AHA = propaganda machine

"no government should have the right to censor history" they decry. 
I am always amazed by the well practiced thick skinned innocent act of those who have much to hide. I am talking about those American historians who are still perpetuating the vicious lies their association, the American Historical Association (AHA) created and promoted during and after the U.S.-Japan war. The lies that required extreme brain washing program to promote in the post war Japan as well as in her former territories America has stolen from Japan.

The program carried out in total secrecy has been known in Japan as "War Guilt Information Program", which included:
  • Strict censorship under strict secrecy: Daily inspection of all publications, news media and private correspondences. 
  • Destruction of all published books that did not agree with the narrative of the war crimes the Japanese government and its military were supposed to have committed and were tried in the military tribunals without due process (over 1000 were executed).
  • War guilt propaganda information fed through the mass media and education systems.
  • Purging of elected officials, bureaucrats, educators, journalists, industrialists, etc (totaling 200,000!), replacing them with "good Japanese" who would not question the narrative or the War Guilt Information Program
  • Total removal of military and related industries, setting its legal basis in the new constitution to make it permanent. The dismantled factories were shipped to China to help the Chinese dictators (posed as communists) to build their military.
American historians took part in that highly secretive and sinister program by providing the narrative filled with vicious lies and distortions. GI Roundtable: What Shall Be Done about Japan after Victory? is the evidence.

If American historians want to say "no government should have the right to censor history" and accuse Japanese government, I suggest that they learn about the War Guilt Information Program against Japan, tell the world it was wrong for their government to have done such a thing, acknowledge what America gained from it, and show their remorse for having been associated with an organization that took part in it. Only then, they will earn the right to say "no government should have the right to censor history".

Standing with Historians of Japan and its extension, Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan do not demonstrate a shred of remorse, not even an awareness of the War Guilt Information Program implemented during that part of the U.S.- Japan history they claim to know so well. Those are the kind of historians who are writing the America's history textbooks, and McGraw-Hill is still refusing to revise the high school history textbooks in question.

They say "Because Japan is a second home as well as a field of research for many of us," as if that kind of sentiment would give their voice some credibility. As a Japanese, I feel honored and reassured as much as the people of India would have hearing similar sentiment about India expressed by a British 70 years ago.