War. It’s all about Dicks.
Wars are fought over “who’s got the fattest Chub“… Yup. It’s all about that wee little dangling appendage. That’s what George Carlin, one of my favourite comedians, says about wars. Carlin, a genius with words, had a hilarious overview of why wars are fought. On his Jammin’ in New York album, Carlin says:
“Men are insecure about the size of their Dicks, so they have to kill one another. … it’s called “Dick Fear“.
Men are terrified that their dicks are inadequate, so they have to compete against one another, to feel better about themselves, and since war is the ultimate competition, they kill each other in order to improve their self-esteem. It’s called the Bigger dick Foreign policy theory. …and the bombs, and rockets and bullets are shaped like dicks… and projecting the penis into other people’s affairs – it’s called Fucking with People.
So war is just a prick waving dick fight“.George Carlin for Prime Minister of Canada, eh.
…so all of this brings us back to what today’s topic is about – the Asian Holocaust and the usual dick waving by some.
The Asian Holocaust. There’s been some recent awareness of the horrific atrocities carried out by soldiers of the old Japanese Imperial Army. In particular, the vicious weeks of rampaging during the Rape of Nanking, then the capital of China. A lot of this current awareness, can be attributed back to the late Iris Chang, who wrote the book, “the Rape of Nanking” a few years back. And now, a movie, “Nanking” has just been released.
This led to some awkward denials by some cowards – who found reasons to whitewash and deny the past.
What is apparent, is the double standards in all of this. Why is it that the Holocaust in Europe is approached with political sincerity and dignity, when the Asian Holocaust is met with indifference and insensitivity? It is called a hate crime in many places to deny what happened to the victims of the Nazi machine. But what about Nanjing?
How is it that the euphemism for victims of organized sexual slavery became called “comfort women“? What kind of bullshit world do we live in when leaders of our world purposely deny dignity to the memories of those who perished? Whether the dead were Chinese, Korean, Indian, Philipino or Japanese, they are still members of our Human species. Let’s keep the spectre of tribal nationalism out of it.
On June 26, 2007, the U.S. House Committee unaminously passed “a Resolution demanding Japan’s Apology on Comfort Women”. This bill was brought forward by U.S House of Representative, Mike Honda, a third generation Japanese-American. A similar bill is now being pushed forward here in Canada, “Comfort Motion 291″.
This resolution was likely a direct result of Japanese PM Shizo Abe’s earlier denial of the atrocities committed to people by the Imperial Army.
MPs Olivia Chow, Dawn Black and others have been pushing for Motion 291. I’ve written to, and have an “official” letter back from my MP on this initiative, describing the “unfortunate comments made by Abe”. And yesterday, Liberal leader Stéphane Dion issued the following media release:
Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion Supports Canadian House of Commons Calling for Japanese Apology to World War II Comfort Women
Japan must provide an unambiguous apology for the suffering of the women forced to work as “comfort women” during World War II, said Liberal Party Leader Stéphane Dion.
“We regret the Japanese Prime Minister’s recent comments trivializing the issue of World War II “comfort women” and our Foreign Affairs Critic for Asia Pacific Affairs, Raymond Chan, issued a statement on behalf of the Liberal Opposition condemning the statements immediately after they were made,” said Mr. Dion. “We were the first party in Canada to do so.”
In 1993, the Government of Japan formally apologized and admitted that it made a grave error in previously denying the fact that Chinese, Filipino and Korean women were forced to serve as prostitutes for the Imperial Army during World War II. In early March of 2007 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made comments which essentially amounted to a denial of the very existence of these military brothels and the women who were forced to serve as “comfort women.”
At that time, Mr. Chan issued a press release of behalf of the Liberal Opposition calling upon the government of Canada to denounce the Japanese Prime Minister’s denial.
There is now a private members’ bill on the order paper in the House of Commons calling on the Japanese Diet to formally apologize to the women who were coerced into military sexual slavery during the Second World War as “comfort women.”
“As for the private member’s bill on the matter, the Liberal Party treats private members’ bills as free votes and all Liberal parliamentarians will be encouraged to vote their conscience on the bill,” said Mr. Dion. “That being said, I do personally support the spirit of the motion.
“The Liberal Party of Canada condemns Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his March comments regarding Japanese military brothels and acknowledges the suffering of those women who were forced to serve as “comfort women” during the Second World War,” said Dion.
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Here’s some advice to our current PM, Mr. Stephen Harper. You’ve been trying to appease some of the ethnic components of our great Nation. This wartime atrocity has hit a lot of nerves especially here in the hyphenated Chinese- and Korean-Canadian communities … so let see if you’ve got balls of brass… and not just a limp dick whimpering in the breeze.
We’re all watching.
Thanks George Carlin.
I’ll vote for you as Canada’s next Prime Minister (Canadian citizenship not required).