Saturday, May 23, 2009
(North East of Tokyo, 20 miles to Tokyo)
(Nanjing in 1937 Again)
The big news this morning in Japan is the accidental but mysterious death of former Korean President Mr. Roh Moo-hyun:
News reports say that a hospital in Busan in the south has confirmed Roh died at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Roh served as president from 2003 to 2008 and has been embroiled in a corruption scandal.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below...
I hate Hitler more than the Pope does, but I cannot overlook those who claim that it is fair to associate the nature of Nazis with the characteristics of the Empire of Japan and its people during and before WWII.
They groundlessly think, as if brainwashed, that as Nazis killed six million innocent European Judaists, the Empire of Japan must have killed 300,000 innocent Chinese in Nanjing (Nanking) in 1937.
1. In August 1937, Chinese troops illegally launched massive attacks on the Imperial Army stationed in Shanghai in accordance with international agreements.
2. The Empire of Japan decided to fully respond to the challenge, though with a smaller number of soldiers while being covered by fighter planes flying from mainland Japan over the East China Sea for every sortie every day, thus defeating Chinese troops 10 times larger, driving them back to the inland, and pursuing Chinese troops who were in haste retreating to Nanjing, then the capital of China.
3. October 1937, the Imperial Army decided to advance to Nanjing, which was carried out at a pace quicker than the Chinese Government could imagine and cope with. The speed was also faster than the Tokyo Headquarters envisaged.
4. The Chinese Government elite and its military leaders were highly frightened by the strong and speedy marching of the Imperial Army toward Nanjing, being seized with great panics.
5. The leaders of the Chinese Government found it impossible to fight back to the mighty and courageous Imperial Army trying to surround and siege the great city Nanjing, as vast as New York City.
6. Chinese top politicians and generals in Nanjing decided to leave the capital and citizens and retreat to Chongqing chosen as the new capital in the upper stream of the Yangtze River. Fleeing from Nanjing, they committed some generals to defending Nanjing with still a large number of soldiers.
7. Nanjing citizens were not informed of the decision by the Chinese Government. The Chinese generals in charge of defending Nanjing neither informed citizens of the situation and nor recommended poor citizens to leave the city for safety.
8. In December 1937, when the Imperial Army started to bombard and attack the old city and the Chinese generals found it impossible to sustain their defensive fight and battles, they also decided to flee and run away. Chinese officers and soldiers, witnessing their generals and politicians deserting, realized the situation, promptly changing their clothes from military uniforms to civilian outfits and mingling into thousands of innocent citizens suddenly put into chaos and horror of war.
9. When soldiers of the Imperial Army broke massive walls surrounding the huge city Nanjing and violently entered the city, they encountered Chinese soldiers in civilian clothes, who could not get out of the city quickly, desperately firing at them. It got into a kind of guerrilla war or turned to be duels between Imperial soldiers in uniform and Chinese terrorists in civilian clothes.
10. Tens of thousands of Nanjing citizens who had been abandoned by the Chinese politicians and generals were thus thrown into the middle of the desperate exchanges of fire and bullets between civilian clothed and half deserting Chinese soldiers and too courageous Japanese soldiers who had rushed to their target over a long distance from Shanghai.
11. When the fight was over, it got apparent that Chinese leaders and generals who did not make the best to protect their citizens in Nanjing actually used their sacrifices as a means to gain time for them to run away and arrive at Chongqing, almost a thousand kilometers inside the Chinese Continent.
12. It was apparent at that time that the death of tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and citizens, both in civilian clothes, was ascribed to the cowardliness or the evil strategy of the Chinese leaders and generals. (In addition, it was also reported that thousands of Chinese prisoners of war captured after the occupation of Nanjing by the Imperial Army tried to escape across the big river in vain to get drowned.)
It is estimated that 240,000 Chinese troops were supposed to defend Nanjing from 80,000 or less Japanese troops advancing from Shanghai, 300Km east of Nanjing.
This is the commonsense and general understanding of Japanese historians without prejudice and bias on the tragedy of Nanjing in 1937.
It has nothing to do with Nazis attacks on European Judaists.
What's more, Shanghai in 1930's under the control and management of the Empire of Japan served as a haven and an evacuation route for European Judaists fleeing from Nazis to the United States.
(To be continued...)
(When a war is over, soldiers return home since the era of the Roman Empire. Yes, to the one who truly wishes his coming back in a piece, Mlles.
Joh 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Joh 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
Joh 5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/23/2009 11:58:00 AM
Friday, May 22, 2009
"In Danger of the Judgment"
SECTION I: Contemporaneous Witnesses
There are two important witnesses in the first century on Jesus Christ and early Christians:
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger) (c. 4 BC – AD 65) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero.
Josephus (AD 37 – c. 100), also known as Yosef Ben Matityahu (Joseph, son of Matthias) and, after he became a Roman citizen, as Titus Flavius Josephus, was a first-century Jewish historian and apologist of priestly and royal ancestry who survived and recorded the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. His works give an important insight into first-century Judaism.
Both could have witnessed Jesus Christ himself or early Christians, including Peter and Paul, but they did not leave any such evidences.
Both were interestingly closely related to Emperor Nero, the first major oppressor of Christians in the Roman Empire.
If two intellectually excellent persons did not mention anything about the 9/11-Terror scale or the 9/15-Wall Street Crisis scale incident of their era, you would naturally think such an incident must not have happened.
Indeed, Seneca did not mention anything about Jesus Christ; Josephus did not mention anything about early Christians virtually.
SECTION II: Seneca
Seneca is actually a teacher for Shakespeare. When I read works of the latter decades ago, I felt it strange that nothing Christian was found in his works. And now I know it is because Seneca is actually a teacher for Shakespeare.
Certainly, when the tragedies of Seneca were rediscovered in the 16th and 17th century, they were immensely influential on dramatists such as Shakespeare. That a lost drama could have inspired the gospel writers should surprise no one (and here you will find a reconstruction of the "Lost Gospel of Seneca").
In 65 AD, Seneca was accused of being a part of the Calpurnius Piso conspiracy to assassinate Nero, and was forced to commit suicide.
Seneca might have been a teacher not only of Shakespeare but also of the Gospel writers, Mark, Luke, Matthew, and John.
Yet, there was a chance, though objectively remote, that Seneca visited Jerusalem around A.D. 31 when he travelled to Alexandria for study from Rome.
And, I think this remote possibility was a fact.
Seneca: a "Great moral teacher"
"God is near you, he is with you, he is within you. This is what I mean, Lucilius: a holy spirit indwells within us, one who marks our good and bad deeds, and is our guardian. As we treat this spirit, so are we treated by it. Indeed, no man can be good without the help of God. Can one rise superior to fortune unless God helps him to rise? "
– Seneca, Epistle 41.
At the same time Philo was laying the foundations of Christian theology in Alexandria, in Rome, another educated aristocrat, Seneca, was articulating the highly developed morality and ethics of Stoicism. The two philosophers may even have met: Seneca took a long sojourn in Alexandria in 31 AD.
Seneca might have even listened to Jesus Christ preaching in Jerusalem, taking into account the higher level of morality he expressed in his work, while he was behaving like an adviser to noble and royal families of the Roman Empire, including Emperor Nero.
This imbalance between his soul and the mind could be ascribed to a certain possibility of his listening to Jesus Christ as a matter of fact.
Yet, Seneca mentioned nothing about Jesus Christ and early Christians.
As it happens, the life of Seneca, like that of Philo, was contemporaneous with the "Jesus" of legend. Yet though Seneca wrote extensively on many subjects and people, nothing relating to "Jesus" ever caught his attention, nor does he show any awareness of a "vast multitude" of Christians, supposedly, punished for the fire that ravaged Rome in 64 AD.
Was Seneca blind? Or, Jesus Christ and early Christians were so fractional and frivolous players on the stage of the first century history? Is the Gospel full of exaggeration?
I think Seneca carefully avoided mentioning anything about Jesus Christ and early Christians.
It is because Seneca actually saw the God in Jesus Christ in Jerusalem to be extremely troubled and frightened.
With silence on Jesus Christ, Seneca lived his material life at a higher level of the high society of the Roman Empire, since he was extremely troubled and frightened by thinking about Jesus Christ.
His perfect silence on Jesus Christ and his having had a chance to travel through Jerusalem around A.D. 31 have brought me to the above conclusion.
In addition, Shakespeare never tried to depict or mention Jesus Christ, perfectly.
(That is why I would not be surprised if Saddam Hussein had ever met with Osama bin Laden, or Mr. Cheney or Mr. Rumsfeld had ever met with the bin Ladens, perfectly secretly)
Nonetheless, there is a theory that Seneca wrote a play on Jesus Christ, which influenced Mark. I might deal with the matter on this line later.
SECTION III: Josephus
(To be continued...)
(Oh, pauvre fille, c'est tout pour aujourd'hui, since I like to hear "She Loves You," de jure...
Mat 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/22/2009 10:52:00 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
"Come and Lay thy Hands on Her"
Economists and professors of economics must have presented data on gambling to the public as the most reliable sign of coming recession before Sept. 2008.
Indeed, the clear downturn trend of the gambling practices in Las Vegas, USA, prior to Sept. 2008 indicated something horrible soon coming to the U.S. economy.
Economic Troubles Affect the Vegas Strip
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS
Published: May 6, 2008
The city’s resort properties already have 130,000 rooms, and Wall Street — which financed much of the recent boom — is worried that Las Vegas cannot absorb the 40,000 more that are on the drawing board or under construction.
Even as Americans cut back, foreigners are helping to prop up the Las Vegas economy. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports that the average foreign visitor spent $1,200 for purposes other than gambling in 2007, up from $1,159 in 2006. That compares with average spending of $701 for all visitors in 2007, down from $750 the year before.
http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/business/06vegas.html?pagewanted=1&sq&st=cse"Not Recession-Proof After All&scp=1" Krauss
When money, funds, and investments stopped to flow to the American market, not only Las Vegas but also Wall Street would stop to function, which must have been envisaged in early 2008.
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In the Roman Empire, poor citizens of Rome were allowed to enter a stadium for free, since they were not allowed to join any public or governmental activities and any official decision-making.
Rich citizens bought gorgeous seats to overlook a whole game or race played in a huge stadium, indulging all-day long in gambling about outcomes of games, such as chariot racing, day after day.
Even Roman Emperors often visited a stadium to gain and boost popularity among citizens.
(To be continued...)
(L'amour n'est pas un pari mais une sorte de prise de décision. It is so, since it is based on freedom from any other concerns but itself, my dear.
Mar 5:21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
Mar 5:22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
Mar 5:23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
Mar 5:24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/21/2009 10:24:00 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
(The Leading Shinto Shrine of Musashi Country, so inscribed as Musashi is an old and ancient name of the Tokyo Area.)
"Your Righteousness Shall Exceed the Righteousness of the Scribes"
(One, 600, or 100,000 out of 1.5 Million in the Empires)
They reported this noon around Tokyo that President Mr. Barack Obama met with Mr. Henry Kissinger and Mr. George Shultz at the White House.
Their main agenda was reportedly demolition and removal of nuclear weapons from the world.
The issue they must have paid attention to is however the difference between the Roman Senate and senior influential politicians in the U.S.
During the early republic, the senate was politically weak, while the executive magistrates were quite powerful. Since the transition from monarchy to constitutional rule was probably quite gradual, it took several generations before the senate was able to assert itself over the executive magistrates. By the middle republic, the senate reached the apex of its republican power.
Beginning with the first emperor, Augustus, the emperor and the senate were technically two co-equal branches of government. In practice, however the actual authority of the imperial senate was negligible, as the emperor held the true power of the state. As such, membership in the senate became sought after by individuals seeking prestige and social standing, rather than actual authority.
During the reigns of the first emperors, legislative, judicial, and electoral powers were all transferred from the Roman assemblies to the senate. However, since the control that the emperor held over the senate was absolute, the senate acted as a vehicle through which the emperor exercised his autocratic powers.
The first emperor, Augustus, reduced the size of the senate from 900 members to 600 members, and after this point, the size of the senate was never again drastically altered.
It is said that at the height of its prosperity the Roman Empire had about 100,000 Roman citizens who could live quite independently and abundantly in terms of their economic life among 1.5 million residents in the capital of the Empire.
With this ratio applied to the U.S., there must be 20 million citizens who are living quite independently and abundantly in terms of their economic life, since there are 300 million citizens in the American Empire.
What I want to point out is that President Mr. Obama must serve 300 million American citizens.
Yet, Mr. Henry Kissinger and Mr. George Shultz, old political heroes since the era of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, would definitely like to be respected solely by richer 20 million citizens of the American Empire.
However, even poor citizens in Rome had a right to vote for the council, Roman senators, Roman noble men, and richer people could not neglect the presence of a million ordinary or poor citizens (so that they distributed bread and the circuses to the lower class of Roman citizens).
Similarly, President Mr. Obama must distribute something to the lower class of the American citizens.
For example, President Mr. Obama can distribute for free one evacuated house (due to foreclosure) and one Big-3 car to each homeless family in the United States.
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Just take note of the fact that the Roman Empire had a long history to establish and consolidate its internal administrative and political structure.
For example, the Japan's largest opposition party the DPJ might still need time to enhance its internal management system to take over power from the incumbent ruling party the LDP and lead this second largest economy in the world Japan.
Or, the African American community in the U.S. might still need time to enhance its internal educational and disciplinary regime to take over the leading position from those such as Mr. Kissinger, Mr. Shultz, and the likes.
(To be continued…)
(Le temps ne s'arrête jamais, since a woman married a super-rich media director who died several years after, and she has died recently, namely two decades later, whereas she had been the most sophisticated TV announcer of NHK, Japan, of that era.
Mat 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/20/2009 12:35:00 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
(Yesterday, not scenes from a Japanese movie...)
"Greater Works than These"
(Hollywood of the American Empire)
Bread and circuses ultimately occupied the central part of daily life of ancient Romans.
Or ancient Roman citizens had no difficulty in accessing bread and a circus, since for this purpose they joined the Empire's conquest of surrounding agriculturally and culturally rich regions.
In this context, we have to focus on the Hollywood thing in the American Empire of today.
If you live in California and feel unbearable arrogance of those New York guys and the Washington-D.C. elite, you might still think that future glory of the U.S. is in the hand of those involved in Hollywood business, since Wall Street lost its glory in September 2008.
The Japan Times
May 17, 2009
California dream-makers in the driver's seat
Sometimes it's not that easy living in Los Angeles. Despite splendid weather, sprawling beaches and gorgeous mountain ranges - not to mention the well-tanned Hollywood stars - you face the unrelenting, withering scorn of smug colleagues long established in New York and Washington.
Hollywood thus produces the kind of contemporary currency that at least equals anything produced by Wall Street back East: "The biggest project of image in human history, of course, has been Hollywood," they argue. The assertion is beyond argument.
Gardels/Medavoy, elevating Los Angeles to something of a Roman/Vatican analogue in the secular-values department, you can easily see why West Coast is absolutely the avant-garde leading edge of our 21st Century America.
No disrespect to our East Coast colleagues is intended, of course.
If Wall Street loses face so badly, the American Empire has still the dollar and Hollywood.
(To be continued...)
(Though not a movie theme tune, la place du dernier homme, l'humanité tout entière annihilation survivant, peut être un plateau de corail blanc dans l'océan Pacifique Sud, la bonne fille.
Joh 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Joh 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
Joh 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/19/2009 10:02:00 AM
Monday, May 18, 2009
"The Power of the Lord was Present to Heal Them"
SECTION I: Swine Influ and Gangsters
In Japan, or specifically in western Japan, or critically in Kobe City and Osaka Pref., two major commercial centers, the swine flu victims have been found and reported suddenly over these two days to reach more than 100.
Frankly speaking, Kobe and Osaka are regarded as more contaminated by crimes involving gangsters than in any other large cities in Japan.
Mexico, the possible birthplace of the swine flu, is also well known for drug-related crimes and murder cases.
Mexico sees inside job in prison break
The prison warden and two top guards are arrested in Zacatecas after suspected drug cartel men in a 17-car convoy and backed by a helicopter entered the facility and freed 53 inmates.
By Tracy Wilkinson
4:19 PM PDT, May 17, 2009
Officials reached that conclusion after reviewing tapes from security cameras. The footage shows the ease with which a convoy of 17 vehicles, backed by a helicopter, approached Cieneguillas prison. About 30 men, some in police uniforms, passed through the gates, rounded up the prisoners, loaded them into the cars and sped away.
No one knows how those gangsters would behave when they realize that they have been also passed the infection on to.
Could we regard the situation as divine punishment?
SECTION II: Plague in the 6th Century Europe
When the Western Roman Empire fell, Europe got into a tragic period of the plague.
It terminated the last hope of revival of the Roman Empire.
First Pandemic: Plague of Justinian
Main article: Plague of Justinian
The Plague of Justinian in A.D. 541–542 is the first known attack on record, and marks the first firmly recorded pattern of bubonic plague. This outbreak is thought to have originated in Ethiopia. The huge city of Constantinople imported massive amounts of grain, mostly from Egypt, to feed its citizens. The grain ships were the source of contagion for the city, with massive public granaries nurturing the rat and flea population. At its peak the plague was killing 10,000 people in Constantinople every day and ultimately destroyed perhaps 40% of the city's inhabitants. It went on to destroy up to a quarter of the human population of the eastern Mediterranean.
In A.D. 588 a second major wave of plague spread through the Mediterranean into what is now France. It is estimated that the Plague of Justinian killed as many as 100 million people across the world. It caused Europe's population to drop by around 50% between 541 and 700. It also may have contributed to the success of the Arab conquests.  An outbreak of it in the A.D. 560s was described in A.D. 790 as causing "swellings in the glands...in the manner of a nut or date" in the groin "and in other rather delicate places followed by an unbearable fever". While the swellings in this description have been identified by some as buboes, there is some contention as to whether the pandemic should be attributed to the bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis, known in modern times.
So, when the seventh century arrived, Europe was no more the same as it had been in the era of the Roman Empire so prosperous or struggling for survival.
(To be continued...)
Luk 5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
Luk 5:18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
Luk 5:19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
Luk 5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/18/2009 12:35:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
(Rice Fields, JAPAN)
Freemasonry, New World Order, and the Illuminati
Last night, a TV station in Japan presented the movie "Da Vinci Code."
This morning a cable TV channel around Tokyo presented a series of Freemasons, New World Order, and the Illuminati-related programs.
And, the newly elected head of the Democratic Party of Japan Mr. Yukio Hatoyama's late grandfather is known as having been a member of Freemasonry.
So, I like to mention some about the these-secret-societies thing.
First of all, I have nothing to do with any such an organization as Freemasonry, New World Order, and the Illuminati.
To make the matter clear, I just belong to the nation Japan. I only belong to the race Japanese.
And, there are no entities in this world that can surpass the entity Japan as a consolidated organization. Japan is far above Freemasonry, New World Order, and the Illuminati. To cope with Japan, you have to unite all the Americans so as to have them function as one nation, the United States of America. I do not need any secret societies of whatever sort.
However, I respect such a society as Judaists, Muslims, and poor Christians.
I do so, since it is not the era of the Roman Empire or the Empire of Japan.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/17/2009 04:27:00 PM