I'm vexed. A ticked off me knows enough not to bother writing about facts, so let's instead write about opinions.
Anyhow... as you should note, Japan doesn't officially teach its grade school kids much about WW2... something that irks the non-Japanese, as they see the whole non-education thing as Japan not fully acknowledging its warring deeds in the 1930s thru 1945.
The commenter actually bitched about me editorializing here in MY blog - that is just plain stupid. It's a blog. It's not a freaking text book. Go read one... and then discuss amongst yourselves WHY Japan doesn't teach about its appearance in the most recent global war.
I don't know. Neither do you. Anything you can come up with is plain old conjecture. It's a guess. It's based on opinion and some fact. But, it's only ever going to be an opinion. It doesn't mean you are correct, however.
That's what we do here in the blogosphere. We editorialize. We create food for thought... some do that better than others. It's not my strong suit - but whatever. I prefer facts.
But facts have a nasty way or remaining elusive even when the correct questions are asked.
The commenter assumes that I am an idiot because I tend to populate this blog so often with articles discussing boobs.
Wow... really? I like boobs as much as the next heterosexual man or lesbian, but aside from writing about sex et al maybe 25 times out of the 2,800+ blog entries I've created... well... despite the well-written critique, apparently the commenter doesn't like to read as much as he thinks, and believes he knows best because the eyes don't lie.
People... I suppose I could delete the whole "Popular Blog entry" stuff over on the right... but it wouldn't make a difference. Despite only 80 followers - most of whom I doubt read what I write - most of the people who visit this blog do so because they spotted it during a Google search.
I know this because I can see via the analytics provided by Blogger.ca, that some 1,200 hits a day are through various Google outlets around the world... and I know what search words are being typed in and I know what articles they choose to view.
If I wanted more hits, I would write about a Japanese adult video star every day - complete with copulating photos. And yet I don't. Why? Don't answer that... I must be self-absorbed.
Please note there is nothing pornographic on any of those 25 blog entries, despite the topics covered.
I have apparently given the thousand-plus people who visit this blog everyday something they wanted to read about. Would I prefer it if they read a historical document on the auto industry of Japan - sure... but it is what it is... and that's my opinion... neither right nor wrong... it's my opinion. I'm still glad I have presented something some people find interesting or useful or even entertaining.
Anyhow... while I go gargle that horrible taste of bile from my throat, I hope you all had a good Father's Day. Apparently my son thought it was two weeks ago, and the missus had no clue, so I got a breakfast two Sundays ago of eggs and beans and bacon. Mmmm... Father's Day bacon.
Tomorrow... I'll try and find out more data regarding a particular Japanese POW (prisoner-of-war) camp that intrigued me when I cam across it two days ago...