Why do we ask America for forgiveness?
By Nishio Kanji,
AbstractAbstract: WHY DO WE ASK AMERICA FOR FORGIVENESS?
JAPAN’S HUMBLE ISOLATION AND THE TWO WORLD WARS
by Nishio Kanji, Ph. D.
A natural extension of “total war” is the need to humiliate the defeated, and to keep its people in a continuous state of debasement. Since the vanquished have been reduced to a vassal state, “justice,” along with humiliation is freely meted out. However, the victors’ moral righteousness is merely window dressing. A look behind it and one would uncover the same crimes of which the vanquished was accused. If one seriously reflectsw on the horrible consequences of previous world wars, blame would have been more evenly spread to include the winners as well. In this way, perhaps real peace may be attained.