Every day we see reports of the tragic war going on in Ukraine right now.
Every day, we hear “XX civilians dead,” “XX children dead,” “civilians tortured and massacred,” “women raped and murdered,” and so on, in the daily news reports of the Russian military attacks.
The situation in Ukraine is really miserable.
To be honest, I never thought that such a war would happen in my lifetime.
At the same time, I have developed a strong sense of crisis.
Japan is neighbored by China, North Korea, and Russia, and the situation in Japan and Ukraine are quite similar in some respects, so I now have a strong sense of crisis that Japan may become like Ukraine in the near future.
In other words, I think that we have already entered an era in which we have to think about Japan’s security based on the assumption that something like Ukraine will happen in the future.
Therefore, I think Japan needs to change the rules so that we can attack other countries, fight together with foreign countries, and eventually use nuclear weapons.
I think that many people are becoming more aware of this now, and in fact, the Diet members seem to be strengthening Japan’s defense capability, so I hope that they will continue in that direction.
But there is one thing that I have something very wrong with, or rather, I think is absolutely wrong.
I think many people would agree with me about strengthening Japan’s defense capability, which I talked about above, that is, about what needs to be done before war starts, but they would not agree with me about what needs to be done after the war has started.
That is where I feel really, really big resentment.
I see on various news and SNS that many people are saying, “If war breaks out, the people of Japan should unite to fight to the last to protect our country! We must be willing to make some sacrifices to protect our country!”
But I am very, very, very much against this opinion!!!!!!
It is absolutely wrong!!!!
Why should people be forced to join a war even if they don’t have to lose their lives?
Don’t those who want to flee have the freedom to do so?
Of course, those who want to fight can fight of their own volition.
I really respect those who fight, and I hope that they will manage to stay alive and do their best.
But at the same time, if there is freedom to fight, there must also be freedom to flee.
The value judgment of whether to fight or flee is a matter for each individual to decide freely, and is not something that the Japanese nation, which is based on democracy, should force upon its citizens uniformly.
The line, “The people should listen to the state and give their lives for the state,” is too old-fashioned.
It’s 2022 in Japan. It’s too anachronistic, stupid.
In the first place, I don’t think a nation that treats human lives like insects, saying that it is willing to make some sacrifices in order to protect the motherland, is not worth protecting.
Such a nation should be crushed like Nazi Germany or prewar Japan.
People do not exist for the sake of the state.
Isn’t the state for the people?
The most important thing is the people who actually live there.
The role of the state is to enrich people’s lives, and if the people are at risk of dying massively in a war, then the state’s mission is to let the people escape first.
But I hear there are a crazy number of politicians and academics who don’t think so.
This morning I saw a politician on TV talking about war instruction, and although he didn’t say it straight out, I got a strong feeling from that politician that all the people should fight to the bitter end.
Fuck these guys.
I can’t throw away my one life for you scum who are dirty with money and power, and who are always sneaking around and doing petty things!!!
I can’t even imagine risking my life for you idiots.
It’s too petty, what you’re doing.
If you want the people to fight, first you should get your guns and go to the front lines of battle yourselves!
Don’t ever do something like the past politics, where your status is perfectly guaranteed while imposing pain on the people.
Well, after all, those who are treated so well and are always being carried around by the people around them probably have no idea how precious the ordinary life of the common people is.
They probably have no idea how tragic it is to have the common people’s normal life destroyed.
I am vehemently opposed to the opinions of those who disrespect human life.
They usually say, “Human rights! Freedom! but in the end, when I see them taking human life lightly in such a situation, I realize that they are just human rights fashion performers after all.
And when the battle actually comes close to their feet, those who were so excited to “defend the homeland to the end! will be so terrified that they will run away with their tails between their legs.
Well, I won’t let them destroy my life.
I will act to protect my precious family and my life.
If war is about to break out, I will run away with my family immediately.
I am convinced that there is an absolute majority of the public who want to escape.
If you want to escape, please do so.
Value your life more than the atmosphere around you.
Listen, the state should never restrict the freedom of the people who want to escape, okay?
Do you understand?!?!?!?!?!?!?!