75 years have passed and our govenment is still stressing on the significance of this event, which happened more than half a century ago, 18 years before the PRC was established. Flood of threads and posts in BBS and Blogs showing how sensitive and patriotic we are when it comes to something related to the Japs. But do we really feel the the same way as we seem to? Do we hate the Japs as the slogans we put on the banners? Perhaps we do, basically I can come up with 3 main reasons why we hate them, but followed by questions.
No. 1, Invasion. I asked 2 Japanese guys, one when I was about 15, and the other when 17, that would they agree that their army invaded China 70 years ago, both of them said YES, without any hesitation. Why should they? That’s one of the most common events happened during the course of human history, the Roman empire conquered all of the europe, north Africa and the Asia Minor, even our ancestors who tried so hard to emphasize that this country should be ruled under morality, they still invaded many bordering nations. There was no an internationl court that could actually sanction countries which cause the war, like the situation in the outlaw zones full of vulgars, people often fight each other to gain more interests. We were so weak a century ago, but still hold a huge amount of tresure and vast lands, so why shouldn’t the Japs invade us? We still do the same thing in the modern world, though not with guns and cannons, but multinational cooperations.
No. 2, Inhuman Massacres. Well I guess this is the dominating reason we hate them, they were so cold blood and degraded, probably the most degraded one ever of all human races. But that was a WAR, a war before United Nations was established and the civilized globalization. We can’t possibly ask someone in war to meet with the criteria of social courtesy or any requirements of humanism. Winning is the ultimate goal, anything else is bullshit. The first emperor of China, whose army buried over 400 thousand prisoners alive in 260 BC, 400 years later, about 1 million Jews were slaughtered by the Roman troops. But do the people of Hebei Province, whose ancestors were those prisoners, hate the people of Shanxi Province? Have the Jews today ever asserted that they should revenge the insult? I don’t think so, cause that tragedy had become history, and didn’t happen to them, or their parents, or even their grandparents, that only exists in books. They hardly feel a thing about it, neither do we. Okay, we might get very angry and furious when watching the movies made by the state-owned manufacturers and a small period of time after that, but then we would once again back to work, busy making money to buy our favorite tv sets or laptops from Japan.
No.3, Japs never say sorry. Okay, they are so cheap and shameless not to apologize. But even if they did, does it make any difference to what happend? Would Osama Bin Laden require United States to say sorry for Afghanistan and Iraq? No, he would just simply kick the ass of uncle sam in response.
Today is the so-called National Humiliation Day, and I respect that, but I doubt that how serious we are on this issue. We are waving fists and shouting as if there is really a national hatred against the Japs, when heard of the news published by the state-owned, or the party-owned media. Does it imply anything to you?