This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. - From "The Matrix"
Regardless of the color American voters choose in November, their nation is doomed to failure because these pills are all hallucinogenic in one way or the other
I've deliberately started off with the famous line from the 1999 U.S. film targeted at intellectually-impaired movie-goers, because I know that is the best way to explain my "3-Step Theory" to the predominantly American audience of my blog.
I want you to keep in mind, however, that an allegory is an allegory. It can never be closely analogous to reality. The reason I use the Matrix analogy, nonetheless, will be explained paragraphs later.
Around the turn of the century, it became something of a fad among American political "analysts," who can't actually analyze a thing, to discuss the fate of "authoritarian" regimes, e.g. China, North Korea, or Iraq under Saddam Hussein. The covert role given to these guys who were virtually on the payroll of Washington was to single out a particularly vulnerable regime and pronounce it dead or doomed as if it would still make sense to talk about the fate of the nation tearing it away from the context of ever-expanding symbiosis with other economies. These de facto contractors of U.S. Department of State have since devoted themselves to clearing the way for America's future expeditions for nation building. Small wonder they have talked about the collapse of a country so lightly as if to say it's a due punishment for embracing a wrong ideology. Contrary to their absurd argument, however, the demise of an old regime is a blessing because it is the only enabler of real change.
From my point of view, the collapse of a country is not a laughing matter for the people living there, and therefore, it's an impermissibly distasteful thing to talk about it without a theory, or at least a methodical approach, in place of a mere opportunism.
Although my proprietary collapse theory still remains a little too empirical, it says when a civilization falls apart, it always goes through three distinctive stages. These steps often overlap each other, but the first sign of nation's decline always shows when an intellectual bubble forms. In the second stage, we see an economic bubble follow the burst of the first bubble. The final stage is characterized by the disintegration of society resulting from a total moral erosion.
It seems to me that in the U.S. the first bubble started to form around the time the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted. Not that the particular legislation signed by Lyndon B. Johnson changed the mental attitudes of the American people. People tend to turn the causal relationship upside down, but actually it's the other way around: the mindset prevalent among voters who elected Lyndon B. Johnson to be the Vice President of the Kennedy Administration has resulted in America's intellectual decline. Ron Paul once said, "The government is a reflection of the people." This seems a truism, but the Texas Congressman actually wanted to stress that it can never be the other way around.
There is no such thing as a bubble that never blows up. I theorize that the American intellectual bubble burst sometime around the turn of the century, leaving a huge intellectual vacuum behind. More specifically, it roughly coincided with 9/11. To me, therefore, it's no accident that poorly-supported prophecies about "rogue" countries started flooding bookstores in the U.S. a decade or so ago. But once again, this is not to say the spectacular event that happened on the morning of 9/11 triggered the burst of America's intellectual bubble. On the contrary, it's the rapid intellectual erosion in the U.S. that invited the collapse of the World Trade Center Buildings.
This sequence of the two events, which is often referred to by the CIA as a blowback, rightly or not, would be confirmed once again when those anti-Semite fanatics who called themselves conspiracy theorists were spawned from every corner of the country soon after 9/11. At a glance, these guys, also known as fringe theorists, have brought a new paradigm in the American way of thinking. From the beginning they have insisted that they don't take for granted anything they hear from the chattering classes in the mainstream. But if you listen to them more carefully, you will notice that fringe theorists have one important thing in common with mainstream ideologues. They do take for granted the absurd assumption that the world can never be the same again after 9/11. Actually, none of these conspiracy theories deserve to be called theories in the first place. There's no denying that the mainstream chattering classes created the intellectual bubble, but it is also true fringe theorists have been magnifying it as if to expedite its burst.
It is true that the Americans today still shape pretty much like human beings. They can even speak a language similar to the one Thomas Jefferson was using two centuries ago. And although they can still form visual perceptions like any other creature, they can no longer conceptualize, or "crystallize" what they see. For this reason, I hypothesize that for most Americans, the frontal cortex has now been irreparably damaged as a result of the constant exposure to the intellectual bubble.
One case in point here is the recent allegation made against Ron Paul. In a desperate attempt to block his message from getting through to voters, media and political establishment labeled the "kooky" old man a "9/11 truther." His campaign headquarters should have just ignored the accusation as totally irrelevant to the problems facing the country. But instead, Doug Wead, campaign's Senior Adviser opted to run an ad to prove it was baseless. That way, he played into the hands of the MSM and other GOP presidential candidates. As a result Dr. Paul had to suffer another costly setback. Actually, he is a man of principle, not a man of ideology. How can he be a truth-seeker, or a truth-denier, for that matter? The only thing he can be is a truth-doer.
As is the case with the Japanese who have long been brain-dead, Americans today respond to the given stimulus exactly in the same way Pavlov's dog does. They are 100% conditioned to seek the correct answers to given questions such as:
- Is Dr. Paul a truth-seeker? - Is he an isolationist? - Is he pro-life? - Is he pro-drug? - Is he a gay-hater? - Is he a racist? - How can his advocacy of self-reliance go with entitlement programs the poor can't live without?
The list of false questions goes on and on.
The average American knows which box to tick in answering every one of these all-too-familiar FAQs because he never asks himself his own questions such as, "Don't I have the right to prefer women to men?", "Is there anything wrong with feeling more comfortable when mixing with people from the same ethnic group I belong in?", etc. Take a look at this video of NBC-sponsored debate among Republican candidates. It's appalling to know that the former obstetrician has to give a lecture to the seemingly highly-educated moderator that "entitlements are not rights."
To borrow Peter F. Drucker's exquisite way of saying it as I always do, giving the correct answer to the wrong question is more harmful than giving a wrong answer to the right question. This is something that has never crossed the flyblown minds of contemporary Americans. As a result, they can't identify a single relevant issue anymore.
Although you don't want to admit it, most of you have seen the 1999 film The Matrix and subsequently taken a dose of the pill. It doesn't really matter which color you have chosen because both induce delusions. And that's exactly why these "debates" among those who are seeking GOP nomination have once again turned into a farce.
Over time their total inability of principled thinking has taken a devastating toll on the health of the U.S. economy, as well. In his 2008 book titled The Revolution, Ron Paul wrote: "Economic freedom and personal liberty are not divisible." For almost three decades by now he has also stressed that "money is not wealth." But very few have understood his advocacy of the free market economy. People have already lost track of what man's economic activity is all about. That is how the housing and financial bubble had formed and quickly grown until it blew up four years ago. The same thing happened in Japan in the 1970s through '80s.
In the face of the economic crisis, people were at a loss over where to find the real culprit of the economic woe, let alone how to counter it. Since they were totally out of their minds already, it never crossed their minds that it's none other than themselves who should take all the blame for the second bubble. It's appalling to know that they still think their lives which are way beyond their means are somehow sustainable for some more years. This was evident from the absurd notions about the battle between 99% and 1%, or Wall Street vs. Main Street. In the absence of an answer that clicked, self-styled protesters all went on a picnic in Wall Street. It's a pity that they are too empty-headed to understand rebels always develop a twisted sense of attachment to their foes as a French philosopher observed on the eve of the Algerian War (1954-62.)
Now the inevitable burst of the economic bubble has ushered in the final stage where the entire edifice is headed for its implosion. I already hear the American society crumbling everywhere.
I don't think I will have to tell you what happens when you became brainless and penniless at the same time. Simply put, now you are an effete and spineless egomaniac. You still cry out for justice and personal liberties, but your words never translate into real actions. In the face of the widespread election frauds and media bias, you self-righteously put all the blame on someone else.
These crybabies are untiringly giving paper-thin alibis for their inaction, physical cowardice, mental inertia and self-complacency. To that end they sometimes put on the mask of nonviolent revolutionaries and make believe Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. achieved their goals without risking their own lives. These self-styled revolutionaries should know nonviolence is one thing and inaction is quite another.
Here's an undated video in which Andrew Napolitano, former New Jersey Supreme Court Judge, gives an enlightening and compelling speech before an audience of Salt Lake City. (I recommend that you skip the first 27 minutes because that part features yet another egocentric, self-important and self-righteous moron named Glenn Beck. His speech is full of shit.) Toward the end of the video, "Judge" Napolitano answers a question from the audience about the Declaration of Independence. He paraphrases a passage from the Declaration this way: "[It] says when the government fails to protect the natural rights of the people, it's their DUTY to alter or abolish it." Emphasis is his, not mine. But it is quite unlikely that brainless, penniless and spineless Americans hear the word on which the former judge places a particular emphasis. To them, rights are always welcome but no thank you for duties. Here I see an unmistakable sign that America's entire society has already started crumbling at its foundation.
This also brings us to the only valid question: What difference can an individual make to his country when it's started decomposing because of its "crony capitalism," also known as fascism?
I don't know the correct answer for the American people. They should be much better off answering the question about how to overturn the tyranny by majority, aka digital Maoism. Yet, I think it may be of some help for you to know what specific steps I have taken to the same end as a Japanese citizen. Ironically enough, I owe all my solutions described below to an American named Henry David Thoreau.
1. I have unsubscribed from all the outlets of mainstream and social media. 2. I boycott, as much as practicable, goods and services advertised on the TV and other promotion vehicles. 3. I have totally opted out of entitlement programs. 4. I'm refusing to pay some taxes and dues in an extra-legal but constitutional battle against the city hall. (Ron Paul says it's our inalienable right to keep the fruits of our labor. In the above-linked video, Napolitano even goes as far as to say: "Taxation is theft.")
I do suffer the consequences from my acts of civil disobedience. Especially it hurts to be medically uncovered when my life is threatened by psychosomatic disorders such as hypertension and constant worsening of chronic diseases such as Parkinsonism. But I know there is no such thing as a free lunch. If you don't want to suffer a bit, I suggest you immature crybabies drop your criticism against your government, right away and for good. You are 100% done for.
These are why I must conclude that Ron Paul's aspiration for the presidency will most probably be thwarted by none other than American voters.
This is, however, not to say the Ron Paul Factor is no longer there at work. I think the prediction made in 2008 by Gerald Celente, the "trend forecaster" with a proven track record, now branches out into two different scenarios as below:
CASE 1: Ron Paul can somehow make it to the White House, AND the U.S. military-industrial complex fails to murder him by the end of 2013, the year that falls on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Not a few people are speculating on the web that in 2013 President Paul would fall victim to a killer, and that he was well aware that he was volunteering to be a martyr when he announced his bold plan to cut the Federal budget by $1 trillion in his first year in office.
CASE 2: The black Obama or his white dummy becomes the 45th President of the United States, OR both President Paul and his Vice President, be it Napolitano or anyone else, get killed.
My Scenario 1 assumes that things unfold the way I define CASE 1. In his forecast, Celente said the year 2012 will see the collapse of the American Empire overseas without elaborating how it will happen. In my view, however, the transition to a liberated world will be a peaceful process in CASE 1 because Ron Paul has already made it clear that he would quickly move to bring home military and intelligence personnel currently stationed in roughly 150 countries all over the world. That way WWIII will be avoided on the premise that in the meantime Obama will have refrained from using a military conflict with Iran as his "October surprise."
To the best of my knowledge, Celente stopped short of mentioning the implication of the fall of the Empire for homeland U.S. Frankly, I can't rule out the possibility of the total disintegration of the United States of America because the country has already more than 66.7% collapsed. And yet, I am reasonably sure that President Paul will find a way to prevent Civil War II although some states and "unincorporated territories" may still secede from the United States. Dr. Paul is absolutely right when he says, "Liberty brings people together."
Some in the U.S. have been saying a "big awakening" is taking place across their nation. I doubt it. But it is true that the rest of the world is awakening. Mainland Japan is the only exception. That is why in Scenario 2 based on CASE 2 assumptions, I think it's highly likely that we see a full-fledged warfare between the world's worst rogue country named America and the rest of the world. Equally important, there's no way to avoid Civil War II under the Administration that represents the rotten status quo. I know most Americans insist that the domestic part of my Scenario 2 is way too counterintuitive. Why then did they take it seriously when the well-publicized book titled The Coming Collapse of China was released in 2001?
Admittedly, only God knows exactly what happens in the future. But there's one thing I'm quite certain about my Scenario 2. If the chicken-hearted American people let an assassin recruited by the establishment claim the lives of President Paul and his Vice President, a new breed of truth-seekers, wasting no time, will start talking about the conspiracy behind the assassination. The last thing they would do is to prevent it at the risk of their own lives. Let's face it, this is America.
Let me add something with respect to my Scenario 2. I am not quite sure which comes first, awakening on the part of the Americans or awakening on the part of other peoples. If the American people first wake up to reality (without taking a dose of the red or blue pill,) the implosion of homeland U.S., possibly through CWII, will trigger the collapse of the Empire from within, most probably without WWIII. And if other peoples wake up before the Americans, the collapse of the evil American Empire overseas most probably through WWIII will lead to the collapse of the United States of America with or without CWII.
I've noticed lately that as the tensions keep heightening over Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz, not a few Americans have started fear-mongering about the imminent WWIII as if they are looking forward to a full-fledged warfare. Actually they almost fantasize about the sci-fi-like horror involved in it. On the other hand, they just brush aside the likelihood of CWII presumably because it's too real. They fear more than anything else that if they wake up first, they have to fight a bloody war with their compatriots. That is why they always assume a feigned resignation about the inevitable WWIII in the face of the moment of truth.
Another thing that makes them flinch at the idea of CWII much more than WWIII is the fact that unlike we Northeast Asians or Middle Easterners, most of the contemporary Americans haven't had a firsthand glimpse into real apocalypse in their lifetime. This is often true even with those in their 60s and 70s because surprisingly many of them dodged the draft in one way or another in the Vietnam era. Small wonder they don't have the slightest idea of what it is really like to suffer under the Armageddon and its long-lasting aftereffects. After all, the biggest humiliations they have experienced throughout their self-deceptive lives are nothing more than Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Now America is a country headed by a silver-tongued Kenyan monkey who still makes believe the U.S. can "reset" everything it has done to the rest of the world since the onset of the American Empire.
These days I have a mixed feeling every time I listen to a speech Ron Paul delivers at a campus rally or town hall meeting. On the one hand it's heartening to see a growing number of people coming around his cause of liberty, but on the other, the striking resemblance between his audience and those cultists who flocked around the black Messiah four year ago keeps bugging me.
As you already know, their favorite incantation is "End the FED." In fact, though, not a single Ron Paul supporter has ever come forward to suggest specific action plans to repeal the 17th Amendment and demolish the 99-year-old central bank. This indicates that these "Blue Republicans," and the white Omamas alike, have learned absolutely nothing in the last four years. I hear in the deafening cheers always erupting from the huge audience at Ron Paul rallies an unmistakable sound of the entire system crumbling. I don't really care where learning-disabled Americans are headed; it's none of my business. They really deserve their fate. Yet this is a bad news for me, too, because now it seems very likely that my country of birth remains a colony of the dying empire till death do them part.
But there is a good news, too. · read more (75 words)
Weeks before the Iowa caucuses of January 3, I started working on a new post. The essay was something to be titled: The Imminent Collapse of the Evil American Empire and Its Implication for Homeland U.S.
It still remains so; I'm going to elaborate on Gerald Celente's prediction for 2012. Celente is a "trend forecaster" with a proven track record. Unlike other crisis-mongering prophets in the U.S., he has a crystal ball that isn't clouded with any half-baked ideology.
I knew from the beginning
that it was going to be another unrewarding and futile effort to try to convince Americans that their rogue country is doomed to failure in the near future in one way or the other. They show no signs yet that they are going to wake up from the broken American dream anytime soon. That was quite OK with me because basically it's none of my business how disgraceful they will look when exiting from the center stage of history. The only thing I wanted them to understand is that the rest of the world, especially we Northeast Asians, will be much better off without these highly-educated apes telling us what to do all the time.
But I soon hit the wall when I realized that I'd underestimated the severity of the damage incurred to the brains of the Americans as a result of the intellectual vacuum created by the chattering classes in the U.S., both in the mainstream and fringe. I shouldn't have expected that these people who have difficulty understanding America's march toward its total disintegration is irreversible now can envisage a better world after they perish.
Judging from the people I've taken a look and listen at on YouTube videos and related articles, it was evident that the logical deductions I was drawing from my meticulous analysis would be way beyond their comprehension. All along I was aware that I was standing up against the same wall that stands in the way of Texas Congressman Ron Paul. The intellectual barrier is almost impenetrable.
Most political analysts in the U.S. are totally incapable of analyzing politics, or anything else for that matter. They are stupid enough to arbitrarily single out a foreign regime they want their government to destroy and talk about the demise of that country so lightly as if it's a well-deserved heaven's punishment. But my approach is 180-degrees different. To me, a nation's collapse is not a punishment, but a reward which is the only way to enable real change.
On January 26, I was studying the full text of Obama's December 14 address at Fort Bragg in which the smooth-talking mythomaniac solemnly declared the end of the Iraq War. As usual his wordy speech came down to the same old fallacy that all heinous crimes his country has committed in the last 100 years since Woodrow Wilson can be whitewashed by his magic word "reset."
By now, however, I'm so used to the cheap trick by the Kenyan monkey, that I didn't find the Fort Bragg transcript particularly sickening. Instead I was overwhelmed by a renewed disgust and outrage when I conjured up the names and faces of Americans who still self-righteously insist that it was not their fault to have sent the black ape to the White House in 2008. By the same token, they have already made it clear that they won't take the blame if a white Obama such as Mitt Romney is elected the 45th U.S. President. To them it's always someone else's problem; they are never at fault for the unstoppable decline of their own country.
They may not have directly voted for Obama, but the majority of their community members certainly did - be it their kin, friends, workplace
colleagues, business partners, authors of the books they read, or readers of the books they authored. As long as they stay with the same community, they are defenders of status quo. As Ron Paul has repeatedly pointed
out, "the government is a reflection of the people" and it's never
the other way around.
Actually these defeatists are using their support for Ron Paul as an alibi for the total inaction resulting from their physical cowardice, mental
inertia and self-complacency. And exactly what are they doing to promote the libertarian cause? They do practically nothing but chanting empty
slogans against the media and political establishment. The best they can do is to donate some bucks. It's as though they think they can buy civil liberties for $20.
It's because of all this that soon after I was through with Obama's hogwash on the afternoon of January 26, things suddenly started whirling around me and I collapsed into the pool of my own vomit. I somehow dialed 119, Japan's equivalent of 911. I was ambulanced into the emergency
room of a nearby hospital. Although the CT Scan showed no signs of a cerebral
hemorrhage yet, the doc warned it can start anytime soon because the systolic
reading of my blood pressure had shot up to an astronomical 240 mm Hg, far beyond the threshold value for
"Hypertensive Crisis" (180 mm Hg.) But I thought in delirium that this wasn't the right way to put an end to my life. Besides, I'm medically uncovered and financially broke. I refused to stay on in the hospital
and came home late at night by taxi. One of the things I thought about doing on my way home was to finish the essay.
Two days later I could barely afford to purchase a Digital Blood Pressure
Monitor of Citizen Systems at the price of 4,980 yen. Since then I have been keeping the graphical records of pressure reading at the interval of 4-5 hours. By now I know for sure that stress is the single most important factor of the volatile fluctuation of my blood pressure.
Yesterday morning I was talking to an American hag in what may have been a dream. She was the literary agent who pissed me off four years ago when she said, though in a roundabout way, that my argument about the unviable Japan wasn't worth a buck because it was way too heretical. It was obvious that her role was to keep harmful ideas from abroad at bay. Now the same bitch was saying the same thing about my idea of the unviable America. When I woke up from the bad dream, I found out the systolic reading had shot up to the same level recorded when I collapsed two weeks earlier. (See above photo.)
In the meantime, I resumed my writing at the point where I had been forced to stop. Braving the risk of the rupture of the cerebral blood vessel, I once again asked myself: "Is it realistic to expect American idiots to really understand the libertarian cause of Ron Paul?" His "electability" solely hinges on the answer to this question.
It looks as though the Texas Congressman is recently inclined to refer to the revolution
he advocates as an "Intellectual Revolution." In this context, it's a pity that he had to settle for Doug Wead as Senior Adviser to his campaign headquarters. Needless to say, you can't expect a mere mercenary like him to spearhead an Intellectual Revolution.
Maybe Wead is skillful at organizing fundraising activity. But most of the time he is wasting the money he has collected from donors by running pointless ads to counter the accusations that Ron Paul is a racist, gay-hater, "9/11 truther," or what not. By doing so, he has played into the hands of the media and political establishment. Wead is too dim-witted to understand these allegations are all red herrings to sidetrack the campaign issue. The Senior Adviser should know his boss is a man of principle and has never been a man of ideology. In other words, the presidential candidate from Texas is neither a truth-seeker nor a truth-evader; he is a truth-doer.
The Senior Adviser has certainly helped build momentum especially among young supporters. But that's far from enough. It's evident from the striking resemblance between young supporters of Ron Paul today and the members of the Obama cult four years ago that these youngsters are totally clueless about the Intellectual Revolution.
Worse yet, older supporters are no different: they are equally immature and intellectually impaired. Wasting no time these bastards bookmarked the notion of the Intellectual Revolution simply because it seems to assure them of a fairy tale about peaceful and bloodless transformation of society. They want to look away from the historical fact that no real change has been achieved without costing the life of an advocate of nonviolent revolution such as Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. This is basically why these effete people keep saying in feigned resignation that elections in the U.S. are all rigged and there's nothing they can do to rectify the situation.
Even so, relatively sane Americans are now making a big fuss over NDAA 2012, SOPA and some other police state measures. To be honest with you, however, I don't quite understand what good it would do to preserve civil liberties which have already been hollowed out by now. American people should understand it's none other than themselves who have been brainless and spineless enough to voluntarily relinquish their personal liberties by virtue of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Civil liberty is not a value in itself. It's nothing but an enabler of real change.
This is, however, not to say Ron Paul was wrong when he said, "[With the passage of the bill for NDAA 2012] we have crossed the Rubicon towards empire and tyranny." Actually the last (or second last) emperor unwittingly signed the death warrant for his empire as the self-appointed guardian of justice and freedom for the entire world. 2011 will be remembered as the year the American Empire finally lost its moral authority, totally, for good, and even retroactively, to crusade, and to have crusaded, around the world for the false cause of "democracy."
By now we Northeast Asians are sick and tired of getting pushed around by the world's most despicable species named Americans. I still want to see Ron Paul nominated in August, win the Elections in November and somehow escape a likely attempt of his assassination in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the JFK incident. Then we will see all the U.S. military personnel belatedly getting repatriated from 130-plus countries around the world including my country of birth. · read more (100 words)
Satoshi Tanaka was sacked as Director-General of the Okinawa Defense Bureau because of his honesty
I know it's useless to repeat the same explanation about Honne and Tatemae to the Americans who have been so used to the superficial and stereotypical
views about the Japanese. Nevertheless, I can't talk about what's going
on here in the last several days without touching on the dilemma inherent
to these dishonest people.
This is especially true with Japanese government officials. They are extremely prone to a slip of the tongue because success in their career
all hinges on their skills in balancing on a tightrope stretched between
Honne and Tatemae.
Empty-headed Westerners tend to think when one speaks out Honne, literally translated as his true feelings, he is telling the truth and
when he does Tatemae argument, he is lying. But nothing is farther from the truth. How can
a born liar tell the truth at times? It's just that there are politically correct
lies and politically incorrect ones. Therefore, when his tongue slips,
everyone gets hurt in one way or the other by the inappropriate lie.
At times, however, a truthful thought slips out of the mouth of a relatively
honest person such as Satoshi Tanaka, Director-General of the Okinawa Defense
Bureau. On the night of November 28, Tanaka was fielding questions about
the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' air station in an unofficial meeting
with reporters. When asked why the Noda government is waffling on the submission
date of Asesumento report, he reportedly answered this way: "Would you say, 'I will
rape you,' before you rape someone?" He was reportedly under the influence
Noda had promised to deliver an environmental assessment report ASAP to
the mayor of Nago, the city where Noda and Leon Panetta are planning to
build a new airbase for V-22 Ospreys. It has a Japanese name (環境影響評価書, or Kankyou Eikyo Hyoka-sho) but they always substitute this Jangrish name when referring to the report because these colonials think anything
named in English sounds truthful and/or authentic.
The dozen or so news reporters present at the meeting were expecting to
hear Honne from the Okinawa Defense Bureau chief whose tongue was getting more slippery
because of alcoholic beverage. Yet, it's only a reporter from the local
newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo that decided the slip was report-worthy. All others thought it would run
counter to the media's mission as the mouthpiece of the governments of
Japan and the United States. But when they learned the story was published
by the local media outlet next morning, they had to follow suit.
In doing so, however, editors of mainstream media had difficulty finding
a good reason for criticizing Tanaka for his careless remark because the
last thing they would allow themselves to say was that the gaffe indicated
the malicious Honne the Ministry of Defense had harbored against the Okinawans. Finally they
came up with the same old trick of citing Tanaka's insensitivity to remind
the islanders of the 1995 incident where three U.S. servicemen raped a
12-year-old local schoolgirl. As usual, the Japanese media wanted to trivialize
the issue with America's illegitimate occupation of Okinawa by exaggerating
the significance of the rape incident. Actually, there have been only 15
sexual offenses committed by GIs stationed in Okinawa in the last 14 years.
Their story about the Okinawa Defense Bureau chief rubbing the people of
Okinawa in the wrong way gathered momentum as another Honne slipped out of the mouth of Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa. When asked
by an opposition lawmaker whether he realized the significance of the "epochal" rape incident of 1995, Ichikawa admitted he didn't have a detailed knowledge
of the particular case. The minister must be an extremely modest person. When he was
appointed by Noda to take charge of nation's defense in September, he famously
said, "I am the right person to ensure the rules of civilian control
because I know nothing about defense."
Now that the censure motion against the Defense Minister is going to pass
the Diet by December 9, the relocation plan for the U.S. Marine Corps to
Henoko, Nago City, will suffer another serious setback, whatever the reason.
It's a matter of time that U.S. government officials and mainstream media
start to find in Noda another loopy Japanese prime minister. They will
never learn that without this loopiness inherent to Japan's leadership, this country would have left America's political and cultural orbit
long time ago. Their inability to learn lessons from past mistakes is most evident in their failure to understand that Honne and Tatemae are two different aspects of the same lie.
Needless to say the Okinawans have benefited from the rape gaffe which all newspapers insist has seriously hurt them. Ironically, though, they are not alone in appreciating Tanaka's "insensitive" remark; Prime Minister Noda also seems to feel grateful
to Tanaka because now he can tell Obama that the setback in the progress of the relocation
plan is not his fault. All in all, the slip of the tongue helps everyone
but Ichikawa and his dotted-line boss in Pentagon.
Incidentally, the same rape analogy is also very true with the nation-dividing discussions over the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership. On the sideline of the APEC 2011 summit meeting, Noda promised Obama
that Japan will participate in TPP, while on the other hand telling his people that he just expressed his willingness to take part in the "preparatory" talks on TPP. Semantics aside, however,
what he has done thus far all amounts to this: he has taken off all his underwear
and slipped into Obama's bed, and yet still keeps saying, "Don't worry,
I'll get out of bed if Obama says he wants to fxxk me." · read more (39 words)
Thursday, November 24 2011 @ 10:08 AM CST
Contributed by: Y.Yamamoto
CBS Building located on 6th Av., NYC
Take a look at this video. Perhaps you don't like the obtrusive way this person named Alex Jones presents his news stories.
Neither do I. Whether you like him or not, however, he is one of the very few reporters who have shown the courage to reveal the fact that on November 12, CBS manipulated the results
of its poll taken after a debate among Republican candidates.
Now it looks as though the entire nation is so panic-stricken in the face
of the looming Armageddon that the American people have started to think they would be better off settling for the status quo. This is the only way to explain why they don't care too much about the news that Ron Paul's bid for the presidency is now going to be aborted by the media criminals amid the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. Needless to say, this will make Obama a shoe-in for his second term as U.S. President.
You may wonder where all the protesters in Wall Street have gone?
Don't worry; these occupiers are doing a good job for Obama exactly in the same way the millions of Red Guards did for Mao Zedong in the era of the Great Cultural Revolution, misled by his tricky words (造反有理) that literally meant protests against authority were always encouraged. If
you bother to look at the muddled words in the Liberty Square Blueprint or the 99% Declaration,
you will see what I am talking about.
From a Northeast Asian's point of view, it's an overwhelming fear of change being felt across the nation, even among street occupiers, that underlies
the current situation in the U.S., where election frauds are commonplace and always go unchecked. This is quite understandable. Any being, living or not, does its best to
resist change. Isaac Newton called it inertia. But that does not mean you can never overcome your sense of constantly being threatened if
you are not yet done for.
The only way out of the crisis is to FACE THE REALITY, wiping out all the
influence of indoctrination you have been exposed to in the past. Sounds familiar? Sorry to say,
however, I haven't met a single American who knows what exactly these three
words mean. Actually it involves two separate steps.
STEP 1: Stop parroting what your friend says is at issue and select your own concern or two, if only tentatively. Remember the basics of dialectical reasoning; it says the standard answer to a question is already given in the way it is posed.
What issues did you come up with?
The unemployment rate which has long plateaued at 9% level? Or the widening income gap that is supposedly leading to an all-out class warfare? If you think the President, or anyone else for that matter, can create
jobs out of thin air, or measures for income redistribution through taxes or social welfare programs can redress widespread injustice, your brain has been irreparably damaged.
Or is it
conspiracies by the secret cabal which have allegedly resulted in the never-ending
war on terror or other consequences such as Patriot Act? How stupid! Can you tell me what is NOT a conspiracy, by any chance? If you can't, you have to admit these conspiracies created by fringe theorists with the help of mainstream ideologues are more or less delusive and totally irrelevant to the reality of the 21st century. Although they haven't realized it yet, the Americans have already been deprived of the privilege to decide what is important, and what is not, to the rest of the world.
They are all false issues, or
at most, the consequences of mishandling of the real issues. I have an impression that the members of the now-famous 99-Percent Club, who are allegedly suffering plight, are, in fact, suffering from a severe mental illness symptomized by the inability to think using their own brains.
You shouldn't invent the wheel by yourself, however. This is no time to look around for fancy ideas all anew because what's lacking right now is something else. Fortunately, Congressman Ron Paul has already articulated
where to find the real issues facing America and how to possibly fix them.
You just pick some of them which you think are most relevant to you.
From a Northeast Asian's point of view, the single most important issue identified for us by Ron Paul is the one with the 700-plus military bases the United States maintains in more than 150 countries
in the world when it is on the verge of bankruptcy. Don't take me wrong, however. I have never idolized or deified the Congressman. The only thing that matters is the fact that he is the only person who points out U.S. monetary policy is deeply flawed and its foreign policy is morally obscene and fiscally unsustainable.
STEP 2: When you are through with the first step, try to INTERNALIZE the issue you have identified as most relevant to you. If you find out you can't really relate to it, return to the previous step because you have made a wrong selection there. Someone else's problem does not affect your life so profoundly as to require a tailor-made solution.
For more than half a century, the American people have played the
role of busybodies all over the world. As a result, they have lost the
faculty for internalizing things, something that distinguishes human beings from apes. To most
Americans today, it's always someone else's problem. That is why they didn't
take any action when CBS cheated on the poll results. They may have said, "Sigh! That's a shame," but that's it. It's as though the unscrupulous crime is being committed in a faraway country. The only exceptions are homeless, jobless or
penniless people. Unfortunately, though, these social outcasts normally do not know how to re-externalize what they have internalized.
The way of committing oneself to the selected cause should vary from one individual to another. But at any rate, the time for words is all over now. For the part of Ron Paul's campaign
offices, they don't have to recruit additional preachers because their preaching unit is already overstaffed. Appallingly, though, it hasn't crossed their mind that they are badly in need of first-line troops, i.e. doers. They should know that they can never overpower the Newtonian inertia just with words.
By the same token, street protesters should know the time for a picnic, an open-air (empty)
skull session or a football game against the squad from the NYPD or OPD has come to an end.
Now is the time for real actions, such as occupying 52nd Street at the corner
of 6th Avenue where the CBS Headquarters is located. · read more (38 words)
Friday, November 18 2011 @ 09:26 AM CST
Contributed by: Y.Yamamoto
Every once in a while, I do an intensive video mining. Embedded
below with my brief comments are some of the videos I hit yesterday on the rich vein of YouTube. It will be very much appreciated here if you tell us your take on a video or
videos that you find most relevant to you.
VIDEO 1: "4-Way Toss-up" in Iowa
I don't have interest in how the CIA recidivists have wreaked havoc on the Libyans because
basically it's none of my business whether or not "the second colonization
of Africa" is going on there. But I do have a keen interest in what's going on in the race for the Republican nomination. I'm especially worried to know American voters are talking about the 4-way toss-up in Iowa while in fact Congressman Ron Paul is the only person who could possibly bring about real change; the other three, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and this Herman Cain are idiots who don't have the slightest idea about the real problem facing America.
VIDEO 2: If You Think Carlos Salinas was a Fool, Tell Me What to Call Yoshihiko Noda?
Forced to join the "preparatory" talks on an expanded Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership, Bush's plan reactivated by Obama, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is giving the finishing touch to Japan's colonization. Here you can view Part 2 of this cartoon.
VIDEO 3: Dojo Faced a Merciless Attack from the Left
When taking office, Noda dubbed himself Dojo, a loach. A loach is a fish which is only viable in a murky river. In the face of a crisis, he quickly hides underneath the dirt. You don't have to understand the Japanese words Mizuho Fukushima, head of the Social Democratic Party of Japan, is speaking here on the eve of Noda's departure for Honolulu because her question is so clear and straightforward. She is simply saying: "The Dojo is still hiding under the dirt so it doesn't hear our voice of protest. But in a matter of hours, you are going to emerge from the dirt to tell Obama your intention to participate in TPP. Who the hell do you think you are? Are you the Prime Minister of the United States, or what?"
VIDEO 4: Noda's Muddled Words Mark the Start of Another Decade-Long Loopy Discussions across the Pacific
On the sideline of the 2011 APEC summit meeting in Honolulu, Yoshihiko Noda told his black boss that he would "put all goods and services on the negotiating table for TPP," according to the press release by U.S. Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest. As any other Japanese leader would have done, he added something to his "Yes": "But ...#$&%□△............." The rest of his mumble was inaudible to Obama. Later on, Japan's Foreign Ministry lodged a weak protest, saying Noda was misquoted by Earnest. But, of course, the spokesman flatly refused to revise his earlier announcement.
VIDEO 5: Dojo was Bombarded by the Right, as Well
Back home, Noda was still half-asleep because of the jet lag and the hungover from kissing the black ass too much in Honolulu when Shoji Nishida, a combative lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party, dropped a lot of bombshells on him. You will find the first 10 minutes of the 15-minute-long video a little boring, but what Nishida is saying to the Dojo in the last third of the video all comes down to this: "Now we all know you and your cabinet members are all unscrupulous swindlers. (Looking to NHK's TV crew) Show the shameless face of this bastard to the audience. The Noda administration has no legitimacy to rule this country." It's a pity, though, Nishida is one of those die-hard Tennoists (members of the Emperor cult) who blindly believe in the delusion that the Imperial institution still has some legitimacy.
VIDEO 6: Unwinnable Wars against TIA
I know there are times you have to launch a war knowing it's unwinnable. So, if you want to fight your enemy to protect your privacy, why don't you just go ahead. There are many state-of-the-art weapons such as the Firefox plug-in named NoScript. On my part, I'm already in the middle of the constitutional battle against the City Hall which prohibits me from opening a new front. Besides, I am a firm believer that I would always play into my enemy's hands if I went for a solution proposed by anyone who claims to be on my side. For one thing, I have uninstalled McAfee AntiVirus and deactivated Microsoft Security Essentials since the time when I realized these anti-malware and firewall products do us more harm than good. It's a matter of commonsense that the likes of McAfee or Symantec are creating and spreading all these viruses themselves. At any rate, I wasn't born to get pushed around by these bandits all the time.
VIDEO 7: Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
VIDEO 8: Stella by Starlight from the 1944 Film The Uninvited
Monday, November 14 2011 @ 05:03 AM CST
Contributed by: Y.Yamamoto
I am contented with myself - what I have been and what I have done throughout these 76 years mostly spent in this terminally-ill country. I am also proud of my Japanese friends who have made my troubled life worth living or more tolerable. Without their help, I would have lost my sense of self-esteem long time ago.
It is for this reason that I don't care too much about how my estranged American friends label me. Some of them implicitly say
this blogger should not be taken seriously because he keeps advocating
a crazy idea that the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation
and Security between the United States and Japan should be terminated immediately. Some others explicitly
say he is nothing but an old cranky negativist.
Believe it or not, throughout my life I haven't learned anything through
gratification. I am a person who can learn things only through humiliation.
Therefore, please feel free to call me names. I won't feel insulted if you address me as Jap or psycho. Instead, I will appreciate your
frankness as long as you abide by these Rules for Posting.
When I wrote here that I wanted you to refrain from throwing eggs at
me or among each other, I didn't mean that I would appreciate all these
cajoleries. Americans often address me as "a respectable person from
the respectable country." Every time you say these words, I am really pissed off as if you called me Jap because you are talking to one of those docile colonials of the American
Empire who never says what you don't want to hear. Either of us can learn
nothing from the exchange of such nice words. Besides, unlike many other
Japs, I devoted most of my adulthood to the cause of the independence of
my country of birth in one way or the other.
What I really meant by the word "eggs"
was non sequitor.
I believe that the bilateral security treaty is illegitimate simply because it was signed between Dwight Eisenhower and an undercover agent of CIA disguised as the Japanese Prime Minister. Also I believe that the U.S. President should send his Japanese counterpart a termination notice ASAP, unilaterally invoking its Article 10 because it's totally unimaginable that the neotenized Japanese take the initiative in leaving the rotten relationship before the inevitable demise of the U.S. Now let's assume you said, "I see your point, and yet, I want Japan to remain the cornerstone of
the East Asia policy of the U.S. until death do us part." Then, I would
say, "Your way of thinking is logically inconsistent." When you said the same
thing for the second time still without giving a logical reason, you would
deserve an derogatory appellation such as "an idiot" or any other
un-PC name. And if you came back once again to say the same silly thing, I would be inclined to use even more inflammatory words.
Another example: When the President of the United States said,
not for the first time, to the effect that the FTA with South Korea is
going to be a win-win deal, he was actually inviting racial slurs, at
least from my website. This also made America a downright rogue nation.
Perhaps, you wonder what underlies my extraordinarily nonchalant attitude toward political correctness. I think it may help you figure it out if you know I am an avowed Buddhism fundamentalist.
Of course, you Americans will never understand the tenets of Gautama Buddha
because you have already been fed a lot of exoticism, mystification and
many other distortions about Buddhism. Take the Sanskrit word "Satya" or 諦観 in Japanese for example. Actually it simply means looking at the truth as it is, not the truth as it should be, it will be, or it used to be. But your Japanese friends have taught you that the word signifies the
feeling of resignation with which the average Japanese accepts things as
they are, i.e. status quo. No wonder the American people
have no sense of guilt over what they have done, and they will do, to the Japanese and other
Another teaching of Buddha which is always misinterpreted by the Americans
is 色即是空・空即是色. Normally it is translated into English as "Form is emptiness, and
emptiness is form." To make it easier for the Americans with their
brains fatally impaired, I have once translated these words like this:
"Nothing really matters." Now they say they've got the idea, but wait;
they haven't, and perhaps will never. Take racial bias for example. When I say, "Ethnicity
doesn't matter," most Americans hear me saying, "All ethnic groups
should be treated equally and given equal rights and opportunities."
But this is an auditory hallucination particular to the contemporary Americans
because actually I mean ethnicity doesn't matter, no more, no less.
This is my part of the story.
It used to puzzle me why on earth all these educated Americans remain so
immature that they are extremely vulnerable to verbal abuse especially
from this part of the globe while on the other hand acting like rogues
who are so insensitive about hurting the Japanese and other Asian peoples
not only with their words but also with their deeds.
A couple of weeks ago, one of my American friends - thank God I still have
some - passed me a joke about the inner conflict of Obama together with
the link to an article on a Srilankan daily titled Obama Supports Lynching Africans in Libya. The joke goes like this:
White Obama: Damn them nixxxrs! Kill 'em all, boys! Black Obama: No, no, don't, don't, .... well, just this one time. But that's it! White Obama: Shut up, nixxxr! I'm in charge here! Black Obama: OK, massa. I'zzzza gonna be quiet. I'zzzza quiet. Yes'm boss. I'zzzza
From a Buddhist's point of view, this is funny but not really laughable
because this tells the tragic story about inner conflict of not only Obama
but also many other black, white, yellow and brown Americans who think the joke is tasteless.
As was true with Adolf Hitler, who is believed to have been 50% Jew, this
sort of inner conflict always starts when one fails to overcome his identity
crisis and inevitably ends up with a burning desire to punish himself. And when he projects
it outward, instead of destroying himself, he will kill wrong ones, endlessly. The worst part of the self-hatred projected toward someone else is the
fact that the underlying problem will never be solved even after the rampage. In comparison, a sound and straightforward hater is more benign because he stops
when his enemy, or himself, is eliminated.
The Chen family in the early 1970s
In this connection, I can't pass up talking about my respectable friend Lara,
Chen Tien-shi. She is 100% ethnic Chinese, but technically speaking, she has
been a Japanese national since 2005. When I first read her book titled Stateless, which is actually an autobiography, I was touched by Lara's story
about how she overcame her identity crisis as she grew mature. But at the same time, I was struck by her impeccable honesty. As
a self-proclaimed expert in lie detection, I know the author is not lying
to us because she gives every chronological detail about exactly where and when
she and her parents were born, and exactly how they grew up. If she had wanted to hold back something that didn't support her ethnological arguments, she
would have tried to gloss over, or simply suppress, certain parts of her bio to make her thoughts look coherent. As we all know, that is what self-denying American authors often do, most typically with respect to what they were doing or avoided doing in the days of the Vietnam War.
This past weekend, the yellow idiot (See NOTE 1) named Yoshihiko Noda went to Honolulu
to kiss someone's ass (See NOTE 2) on the sideline of APEC 2011 summit meeting. It's
an irony that he expressed to his black boss his willingness to join the
"preparatory" talks for an expanded Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic
Partnership in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Japan's restoration
of its tariff autonomy 57 years after the Convention of Kanagawa was signed. But the removal of tariff barriers is only part
of TPP. There are much more poisonous provisions to be included in the
agreement. For one thing, ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) clause, alone, will be the final blow to the already nominal sovereignty of this nation.
NOTE 1: I borrowed the word from leading independent daily Nikkan Gendai. If it's politically incorrect, it's not my fault. NOTE 2: According to informed sources, including Takeshi Nakano, Associate Professor at Kyoto University, an internal document in the Foreign Ministry specifies four purposes of joining TPP. Purpose No. 1: To give Mr. Obama a boost for reelection. · read more (60 words)
Ron Paul's 82% landslide at the Iowa Straw Poll on October 29 was really an encouraging news. One of the few American friends of mine thinks still we can't
be so optimistic because vote-rigging is commonplace in the U.S. Maybe he is right. But even so, the direction of the wind cannot be rigged, either, at the National Convention to be held in early September in Florida. If I understand it correctly, votes are also counted manually, or semi-manually there.
Once Ron Paul gets nominated as the Republican candidate, I think low-tech things should apply to the rest of the process toward change. If there are signs that the tally and tabulation were manipulated, electronically or not, these street protesters should storm the ballot-counting station, or wherever it is. Or better yet, they should demand, in advance, thorough transparency from every Board of Elections. Only then can they specifically identify the real target of their protests for the first time.
A guy named Doyle McManus wrote: "A successful revolution continues
to be low-tech and still requires people to go into the streets and risk
their lives." I don't know if the Los Angeles Times writer knew what
he was talking about, but it's too soon to give it all up before you shed a single
drop of blood, or sweat a lot.
I still don't believe the American voters are stupid enough to pick one of these apes, let alone reelect the incumbent liar, as
their next leader. Or, am I wrong? · read more (38 words)
FROM LEFT, protesters in Seoul, protesters in Oakland, a rally in Tokyo, tractors marching on Ginza streets
As I've often written on this website, it seems next to impossible for
the Americans to revolutionize their way of viewing things in a Copernican
way unless a majority of voting age population realize in time for the Election of November 6, 2012 that Congressman Ron Paul is the only person who can bring about real change, or someone volunteers to do away with any other President, physically. Some already claim that they
have emancipated themselves from the U.S.-centric way of thinking, but that's too soon to be true.
Here's a question that may serve as an acid test for them: Do they know what TPP is? I think the best answer I can expect from them is that the acronym stands for the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership. It's totally inconceivable that they know it's yet another unforgivable crime Obama has taken over from Bush. As long as they think TPP is someone else's problem, they remain prisoners of the broken Ptolemaic system.
Since its members, except the U.S., are all small countries (Peru, Chile,
Malaysia, Brunei, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam,) if Japan
is forced to agree to join in at the upcoming APEC 2012 summit meeting
in Hawaii, the U.S. and Japan will account for 90% of the 10-country
"free" trade block, GDP-wise. In other words, it's in fact a
bilateral partnership between America and its Far Eastern satellite. As
a result, the expanded TPP is going to be the third unequal treaty incompetent Japanese leaders have been coerced into signing since the
Convention of Kanagawa of 1854. The last time we saw the signing of an almost unilateral deal here was when the 1960 revision of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the U.S. and Japan was countersigned by the undercover agent of the CIA under the guise of
the Japanese Prime Minister.
According to the Boston Herald, Obama said in Michigan earlier this month
that the new FTA between the U.S. and South Korea "will create 70,000
jobs and encourage international business partnerships [such as TPP]."
As this retired businessman always says, jobs are something that you can't artificially create out of thin air. So, you must ask where Obama got the fuxxxng 70,000 employment opportunities, and how. Of course, the bandit
has chiseled them from South Koreans with the help of his minion named
Lee Myung-bak. Initially, the South Korean president was responding negatively to
the solicitation from Washington. Ironically, though, Lee
changed his mind on November 23 when North Korea launched a surprise attack
on the South Korean islet of Yeonpyeong. It looks as though there was a
conspiracy between the CIA and Kim Jong-il. Anything goes for the Americans
inside this "arc of freedom and prosperity."
Actually, Lee has been facing a lot of protests back home. The
South Korean people are not so effete as the Japanese. And yet, they failed to
stop Lee from being red-carpeted in Washington. The reason they failed is because
the Republic of Korea, or any other modern nation state for that matter, is impregnable
enough to withstand a popular uprising or two.
This is also evident from the fact the Occupy
Wall Street movement which has spilled over to other U.S. cities seems to be getting
nowhere. You can't change anything just by playing tag or hide-and-seek with cops, while remaining the same immature person.
If you look at this YouTube video uploaded on October 25, you can tell
that no one in the "Occupy Oakland" rally knew exactly
what he was protesting against, and small wonder, no one was risking his life, either. Who would, when the goal isn't specifically defined? One of my friends said it looks as though
they were playing football or something like that.
If you don't want to believe me, wash your eyes and take a sober look at
what's going on in China.
Ten years ago, an influential Sinologist in the U.S., who is virtually
on the payroll of Washington, predicted that the collapse of China was
only a matter of time. That's quite OK with me because anyone has the right
to gamble on how things will unfold in an uncertain world like this one. Even so it's a pity he has failed thus far to learn his lessons from the fact that the Chinese
government has not only withstood an estimated 50,000-100,000 riots, civil
commotions and strikes taking place every year but also learned to leverage these insurgencies
in many ways. Now it seems to have acquired mastery of distracting people's
attention from the real implication of these local conflicts by localizing and trivializing them. Also the Chinese government knows very well how to "degass" dissidents, insurgents
and strikers to effectively neutralize them.
By contrast, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has no such headache
because his people, except the doubly colonized Okinawans, have long lost their
vigor to stand up against the government. If they still show some vital
signs, that is simply because the Americans have no guts to pull the plug
on the dying people. The last time we saw them standing up against their
government in a major way was 1960 when the revision of the security treaty
was signed. In this respect, Noda is the envy of Lee Myun-bak and Hu Jintao.
The 2-month-old Noda administration, along with the mainstream and alternative
media, has been repeatedly parroting the same fallacies about TPP with the help from the prompters in Washington. These guys are confident that the modus operandi of
Joseph Goebbels will still work in this country. The Prime Minister just insists he sees a positive trade-off between pros and cons to be entailed in Japan's
participation in TPP, without being able to specifically identify them. Now the national mantra goes: "We should follow
suit with South Korea because otherwise we would be left behind."
Incidentally, Naoto Kan, Noda's predecessor as Prime Minister, thought
it's going to be 平成の開国 (Heisei-no Kaikoku,) or the opening up of the country under the reign of the incumbent Emperor.
He was implying that Japan should do the same thing Emperor Mutsuhito,
grandfather of the super Class-A war criminal, did in the 1860s with the help of some feudal lords.
As someone has once put it, the Japanese have long been "emasculated by cheap entertainment." So, we haven't seen any sign of a massive revolt on the eve of Japan's forced
participation in TPP. Needless to say farmers are keenly aware that they
will be most directly affected. And yet, all we have seen here are sporadic
rallies staged by the headquarters of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives and
its local chapters. They all have lacked impact because there is no sign of spontaneity and zeal on the part of the folks mobilized to take part in neatly organized
demonstrations. The only thing that has impressed me thus far was an incident
where a couple of farmers drove their tractors through Ginza streets of central Tokyo.
When it comes to the chattering classes, Takeshi Nakano, a young associate
professor at Kyoto University, is the only person who has voiced his grave
concern over Japan's participation. The former bureaucrat at the Ministry
of Economy, Trade and Industry has repeatedly warned that the extremely
credulous Japanese people should know everything the government and the
media are saying is a downright lie. He also points out that there are
a lot of traps that these liars have never mentioned, such as the "ratchet
clause" and "ISD clause," which are most probably included
in the expanded TPP agreement.
If you are serious about knowing the truth about the U.S.-Japanese alliance,
I recommend you install an audio translation software in your computer and listen to Nakano's 3-part lecture. You may think he is fooling around
in his videos, but actually he is totally at a loss over how to wake up his students from the hypnotic state. At the end of the
last video, Nakano even hints that he can't really rule out the possibility
that the CIA may send him an assassin. As I have already told you,
Ichiro Ozawa, former head of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, has
already fallen victim to the "character assassination" attempted
by the puppets of the CIA such as the media, corrupt public prosecutors
I hope I was able to add something to your knowledge about TPP, but that
is far from enough; your sense of sympathy won't make a bit of difference until you fully internalize it. If you fail to internalize our heartache, your words of sympathy remain a lip service because still you are a believer in the imaginary Ptolemaic system. We've
already heard the nice words about "resetting the past" a thousand times from Obama as if the past can be reset unilaterally. Instead,
the idiot in the White House should have told the American people something like this:
"Each American individual should feel obliged to redress all the distress
Asian people have suffered, and still are suffering in many ways simply
because of the Ptolemaic way of thinking on the part of yourselves, your
parents and grandparents."
More specifically, each one of you should do your best so Ron Paul can
win the Election 2012. According to my calculation, if the Congressman
wins the GOP primaries and caucuses, he will still have to have support
from some 75 million voters in November on the assumption that the voter
turnout remains unchanged from 2008. To put it bluntly, someone should
assassinate the new President if you fail to send Ron Paul to the White
House. From an Asian point of view, your inaction will amount to a crime.
I am not blindly idolizing Ron Paul, however. He is absolutely right in
saying the interventionist policy is financially unsustainable. But we
Asian people cannot necessarily relate to his moral values which stem from
Christianity and the U.S. Constitution. For one thing, he doesn't give us his
answer to this hypothetical question: "What if the interventionist
policy were still financially sustainable?" In this respect, let me quote
Chalmers Johnson once again. He said, "[Interventionism] is a suicide
option because it's not only morally obscene but fiscally unsustainable."
I can't agree more.
· read more (40 words)
Tuesday, October 25 2011 @ 09:07 AM CDT
Contributed by: Y.Yamamoto
Which primate is more intelligent?
In the last couple of months, I was working on a J2E, a jargon used among translators to mean a Japanese-to-English translation. The gig had come from my friend Lara, Chen Tien-shi, a brilliant ethnologist specializing in the issues with statelessness and the Chinese Diaspora. I was fully tied up with an all-out legal and extra-legal battle against the City Hall. But I didn't want to decline her offer in part because the remuneration would help make ends meet. More importantly, she is one of the few respectable scholars I know in person.
The ethnic Chinese was born and brought up in Japan and completed her doctorates in the prestigious Tsukuba University. She has an excellent writing skills in Japanese, English, and perhaps in Chinese as well. But this time, the Japanese material given to me for English translation was not her writing, except for the opening speech of a symposium she had organized, inviting many speakers without special academic background from various ethnic groups. Actually it was a massive transcript of the conference. Presumably, most of the presenters hadn't used PowerPoint slides. As a result, the overall quality of the transcript was extremely poor.
I used to claim to be a "value-adding translator" but this time around the time constraints and the deteriorating health would not allow me to add any value. So I farmed it out to two fellow translators living in Yokohama. They are about my age but much more experienced than I as far as language translation goes. But I shouldn't have expected them to send me back good enough "deliverables," another jargon. What I received in a ZIP file when the delivery date was drawing near was more of a disaster. It took me a solid 3 days and 3 nights to straighten out the doubly messed up WORD files.
I somehow managed to survive the ordeal, but this experience has reminded me all anew that you've got to have two different abilities aside from a reasonably functioning body to be able to connect people to each other through translation, be it J2E, E2J, Thai-to-Japanese, Chinese-to-English, and even J4J or E4E, i.e.: - Ability of abstract thinking which Betty Friedan called "fluid intelligence." - Ability of contextual thinking which Friedan named "crystallized intelligence." My physical ability including eyesight keeps deteriorating, and as the women's lib activist-turned-antiageism advocate warned, the progress of decrement of my fluid intelligence seems unstoppable. And now I've started to suspect my crystallized intelligence, alone, can't help much although it still seems to be growing.
Earlier today I tried out Google Japan's automatic translation software,
though not for the first time, to find out how it handles my most recent post titled The American Revolution is No Picnic and an article contributed to the Yomiuri Shimbun daily by Leon Panetta, who
is currently visiting Japan, under the title of The United States and Japan: an Enduring 21st Century Alliance. Maybe I just wanted to restore my sense of superiority over apes.
I think you may want to translate the Japanese texts I am going to copy-paste at the bottom of this piece back into English on the premise that they will not get garbled
on your computer. I don't have any tool to do the Japanese-to-English translation
on my end, but I am sure the Panetta part will still make some sense although
it would be only a little better than if you gave a chimp a J-E dictionary
and told him to do the translation. On the contrary, you will find my essay
totally destroyed by the ape presumably because he got frustrated at his
inability to understand the context in which I wrote this essay. In short, this is really reminiscent of the transcript of Lara's symposium before I put it in order.
Believe it or not, Japanese linguists, knowledge engineers and software engineers have been strenuously working on the development of translation software for almost half a century. And that
is why these idiots at Google Japan put the software to actual use so confidently a decade or so ago. The application may be more or less workable
with the likes of Panetta, but it never works with anyone who, like myself,
doesn't want to swallow a ready-made context. The same is true with Ron Paul,
You may burst into laughter looking at my essay reverse-translated into
English, as I did at its Japanese text, but to me it's not a laughing
matter. The most important thing you should bear in mind is that when a software developer designs a system or writes a program specification for it, the first and the last thing he does is to make the computer emulate his own way of thinking. That means that the merciless destruction of my message about the American Revolution, and the good comprehension by the Google ape of Panetta's remarks, only with minor deformations here and there, should be understood as something that exactly mirrors the inside of the totally impaired brains of the Japanese.
Small wonder practically all Japanese now blindly believe in hogwash that the cross-Pacific alliance should endure until death do them part, or Japan should be treated as the anchor of the arc of freedom and prosperity, while stubbornly refusing to listen to heretical views like mine. My argument against the security treaty hasn't been understood by these mentally-retarded people on either side of the Pacific. I'm afraid it will remain so until the end of time.
Remember the American people are getting Japanized very quickly primarily because of the rotten bilateral alliance. The Americans, now living in a high-context society, are still using English, one of the most low-context languages. As a result of the incongruous mixture of the language and the underlying social context, U.S. Defense Secretary, like most of his fellow countrymen, is now speaking a "no-context" language, so to speak, which is the only language that the chimp retained by Google Japan can understand.
Whether Panetta really meant what he said, or just thought his worn-out rhetoric would be effective enough to anchor the minds of his Japanese counterpart Yasuo Ichikawa and his fellow dupes to the hogwash about "enduring 21st century alliance," we see an unmistakable sign there that the collapse of the United States is at its doorstep. The intellectual decline apparent from the Twitter craze in the U.S. has already confirmed that there's no way back for the Americans. · read more (91 words)
Thursday, October 20 2011 @ 09:04 AM CDT
Contributed by: Y.Yamamoto
Every election cycle we are treated to candidates who promise us "change,"
and 2008 has been no different. But in the American political lexicon,
"change" always means more of the same; more government, more
looting of Americans, more inflation, more police-state measures, more
unnecessary war and more centralization of power.
- from The Revolution by Ron Paul
Five months from now, these folks will be doing the same hanami, cherry-blossom viewing party.
Mao Zedong is often quoted as having said, "A revolution is not a
dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery;
it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous,
restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of
violence by which one class overthrows another."
If Mao were still
around, he would say basically the same thing with one modification and
He would replace the word "dinner" with "picnic" because
anyone in the 99% Club can't afford a decent dinner, let alone a gorgeous one, anymore. And he would
add something to his long list of what are not a revolution: "and
being glued to the computer all day long to splash 140 colorful words all
over the cyber space." As Doyle McManus of Los Angeles Times reminded us when arguing against the notion of Twitter Revolutions, "a successful
revolution continues to be low tech and still requires people to go into
the streets and risk their lives."
Unfortunately, though, a good part of the occupiers of the streets of New
York, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam still think a revolution is a picnic. The only peoples who seem to understand what Mao meant are the Greeks and the Japanese. You may wonder why you don't see a single me-too demonstration taking place in Tokyo. That's very uncharacteristic of the Japanese. I think the only reason Tokyo citizens haven't occupied the Imperial Palace or the streets of Nagata-cho and Kasumigaseki is because they know
nothing is more fun than getting drunk and singing along to the karaoke
tapes, ideally under the cherry trees in full bloom.
Needless to say, all members of America's 1-Percent Club are really terrified
of the fact that there still is some possibility, albeit remote, that Texas
Congressman Ron Paul becomes the 45th President of the United States. But
it's interesting to know that most 99-percenters are also fearful of his victory in 2012. Astoundingly enough, even those who are behind the former obstetrician seem to flinch at his unwavering resolve to perform a risky Caesarian section as U.S. President.
Actually they are not exaggerating when they say if Ron Paul goes ahead with his bold plans to balance the budget by 2015, it will have a devastating effect on the entire nation. He has already made it clear that he would cut the government spending by $1 trillion in his first year in office. This would certainly send
the already ailing U.S. economy into a tailspin. Simply it's next to suicidal. Under Ron Paul, America would look like
a panic-stricken junkie on his first day of the rehab program.
Back in 1951, French novelist Albert Camus wrote a book titled L'Homme Revolte (The Rebel). It ignited a fierce rebuttal from the opponent camp. Its leader Jean-Paul Sartre argued that a rebel is a clown because he always
needs his enemy to withstand his rebellious attack so he can remain a rebel.
By contrast, opponents of Camus went on, a revolutionary destroys his foe to
change everything including himself. Mao Zedong harbored a similar idea about
revolutions. He once wrote: "If you want to know the taste of a pear,
you must change the pear by eating it yourself." The implication is that the pear is no longer there, but that's what a revolution is all about.
The same irony precisely applies to people called critics, as well. Just imagine what will happen to an anti-China ideologue in the U.S. when the country ceases to exist as he may have predicted previously. He will be out of work at least for a while. To make his monkey business a going concern, he has to have extraordinary skills to find a false target of his criticism one after the other.
For decades by now, the Americans have been used to the revolutionary foreign policies
of their governments which all came down to the same, old "scrap and build"
tactic. Contemporary Americans, however, can't see the threshold
between a rebellion and a revolution when it comes to their own country. Although you may see an irony there, it's actually an inevitable consequence of the role of a busybody their governments have played in foreign countries.
Since childhood, Americans have all been indoctrinated not to internalize things. To them, therefore, it's always someone else's problem. That's why stupid Americans keep talking about change while staunchly refusing to
change their own selves.
Quite a few Americans have already started to worry about the consequences
of the Election which Ron Paul will most probably lose. According to these change-resistant
people, the U.S. under the new administration will look more and more like
the former Soviet Union or East Germany with more "police-state measures"
taken by the President. They say these measures will include an enhanced version of the Total
Information Awareness programs. · read more (261 words)