A disclaimer, I am not attacking any people groups, just a targeted few individuals of the past, so please do not think that I am making generalizations/judgements about certain people’s characteristics.
First here’s a link, but another disclaimer…..that there are pictures of beheadings and gore things of that sort, but if you can stomach it, feel free to click it and see it yourself. The link shows a bunch of pictures that the Japanese took while committing their war crimes against China.
When I was younger, I remember that my family did not like the Japanese. Especially the older generation, my grandparents, would say how evil and bad they were, but at that time I never knew. I recall reading a paragraph in a history textbook about what happened in the East during WWII but never really took any attention to it. It was until last night did I finally decide to research a bit more.
This is what I found out…Over 15 million innocent Chinese people were brutally killed, which outnumbers the total amount of Jews killed in WWII. I’m not trying to downplay what happened to the Jews during WWII at all, but being ethnically Chinese, I am absolutely lost at words that there were no charges brought to the Japanese soldiers for what they did. In fact, the US granted immunity for some information attained, or also known as Unit 731 notes, which an individual by the name of Dr. Shiro Ishii, who was also given full pardons, put Chinese subjects through terrible physical trauma, which the U.S. found as an empirical vessel of knowledge of the human body. And yes, some of these unethical human experiments were used to save many lives across the world. BUT HOW THE HELL DOES AMERICA LET THE INDIVIDUALS GO FOR CRIMES SUCH AS THE RAPE OF NANKING (if you don’t know what this is, look it up please)?! Where pregnant women were forced into prostitution, where 3 year olds were gored by bayonets and hung up, where hundreds of Chinese individuals were beheaded just for the Japanese to take pictures at the exact moment of the headings. As for those who are sympathetic to the Japanese, I am too. I believe that the atomic bombs were war crimes against humanity, that innocent lives were taken. I also agree that the bombs were necessary to prevent an invasion of Japans so to speak and create more bloodshed and loss of American life, but the fact that all of this has become hidden in history to most of us is ridiculous. Its almost been 70 years since all of this happened, and yes people are “different” today, but it seems that most people remember that the only victims in the East in WWII were those who died during the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And to this day, those who did commit the war crimes in China are heralded as war heroes by the Japanese TO THIS VERY DAY. In my opinion, it all bottles down to racism. The Americans didn’t give a fuck about what was going on with the “chinks/japs” and were more attentive to what was going on in Europe and the Jews. And thus, the war crimes and millions of innocent deaths committed by the Japanese were pardoned.