack of self-esteem."

If you look at the history of the "modern" Japanese without preconceived ideas, you may notice there is a distinctive feature in the way the yellow Hottentots redirect inward their deep-seated love-and-hate sentiments toward the peoples in the West, especially the Americans. The creepy creatures innately know there is absolutely nothing to be admired in their own appearances and guts. That is why they have developed burning desire for international attention and recognition they don't deserve. In a book Ian Buruma coauthored with Avishai Margalit, he called the pathological trait Occidentalism.

Over time they have learned that they can always count on the dupes living on the other shore of the Pacific for issuing the certificates of stereotypical Japanese virtues, such as politeness, cleanliness, diligence, discipline, spirit of self-sacrifice, inventiveness, and samurai spirit. Against this backdrop, you can safely assume the 6-decade-old partnership between the two contemptible peoples will never be terminated until death do them part.

Last Thursday, in the middle of the midsummer Bon holidays (see NOTE below,) the entire nation observed the 68th anniversary of the war defeat in the same old format of Shintoist ritual. To the best of my knowledge, no other people commemorate their war defeat this long. If you have difficulty understanding the weird habit, you should know they never call August 15 敗戦記念日, or the day of the war defeat. Instead, they are taught to call it 終戦記念日, or the day that marked the end of the war. Not that they just don't want to call it that way. Deep inside they feel they were the WINNERS. This can't be a delusion, because if that's what it is, they couldn't explain why the same imperial family is still at the helm, and why the same media organizations are manipulating people's hearts and minds. These bastards survived one of the bloodiest wars in history only at the cost of the lives of 3,100,000 臣民, or the sheepish subjects. And yet their bodies weren't hung upside down in the street of Tokyo in August 1945 like Benito Mussolini's corpse was in Milan several months earlier.

NOTE: Bon, or o-Bon, is a period in which the deceased, including the war dead, are believed to take their regular homecoming trip here to have family reunions with their descendants, who still show weak vital signs. This is something more than just a superstition; they actually meet and talk with each other. At the sight of their unique way of renewing the bond, you got a surreal sense that you can't tell the dead souls from the living ones.

Not a single historian has dared to unravel the profound mystery of the Pacific War. To really understand the unfathomable behavior of the Japanese, it's far from enough just to label them defeatists with a strong bent toward self-destruction. Only compensatory narcissism can explain why they went into war with the Allied Powers, while knowing very well it was an unwinnable war. To those who were dying for international recognition, the war was a great success. Pearl Harbor was only part of it.

In his book titled Inventing Japan - 1853-1964, Buruma quoted Kotaro Takamura, a prominent poet at the time, as saying:

"[I felt] as if a heavy load had been lifted from my shoulders,"

when he learned about the Imperial Army's spectacular success in Hawaii. Buruma also quoted another literary figure Sei Itoh as saying:

"I felt as if in one stroke, I had become a new man."

We already know Pearl Harbor was a cheap trick set up by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Previously he had moved the Pacific Fleet from San Diego presumably to save the cost to have been involved in the decommissioning of these obsolete vessels. But that didn't prohibit the 100-million terminally-ill people from experiencing a consummate sense of euphoria.

When the war ended with Fat Man and Little Boy detonated over the wrong cities, they still saw no reason to feel it was necessary to take a hard look into their real selves so they could drop the childish behavior. Douglas MacArthur later called Japanese adults 12-year-olds. The general felt that way simply because they were too immature to do some soul-searching when it was absolutely necessary. To begin with, if you have no soul inside, you can't examine it.

The Fukushima disaster of March 11, 2011 was a windfall opportunity because it put these people in the international spotlight once again. But as the memory of 3.11 was gradually fading away, they resumed looking around for something else that would show they still deserve international attention. On June 22, tens of millions of Japanese across the nation were holding their breath before their television sets. In the fancy liquid crystal screens, the final deliberation was going on over Japan's 10-year-old proposal to have Mount Fuji recognized as UNESCO's World Heritage Site. And the moment the chairman banged the gavel, saying, "The motion adopted," the entire nation went into raptures. More than seven weeks have passed, but the state of ecstasy is still lingering on. It's as though the 3,776-meter-high mound of soil has instantly turned into a sacred mountain which is supposed to mirror the Japanese spirit. It's a different issue whether there is anything to be called a spirit inside these people.

What's next? Of course, it's the Summer Olympic Games they have desperately wanted to host in 2020. There is a myth that says the Tokyo Olympics of 1964 gave this country a jump start for its "miraculous" rise to center stage as the world's second largest economy. They will never forget how it all started in 1964, but they choose to forget how it ended in 1990. As Buruma reminded his readers, the abridged Japanese Century was a total illusion from the beginning.

Former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, dubbed "a Neanderthal" by an Australian journalist, hasn't shown the slightest sign of waking up. Encouraged by his fellow apes in Japan and the U.S., including Gordon G. Chang, who is an ardent admirer of him, Ishihara made a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics to reinvigorate the economy while boosting patriotism at the same time. But it failed four years ago when the International Olympic Committee announced Rio de Janeiro would be the next venue.

Then, Inose, the former right-hand man of the Governor, took over Ishihara's silly aspiration. The new Tokyo Governor has exerted every possible effort to convince the IOC that Japan's capital would be the best choice. To that end he has stressed that Tokyo is much safer than other candidate cities because unlike Istanbul, its citizens will never rise up against any initiative from the government, and that Japan is fiscally sounder than Spain. He is telling the truth when he talks about the unparalleled docility of the Japanese. But it's an outright lie when it comes to the fiscal soundness as you can see in my post about the Pacioli Revolution.

On July 9, six days after Inose's presentation at the IOC meeting, something quite unexpected happened. Masao Yoshida, the former chief of the Fukushima Fifty, died of esophageal cancer. If you didn't know of the Fukushima Fifty, they were covertly ordered to stay on inside the crippled nuclear power plant to work on the suicide mission. In September 2011, the Spanish government gave the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord to these Kamikaze pilots of the 21st century, calling them the “heroes of Fukushima.” Needless to say this particular recognition by the foreign government wasn't appreciated at all here. Since the media practically ignored it, most Japanese don't even know the feat.

As a nonfiction writer puts it, if Yoshida had stopped pumping seawater into the most seriously damaged reactor in compliance with the orders from then Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the TEPCO headquarters, a wider area including Tokyo must have turned into a Chernobyl in a matter of days. But it was a piece of cake for the media to practically hush up the news. Most of them placed microscopic obituaries and some related stories. But nation's leading newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, which boasts the world's largest circulation of more than 10 million, followed suit only two days after Yoshida's death. It's obvious that during the 48-hours time, Yomiuri reporters stationed at Kisha Kurabu attached (in every sense of the word) to The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan were trying to minimize the impact the news would have on their audience, in close consultation with their bosses at the editors' room, government offices and the FEPC. Their primary responsibility was to prevent Inose's vanity project from being adversely affected by the death of the 58-year-old martyr.

They have more or less succeeded to manipulate the post-3.11 situation by glossing over the enormity of the pollution resulting from the meltdown of the reactors. Anyone with commonsense can tell the entire food chain has been irreparably poisoned in this country. But as usual, while they quickly white-list relatively safe food items, they never disclose the blacklist on a timely basis. Certainly they know how to immunize people. For one thing, as recently as a couple of weeks ago, the government and TEPCO announced matter-of-factly that they had learned that 300 tons of contaminated groundwater is draining into the ocean everyday. They added although they didn't know exactly when the massive leak had begun, it couldn't be ruled out that they had been unwittingly dumping this much of the groundwater into the briny since Day 1 of the disaster.

Don't take me wrong, however. I don't particularly want them to stop lying. It can't be helped because it's their job to keep telling lies. Moreover, I have never been a truth-seeker myself. Truth is nothing more than something one does not think is false. So if and when they changed their mind and coughed up the true story, all I could say would be: "Oh, is that so? And so what?" It does not make a bit of sense to reveal an empty truth when the entire population is drowned in one of the most malign types of mauvaise foi - narcissism of the yellow Hottentots.

Now that it seems somewhat likely the venal guys at the IOC buy into Tokyo's second bid on September 7, the day that falls on Japan's Judgement Day, all I wanted to say in this post is that it's too obscene an idea to give the international athletes a big treat of Japanese food contaminated with Iodine-131, Cesium-137, and other radioactive materials, just in order to entertain Japan's insatiable appetite for international recognition.

Many researchers have revealed that among other monkeys, apes that have no tails can recognize their real selves in the mirror. In that context Kawarazaki's statement was an undeserved compliment for these male Japanese macaques including my own biological sons, siblings, friends and neighbors. I don't know if I am an exception, but at least I always try hard to become one.

In the dead of the endless midsummer heat, the only words that crop up in my head to add to Kawarazaki's observation are: "The Japanese are the only people who are closer to monkeys than these salauds américains." ·

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Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese food with radioactive flavor
Authored by: samwidge on Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 09:08 AM JST

I have a strong impression that you really do feel that the Japanese are less than the peoples of other nations in their physical beauty and their intellect.

That could be true in some ethereal sense but I remain impressed with everything and everyone Japanese. In the United states we have more people of Hottentot heritage than you have in Japan and I find those people just as physically attractive as any other. Every national and racial group has its maximums and minimums that, for me, work out to be equal to any other.

There are differences in productivity of each group. Amazingly, these differences are outside the realm of native physiology. Much seems dependent only upon latitudinal origination. That is; North Pole residents and Equatorial residents are less productive in their native lands than those of the mid-northern latitudes. For example, The Germans, Japanese, Chinese and British have always contributed most greatly to the creation of scientific benefit. The original peoples of South America and Australia have not. But when they move, the difference in their lives becomes clear.

That observation is difficult to prove with the modern rhetoric of mandated language. Right now we do see Chinese people in the US contributing massively to what NASA does. They succeed better here than in their original homes. Our Russians are homely in their own land but when they come to the US, their diet is changed and they are far more lithe and attractive. The women of second and third generation American Russians tend to be very lovely. They seem to achieve more in business than they do where they came from.

Likewise, our people of Equatorial origination are deeply involved in science and theatre here in the states. They do well. Our black people in this land succeed far better when they live here than they do in Africa. Their phenomenal success seems related to latitude and comfort only.

Clinton-era political correctness demands that we not notice these things but the evidence is easy to see. I cannot discuss these things anywhere but on these pages with you. I would be harassed if I said these things in public here at home.

The existence of political correctness is, of course, an ugly thing that we Americans invented and the concept is a shame to all. As long as political correctness is mandated, we will be unable to prove or disprove all of this.

As far as the idea that, "We already know Pearl Harbor was a cheap trick set up by ..." is concerned, I don't know. Even today, our best spies know little of other lands and everyone in our leadership is profoundly unable to understand the peoples elsewhere. Most conflict anywhere comes from misunderstanding rather than from criminal manipulation. Our own War Between the States or "Civil War" is tainted more with misunderstanding than with callous disregard for the rights and beliefs of others.

Your mention of Olympics tells much. We did the same thing in trying to manipulate tourism for profit though this manipulation does not deliberately kill and steal.

You have an amazing ability to say vast and great things with just a few words. The best recent example is your comment, "I don't particularly want them to stop lying." Whole encyclopedias could be written on this. I hope you will write them.
Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese food with radioactive flavor
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Thursday, August 22 2013 @ 04:11 PM JST

"You really do feel that the Japanese are less than the peoples of other nations in their physical beauty and their intellect."

Not quite. For instance, I don't see a big difference between the average American and his Japanese counterpart. And as for the Hottentots, also known as the Khoikhoi (meaning "the real people"), I just quoted Kawarazaki's words. Actually I neither respect nor despise them because I haven’t known a single individual from that ethnic group.

On the contrary I disrespect the Americans at large. That's why I call them les salauds américains lately. My friend DK taught me "salaud" means a dirty pig. Whenever I use the French words, I expect some of you Americans to get mad at me. As I wrote, I love to be hated by them because it’s the only way to avoid being pissed off.

"I remain impressed with everything and everyone Japanese."

It makes little sense to talk about "everything and everyone" when we are seriously discussing specific person(s) and specific event(s). Ditto with your comparison among various ethnic groups in the U.S. We should pay due respect to each of them. In other words, we shouldn't talk about them so lightly and indiscriminately. And I beg you to add "except Yamamoto and his blog" whenever you use your signature statement.

"As long as political correctness is mandated, we will be unable to prove or disprove all of this."

I know very little about what's going on in your country in recent years. So I would like you to educate me on these questions:

1. Exactly who mandated you to be politically correct?
2. Exactly why did you decide to comply with his order?

"We did the same thing in trying to manipulate tourism for profit though this manipulation does not deliberately kill and steal."

Again, I must admit I know very little about your country, except its computer industry. But at least in Japan, vanity is the major driving force for the Olympic craze.

As a whole, I'm deeply impressed by your generous, nonchalant, detached, impartial, and noncommittal way of viewing things and people. It looks as though in your lifetime you haven't loved or hated anyone, you haven't been loved or hated by anyone, you haven't fought for anyone against anyone else. This is really amazing.

As you may be aware, I find the words of Wynton Marsalis very quotable recently. The Jazz critic and educator has repeatedly said:

"If everything is good, why should anyone subject himself to the pain of study?" and “Openness to everything in effect just shows contempt for the basic values of our society."

Do you agree to these statements? If you disagree, is that because he is a black?

Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese food with radioactive flavor
Authored by: samwidge on Thursday, August 22 2013 @ 05:29 PM JST

You always bring up fresh, new angles.

Good for you!

You said that you, "... disrespect the Americans at large. With your high IQ, a certain amount of disrespect for everything is justified. Nonetheless, rest assured that we respect everything and everyone Japanese.

Healthy nations concentrate on what they like. Smart nations, on the other hand, always remain alert and suspicious. We are healthy (for now).

We have only the dimmest idea of what your people suffered before, during and after the War. We figure it is even worse than what we suffered. As is the case with every war, there has been immense anger and indignation. Both nations are long since over that. You are a smart voice calling to the healthy and reminding them to be suspicious, to take the long view of world events.

You asked these two questions;

1. Exactly who mandated you to be politically correct?
Difficult to explain. We have developed a class of people who demand simple answers to complex questions. Then we gave them large amounts of money in the form of government and political grants. Then those people gained authority and formed more organizations that choose to "correct" our many flaws of bad attitude. "The fault, dear Brutus, lies in ourselves." All Americans are guilty of creating political correctness.

2. Exactly why did you decide to comply with his order?
Our shame seems to be the result of our unwillingness to offend others. I believe that, in Japan, you would not be allowed to claim that all Ainu are disease-ridden lying thieves. You could not say that even if there were some proof. We are not allowed to notice the mistakes of our President even when there is proof. If he were a Caucasian, we could say anything. But he has other racial qualities. Right or wrong, each of us faces ostracism for complaining about Obama mistakes of any kind.

As to my, " ... generous, nonchalant, detached, impartial, and noncommittal way of viewing..., " without that, I would live the rest of my life filled with unquenchable anger. A friend was murdered by one of our biggest agencies, the EPA. A large number of people were murdered by our FBI. Some of my employers stole money from me and then bragged to their friends.

I seek justice. But I will not always achieve justice. In tolerance, I can still talk and negotiate with murderers. I do not feel bad about this.

Your Marsalis quotes teach but do not cover all situations: "If everything is good, why should anyone subject himself to the pain of study?" This is the language of hyperbole. Mr. Marsalis did not conduct his great studies of music because because previous music was bad. He studied so that he could do as well as others. Obviously, he achieved greatness and did better than others.

You asked, "Do you agree to these statements?"

They are true within the context of the statements.

You asked, "If you disagree, is that because he is a black?" If such a thing mattered to me, then I could only speak to myself and never to you. Race has no part in agreement or disagreement. Race is only a barb for our President to use against the people who question him.
Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese food with radioactive flavor
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Thursday, August 22 2013 @ 04:18 PM JST

Are you still playing pom-pom?

Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese food with radioactive flavor
Authored by: Diogenes on Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 09:45 PM JST
It's hard to know where to begin with this. If the financial history of any Olympics is a barometer, Tokyo's mayor claiming to have "set aside" $4.5 billion, it is only the first bit of coinage to be swallowed down that black hole called "The Olympic Games." The aftermath is always the same: the fool citizens that were drunk on this false ritual will wake up with a gigantic bill in the form of more taxes, and the well concealed stories of corruption and criminal behavior will emerge. When will people stop going to these damned events? None of the events are interesting to most people. This entire circus is forced on most citizens of most countries through their television screens, as if it were a life and death event. And then there are all the new sporting events allowed. I assume we will eventually witness sewing, knitting, silkworm growing and weaving, and include haircut competitions. Didn't the Greeks have to get their hair cut? Didn't their women weave and sew their clothes?

As for a nation celebrating a defeat as a victory, the Serbs lost the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 to the Muslim Turks, thus eventually being subjugated and forced into the Ottoman Empire.

I can't find the article right now, but the pretzel logic of how a loss was transformed into a win was quite a tale of mental gymnastics. You could say this was a Serbian Bon celebration.

This Japanese Bon celebration sounds like it's one step away from the Mexican Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos), where we're told that, "Specifics of the celebration vary with region, but one of the most common customs is the making of elaborate altars to welcome departed spirits home. Vigils are held, and families often go to cemeteries to fix up the graves of their departed relatives. Festivities also frequently include traditional foods such as pan de muerto (bread of the dead), which can conceal a miniature skeleton." Isn't ancestor worship part of the enslaving shackle in Japan, where one is constantly worried that one may invoke the wrath of a dead but pesky relative that needs appeasing? Sure sounds like a closet form of El Día de los Muertos.

I'm told that in Japan, the history books are constantly attempting to be re-written, so as to make the WWII loss into a victory. This must be the ultimate mental trick, considering the winning military force is still occupying Japan and Okinawa today, with no sign of EVER leaving. Start a war, lose, and expect permanent occupation, just like Western Europe.

I imagine a drunk Japanese man in a bar with an American serviceman--a part of the never-ending occupational force--and they have a conversation like this.

Japanese man: Hey! You American Pig! Show respect!! (all said like a samurai in a Japanese movie, with the crescendo-like shouting at the key moment), like here:) "YOU AMERICAN PIG!"

American serviceman: "Hey, little buddy! Calm down, bro! Here, have one on me."

Japanese man: "You damned Americans! Why do you think we keep you here as our prisoners?......Well?....No answer? It's because we are Japanese! We are showing you maximum humiliation, maximum loss of face, (add voice crescendo here) YOU STUPID ANIMALS!!"

American serviceman: "Hey, look, Jiro. I've got some good weed. Go in the can, there, and smoke some of this shit and then come back, and we'll talk, Okay, bro? You gotta get out of that management job at Tepco. It's poison, man, pure poison."

As far as the UNESCO declaration for Mt. Fuji, the real trick is going to be to get the prefecture that contains the Fukushima disaster to be declared a world heritage site. If the government can do this Houdini trick, that will be the greatest scam ever pulled, making the UN responsible for it when the inevitable meltdown occurs. Tepco is scheduled to begin the removal of the 1,300 spent fuel rods in those unstable cooling pools that can collapse at any time. Perhaps the Fukushima Fifty will pound those rods into swords, as they symbolically disembowel the country with a never-ending dose of radiation.

With the Damocles Sword (1,300 radiation-packed rods) hanging over every Japanese person's head, it's too late for them to learn the lesson of defying obedience to authority or the group, but here's an article that explains the consequences of this affliction.

The physical and emotional consequences of conforming to group expectations due to fear of disapproval are many. Here are five.

1. Social conformity suppresses the immune system by causing stress;

2. Conformity prevents healthy decisions;

3. Social conformity leads to depression;

4. Social conformity causes emotional deprivation;

5. It leads to thoughtless, dangerous acts.

There's nothing more to say.
Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese food with radioactive flavor
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Wednesday, August 21 2013 @ 11:20 AM JST

As usual you educated us on many things.

One of the things I didn't know is the Day of the Dead observed on November 1 and 2 in Mexico. I quickly studied it to learn it has its origin in Christianity although there's no denying it has an unmistakable Aztec twist. As you may agree, while Mexicans renew contact with the deceased only in early November, the idea that the bond between the dead and the living is an eternal thing is at the very core of the Japanese culture. Ian Buruma termed it "the death cult." He found death cults primarily in Japan and some Muslim countries.

I also found it very interesting to know Japan is not the only country to have turned a war defeat into a victory. As you may also agree, Japan is not Serbia as the America Empire is not the Ottoman Empire. Actually there's nothing in common between the way the Japanese commemorate its "Shuusen Kinenbi" and the way the Americans celebrate the V-J Day. The Japanese are taught to say they shouldn't have fought the way they did from the 1930s through 1945. In that sense, August 15, 1945 marked the victory of the defeatists. The trait I call narcissism of the yellow Hottentots is a very complex thing.

The most interesting part of your post is the conversation between the American serviceman and the TEPCO officer. The real implication here is that you think the U.S. military personnel sticking around here are in fact the POWs who are held in custody by a creepy country of the winners with a strong defeatist bent. There's something which is more than just interesting in this irony. You may not agree, but I'm inclined to think of prisoners in general more figuratively. Most of the time, they have volunteered to be captured, or they have willingly fenced themselves in an imaginary prison. I think that is why independent-minded people like us have always stayed outside the cage.

If I were to deny man's "free will," I would be at a loss over how to figure out the meaning of living and talking as we are doing right here, right now. I started this blog to tell my American audience, "Why don't we try hard to subvert, or at least undermine, the 'strategic partnership' between the U.S. and Asian countries?" I still don't know if I did the right thing, but for now, I make believe I did.

Yu Yamamoto
Olympians of 2020 should look forward to the big treat of Japanese food with radioactive flavor
Authored by: Diogenes on Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 09:54 PM JST
And afterthought for your Japanese readers that can't read English, via Google Translation. It's close enough to the original.