Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Proof of Existence of God

A Proof of Existence of God

(Une preuve de l'existence de Dieu)

Look around and you will find various things and objects.

A PC, a monitor display, a cellular phone, a wall, a door, a floor, pavement, buildings, cars, trees, grass, birds, clouds, and a jet plane would be just a part of what you can perceive.

The issue is whether you can create all these things, natural and artificial, from only three elements, namely light, the electron, and the nucleus.

Light is what makes you see objects with your eye, and also enables an electron to change its energy level and state.

An electron is a source of electric power, and also enables atoms and molecules to interact with each other, for example, sending a stream of electrons as an electric signal from one brain cell to another that is a huge mass of atoms and molecules so as to materialize any work of a human mind and thus form consciousness in the brain.

An atomic nucleus consists of two types of components, the neutron and the proton, each of which has internal components; the difference in a number of the neutrons and the protons in a nucleus of an atom decides a type of the atom, for example, gold, silver, copper, and carbon that have a specific mass or gravitaional power, respectively.

If somebody created this universe virtually with only these three elements, you would think it is an act of God.

Indeed, the God created the universe, at least part of the universe related to mankind, virtually with only these three elements.

Therefore, a PC, a monitor display, a cellular phone, a wall, a door, a floor, pavement, buildings, cars, trees, grass, birds, clouds, and a jet plane are all basically made of these three major elements.

It is just like that you can see any pictures and images on a TV display while it has internal devices that use only three types of light emitting elements such as Red, Green, and Blue.

But, a TV display consists of thousands of scientific and engineering laws, functions, items, and parts to control the function of displaying objects with appropriate colors, shapes, and movement.

To design and produce a TV display from scratch, you need thousands of sheets of drawings and calculations in addition to thousands of hours of experiments and testing.

Put simply, as there has been a great amount of mind work and an intention to create it, a TV display is realized as it is.

Just like it, there must be great Mind behind the universe that is realized virtually with only Three Major Elements.

Unless somebody has a great intention to do it, this universe could not have been possible with only Three Major Elements.

That somebody must be called the God Almighty, since it is an act of God inherently.
Finally, work of human mind can be traced materially or scientifically based on its physical base of light, the electron, and the atomic nucleus.

But, can you find a seed of your mind in light, the electron, and the atomic nucleus?

Put shortly, can you find something similar to your mind, say, in a steak or a hamburger you are eating?

If not, your mind has come from the level higher than that of light, the electron, and the atomic nucleus which make up a steak or a hamburger you are eating.

Your mind just needs a body consisting of so many atoms and molecules, whice are built with an uncountable number of photons, electrons, and atomic nuclei, to work in this material universe.

Therefore, when you die, your mind leaves the atoms and molecules to return to the higher or spiritual universe God’s Angels directly manage and supervise.

Isa 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

Isa 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Isa 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Isa 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Isa 42:10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.



Friday, February 15, 2008

"Alan In the Wonderland"

(humble guardian deity housing in a field, Japan)

"Alan In the Wonderland"

("Alice au pays des merveilles")

...According to the United Nations, Mr. Chairman, the world's 225 richest individuals have a combined wealth of over $1 trillion, equal to the bottom 47 percent of the world's population - 225 people have as much wealth as almost half of the world's population.

"Does that concern you? Do you think that is just?...Does that concern you, Mr. Greenspan?"

Greenspan said that he generally would prefer less concentration of wealth. He also said, "It is not by any means clear to me that if you were somebody to take these 225 individuals and merely indicate them that they no longer have any wealth, and you put them away on a desert island, that the state of the rest of the world would be improved in the slightest."...

Greenspan did not believe in short-term compassion. Redistributing $1 trillion from the 225 riches to the 3 billion poorest would not achieve much in the long run. In reality, those 3 billion people live on an average of less than $2 a day; the $1 trillion could provide them additional $1 a day for a year. But Greenspan believed that only structural change, capitalism, the rule of law and the creation of private property ownership would lift up the world's poor. Endeavors to help those living at the Malthusian levels of survival were often counterproductive, creating longer-term problems...

- MAESTRO by Bob Woodward -

On October 1, 1998, after the LTCM financial crisis, Representative Bernie Sanders, a Socialist from Vermont who was treated as a Democrat in the House reportedly pressed Mr. Alan Greenspan as above stated.

Now it is clear how crazy you would be if you take wealth but not God.

It is not a matter of temporary figures of money to be distributed or withdrawn from the poor among mankind, based on whatever reasons that would result in the same old concrete action, namely, never giving any money free to the poor whether they are Christians, Israelites, Muslims, or Japanese in addition to Indians and Chinese or other believers.

It is a matter of a paradigm change, a philosophical change, and a world-view change that will lead to a long-term and sustainable blessed change of the whole structure of the economic system of mankind that has been at stake.

When you are asked such a question including some concrete figures, you have to answer it discussing underlying conditions that support and make appropriate the reference to those figures.

Alan, as three billion poor people are deprived of $1 each everyday, those 225 people could accumulate total $1 trillion, as your calculation proves, in this world.

It is a commonsense in market that a wider way for wealth is raking every dime and change from pockets of a myriad of poor consumers.

Alan, your philosophy is just making good to those cold-blooded traffickers in every industrial, financial, and service sector but crushing hope of the poor trying hard to take any port in a storm.

One day, an Angel would knock on your door, a sound and a rhythm of which would tell you that you have to let him in.

The Angel would announce that Alan Greenspan challenged the teaching of Jesus Christ, namely to give all the money to the poor without any conditions devised by mean human wisdom, so that Alan Greenspan must come before God to repeat his argument so as to be exempted, if possible at all, from this sin of defiance to the teaching of the Holy Lord.

Alan, just repent. Say that you are a sinner in a film to be made by Al or Michael, if possible at all, since 2 million people cannot pay 200,000 dollars, respectively, in a subprime loan scheme you could have prevented to be applied to them but did not just relying on an assumption that a house would stand for decades with a reasonable value no matter if its owner is changed due to his default and other's purchase of the estate in the US housing market.
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Now, Bob, what is this "Obama" stuff?

They once all waived flags of the Stars and Stripes, shouting "You will hear Bush!"

Then, seven years passed and they are now waving placards telling "Yes We Can!"

They are just like having been hit on the left cheek and running to the right for Mr. Bush to carry him on their shoulders like a shrine or an idol but now throwing it out and running to the left for Mr. Obama to carry him on their shoulders like a portable shrine or an idol.

What they should do is to turn their right cheek to the world, shouldn't they?

Tell FBI and other law enforcement agencies to tighten the security on the West Coast.

(Alice was just dreaming, in the story "Alice in the Wonder Land."

Alice eventually thought that it must have been herself or the Red King that had been dreaming.

Yet, Mr. Alan Greenspan and President Ronald Reagan, the appointer of the former, both might have been dreaming.

And, they both might not wake up forever but get into oblivion.

Now, good girls, you have to wake up and go and save 3 billion poor people in the world with $1 or $2 in your pocket, since it is a matter of the holy teaching of Jesus Christ.

In addition, I don't think the Red King believes in his dream.)



Thursday, February 14, 2008

From 1776 To 2008 Through 1997 and 2001

(all around Tokyo)

From 1776 To 2008 Through 1997 and 2001

(À partir de l'année 1776 - 2008)

On Tuesday, February 06, 2007, I wrote “A Genealogical Tree Since 1776”:

Mr. Takashi Hirose, a prominent author in Japan, published a book titled "Sekai Sekiyu Senso (World Oil Wars)" in 2002.

He pointed out that oil incurs wars and wars incur arms business. In this context, he especially mentioned Mr. Adnan Khashoggi.

According to other source, "his 'services' as a 'facilitator' have never ceased throughout US administrations since Nixon, and lately, he met with Richard Perle, shortly before the American invasion of Iraq, in 2003" (

Mr. Hirose showed various genealogical trees in his book. The following scheme has been arranged based on public knowledge and an original genealogical tree in Mr. Hirose's book as of early 2002, in order to present a certain genealogy of public figures, which is mysteriously connected with Mr. Khashoggi:

"Till the beginning of the Age of Wars on Terror [2001]…
(Please click the image for a larger view.)

This is one of main themes of EEE Reporter.

Very symbolically, after the declaration of the independence of the United States, Nathan Rothschild was born.

He and his descendants got very successful in financial business in the U.K. as everybody knows. Even the Rothschilds cooperated with the Empire of Japan for raising funds in Europe to carry out the war against Russia in early 20th century.

There are two key figures and one hidden symbolic figure in the above Genealogical Tree Chart:
Pamela Digby, a backer of Mr. Bill Clinton (though her second husband was a backer of the Bushes) and the former US Ambassador to France until the death in early 1997; also regarded as a remote relative of the Rothschilds through her mother’s sister.

Mr. Adnan Kashoggi, a Saudi Arabian agent of the US defense industry (having a business tie with influential US investment groups including the Bushes) and an uncle of Princess Diana’s Muslim boyfriend.

Winston S. Churchill, the former prime minister of the U.K. during WWII and the father of the first husband of Pamela Digby.

In addition, Princess Diana was a remote relative of the Rothschilds, according to other genealogical tree chart.

As the incumbent US President is one of the Bushes and one of the incumbent US Presidential Election candidates is the wife of Mr. Bill Clinton, the above genealogical tree has still significance and various implications.
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It is said that it is very dangerous to cite those people above mentioned, especially Mr. Adnan Kashoggi who has a business tie with influential US investment groups including the Bushes.

It is also said that even Mr. Michael Moore avoided to make mention of these people.

However, taking into consideration so many lives sacrificed and so much money used for the War on Terror, I have to expect US voters and taxpayers to consider these facts in a context of the fate of the U.S. and the sins of the era since the Declaration of the Independence of the U.S.

Then you will find what the true conspiracy is.
* * *

Nonetheless, the history related to the Genealogical Tree Chart is not long: just 230 years.

The Vatican can claim 2000 year history since the First Disciples of Jesus Christ.

China can also claim 2200 year history since the First Emperor.

In terms of the ability of performing conspiracy, the Vatican and Chinese elites might be more than a match for the Rothschilds and their friends.

But, the God can send an Angel, at any time, who can break any conspiracy planned and conducted by any party, if He so wishes.

Otherwise, He might use any conspiracy for His own purpose, for example, to show His own glory.

Yet, you had better ponder what has been hidden dangerously in the US history in order to avoid another 9/11 Terror on New York and Washington D.C.

(Now you know why amorous liaison, especially in Paris, cannot be overlooked at all sometimes.

If all the so-called Christians in Europe and America have come to laugh at the teaching of Jesus Christ through their adultery, the God must take a decisive action. The death of Princess Diana can be examined and reviewed in this context, regardless of whatever conspiracy behind it.

And, in my theory, it led to the 9/11 Terror.

So, good girls and Mlles., your decision and action might symbolize the stance of some people against the God, which might trigger a divine action.

You may indirectly cause another 9/11 Terror, or you may prevent it, in my very personal theory, whether you can compete with Diana or not.)

“…If you hear God’s voice today, do not be stubborn…”

(Seid heute, wenn ihr meine Stimme hort, nicht so verstockt… )


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Comrades, Where are Your Countries?

Comrades, Where are Your Countries?

(Camarades, où sont vos pays?)


As of the year end of 2007, GM’s bottom line shows 38 billion and 320 million dollars, which however means an unbelievable figure of deficit in GM's thrird straight red-ink year.

GM’s affiliate companies in the financial sector were also negatively influenced by the subprime loan problem.

According to The Yomiuri Shimbun published in Japan, GM has been driving earnings growth in the Chinese market and other Asian regions as well as Central and South Americas, though its main business operation in North America has ruined its total outcomes of business.

On the other hand, as I once wrote in this EEE Reporter blog, Toyota is not successful in gaining respect from laborers in the Philippines. A notable Japanese blog has taken up this issue, too, since Toyota’s workers in the Philippines are feeling under pressure by military troops of the Philippines.


On the other hand, Toyota is still enjoying respect in the Japanese society; the newspaper also reported that an ex-Toyota’s executive is to be appointed to a representative director of NHK, Japan’s largest public broadcasting corporation.

Nonetheless, NHK has not been fulfilling its duty, since it has not been quick to support victims of the recent medication scandal involving Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry of Japan.

(It is reportedly Fuji TV’s female reporters that helped the victims expose a kind of the criminal involvement of bureaucrats in concealment activities of the medical incident.)

NHK is also slow in detecting the recent foods contamination incident exported by a food company in China, heightening concern among Japanese consumers about every food item imported from China.

NHK was also desperately wrong in analyzing and predicting the scope of catastrophic influence of the subprime loan problem, even in comparison with CNN.

Now you cannot much trust in these big players in the integrated business society over the Pacific Ocean.

They must be missing something graver, though Toyota has built its car manufacturing plant in Russia.


GM is making a big profit in the Chinese market. Toyota is also following suit. They are essentially prone to close eyes to any social troubles and problems in China, such as a large scale contamination of the nature and agricultural products of China.

What is worse, NHK also keeps silent to any such incidents as well as any corruption in the Chinese society, since there are many pro-China politicians in the Japanese ruling parties.

What is much worse, US media indirectly linked with interest of GM and Wal-Mart are also very reluctant in reporting such contamination and corruption in China.

In this context, the former Clinton Administration was more untrustworthy than the incumbent Bush Administration.

So, we have to refer to a knowledgeable community in Japan to learn reasonable analysis about China, since American people are too naïve on China and less informed on the Chinese society. (Politically China is no different from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq for its one-party dictatorship.)

According to one theory presented in a Japanese blog on the Internet, Russia has already studied the future of China with conclusion that Chinese economy will sooner or later run into the sands or on the rocks with serious troubles accompanied by the burst of the bubble partly due to shortage of energy resources.

The U.S. will also sooner or later face the end of hegemony of dollars in the global market.

So, Russia with huge natural resources and military capability is, according to a bold theory, going to venture into forming a virtual alliance with China and Japan to establish a new superpower group in the 21st century.

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From a religious point of view, if the Era of European and European American Christians is going to end, it is not so absured that Russians and Chinese are given a chance to lead the world with Japan before the new glorious era of Islam or a US Religious Revolution.

Indeed, this is what the US Government has been traditionally most afraid of: the all-out alliance between Russia and Japan or China and Japan.

Russia is the last and largest country based on the direct tradition of Christianity of the ancient Roman Empire.

China is the last and largest country based on the direct application of Marxism which is a transformation of modern Judaism.

On the other hand, though Japan accepted the American Christian ideology after WWII, especially through adoption of the Peace Constitution, it keeps still unique spiritual culture at the core of its civilization which is now more authentic than the modern Chinese Civilization in terms of preservation of traditional East Asian spiritualism.

However, will the possible three-party alliance of these three nations benefit the world more than the incumbent superpower U.S. has done, if any?

To get an answer, you have to refer to analysis and discussions being presented in the EEE Reporter blog.

It is because in the summer of 2001 nobody dreamed of the coming of the Era of the War on Terror, the US Dollar System Erosion, the Economic Revival and Rise of China and Russia, and Extreme Prosperity in the Pro-US Middle East Countries.

As the War on Terror sprang while the US Government and the media were busy attacking Japanese economy in 1990’s, something beyond American elites’ imagination might happen while they still lack respect to Japan in 2000’s.

(Europeans sometimes wonder how non-Christians in Africa and Asia can control their behaviors while they do not know Christianity.

Most Japanese have traditionally wondered why they need Christianity while their ethical standards and moral codes are apparently higher than those of European Christians.

Now, you know why I do not respect those Japanese who despise others that have not been to Paris or Rome for sight-seeing.

Those Japanese getting proud of having made a sight-seeing trip to Paris and Rome do not know anything about European Christianity.

This feeling of mine is not understood by most of Japanese, though some Americans can do interestingly.

If you have money and time to go and see the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, you had better go and see the famous South Gate of Seuol, Korea, though it was burnt down yesterday or so.

Even Korea is changing. We have to continue to watch the sign of the Age, Comrades!)

“..I will offer you a sacrifice and do what I have promised..”

(Ich werde Ihnen ein Opfer, und ich werde tun, was ich versprochen habe.)


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

God and America for Europeans, Africans, Hispanics, and Muslims

(watching the spring coming from the top of the tree)

God and America for Europeans, Africans, Hispanics, and Muslims

(Dieu et l'Amérique pour les Européens, les Africains, les Hispaniques, et les musulmans)

This is the biggest issue today next to the fatal ones for mankind, “God and Japan” and “God and Israel.”

And, as I wrote, a few days ago, about the movie "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," the biggest issue today in the U.S. is an increase in the number of Hispanic Americans, since their choice on next US President will virtually decide the outcome of the 2008 Presidential Election.

From a religious point of view, the God was very benevolent to European Christians, since He allowed Columbus to sail to the west on the Atlantic to find the New World where descendants of ancient Greek and Roman Civilization were promised great success from the beginning.

It looks like compensation for His approval to vouchsafing Islam to Arabs in the early seventh century.

However, two religious worlds, Christianity and Islam, seem to have been allowed to develop and proceed along with a 900-year rule on a historical time coordinate, respectively.

The sequence is as follows:
1) The God got angry around the seventh century with the Vatican for their blasphemy in concocting the so-called Trinity-in-Unity Theory and other pompous arguments about Jesus Christ and God.

2) So, God allowed an Angel around the seventh century to provide Islam to Arabs who had been so often told about creeds of the Vatican version of Christianity and the New Judaism formed after the new Diaspora since the first century, but could not wholly accept or believe them.

3) Islam was vouchsafed roughly 900 years after the era of Alexandros III or Alexander the Great, since Arabs could skip the glory of the old Judaism and Christianity due to their historical paradigm based on Islam.

The God waited for another 900 years watching development of Islam to find that the religion only served to protect Muslims at the boarder around Asia Minor and Palestine along with a failed attempt to invade West Europe from the Iberian Peninsula.

So, He allowed Columbus before the 16th century to read the book Marco Polo had written about China and Japan and venture into the sailing west on the Atlantic (with hidden intention to have the New Continent prepared also for Muslims in far future).

In this way, 900 years after the emergence of Islam which emerged 900 years after Alexander the Great who had conquered presently main Islamic regions, Columbus and European Christians were allowed to reach the New Continent later named “America.”

In this way, the Continent America was discovered in 1492 while Islam was established in 622 and Alexander the Great died 323 B.C. after his conquest of Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (of the present day; and all of them are Islamic regions today) which is still an unfulfilled dream for any superpowers in the world as proven by the 9/11 Terror delivered from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

4) In addition, to Christians, another 900-year time rule could be applied. It was the year 962 that Pope John XII crowned Otto, then King of Germany, emperor. Emperor Otto became “the guarantor of the independence of the papal states. This was the first effective guarantee of such protection since the Carolingian Empire” (Wikipedia).

This incident led to the rise of the Hitler. But, before Hitler, in 1861, the Civil War erupted in the United States, just 900 years after the tie-up between German Emperor Otto and Pope.

Therefore, American Christians should live in this 900 year time coordinate, trying to understand implication of these two grave incidents in American/European History.

Now back to the Columbus era, the God was watching how European Americans would extend their gratitude to Him and get more and more pious, since they were given a great chance to develop Christianity anew breaking away the yoke of the Vatican, Rome.

But, European Americans killed so many Native North Americans, having been forced to desperately fight against emigrant Europeans, and abused so many African Americans having been forcedly brought to North America as slaves.

So, the God let His Angels to cause the Civil War where 600,000 soldiers were killed so as to release African American slaves.

Then, the God was and is still watching how African Americans would extend their gratitude to Him and get more and more pious, since they were given a great chance to develop Christianity anew breaking away the yoke of European American churches and doctrines.

At this point, you may like to think that the candidate “Obama” is the answer to the God.

But, I have to still recall the movie "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," since the hero of the story, a European American rancher, recalled words his unfortunately killed Mexican friend had once proudly said: Jimenes (or Himenes) is a beautiful village surrounded by the mountains and valleys that will have your heart cry for heart-rending sorrow as it cannot bear such beautiful of the scenery.

Maybe, Hispanics might have a soul that can appreciate grace and blessing endowed by the God more than any other races on North America where Muslims might, however, become a majority in, say, 2400 (= 600 + 900 + 900).

What do you say on the 2008 US Presidential Election where Hispanics might exercise a decisive influential power for the first time in such occasion?

Or, are you still being puzzled by the inevitablity of adopting 900 years in the above context? Just accept it as for now!

(To some who are suffering from illness, I would like to say that it is all for emergence of God’s glory around you.

To some who are suffering from defeat of any kinds, I would like to say that it is all for emergence of God’s glory around you.

To some who are suffering from a state of poverty, homelessness, treachery, forced danger or solitude in any environment, etc., I would like to say that it is all for emergence of God’s glory around you.

To good girls and Mlles. suffering from an irrational or absurd social system or human relationship, I would like to say that it is all for emergence of God’s glory around you and me. Isn’t it?)

“A Husband Must Not Divorce His Wife”

(Ebensowenig darf ein Mann seine Frau fortschnicken)


Monday, February 11, 2008

True Change and Division

(in a nearby garden)

True Change and Division

(Vrai changement et la division)

SETCTION I: Races in the U.S.

Official statistics on ratios of races in the U.S. as of 2000 indicate some crucial information related to the US Presidential Election as follows:

(Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for the United States: 2000)

Total Population..................100%
(ONE RACE...........................97.6)
Black or African American......12.3
American Indian/Alaska Native...0.9
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander..0.1
Some other race....................5.5
TWO or MORE RACES.............2.4

Total population...............100%
Hispanic or Latino..............12.5
Not Hispanic or Latino........87.5

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1 and PL2.)

It also presents some definition on races:

Hispanics may be of any race. The terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” are used interchangeably in this report.

“White” refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It includes people who indicated their race or races as “White” or wrote in entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Near Easterner, Arab, or Polish.

“Black or African American” refers to people having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicated their race or races as “Black, African Am., or Negro,” or wrote in entries such as African American, Afro American, Nigerian, or Haitian.

“American Indian and Alaska Native” refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment. It includes people who indicated their race or races by marking this category or writing in their principal or enrolled tribe, such as Rosebud Sioux, Chippewa, or Navajo.

SETCTION II: Change and Reference Point

According to an article of New York Times, an American scholar said that people are feeling a compelling need for a change, so that “what is an issue is no longer a matter.”

In anything, American people like to see a change that will give them a sense of relief or a sense of assurance.

But, you need a point of reference against any change in measuring progress toward a target level of a change.

Now, I suppose the reference point is the incumbent US President himself.

Maybe, another reference point is the New Orleans’ ordeal and the subprime loan issue in addition to large-scale mountain fires in California.

But who want a change most?

In general analysis, poor “white,” rich and poor “minorities,” and aspiring Americans, mostly youths wanting to be rich and richer, want a change that can be translated into more money and respect on their side.

The more they are compelled to any actions for any change, the more they look like voting for the candidate “Obama” supported by a huge fund brought in even through convenient channels over the Internet based on certain advanced software.

SETCTION III: True Distinction and True Change

According to "Hinkon Taikoku Amerika (Poverty Great Nation America)" written by Japanese female author Ms. Mika Tsutsumi, some US statiscs are truly bleak:
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The number of Americans who receive Medicaid is 53.4 million as of 2005;

The infant/child mortality rate in the U.S. is 6.3 per 1000, which is the worst among developed countries (2.29 per 1000 for Japan which is the fourth lowest in the world);

The number of Americans who received food stamps was 26.2 million in 2006; and

The number of Americans living below the poverty line was 36.5 million in 2006.

Roughly speaking lower 20% of the US population is suffering poverty, grave poverty, or extreme poverty.

On the other hand, higher 10% of US households have an asset of one million dollars or more.

But, the rest of 70% Americans are traditionally divided into 40 to 30 in their sense of identification or belonging between the rich and the poor, since two thirds of “white men” are believed to be rich, thus making the political parity even between Republicans and Democrats, almost 50% to 50% as proven in the recent Presidential Election.

However, due to intensification of mal-distribution of wealth, competition linked to the global market, and IT-driven financial babble making the rich richer and the poor poorer, the ratio is getting to 35 to 35, thus 45% of Americans supporting the current system and 55% of Americans requesting a change, in this context.

But, I don’t think simply electing a female candidate or a minority candidate as US President cannot be a true solution.

It is because the sense of urgency for a change in this era is a religious matter rather than an economic or system matter.

What they need is not a Presidential Election Revolution but a Religious Revolution, definitely.
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In Japan, yesterday, a new mayor was elected in a city, near Hiroshima, where about 60 US Navy fighter planes are going to be newly deployed from their base near Tokyo.

Just by a margin, a candidate, backed by the ruling parties, who supports the US military’s transformation plan was elected.

In this context, even in Japan where 99% of the population shares the same culture, traditions, and a sense of racial belonging, 50% of the people are against the ruling parties and another 50% of the people are supporting them in a municipal election where presence of US jet fighters is at stake, though China and North Korea are still basically unfriendly to Japan, for example, in terms of Japanese abductees by a North Korean secret agency.

(This is the Year of the Rat.

According to ancient-East Asian principles of Yin and Yang or the positive and negative, the rat represents a positive nature, but not a burgeoning one as seen in a new born baby. It is rather shaky positive.

Japan’s Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda actually once said that he would work diligently like a beaver or a rat, since 2008 is the year of the rat.

I was born, however, neither in the Year of the Rat nor in the Year of, say, the Snake.)

“Good Managers of God’s Gift”

(Gute Verwalter der Gaben Gottes)


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Your Heart will Burst and Cry

Your Heart will Burst and Cry

(Votre coeur va éclater et se met à pleurer)

Yesterday it was cloudy and often snowing all around Tokyo.

The last week before these three consecutive holidays from Saturday to Monday in Japan for ordinary company workers, it was cloudy and often snowing all around Tokyo where the meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bank chiefs was held on the weekend, actually in the wake of the subprime loan tragedy that is still making so many US economic victims cry their hearts out.

Now Sunday morning in Japan, Japan's Finance Minister is speaking in a popular Sunday morning TV discussion/interview show which I have checked and observed for the first time this year.

He said that in the free society the financial sector can freely develop financial commodity but they must clearly present detailed information on risks accompanying the commodity to reinforce discipline in their business.

The Minister said that EU is rather afraid of inflation, Japan has been less influenced by the sub-prime loan issue, and the US is coping with the situation by lowering interest.

The Minister said that Japanese political community should make efforts to have trillion dollars Japanese households have and also a huge overseas fund be invested in the stock market and other financial market in Japan.

But, one commentator in the studio said that the advanced financial market will be eventually full of con artists, according to a classical economics theory.
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Yesterday, I happened to see last part of the movie "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" on a cable TV.

It is not Mr. Tommy Lee Jones, who nowadays plays an interesting role in a Japanese TV commercial for certain canned coffee, but beautiful landscape of a boarder area between the U.S. and Mexico that made me just stop changing the channel for something worthy.

And, the American hero of the story recalled words his unfortunately killed Mexican friend had once proudly said: Jimenes is a beautiful village surrounded by the mountains and valleys that will have your heart cry for heart-rending sorrow as it cannot bear such beautiful of the scenery.

Psa 48:1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

Psa 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Psa 48:3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

Psa 48:4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

Psa 48:5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

Psa 48:6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Psa 48:7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Psa 48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

Psa 48:9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

Psa 48:10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

Psa 48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

Psa 48:12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

Psa 48:13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

Psa 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.