Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nanjing Massacre

I came across this interesting article on CNN from 2012 about a Japanese politician covering up a massacre, much like the banana massacre. In 1937, their was a terrible massacre which involved the rape and murder of thousands of people. Japanese troops invaded Nanjing (a city in China) and the result was horrifying. Instead of honoring and remembering the lives lost, one Japanese politician defended the troops and tried to cover up the murders and rapes. He said that only "conventional acts of combat" took place when, in reality, an estimated 300,000 people were slaughtered. The fact that this type of stuff actually still goes on in the world is crazy to me. Some people will do anything to try to keep their reputation in tact even if it's at the cost of others. No crime, especially such a vulgar one like this, should be downsized because thousands of lives were lost, and the men who participated and orchestrated this attack were very wrong and do not deserve to be justified.

1 comment:

Luke Jeanfreau said...

The interesting thing to me about the Nanjing massacre was just how gruesome it was. Japanese troops basically just in and the town, killed the men, and raped the women. For this reason it is sometimes referred to as the rape of Nanjing. Chinese people are still salty about it, and many attribute the general dislike of Japan by the Chinese population to it.