Saturday, October 25, 2014

Glendale City Council Comfort Women statue issue



Glendale City Council 
Comfort Women statue issue

Review of the address to the Glendale City Council meeting in California on October 21, 2014.  Here is the transcript:

“I am here about your statue for the Comfort Women issue that you memorialized in one of your parks.  That statue is being perceived in the nation of Japan by the people of Japan as an insult and a slight to their honor. 

Now I understand that your intentions were noble to memorialize the events that took place from 1932 to 1945.  However recently a new group of Comfort Women have come forward in South Korea claiming that they were forced by the government to serve from 1950 to 1992.  So the City of Glendale has an opportunity now to demonstrate to the nation of Japan and to the Japanese people your consistency and that the original statue was not placed there as an insult or slight to the nation of Japan.  So perhaps you may want to consider placing a second statue for that second group of Comfort Women.

However then were does it stop?  A second statue, a third statue, a fourth statue, so that’s an unreasonable request.  So perhaps the marble slab next to the current statue can incorporate the second group of Comfort Women.  This way you are memorializing all the Comfort Women that were forced into this situation as denoted by that statue, and then you are also demonstrating to the nation and people of Japan that you are not bashing them it’s not a slight upon their honor that there is consistency here.

I have traveled extensively throughout the nation of Japan and I spoke at many conferences.  I’ve authored five books in Japan with a sixth one coming out next month, and I’m constantly asked by the people of Japan from middle school students to politicians to surgeons if that statue is tarnishing the image of Japan in the United States.  It’s a very big concern and I try to reassure them all the time that your image in the United States has not been tarnished.

So you also have the opportunity to support this to the people of Japan that your intentions were noble, were consistent and you want to demonstrate further you consistency.  Thank you.”  

Link to video of the address to the Glendale City Council:

Link to articles in reference to Comfort Women from 1950 through 1992:



Link to article from the Mayor of Higashiosaka, Japan to the Glendale, California mayor:

List of Glendale, California's sister cities:

City of Glendale's document concerning sister city funding, see page two, next to the last paragraph:

Link to 1944 U.S. Army document (report number 49) stating comfort women were well-paid prostitutes:

Link to Texas Daddy store:
http://texas-daddy.shop-pro.jp/

Glendale City Council Comfort Women statue issue 
Comfort Women marble memorial next to Comfort Women statue Glendale California

Glendale California marble slab next to Comfort Women statue        

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians need your help


Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians need your help


If you notice this new crop of Sea Shepherd Cove Coward Guardians are not repeat offenders from previous years.  The Japanese government has blocked entry of the previous cultists from this group.  As a result Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians are seeking additional cult members for their Taiji, Japan campaign.  See the link below to volunteer so you can document for the world the harvesting that takes place in Taiji, Japan and perhaps next year you too can be denied entry into Japan. 

In the photograph notice the scowl on their faces and their arms crossed in self-righteous indignation towards the people of Japan.  Join this group and you too can express your self-righteous indignation. 

Background:  During the Cove Guardian Taiji campaign of 2013 /2014 they were successful in getting U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy to Tweet a negative statement about the dolphin activity in Taiji.  Sea Shepherd and their drones throughout the world celebrated this Tweet.  They were jubilant in this so-called success of theirs.  Not so fast – because now the Japanese government became concerned.  The last thing the Japanese government wanted is a point of contention between Japan and the USA. 

As a result of Sea Shepherd’s joyous victory the clowns from last year's campaign mysteriously have not arrived in Taiji, Japan.  Wonder why?  How about getting the answer from last year’s team leader Melissa or her boss and superior Mr. Flea Face himself?   
Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians appeal for new members for Taiji, Japan
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thank you Sea Shepherd for the GRINDSTOP 2014 wonderful vacation

Thank you Sea Shepherd for the 
GRINDSTOP 2014 
wonderful vacation
Sea Shepherd Grindstop 2014 Faroe Islands

Sea Shepherd Grindstop 2014 Faroe Islands
Sea Shepherd Grindstop 2014 Faroe Islands

Sea Shepherd GRINDSTOP 2014 Faroe Islands aboard the vessel "Columbus."  "King of the World"
The beauty of the Faore Islands during Sea Shepherd Grindstop 2014

Sea Shepherd GRINDSTOP 2014, 
failure or success? 
Sea Shepherd GRINDSTOP 2014 success or failure?


Sea Shepherd claims their GRINDSTOP 2014 was a success.  Actually it was a failure because of the one GRIND that took place happened, and whales were harvested.  Sea Shepherd was unable to stop the GRIND.

 However it was a money success for Sea Shepherd in the form of donations and money paid by the GRINDSTOP 2014 volunteers to volunteer.

Sea Shepherd's Faroe Islands GRINDSTOP 2014, who made money

Sea Shepherd's  Faroe Islands 
GRINDSTOP 2014, who made money

Sea Shepherd Faroe Islands GRINDSTOP who made the money

Sea Shepherd Direct Action crew


 Sea Shepherd Direct Action crew
Sea Shepherd direct action crew

The natives are restless in South Korea

The natives are restless in South Korea

Once again at the prompting of educators in South Korea I am the recipient of hateful messages and death threats from their students.  These messages are being sent through Facebook.  The impudence for this ignorance was a photograph I placed on Facebook (see below).  That photograph was removed around ten months ago. 

However for some reason unbeknownst to sane people South Korean educators have decided to resurrect this issue.

The lovely messages:
Death threat from South Koreans over the Comfort Women issue


Hateful message from South Korea over the Comfort Women issue

Hateful message from South Koreans over the Comfort Women issue

NOTE:  The above messages have been redacted as not to offend the sensibilities of civilized readers.


The so-called offending photograph of me sitting next to a statue in a public city park in Glendale, California:
Comfort Women statue (object on the right) Glendale, California
 Apparently expression of free speech in the United States is offensive to educators in South Korea.