posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 01:27 AM
The Holocaust is that one event that everyone learns about. You'll start learning about it in elementary school. By second grade you've probably
already heard of this term. By fifth grade you'll have learned that it was a horrible event in which millions of Jewish people died. You'll probably
have read Anne Frank's Diary by 7th grade, and probably some Elie Wiesel. In fact, Wiesel's name has such high regard that my spell-check did not
underline "Wiesel" in red but would underline "wiesel" in red. Because of this, Hitler is the most famous person in history next to Jesus,
assuming he existed.
But the question is why?
Most would answer that it is because the Holocaust is the single worst event in human history.
But they are wrong. I mean, the focus on Jewish deaths should be the first tip off that something is up here. Three million Polish people were
exterminated, as well as three million other assorted minorities. Why do they not have a voice? When you talk about the Holocaust, you'd probably
immediately think Jewish people.
And the Holocaust was in no way the worst event in history. In fact, at the same time, the atrocities committed by the Japanese in Asia were in my
opinion much worse than the events of the Holocaust. And what is weird is that nobody's ever heard of the atrocities in Asia! I mean, it doesn't
even have a name for god's sake. So I am gonna refer to it as the AiA. I mean Emperor Hirohito's name is almost unheard of compared to Hitler, but
he oversaw the barbaric raping and murdering of an entire continent!
Since the Meiji Restoration, the Japanese schools bred a sense of superiority in its students, on the basis that the Emperor was divine and that they
were the Emperor's people, so therefore their purpose was divine. They were taught that other peoples were inherently inferior to them. Then in 1937
they began their invasion of Asia in China, and so much horrible stuff happened. For example, Unit 731 (look it up) was one of many facilities in
which human experimentation occurred. PoWs and kidnapped locals would be exposed to certain diseases such as plague and then vivisected just before
death to see the effects of the disease on their organs. A lot of other really sick experiments were undertaken, I don't want to get into it, you can
look it up. Basically in the end, about 3000 to 10000 people died at Unit 731 in the hands of Dr. Shiro Ishii, who was never charged of any war crimes
and died at the age of 67 of throat cancer.
The Japanese raped and pillaged their way through China, killing off whole villages, as they believed other peoples to be equivalent to animals.
Almost all women were raped, young and old. Hundreds of thousands (I think, I'm not sure about that number) Korean women were kidnapped and forced
into sex slavery at "Service Stations" for Japanese soldiers. They killed so many people that Japanese soldiers began to describe it as
"monotonous" and "boring" and began to make games out of killing people. The epitome of the brutality was seen during the Nanjing Massacre, in
which 300,000 civilians were sadistically killed. Women were raped repeatedly and were subject to having objects thrust up their vaginas, including
beer bottles, sticks, and even grenades. They would make amulets out of the pubic hair of virgins that they raped because they believed it would bring
good fortune. The killing for the soldiers were too boring so they decided to make it fun by torturing their victims. One of the "fun" methods was
to bury you halfway in the ground and let dogs tear you apart while you are helpless. Another is forcing people onto the roof of a building and then
setting it on fire. I mean if you want to know more just look it up, basically it was ridiculous. Estimates of Chinese civilian deaths go up to 20
million! The worst is not the number of killed but in the way they met their deaths, as they were all made to suffer.
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