Saturday, April 01, 2006

Same Old Dung Again

In the army they taught us this song.

Here we go again;
Same old shit again.

Last year, around this time, I was driven to start this blog when I read about the attempts by the Japanese government to whitewash history by glorifying her wartime past and glossing over the atrocities committed by the Japanese military in the last war.

In spite of the uproar it created in neighbouring countries, they continue to do it. Yesterday, I saw this in the Straits Times.

Here are a couple for quotes from the Straits Times article.

“One publisher who said that more than 200,000 Chinese were likely to have been slaughtered was told to add that the figure was only one of several theories.”

“Publishers were also told not to make it sound like it was the Japanese military that forced women to become sex slaves for its front-line troops.”

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