Every now and then, I come across one of those articles that pushes some long-established hot button, and I have to rant. Beware, this is one of those.
Daniel Seaman, who until this weekend WAS the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, was suspended this week, for something I have said for a LOOOOOONG time. Now mind you, he wasn't exactly diplomatic, so I guess there was grounds for dismissal. And I suppose in this PC world of revisionist history being taught at your nearest liberal university, the Government of Israel DID have to publically disassociate itself from the remark.
I guess I wouldn't be able to hold a government post in Israel either.
So what did he say that pissed the PC world off? Basically, he posted on Facebook (the world's official record, dontcha know) that he was "sick to death" of peace groups memorializing the people killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the two atomic bombs, when the Japanese had killed so many more that no one wants to talk about.
Aw, poor Japanese. How intolerant of him!
Let's just choose to forget the facts. According to Wikipedia, high estimates of the death toll 4 months after the bombings were a combined 246,000. Japanese troops killed more than that in their six-week orgy of rape and mass murder in the ONE CITY of Nanking, China. Every woman in the city, with missionary aid groups inside the city estimating the youngest victim being SIX MONTHS OLD and the oldest, 83, was raped, many repeatedly, many until dead, and many executed thereafter.
And that's not counting the other civilian casualties of the Japanese Army in China, Korea, Manchuria, Vietnam, Burma, Malaya, and others- a toll that Professor Emeritus RJ Rummel estimated at 5, 424,000- which is more than 22 TIMES the deaths attributed to the atomic bomb. Note, this is CIVILIAN, not military deaths. How rude of Seaman to think those deaths of more weight than those who died in order to END the war JAPAN started.
Okay, end of rant. Pictures, anybody?
Oops, how did this get in here? This is niece Robin, me, nephew Troy, niece Raine (who sent the pic) and niece Linette celebrating somebody's birthday. Linette was the youngest, and if she was about 3 here, that would put the year at 1973 and the birthday (9 candles) would have been Raine's. That would have but me and Robin around 10-11.
Damnit, I've had enough of this draft BS, take me for a walk!
Okay, there ya go!
"Hello, Hello, Hello....."
Guardians of the bridge...
"Shall we shat upon them?"
"Ah, I think not... this time..."
And now the hockey report. Adelaide did not lose this weekend... nor did they play. Sydney's Ice Dogs did the sweep of Melbourne this weekend, taking down the Ice Saturday 5-3 behind a pair of Simon Barg goals, and the Mustangs Sunday 3-1. The other Sydney team, as usual, was not so fortunate. Travelling to Perth, they dropped two to the hometown Thunder, 4-0 and 5-3. The only other game this weekend was Saturday's weekly rout of Canberra, this time 8-0 by Newcastle. Beau Taylor had a hat trick and Pier-Oliver Cotnoir added 2 more.
The Ice Dogs (16-6-4) now have a 55-51 lead in the standings over Newcastle, with Perth pulling into a 3rd place tie with the fading Melbourne Ice, 7 points off the lead. Adelaide returns to action next weekend, with a pair against the Ice.