Photo Advertisement in Japan causing Stir among Activists
This is an ad in a Japanese corporate publication that came out this year. It shows Douglas MacArthur, the so-called “architect of the Occupation of Japan and Korea” after both the Second World War. The ad says: “Let us create a good country.”
People should know that Douglas MacArthur hated Japan and Asians. He felt that Asians were industrious but not to be trusted and that they could never be democratic, as if democracy rests solely in some kind of White American military soul.
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