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SDHF Newsletter No.320 A crisis of more-of-the-same Japanese leadership

A crisis of more-of-the-same Japanese leadership
By David Lee

In this essay, Mr. David Lee laments that under the novel coronavirus pandemic, unelected public officials, so-called medical experts, have been handed unlimited power in various countries worldwide.
In March 2020, Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London predicted that in the US, without a mitigation strategy, the novel coronavirus would kill about 2 million people over a four-month period. From this scary and extremely flawed forecast, we heard tirelessly from so-called medical experts to lockdown the population, to close schools, businesses and so on in order to “flatten the curve,” and US and Europe dutifully complied.
One unelected public official is Dr. Omi Shigeru, called by the Japan Times and Western media “Japan’s Dr. Fauci”. Any perceptive Japanese hearing this should be concerned by this dubious distinction. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for more than 30 years, has had a horrible habit of saying one thing one day and then something else the next. For example, early in the so-called pandemic, he said that masks were not effective. Later, he stated that everyone should wear masks. After that, he doubled down and stated that everyone should wear two masks. He has also dismissed the notion that the novel coronavirus behind the current so-called pandemic could have escaped from a laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which, indirectly, received funding from grants approved by Dr. Fauci.
Dr. Omi loudly stated, much to Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s chagrin, that “it is not normal” to host the Olympics under the “current situation.” If Dr. Omi is in fact the “Dr. Fauci of Japan”, then Japanese people should be extremely concerned.
One other unelected modern Japanese leader is General Yoshida Yoshihide of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF), who loudly proclaimed to all who would listen that Japan will never “unsheathe the sword”. The Asahi Shimbun (June 27, 2021) gushed all over General Yoshida, calling him a “maverick,” a man with “affable and gentle looks”. Really, Japanese should be highly concerned that such an “affable” and “gentle” man is in charge of Japan’s last line of defense.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/opinion-article/1749/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/crisisE.pdf

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

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