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Research of less-than-desirable topics (wounds, wound complications, etc.)

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    Crazywriter
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    @the-inkspiller

    i agree with you that it should be researched! Although not by the faint of heart. There are reasons for their war crimes & cruelty because their were very much indoctrinated by the culture they lived in, however it still is terrible(not that you are saying it wasn’t). From my research, however, the Japanese did hosts of unnecessary war crimes, that had no reasonable explanation other than cruelty, partly because Jey viewed their prisoners as weak because they allowed themselves to be captured.

    A couple things sparked my interest in reading up on it,  and the biggest was watching Unbroken, which, though the cruelty was terrible never really affected me in a personal way, and I thought it was a ‘war thing.’ However in my research I stumbled across accounts of the Rape of Nanking, as that battle is popularly called, and, my heart wept. That was unreasonable, unnecessary, and inhuman.

    But that’s cool you come from a Japanese background! Three of my siblings stayed in China for a number of years, and met some really neat Japanese people. Perhaps you could fill me in on some more of your research?

    #128478
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    And it’s not like Japan is isolated in the area of war crimes, as you said previously the Germans, and along with them the English, Spanish, Russians, and Americans all have terrible crimes done in their name. It’s not isolated to a people, it’s a mankind issue as were all sinners. So yeah, Japan isn’t alone

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    The Inkspiller
    @the-inkspiller

    @crazywriter Lol – no I’m not Japanese, I’m Chinese. From what I understand, Japan in WWII is simply not something that is discussed in Japan these days. It’s not openly spoken of as a point of pride. And yes – the Japanese are hardly special in the realm of human brutality. We are all fallen creatures, all equally capable of inhuman cruelty given the right circumstances and a convenient target.

    I probably won’t be around much for the next three days (and possibly more) – I’ll be slammed with work – but I would love to discuss history. I’m sure you can fill in a lot of the gaps in the breadth and inconsistent depth of my historical knowledge. Plus it’s just fun to talk about (insofar as war crimes can be “fun”).

    Non nobis Domine, sed nomini, Tuo da gloriam.

    #130244
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    Hi @the-inkspiller ! Just wanted to check if you saw my last post. I’m kind of stuck until I get that plot point worked out.

    Btw, I love your quote! It’s Latin, an awesome quote, and a historical reference, three awesome things in one!

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

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