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CALEB: AS TO INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE 'FROM HAWAII

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Submitted by LEE BRANCH (United States), Aug 8, 2014 at 13:41

READ SOGA'S BOOK 'LIFE BEHIND BARBED WIRE' AND YOU WILL FIND THAT THIS WORSHIPPER OF JAPANESE MILITARISM~ AND THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN~ WAS REMOVED FROM HAWAII~ ALONG WITH OTHER FASCIST SYMPATHIZERS AND INTERNED IN THE U.S.

YOU'LL FIND SOGA, A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF HAWAII, GLOATING OVER THE SIGHT OF U.S. WARSHIPS TORPEDOED AND BOMBED AND THEIR PERSONNEL DYING HORRIBLY AMIDST THE CARNAGE.

'DEATH VALLEY, IT'S IMPOUNDED AMERICANS' IS A BOOKLET (AVAILABLE FROM THE THE DEATH VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY) WEAKLY CONCEDING THAT STAUNCHLY 'PRO-AMERICAN' INTERNEES~ A PITIFULLY FEW SIXTY PLUS~ WERE RUSHED FROM MANZANAR TO SANCTUARY IN DEATH VALLEY WHEN THEIR LIVES WERE IN DANGER AT MANZANAR. (THE PRO-FASCIST 'JOE' KURIHARA HAD ORCHESTRATED THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF FRED TAYAMA FOR TAYAMA'S EFFORT TO PERSUADE YOUNG INTERNEES TO ENLIST IN U.S, SERVICE). AFTER THE ASSAULT ON TAYAMA WAS INTERRUPTED, THE GOAL OF THE SUBSEQUENT NIGHT TIME RIOTING WAS TO BREAK NTO THE CAMP HOSPITAL TO "FINISH OFF TAYAMA" . THIS DEC. 6TH-7TH, 1942, RIOTING WAS A CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF JAPAN'S ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, THIS IS AN AREA OF INTEREST ALMOST COMPLETELY SUPRESSED BY REVISIONIST WRITERS OF THE PRESENT AND IS ALMOST NEVER OPENLY DISCUSSED.

KURIHARA AND HIS COHORT, HARRY UYENO, HAD COMPILED A 'DEATH LIST' OF THOSE OPENLY SUPPORTING AN ALLIED VICTORY. UENYO HAD THREATENED ONE ANTI-FASCIST, KARL YONEDA, WITH THE WORDS: "IN A FEW MONTHS, WHEN THE JAPANESE INFANTRY MARCHES INTO MANZANAR, YOU'LL BE THE FIRST ONE I HAVE STOOD UP AGAINST THE WALL AND SHOT. "

TYPE THE ABOVE NAMES INTO A 'SEARCH' ENGINE AND YOU WILL FIND THAT THE FASCISTS ARE NOW PRAISED AS 'CIVIL RIGHTS' PIONEERS' AND THE U.S. LOYALISTS ARE 'INFORMERS' AND 'F.B.I. STOOGES' AND 'ENUS', ('DOGS'). IT'S ARGUED,OF THOSE INTERNED, THAT "ONLY 3% WERE DISLOYAL"~ THAT SUGGESTS 3000 POTENTIAL PRO-AXIS ACTIVISTS WOULD HAVE BEEN AT LARGE HAD THERE NOT BEEN A RELOCATION:THERE WAS NO WAY OF SELECTING AND SCREENING: UYENYO AND KURIHARA WERE NEVER IDENTIFIABLE AS POTENTIAL TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY.

THE BOMBINGS IN OKLAHOMA CITY~ AND AT THE BOSTON MARATHON~ ILLUSTRATE HOW MUCH DAMAGE CAN BE DONE BY A FEW ZEALOTS WITH IMPROVISED DEMOLITIONS

WERE THE INTERNEES LOYAL? WELL, ONLY 5% VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE THIS COUNTRY AND TAKE ON THE HONORABLE AND NECESSARY TASK OF FREEING CAPTIVES FROM REAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN AXIS COUNTRIES. THIS SEEMS SHAMEFUL TO ME. IT WAS NOTABLE THAT THE HAWIIAN NATIONAL GUARD, WHEN FEDERALIZED, FOUGHT MAGNIFICENTLY AS THE 442ND COMBAT TEAM IN EUROPE BUT WHEN IT WAS ASKED THAT VOLUNTEERS ENLIST FROM THE CAMPS THERE WAS LITTLE RESPONSE~ AND TAYAMA ALMOST PAID WITH HIS LIFE FOR URGING ENLISTMENT!. KARL YONEDA'S WIFE, THE NOTED COMMUNIST, ELAINE BLACK YONEDA BLAMED THIS ON THE FASCISTS WHO "WERE RUNNING MANZANAR." : SHE WROTE "CAN'T THE F.B.I. DO SOMETHING? THE YOUNG MEN ARE AFRAID TO ENLIST." (QUOTE FROM HER BIOGRAPHY, 'RED ANGEL').

SHE WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO FLED TO THE DEATH ALLEY CAMP FOR A FEW MONTHS SOJOURN UNTIL HE DECIDED WHERE SHE WISHED TO RELOCATE AND AWAIT THE WAR'S END.

DID YOU KNOW ANY OF THE ABOVE? YOU WOULDN'T OF COURSE, HAVE KNOWN~ AS IT DEPICTS THE ISSUES WHICH SUGGEST THERE WAS NO ALTERNATIVE TO A MASS RELOCATION OF JAPANESE AWAY FROM THE DEFINED WAR ZONE OF THE U.S. WEST COAST.

B.T.W. THERE WERE 22 CAMPS, IN THE U.S. HOLDING ITALIAN AND GERMANS WHOSE DISLOYALTY WAS KNOWN OR SUSPECTED: SOME WERE FORCIBLY EXPATRIATED AS LATE AS 1947.SO LETS NOT HEAR ANY "THOSE RACISTS! WHY DIDN'T THEY INTERN ITALIANS AND GERMANS?"

LEE

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