Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Dr. Shiro Ishii was the Japanese Counterpart of Dr. Joseph Mengele the German whose notorious experiments are fairly well-known now in many respects, while those of Dr. Ishii are less well known to the US public and others... Both men conducted experiments on prisoners and these are still being documented by researchers...However, many Nazi and Japanese War criminals have enjoyed freedom and life in the United States, much of it compliments of the US goverment and military who were eager to learn and utilize their 'secrets' and information, especially on rocket science, bacteriology and chemical warfare,etc. Dr. Ishii,however, went back to Japan where he lived a relatively undisturbed and unperturbed life, probably in the belief that he served his country, his Emperor, etc. with honor and, therefore, need not concern himself any more on such matters... The point is that many of these criminals from WWII enjoyed life and privileges in the US and were cared for and,probably,paid for their 'contributions to humanity and civilization' and to 'science'..... The fact is, that many of these criminals are still wandering about in the US, no doubt, and you may well know some of them and not realize it,while worrying about 'illegals' and 'terrorists' as you go down the streets.... The killers among us are there but how many of us recognize them...or understand them... I hope to give more details on this subject when I have more time ...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The JAPANESE, among other groups of nations and cultures, suffer from what has been called 'CULTURAL AMNESIA', a condition in which all things painful, distasteful,etc. are ignored for a more conforming and comfortable appearance. The formalization of all segments of Japanese Life seldom allows for intrusion or invasion of ideas that would upset 'the smooth flow' of life and society. Even the criminal has his 'place' and his 'honor'!
According to what little information I have THE NIPPON MUSLIM ASSOCIATION was formed in 1943,if not before, and, as such, possibly, if not probably, is the foundation for the elaborate network of modern ISLAMIC terrorism in various Far Eastern areas...since the Japanese Intelligence operated prior to WWII to facilitate the destruction of Colonialism via nationalistic approaches....
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
In my personal library, I have a few books by Westerners on Japanese culture and on Zen Buddhism which I became acquainted with while in college years ago and which,on and off, I have delved into the various books from time to time that have appeared since then, and I find some of interest, especially those of those Westerners who have shaved their heads, taken up tea ceremonies, even judo and karate, not to mention Ninjutsu,etc, and have entered monasteries devoted to one or another branch or sect of Zen, and who have sometimes gained interesting insights into themselves and have lived ' monastic' life....both men and women have done this. I have to add that the attraction of Oriental and Asian religions is nothing new for the West, that since the early days of discovery of ancient scripts and masterpieces, especially from India, Westerners of all kinds have taken to Vedanta, Yoga, Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and the like and have become adherents and devotees of many sects, organizations, ashrams, and followers of numerous 'saints', 'gurus', 'swamis', 'lamas', etc. and also lived in India and Tibet, Nepal,etc. as monks,etc. while these days many do not go to those lands anymore but embrace the monastic life in the US, for example at similar institutions set up for such purposes.....and have also written some interesting accounts,etc. The same is true for many Westerners who have embraced Sufism, Christianity, Catholicism,etc. in that many have had 'peak' experiences and 'mystical' yearnings and have written about such or received some minor publicity for their efforts, which they are often quite willing to share with the reading public who will not, or seldom ever, enter these realms from their everyday existences for various reasons...despite an interest in such esoteric and arcane subjects..... The general public will remain satisfied with those fraternal organizations and charitable groups and standard religious groups, churches and other centers of 'worshop' and not venture except perhaps to slide shows, lectures, and demonstrations,etc. However, there is a large body of literature dealing with Zen and its relation to various martial arts, many of which have been written by practitioners of martial arts as well as prominent teachers and instructors, some of whom have lived and studied and worked in Japan and other Asian areas and who are versed in other cultural aspects and quite often speak the languages of these countries, like Japanese or Chinese,etc. The impetus for all of this comes as a result of WORLD WAR TWO and slow but steady progress that martial arts have undergone since their early introduction by returning US servicemen, that is, as far as the US is concerned. However, various groups of martial arts have since that time sent their members and teachers abroad so that nearly every country in the world now has a judo, karate, kungfu, tae kwon do, etc. group....and along with this has been attached the religions, in some cases very intensely, of Zen, Buddhism and Taoism.......of which more will be discussed further when time permits.
Monday, November 23, 2009
SHINTO which is roughly translated as THE WAY OF THE GODS WAS A PREHISTORIC,PRE-BUDDHIST form,which is not concerned with ethics and morals but which requires prayers, purifications and ceremonies(rituals and rites),all of which tend to center around birth and marriage, so that THERE IS NO JAPANESE WHO CANNOT CLAIM TO BE DESCENDED FROM THE GODS, and more importantly, especially for martial artists and Japanophiles, NO FOREIGNER THAT CAN BE.