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Thoughts on WWII

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 13, 2014, 7:40 AM

Since I was a little girl my mum taught me not to hate the Japanese. It was later on in life that I understood for myself why I shouldn’t let hatred manifest, to always see both sides of a coin and look for the good side even in a terrible situation.

My hometown is the old Manchuria region, the oldest generation there could speak both fluent Russian and Japanese due to 50 years of occupation. My maternal grandparents came from North Korea, till now, my grandma is still on friendly terms with the Japanese folks in the neighborhood. Her brother died in the war fighting the Japanese, due to illness related with staying in the snowfield battlefield for too long in Northeast China. Due to the region, there were more Japanese left behind here after Japanese retreat, mostly women and children, some of them are people I know. It really surprised me that the locals took them in and raised them as their own, in those times immediately after the war, never lose faith in humanity.

There was no justification for that war. The policy that the Japanese had towards the Chinese was much more harsher than other Southeast Asia countries, and it was especially obvious in a country like Singapore. Those were war crimes on the most brutal level aimed at Chinese people. Partial reason was that the Japanese expected a swift steamroll victory over China but instead it dragged on for years, and they hated that resistance.

Even then, history is for one to remember, not to hold a grudge. I don’t turn on the TV anymore when I go back to China, unless I’m watching daytime soaps with my grandma. Too much anti-Japanese WW2 drama, and also in my cousin’s elementary school textbook. I don’t believe in spreading hatred, especially to children. Despite all the shitstorms the CCP caused during its reign, its resistance efforts in WW2 were its undeniable merits and a major reason for its rise in power. Of course it would want to shove it in everyone’s faces. On the other hand, the level of denial and self-victimization about WW2 in Japan though. Well.

These materials hardly talk about the rise of militarism in Showa Japan though. Not everyone in Japan wanted this war, but those who opposed were assassinated. I think it takes true courage to stand up against your own people for the greater cause, and shows that there is light in the darkest situations.




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Have you a complete picture from this wizard.
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I just found you through the 24 hour option.  Have you made a set of Tarot cards with your art?  If so I'd like to buy one :)  If not, what are you waiting for?
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