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Trump's approval rating just reached its highest level

2018年06月20日 01時53分16秒 | Weblog
Business Insider
Trump's approval rating just reached its highest level yet in the gold standard of presidential indicators
Business Insider
GRACE PANETTA
Jun 18th 2018 7:07PM


トランプ大統領の支持率は過去最高値の45%

Trump's current approval rating 513 days into his presidency is on par with the approval ratings of other presidents at similar points in their first terms. President Barack Obama's approval rating was 45% at day 523 of his presidency, and former President Bill Clinton held 44% approval on day 524.
Data analyst and FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver theorized that Trump's sudden spike in approval ratings this week is most likely due to the positive reaction among Republicans to the summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un.

Silver said that temporary increase would disappear in the coming weeks, as the Trump administration faces mounting backlash from Democrats and Republicans alike over it's controversial "zero-tolerance" policy that has led to the separation of parents and children at the US border.


オバマさんが、513日目で45%、クリントンさんは、524日目で44%。米朝会談が評価された支持率があがったのではないか、と。
もっとも、国境での家族離別問題があるから、支持率はさがるだろう、と。



Gallup Daily: Trump Job Approval



Gallup
JUNE 18, 2018

Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High
by Jim Norman





アメリカの現状満足している、というアメリカ人が35%、2005年以来12年ぶりの高い値を示している、と。


世界的には不人気、国内の大手メディアでもボコボコ、しかし、トランプ氏は強みを見せている。

選挙のときも、当選したときはまさか、と思ったからね。

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Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership

2018年06月20日 01時11分42秒 | Weblog









The sharp decline in how much global publics trust the U.S. president on the world stage is especially pronounced among some of America’s closest allies in Europe and Asia, as well as neighboring Mexico and Canada. Across the 37 nations polled, Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel.


米大統領への信頼度は世界的にガタ落ち。ロシアとイスラエルだけがあがった、と。

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Jeff Kingston is NOT an expert on Japan

2018年06月20日 01時01分35秒 | Weblog
The list of journalists and commentators who are Sex Slave Deniarsの続き。

Rightists distort author Park Yu-ha’s views on ‘comfort women’
BY JEFF KINGSTON
SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES


この人は日本での論争を全く理解していない。



Based on Korean comfort women’s testimony, Park believes that recruitment was largely based on deception rather than coercion



だから、日本の右翼が引用するんでしょう。

論争のポイントは何だっかというと、韓国人慰安婦が、朝日新聞の吉田清二や韓国の記事のいうように、日本軍によって強制連行されたか否かだったのである。

This is why Right wingers often quote Park Yu-ha’s views

The point of the dispute was whether Korean women were "forced" into prostitution by Japanese military
Asahi and Korean media---and most of English media also---used to claim that the recruitment was coercion by Japanese military.
Asahi turned out to be wrong. *1





but she believes the consequences for all these women were horrific; none were free to leave once recruited and all were subject to military discipline.


多くの慰安婦が悲惨の状況にあったのは、右翼でも、小泉でも安倍でも認めている。

Even the statement by right wingers admit it.



Sakurai and other Japan conference folks.


Sadly, many women were made to suffer severe hardships during the wretched era during World War II, and it is with profound regret that we contemplate this tragic historical reality.


Koizumi


As Prime Minister of Japan, I thus extend anew my most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women



Abe

I am deeply pained to think about the ‘comfort women’ who experienced immeasurable pain and suffering as a result of victimization due to human trafficking



Practically none were free to leave the job and they continued to work as "comfort women" for U.S. soldiers recruited by Korean government after Japanese military left.




And for Japanese deniers, she inconveniently points out that “it appears that recruiters were often pairs of Japanese and Korean men.”


That's not inconvenient for Japanese right wingers: they know there were Japanese recruiters.


That's inconvenient for Koreans who claim as if they were innocent.


The comfort stations were closely monitored by the Japanese military


That's not secret. Again. U.S. document which right wingers are more than happy to cite confirms it;
The conditions under which they transacted business were regulated by the Army, and in congested areas regulations were strictly enforced. The Army found it necessary in congested areas to install a system of prices, priorities, and schedules for the various units operating in a particular areas.


Note also comfort stations for U.S. soldiers in Korea were also closely monitored by U.S. military: The military feared the spread of STD.


Kingston---I guess I can validly call him a American nationalistーーー conveniently ignores the fact that the similar situation continued even after Japanese military left: afterwards, they were forced to serve for U.S. military servicemen.


Despite the fact that former Korean comfort women for U.S. military asked for help, most of U.S. media and expats who blame Japan for sex slaves remained silent, leaving Korean female victims hopeless.



Japanese scholars and journalists had been critical of their government and spoke up against it. The consequence is the establishment of The Asian Women's Fund and the apologies by prime ministers.

Why is it American scholars and journalists keep trying to hide and deny the dark truth about Asian Sex Slaves for U.S. soldiers while blaming Japan ?


Most of American expats are as much nationalistic as Nippon Kaigi guys;though, they are unaware of it.

Lastly I doubt JEFF KINGSTON can read Japanese texts and communicate in Japanese well enough: almost all of the documents he cites are articles in English, he makes such misleading statements that he wouldn't if he could read and write Japanese texts and I've never heard of him speaking and writing in Japanese.

Journalists who write on Japan---you don't have to write an article in favor of Japan.
But please check the facts and restore the sense of fairness and justice in journalism, please.


他にも、軍服に似た国民服の存在とか知っているのか怪しいとか、元慰安婦の証言についてどれだけ知っているのか、などいろいろつっこみどころはある。

* 1 But note that there were individual cases where women were kidnapped ;however, Japanese police or military cracked down on the crimes.


Related




Modern-Day Comfort Women:
The U.S. Military, Transnational Crime,
and the Trafficking of Women





Kingston's ridiculous misinterpretation and whitewashing history



Kingston distorts Park Yu-ha's view on comfort women



It is least likely that Jeff Kingston&Jake Adelstein are reading Japanese documents.


President Park should publicly apologize for South Korea's sexual violence


Former Sex Slave: "I see the light but nobody helps"



Korean government controlled Sex Slaves for U.S. military


MUST READ: How the American mainstream operates according to a hierarchy of victims.

Bruce Cumings: Really s>ome of the former comfort women feeling themselves completely ruined and unable to return to their families became prostitutes for the American military after world war two. It was such a degraded situation under the American occupation in the Korean war that a friend of mine who served in the Korean war said on Friday night they would bring in a half ton truck full of 150 women and they would be in a movie house having sex. These undoubtedly included women who were comfort women for the Japanese army



Japanese Comfort women for GIs in Japan under the Occupation
See also « Back The Military-Sexual Complex: Prostitution, Disease and the Boundaries of Empire during the Philippine-American War Paul A. Kramer Military Prostitution and the U.S. Military in Asia Katharine H.S. Moon Against our will below Testimony:GHQ ordered to recruit women and set up comfort station
Yuki Tanaka on sexual violence by the occupational force






Comfort women at Sin Cities for GIs during Vietnam War.



It is not interpretation; it is just speculation or conspiracy theory by JEFF KINGSTON


The Scars of War: Vietnam Comfort Women for Korean and American soldiers.


Why Has South Korea Still Not Apologized to the Vietnam Comfort Women?




Don't assume JEFF KINGSTON is reading Japanese newspaper




The article Kingstone and foreign journalists don't want to readーーSex Slavery and Rape in Okinawa



Don't ask Kingston;he is not an expert.



Kingston and Tabuchi will ignore this atrocity by U.S. military again


All Korean prostitutes were volunteers or had been sold by their parents


you must never criticize soldiers and veterans, it’s absolutely forbidden


JEFF KINGSTON is a bit like Donald Trump



Sex Slaves Stations were run by Korean agents

South Korea should publicly apologize for its sex slavery and sexual violence


South Korea Illegally Held Prostitutes Who Catered to G.I.s Decades Ago, Court Says - The New York Times



Katherine Moon & Kingston are wrong in trying to demonize Japan.  



Katherine Moon is now trying to please Korean nationalism



Kingston’s trying to underestimate the issue of Korean Sex Slaves for U.S. military



It is time for Kingston to stop covering up the dark history of U.S.



Was it the policy of U.S. Forces to massacre innocent Vietnamese civilians ?


ドイツ、ロシアの喜び娘に快楽夫人

Must Read:My body was not mine, but the US military’s’


New evidence shows S.Korea forced Filipina Women as sex slaves for U.S. soldiers


Just like Korean comfort women for Japanese military and U.S. military, Cambodian girls are Sold into sexual slavery by their own mothers to pay off family debt




Korean government can't keep promises and ignores the plight of ex-comfort women for US troops



Save My Seoul


Japan should donate the statutes of ” comfort woman ”with GI to US.



American Soldiers raped French, German and Japanese women during During WW2

French "comfort" women were stripped down to their underwear, some with heads shaved


Jeff Kingston is causing evil to former comfort women for US military by his inaction.


Vietnamese women raped in wartime by S.Korean soldiers seek justice


The sex slave stations for Japanese military were owned and run by Koreans.




2/03/2015
VIETNAM - CHINA - NEW SLAVES
Vietnam's "modern sex slaves" sold in China as prostitutes or brides
by Paul N. Hung




Just like Korea sex slaves for US soldiers they are Forced Into Prostitution


Is Jeff Kingston(Temp.uni.) a Moral Monster?



Must-Read:S.Korean governments also encouraged and supervised rape centers for American soldiers


Kingston can't say anything about the brutality of atomic bomb on Hiroshima, sex slavery for U.S....



Hypocritical Moon Jae-in makes no apology for South Korea's Vietnam War massacres

Child Sex Slaves in modern America


Much Of What You May Think You Know About Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Is Wrong

Jeff Kingston is mistaken again



Justice for Lai Dai Han accused Korean soldiers of thousands of rapes against Vietnamese women.

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McCurry (guardian) is a blatant liar

2018年06月20日 01時01分14秒 | Weblog


McCurry is talking about Korean comfort women here.

Let me note first that the Korean victims' testimonies were produced many years later after the war. Therefore, to quote from True Stories of the Korean Comfort Women


many can faintly remember the sufferings they endured.




However,




1)Yoshimi 吉見 従軍慰安婦

(P92-111)。

日本の植民地における徴集
2 朝鮮からの場合
 だまされた事例
 朝鮮からの徴集でもっとも多いのは、だまされて連れて行かれたケースだった。(略)途中で、おかしいと気づいても逃げるすべは無く、故郷に帰ってもいいことはないとあきらめ、待っている仕事はそんなひどいこともないだろうと思い直し、なんとか前途に希望を見いだそうとしながら、最後に軍慰安所でつらい現実に直面させられたのであった。
 身売りされて
(略)
 売られて慰安婦にされた女性も、多くの場合、前渡し金による経済的拘束と詐欺がからみあっていたことがわかる。(略)
 
 暴力的連行のケース
 (略)
 彼女は、中国東北の軍慰安所に入れられる。拉致した日本人は、軍人か、巡査か、カーキ色の国民服を着た民間人か、断定できない。しかし、夕暮れ時であること、連れがいないこと、民間人らしき人物に引き渡されていることなどから、民間人による誘拐の可能性が高いのではないだろうか。もちろん、警察がこのような犯行を見落すか見逃すということは、軍から慰安婦送出への強い要求があるのだから、ありえたことであろう。



2)Hata 秦 郁彦 慰安婦と戦場の性(p192)

朝鮮半島においては日本の官憲による慰安婦の強制連行的調達はなかったと断定してよいと思う。




3)Park Yuha


When I examined the initial testimonies of former Korean comfort women, none of them claimed she was coerced by the Japanese military. The majority of the Korean women were sold by their fathers to the comfort station owners. Some Korean women were recruited on false pretenses by the Korean comfort station owners. Other Korean women were in the world's oldest profession, and they did volunteer to earn good money.



4)Sarah Soh


According to San Francisco State Professor Sarah Soh (author of the book The Comfort Women), women initially offered various explanations for working at comfort stations, such as supporting their families economically or escaping overbearing parents. Some women suffered abuse; others experienced more supportive conditions. Soh argues that all the women should freely share their experiences, without pressure to conform to the nationalist, anti-Japan narrative. She gives voice to the many types of comfort women, including the 61 who accepted the 1994 Asian Women’s Fund and were therefore branded traitors by activists.




5)Yuki Tanaka Japan's Comfort Women

most ”recruiting" seems to have been done by local Korean sub-contractor....
The most common expedient used in Korea was deceit --false promise of employment in Japan or in other Japanese occupied territories.(p38)



6)ATIS Research Reports No. 120 Amenities in the Japanese Armed Force, Nov. 15, 1945,

.RECRUITING;
The contract they signed bound them to Army regulations and to war for the "house master " for a period of from six months to a year depending on the family debt for which they were advanced




(マッカリー)


野球を全く知らない人が野球記事を書いているようなもので、しかも、ちょっと調べてみようということさえしない。

ジャーナリズムはここに、死にました。



”The story of the comfort women has often been distorted by Japan’s former adversaries ”



Don't assume McCurry(guardian) is reading Japanese newspaper.



McCurry does not report the reality of Okinawa


http://blog.goo.ne.jp/kentanakachan/e/449e0c6d5d2ac888adc39cf87d1925f6

David McNeill doesn't fact-check comfort women issue while he let the U.S. military get away


McCurry's interpretation is difficult to justify,


Justin Mccurry lied again.



Economist has no idea about what has been happening between Japan and Korea.


Does Sharia hark back to the previous militarism?

Justin McCurry (Guardian) lied again.

Fact-checking Justin McCurry's biased article.




American town was a cage where Korean women were enslaved to pay off debt



Japanese military didn't have to force Korea women into sex slavery.


McCurry just picks up the speech out of context from Ishiguro that he wants to hear



Books, articles ... focus on whatever is most extreme and bizarre in Japanese life

It is strange South Korea didn't invite Ex-South Korean 'comfort women' for U.S. troops. No? Justin?


Vietnamese women raped in wartime by S.Korean soldiers seek justice


S. Korea's Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Victims Are To Blame For Date Rape

Korean women-South or Norht- forced to perform sexy dance for top officials.


What can you expect from Justin McCurry ?

Is Justin McCurry not ashamed of UK pig farms?


Must-Watch : How reliable is your memory?


The Guardian's shameful silence on Korean Sex Slavery for U.S. military


Korean sex "slaves" are like Irish "slaves". NYT is like a Japanese nationalist

Just like Korean women during the war, poverty forces the girls to sell their bodies for sex

By Glorifying Churchill, Britain Is Committing New Crimes Against India


Western media should be ashamed of sending these Racist Sexpat Journalists to Asia



Foreign Correspondents club of Japan considers #MeToo movement not newsworthy

Look at how White American journalists cover the acid attack differently
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Donald Trump is more popular with Republicans than almost any president

2018年06月19日 23時04分06秒 | Weblog

櫻田 淳

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   そもそも、この一年数ヵ月、ドナルド・J・トランプを主に支持していたとされる「ラスト・ベルトの白人労働者層」の暮し向きは、どの程度まで改善しているのか。
   トランプが敢えて激化させている経済摩擦にもかかわらず、そうした点についてのポジティヴな噺は、余り聞かないのだが…。


支持者の暮らしむきがどうなったかはわからないが、


Donald Trump is more popular with Republicans than almost any president since WWII with an approval rating of 87 per cent, poll finds
The President is more popular than JFK and Obama were among Democrats
Only George W. Bush whose popularity surged post 9/11 more popular with GOP
Most Americans also believe Trump was right to meet with Kim Jong-un



6月4日の時点、共和党党員のトランプ大統領に対する支持率は、なんと87%

就任後、500日後、大統領を支持する政党の党員から支持率は、息子ブッシュに次いで第2位

米朝会談についても共和党からは高い支持を得ている

メディアからは阿呆扱いされても、支持者からの支持率は高いままなのである。

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日韓合意の精神に反するって?

2018年06月19日 22時01分50秒 | Weblog
2018.6.19 21:30
【歴史戦】
韓国、性暴力根絶へ諮問会議を発足 慰安婦支援団体代表らを委員に任命 「女性とともにする平和イニシアチブ」


日本政府は、慰安婦問題をめぐる日韓合意の精神に反するとして、康外相の発言に不快感を示している。同報道官は会見で「(イニシアチブは)特定国家に対する問題提起ではない。これを合意と結びつけるのは適切ではない」と日本の反発を一蹴したが、諮問委員には慰安婦問題で強硬な日本非難活動を先導してきた者が含まれている。今後、慰安婦問題を人権問題として国際社会に拡散する活動が行われるとみられる。


これは韓国側が正しい。

ーーーどうしたこうなっちゃうのかなああ、日本は。

負け戦、おててつないで玉砕みたいな。

日韓合意を日本側は、慰安婦について沈黙させるための合意だとでも勘違いしているのではないか?

特定国家を標的にしたものではなく、女性の人権問題として国際社会に問題提起していくわけだから、当然、米軍慰安婦、韓国軍慰安婦問題を提起すべきなのである。

韓国がやらないなら、この問題を解決した先輩として日本が教えてあげるべきなのだ。





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自由主義と民主主義 Democracy is now under siege

2018年06月19日 20時39分06秒 | Weblog

Freedom in the World 2018
Democracy in Crisis

The Economist
After decades of triumph, democracy is losing ground
What is behind the reversal?
Jun 14th 2018 | BUDAPEST, DIYARBAKIR, KUALA LUMPUR, LUSAKA AND MANAGUA


これは面白い記事だね。




This distinction is important. In “The People v Democracy”, Yascha Mounk of Harvard University stresses that liberalism and democracy are separable. Voters often want things that are democratic but not liberal, in the most basic sense, which has nothing to do with left- or right-wing policies. For example, they may elect a government that promises to censor speech they dislike, or back a referendum that would curtail the rights of an unpopular minority.

At the same time, plenty of liberal institutions are undemocratic. Unelected judges can often overrule elected politicians, for example. Liberals see this as an essential constraint on the government’s power. Even the people’s chosen representatives must be subject to the law. In a liberal democracy, power is dispersed. Politicians are not only accountable to voters but also kept in line by feisty courts, journalists and pressure groups. A loyal opposition recognises the government as legitimate, but decries many of its actions and seeks to replace it at the next election. A clear boundary exists between the ruling party and the state.


This system is now under siege. In many countries, voters are picking leaders who do not respect it, and gradually undermine it, creating what Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, proudly calls “illiberal democracy”.


Eventually, when enough checks and balances have been removed, a would-be autocrat finds it easier to neuter democracy itself, by shutting down the opposition (as in Turkey) or neutering the legislature (as in Venezuela, where the government staged a sham election on May 20th).


The mature democracies of the West are not yet in serious danger. Donald Trump may scorn liberal norms, but America’s checks and balances are strong, and will outlast him. The real threat is to less mature democracies, where institutions are weaker and democratic habits less ingrained.


Meanwhile, China supplies an alternative model. Having grown much less dictatorial after the death of Mao Zedong, it is reconcentrating power in one man, Xi Jinping, whose term limits as president have just been removed. Some would-be autocrats cite China as evidence that authoritarianism promotes economic growth


To oversimplify, a democracy typically declines like this. First, a crisis occurs and voters back a charismatic leader who promises to save them. Second, this leader finds enemies. His aim, in the words of H.L. Mencken, a 20th-century American wit, “is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” Third, he nobbles independent institutions that might get in his way. Finally, he changes the rules to make it harder for voters to dislodge him. During the first three stages, his country is still a democracy. At some point in the final stage, it ceases to be one. All four stages are worth examining.



Would-be autocrats need a positive agenda, too. Often they pose as defenders of an identity that voters hold dear, such as their nationality, culture or religion. Poland’s ruling party, for example, waxes lyrical about the country’s Catholic way of life, and lavishes subsidies on big families, who are likely to be rural and religious.



Parties of the nationalist right have learned from the left how to exploit identity politics. Both sides tend to favour “group rights” over those of individuals. The “Hungarian nation is not a simple sum of individuals,” Mr Orban said in 2014, “but a community that needs to be organised, strengthened and developed.” Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s nationalist guru, calls him “a hero”.

Autocrats who plan to stay in power for ever need to indoctrinate children. “Most countries don’t have events from two years ago in their school history books. We do,” says a Turkish liberal, aghast that Turks as young as four are taught that their president saved the nation from the Gulenists. Venezuela’s Bolivarian University offers free tuition to students who submit to lectures blaming America for food shortages


And in the long run, it seems to deliver better material results. A study by Daron Acemoglu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that switching from autocracy to democracy adds 20% to income per head over 30 years, though some economists dispute these findings. Guillermo Vuletin of the World Bank argues that autocrats fall when economies slump, and the democrats who succeed them take credit for the inevitable recovery.

What is certain, however, is that freely elected governments bound by the rule of law have less power to abuse citizens.





 まず、自由主義と民主主義は別物なんだ、と。

 選挙民は、民主的であってほしいけど、自由は欲しない、という場合もある、と。例えば、自分たちが欲しない言論について、その自由を政府に検閲してもらいたがったり、少数者の権利・自由を制限する国民投票を支持することはある。

 自由主義社会における機関には民主的でないものもある。例えば、裁判官は民主的に選ばれるわけではないが、民主的選ばれた政治家の決めたことを覆すこともある。自由民主主義社会において、権力は分散される。政治家は、選挙民だけでなく、裁判所や、メディア、圧力団体に対しても説明責任を負う。野党も政権は正当だとは認めるものの、政権を批判し、次期選挙では政権交代をしようとしている。支配的与党と国家の間には明確な区別があるんだ、と。

 ところが、こうしたシステムが弱体化している。多くに国では、選挙民は自由民主主義を尊重しない指導者を選び、非自由主義的民主主義国家ができている、と。

 アメリカのような成熟した民主主義国家の場合、権力の集中・専制を防ぐ、抑制と均衡が効いているから大丈夫だが、民主主義が成熟していない国が独裁者にやられる危険がある。 

 その段階として、

1)危機が発生し、選挙民は、危機を回収すると約束する政治家を支持

例えば、金融危機や大量の難民の流入

2)敵を設定、また、耳に心地良い政策を掲げる

例えば、選挙権をもたない移民や、麻薬密売人、貪欲な資本家
例えば、国、伝統を、宗教を守るなど

3)邪魔になる独立機関を味方に引きずりこむ、あるいは、引きずり落とす
例えば、警察、軍隊は味方につけ、自分に反対する裁判官、ジャーナリストたちは引きずり落とす。
若い衆の自分の都合のいいように教育する

4)選挙民が自分を追い出せないような制度に改変する

中国のように独裁政権でも、経済成長していければそれでいいじゃないか、とも思えるが、しかし、独裁から民主政に代わると、一人あたりの収入が20%増える、という研究もあるし、なによりも、法の支配を採用する民主国家は、住民をひどくあつかう権力が制限されている分安心できるのである、と。










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RUSSIA STATE MEDIA DECLARES: 'TRUMP IS OURS!'

2018年06月19日 19時39分58秒 | Weblog
RUSSIA STATE MEDIA DECLARES: 'TRUMP IS OURS!'
BY CRISTINA MAZA ON 6/18/18 AT 10:25 AM


クリミアではみんなロシア語しゃべるんだから、ロシアのものじゃね、とトランプ大統領の発言を聞いて、ロシアの国営メディアが、「トランプはロシアのもの」と

ロシア、中国、北朝鮮に好かれて、同盟国から嫌われる米国大統領。
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It is risky to leave Japan’s destiny to another country 日本の運命を他国に委ねるのは危険

2018年06月19日 16時50分54秒 | Weblog





“I think this summit will serve as a trigger for the Japanese people to begin to realize that it is risky to leave Japan’s destiny to another country,” he added.


“Trade is more worrisome,” said the Japanese government source. “It’s getting worse ... There is no reliable (U.S.) cabinet level person who can say ‘No’ to unreasonable proposals.


A report by U.S.-based risk consultancy Teneo Intelligence said worries about a weakened American commitment to its allies without significant steps by Pyongyang to denuclearize “would fuel discussions in both Seoul and Tokyo regarding the need for independent nuclear deterrents”.

The LDP’s Kawai, however, echoed others who say Japan, the only nation to suffer nuclear attacks, would not go that far.

“There is a nuclear allergy,” said the lawmaker, who hails from Hiroshima, where thousands were killed instantly by the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic bombing by U.S. forces on the city in the final days of World War Two. About 140,000 died by the end of that year because of the attack.




日本の運命を他国に委ねるのは危険

アメリカの理不尽な要求にノーといえる内閣レベルの人材がいない。

同盟が弱体化すると、日韓が独自に核武装すべきという議論がでてくるが、日本では核兵器アレルギーがあるので、核武装まではしないだろう、と。


アレルギーがあるのはたしかだが、安全保証をどうすべきかは、ちゃんと議論すべき。

ここらへんは、国際政治学者や、戦略家が、メリット、デメリットを付して、選択肢を示さいと。

仮に日本の、平和と独立のために、核武装がもっとも効率的で、必要なら、アレルギーから脱却するにように、国民を納得させていかない。








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Is the Space force effective against the ruthless dictators' nuclear weapons?

2018年06月19日 16時11分10秒 | Weblog





トランプ氏、「宇宙軍」創設を国防総省に指示
6/19(火) 5:01配信







北朝鮮みたいな貧乏国に脅されるようじゃ、宇宙軍なんてあってなんぼのもの?といったところ。


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But those were foreign women and the wolves were our soldiers, so it really didn't matter

2018年06月19日 16時03分21秒 | Weblog

Did a Dr. Seuss WWII Political Cartoon Criticize America’s Isolationism?

 The Other 98%

そして狼は、子どもたちをよく噛んで飲み込み、骨はペッと吐き出してました。子どもたちは外国人だったので、どうでもよかったのです、とドクター・スースの漫画にあるよ、と。
戦時中、外国人の子供の死について無関心だったアメリカ政府を批判したものらしい。シャツにAmerica first と書いてあるところがミソ






and the wolves chewed up the women
and spit out their bones
but those were foreign women
and the wolves were our soldiers,
so it really didn't matter

オオカミたちは女性たちをよく噛んで飲み込み、骨はペッと吐き出しました。でも、女性たちは外国人で、狼たちはわれわれの兵士だったので、どうでもよかったのです。


なんて読み聞かせているジャーナリストもいるかもしれないね。


おなじようなメガネおばさんのAnnaさんは、、どんな絵本を読み聞かせているのかな?



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'Humanity does not come with citizenship or with a green card.'

2018年06月19日 15時05分09秒 | Weblog





これは原則、そのとおりなんだけど、「人権」というときには、それを保証する組織、個人は、所属する政府をはみ出る部分もある。

例えば、難民なんてのは、はみ出たケースの典型なわけですね。


難民条約には、難民の権利や義務についての規定があります。その中でも特に保障されているものとして

1.難民を彼らの生命や自由が脅威にさらされるおそれのある国へ強制的に追放したり、帰還させてはいけない(難民条約第33条、「ノン・ルフルマンの原則」)
2.庇護申請国へ不法入国しまた不法にいることを理由として、難民を罰してはいけない(難民条約第31条)










NowThis Politics

Joe Kennedy III Gives a Moving Speech About Migrant Families Deserve Human Rights at a Texas 'Tent City'
'Humanity does not come with citizenship or with a green card.' — Joe Kennedy III gave a speech at a detention center where the Trump administration is detaining children in cages



ロバートケネディさんのお孫さんのケネディ三世



祖国から逃げ出さざる得なかった人たちってのは、結局、僕らアメリカ人の物語なんだよ、国籍や永住権があるから人間であるわけじゃないんだ、として、


Joe Kennedy III Railed Against Family Separation Policy at a “Tent City” in Texas
Massachusetts Dems are sounding the alarm over inhumanity at the border.


国境で、親子別々にされているテント村で、演説。

国籍がなんであろうとも、永住権があろうとなかろうと、相手が人間なら、とってはならない態度、行動があるだろ、ということでしょう。





ブッシュ夫人のローラさん。私は、国境の州に暮らしている。国境を実効あるものにして守っていく必要性はわかるけど、例外を全く許さない厳格な方針ってのは残酷で、人道にもとるもの。心が痛む、と。

親子を別々にしてフェンスにいれるのは、

https://www.facebook.com/Breitbart/posts/10161300723840354

オバマ政権のときでもやっていただろう、とトランプ応援団。

そうかもしれないが、だからといって、こうした処置が、非人道的という議論を論破したことにはならないーオバマ政権も責を負う、というだけ。

現状では、国境をなくして、すべての人間を同じように扱う、というのも極端だが、国籍や永住権がなければ、生命や安全を否定したり、人間としてとってはいけない態度や行動まで許される、と考えるのも極端。

不法入国者であっても、小さな子どもから親を引き離すのは、人間に対してとるべき措置ではない、ということであろう。

更新

ただ、



これは議論としては強いね。

もっとも、アメリカ人なら、子供がフェンスのなかに入れられることもなかろう。









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一枚の写真が社会のうねりを

2018年06月19日 13時08分40秒 | Weblog
一枚の写真が社会のうねりをつくっていくことがある。

2015年、安全を求めて海をわたる途中で溺死したアランくん




Alan Kurdi

海岸に打ち上げられたシリア難民の男の子アラン君の死



いま、暴力から逃れんとしてアメリカに渡ろうとする途中、国境警備隊につかまり、母親から引き離されて泣きじゃくる2歳の幼女の写真が、アメリカ社会を突き動かしている。









A day at the border: Gripping images show detained migrant families




How John Moore captured a photo that went viral

BBC World Service
·
The story behind a viral photo on the US-Mexico border.


不法移民は、しばしば統計の中の数としかとらえられていない。こうした写真で、我々と同じ人間としての姿をみてもらいたかった、と写真家
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American adults are Dressing Up As Ponies to feel free and wild

2018年06月19日 04時29分08秒 | Weblog
https://www.facebook.com/DailyMail/videos/185340455497799/




'When I'm doing pony play I'm pretty free and wild.'🐴

Daily MailさんがWhat Did I Just Watch?のエピソードを投稿しました。

'When I'm doing pony play I'm pretty free and wild.'


馬になると、野生にもどって自由になれるとして、馬の格好をして、調教をうけるアメリカ人男性たち。

表題は外国特派員をまねてみた。

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American women shaves her legs in public

2018年06月19日 04時25分22秒 | Weblog
https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/29/woman-filmed-shaving-legs-hotel-swimming-pool-7585769/

フロリダのプールで

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/woman-shaves-legs-busy-train-12719659

ニューヨークの地下鉄で 足の毛を剃る婦人たち。


表題は外国特派員をまねてみた。



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