Seventy years after the Allied Armadas won the War in the Far-East, the standard statement from a BBC Today report about the manner and fashion which the Japanese Military treated British civilians was given as though the man was reading out the weather, and thus, our very way of life is once more denigrated. Was the elderly lady telling lies about her life in a Japanese internment camp? Did she lie about the brutal fashion with which her brother was bayoneted, thrown off the truck and left to die, lingering in agony, for three days? Was she exaggerating about the pathetic diet handed to the over two thousand inmates, a diet which was the basic cause of so many deaths from malnutrition? Did another interviewee lie when describing the rigours, and indeed the very survival, of life in a Hong Kong internment camp, and the savage and vicious treatment handed out to those who had the temerity to attempt an escape?
On this particular day, when we should be CELEBRATING the fact that we beat the living shit out of the Japanese because they were a war-mongering bunch of bastards, when we should be CELEBRATING that we killed them by the very thousand, and tens of thousands, before they surrendered, as we, the Allies, had demanded: the BBC tends towards the soft approach, covering the inhumane manner in which thousands were imprisoned as though it was a side-show in the War; is the thing which I find particularly revolting. The film ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ was of course, a work of fiction, sanitised beyond belief from the inhuman savagery which was inflicted upon thousands of British, American and Allied Prisoners of War. Sanitised because the producers would never have got a release certificate to show the true side of those yellow bastards, and their worship of their bloody emperor, and how they treated men who had surrendered as a lower form of life; because they were taught that surrender showed them as less worthy of life, and so they treated our soldiers, and our kinsmen, as similarly less than worthy of life.
It is perhaps a good time to discuss parts of Hirohito’s speech which signified the end of the War, because, even after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japs couldn’t even mention the word ‘surrender’; but instead mentioned, almost in passing, that the Empire accepted the provisions of their joint declaration (the Potsdam declaration; where we demanded UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER). Prior to that, the Imperial clown puppet stated that the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage. As well as the clinching remark ‘it being far from our thought either to infringe upon the sovereignty of other nations or to embark upon territorial aggrandizement’.
No, it should not be ‘distressing’ to tell the truth, and to remind the grandchildren of those who lived through those six long years of war, that their opponents, on the Japanese side, were cruel, bestial, and inhumane: and it should not be ‘distressing’ to state that brave people died at the bloody hands and swords of the Japanese; and on the other side of the world that the average German was either a Nazi, or a whole-hearted sympathiser, and well-versed in the knowledge of the treatment in store for their fellow human beings who were of the Jewish faith; and that the Germans too deserved the punishments meted out at places like Bremen, Berlin and Dresden, for the horrors of places like Auschwitz.