One thing that’s always struck me is the consistency of good and evil in war. How righteousness accrues to victors as assuredly as malevolence does the vanquished. We are quite fortunate indeed that the good guys always win. Who can imagine what might be happening to the West if otherwise.
Though the statistical improbability of this unbroken string of victory for light over darkness has caused me to consider other unorthodox theories. One being that the moral high ground is captured during a war and not exclusive to one of its parties. The obvious corollary being that there is no more certain path to ensuring the rectitude of one’s positions than to destroy all those opposed to them. Enemy corpses and occupied civilians hardly ever muster persuasive counterpoints. And not only do they suffer the loss of rational argumentation, but defeated peoples actually devolve mentally, physically, and morally subsequent to combat operations. They become much less over time.
For instance, American Southerners promptly segued to being stupid, inbred, toothless, hillbillies after the civil war and have only deteriorated by the media’s reckoning since. This despite persistent and conscientious rehabilitation efforts by northeastern liberals. When a White House petition was circulated a few years ago suggesting America jettison this geographic and cultural dead weight from the republic, President Obama denied Southern secession (that being a euphemism for kicking out retrograde nosepickers) saying the war some century and a half ago had already settled these issues. That is to say, the North invaded the South, killed its men, and burned its cities to the ground. Thus we are informed as to the propriety of its cause and sacredness of the union. Nature offers nothing so elegant as that logic.
But this piece isn’t to belabor that settled issue, but another somewhat less so. This is about Japan. As the losers of a minor dust-up some decades ago, they are obliged by the iron law of War Morality to prostrate themselves into perpetuity. Or at least until future war can alter past culpability. One of their obligations is to apologize. Over and over and over until their island tips over the Earth’s sudden edge. The purpose of this pageantry is to instill shame and servility into every new generation of Japanese. Each baby must learn to grovel at his mother’s breast. How else can their lives be properly subordinated? It’s a settled issue.
Perhaps though not quite so settled as some would like for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Mr. Abe seems to have reached saturation on genuflecting for foreign pomp. More importantly, he is almost willing to articulate why:
We must not let our children, grandchildren, and even further generations to come, who have nothing to do with that war, be predestined to apologize,” Abe said at his official residence in Tokyo.
Explain further, Mr. Abe. Are you suggesting Japan and her people should have a future of their own determination? Pride in their heritage? Cultural continuity? Self-confidence? Unfortunately those are all hate. Though mass immigration and global uniculturalism is an acceptable alternative. And Japanese self-abasement is a necessary component of that regimen. Men of vibrant spirit don’t remain long on their knees. This is why that spirit must be squelched. The Earth is a big place, and every square inch of it must be “diverse.” Well most inches at any rate.
Maybe it’s just a sense of vicarious preservation, or the vindictive desire to see someone lift a middle finger in opposition, but I do hope Japan mounts a vigorous defense against the malignancies that have brought down the West. And while their success won’t be mine, I wish them the best in maintaining a place of their own under the rising sun. With no apologies expected.