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FTR #813 Return of the Rising Sun, Part 3

Grand­son of the Japan­ese war crim­i­nal who signed that coun­try’s dec­la­ra­tion of war against the U.S., Shin­zo Abe is fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Nobo­suke Kishi (his grand­fa­ther), as well as those of Kishi’s asso­ciates in Japan’s expan­sion­ist empire. Revis­ing school text­books about World War II, pass­ing a new secre­cy law, insti­tut­ing greater state con­trol of news media, dra­mat­i­cal­ly increas­ing defense spend­ing while mov­ing to alter the con­sti­tu­tion to per­mit a more mil­i­taris­tic agen­da, Abe is turn­ing back the Japan­ese his­tor­i­cal and polit­i­cal clock. Japan­ese gov­ern­ment offi­cials are open­ly sanc­tion­ing anti-Kore­an racism and net­work­ing with orga­ni­za­tions that pro­mote that doc­trine. Sev­er­al mem­bers of Abe’s gov­ern­ment net­work with Japan­ese neo-Nazis. Vice-Prime Min­is­ter Taro Aso is a long­time admir­er of Nazi polit­i­cal strat­e­gy and advo­cates using the Nazi method for seiz­ing pow­er to sneak con­sti­tu­tion­al change past the Japan­ese pub­lic.


Were there Nazis in Atlantis? The Gospel According to Ramtha (aka J.Z. Knight)

J.Z. Knight (right) has built a suc­cess­ful orga­ni­za­tion by claim­ing to chan­nel an ancient “Atlantean/Lemurian” War­rior named Ramtha. In addi­tion to lubri­cat­ing the spir­i­tu­al cog­ni­tion of her acolytes with copi­ous amounts of wine, Knight/Ramtha has dis­sem­i­nat­ed pro­found­ly dis­parag­ing views of var­i­ous groups, includ­ing gays, Mex­i­cans, Jews and organ­ic farm­ers. Knight/Ramtha’s views have found res­o­nance on the Storm­front web­site, arguably the lead­ing neo-Nazi and white suprema­cist web­site.


FTR #793 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Updat­ing and intro­duc­ing a num­ber of sto­ries, this pro­gram notes the death of Nazi art deal­er Cor­nelius Gurlitt, high­light­ed in FTR #791. After detail­ing the back­ground and polit­i­cal con­nec­tions of Fra­zier Glenn Miller, accused of killing three peo­ple at a Jew­ish Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter in Kansas, the pro­gram high­lights the grow­ing con­trol of Amer­i­can media out­lets by doc­tri­naire fas­cist orga­ni­za­tions with a her­itage evolv­ing from World War II. In addi­tion to the spec­tac­u­lar growth of pub­lish­ing giant Ber­tels­mann, with a Nazi and SS her­itage, the broad­cast under­scores the con­trol of the Al-Jazeera net­work by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. The curi­ous adver­tis­ing behav­ior of BMW, con­trolled by the heirs of Joseph Goebbels is set forth, as well.


Newsweek Publisher Has Unification Church Background

In FTR #291, we exam­ined the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church as an exten­sion of the Japan­ese Patri­ot­ic Soci­eties, that brought fas­cism to Japan through a pro­gram of polit­i­cal assas­si­na­tion and pro­pa­gan­da. David Jang, whose busi­ness enter­pris­es con­trol both Newsweek and The Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Times, has a back­ground in the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church, for­mer­ly head­ed by the Rev­erend Sun Myung Moon.


Dark Cloud on the Rising Sun

In his sec­ond stint as Prime Min­is­ter of Japan, Shin­zo Abe is reboot­ing the right-wing polit­i­cal agen­da he pur­sued dur­ing his first term in the last decade. The grand­son of promi­nent Japan­ese war crim­i­nal Nobo­suke Kishi, Abe is imple­ment­ing revi­sion­ist pol­i­tics designed to obfus­cate Japan’s actions dur­ing World War II, includ­ing edit­ing text­books to change writ­ten his­to­ry of the war, imple­ment­ing a new secre­cy law, bring the respect­ed NHK tele­vi­sion net­work under gov­ern­ment con­trol and negat­ing accounts of Japan­ese war crimes.


Whither Japan? Divine Wind, Take 2?

In numer­ous broad­casts, we have cov­ered the sad real­i­ty that in post World War II Japan, the pub­lic per­cep­tion that the forces of fas­cism were erad­i­cat­ed is a delib­er­ate­ly cul­ti­vat­ed polit­i­cal myth. Japan­ese prime min­is­ter Abe has embarked on a pro­gram of mil­i­tarism, with one of his top defense advis­ers high­light­ing a cam­paign appear­ance by read­ing from the diary of a Kamikaze pilot, who died crash­ing his plane into an Amer­i­can war­ship. UPDATED ON 8/9/2013.


Winds of War Blowing over Northern Pacific Islands?

There has been a sig­nif­i­cant uptick in real or alleged mil­i­tary con­fronta­tions over dis­put­ed islands in the North Pacif­ic. Con­ser­v­a­tive com­men­ta­tor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has not­ed the pos­si­ble drift toward war between Japan and Chi­na over unin­hib­it­ed and dis­put­ed Islands. Japan has also accused Rus­sia of foment­ing con­fronta­tion over the dis­put­ed Kuriles.


Now, About those School Yard Shootings . . .

With the nation and much of the world focused on the grue­some shoot­ings in New­town, Con­nect­cut, we revis­it the top­ic of the school­yard shoot­ings. In past pro­grams, we have not­ed that a num­ber of the [alleged] per­pe­tra­tors of the school shoot­ings have links to Nazi and white suprema­cist groups. A form of ter­ror­ism, these mas­sacres desta­bi­lize soci­ety, lead­ing to the pop­u­lar sen­ti­ment for “order.” Endorsed by some ele­ments of pop­u­lar cul­ture, the school­yard shoot­ings are func­tion­ing in a man­ner anal­o­gous to the Fritz Haar­mann inci­dent in Weimar Ger­many. That ser­i­al mur­der of more than a hun­dred juve­niles, whose corpses were butchered and baked into meat pies, dis­cred­it­ed the author­i­ties of Weimar Ger­many, help­ing to sow sen­ti­ment that would ben­e­fit the Nazis.


Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish: Sun Myung Moon Exits Stage Far Right

A self-pro­claimed mes­si­ah who viewed the polit­i­cal sub­ju­ga­tion of the Unit­ed States as essen­tial, Sun Myung Moon head­ed the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church. With strong con­nec­tions to the Bush fam­i­ly and ele­ments of the Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency, the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church appears to be an exten­sion of the Japan­ese patri­ot­ic and ultra­na­tion­al­ist soci­eties that brought fas­cism to Japan. The group’s pri­ma­ry fund­ing may well come from Japan­ese heavy indus­try, the Mit­subishi Cor­po­ra­tion, in par­tic­u­lar. Moon has final­ly passed away at age 92.


Blast from the Past: Reagan, George H.W. Bush Administrations Aided Secret Japanese Nuclear Weapons Program

Rea­gan, Bush I admin­is­tra­tions secret­ly armed Japan with weapons-grade plu­to­ni­um. Space explo­ration projects a cov­er for Japan­ese nuclear arms devel­op­ment. How far do these ten­ta­cles reach?