How “Tokyo Rose” Became WWII’s Most Notorious Propagandist
Radio propaganda was rampant on all sides of World War II, but perhaps no broadcaster was as infamous as Iva Toguri—better known to her Allied listeners as “Tokyo Rose.” The American-born Toguri became stranded in Japan when the war began, and she was eventually coaxed behind the microphone and instructed to read radio scripts aimed at demoralizing U.S. troops in the Pacific. Toguri always maintained that she was a loyal American who had been forced onto the radio by circumstance, but after the war ended she was convicted of treason and sentenced to several years in prison. Despite a lack of evidence against her, it would take nearly three decades before she received a presidential pardon.
During World War II, American servicemen regularly huddled around radios to listen to the “Zero Hour,” an English-language news and music program that was produced in Japan and beamed out over the Pacific. The Japanese intended for the show to serve as morale-sapping propaganda, but most G.I.s considered it a welcome distraction from the monotony of their duties. They developed a particular fascination with the show’s husky-voiced female host, who dished out taunts and jokes in between spinning pop records. “Greetings, everybody!” she said during one broadcast in 1944. “This is your little playmate—I mean your bitter enemy—Ann, with a program of dangerous and wicked propaganda for my victims in Australia and the South Pacific. Stand by, you unlucky creatures, here I go!”
American G.I.s concocted a range of exotic backstories for the woman they called “Tokyo Rose,” but few were stranger than the truth. Her real name was Iva Toguri, and rather than being an enemy agent, she was an American citizen who had found her way onto the radio almost by accident. Most fascinating of all, she would later allege that she had remained loyal to her country by actively working to undermine the message of her propaganda programs.
Born on July 4, 1916, Iva Toguri was the daughter of Japanese immigrants who owned a small import business in Los Angeles. She had spent her youth serving in the Girl Scouts and playing on her school’s tennis team, and later graduated from UCLA with a zoology degree. In 1941, her parents sent her on a trip to Japan to help care for an ailing aunt. The 25-year-old Toguri had never been abroad before and quickly grew homesick, but her problems only mounted that December, when a paperwork problem saw her denied a place on a ship home. Only a few days later, the Japanese bombed Pear Harbor.
Steve Harvey has apologized for his recent remarks on Asian-American men.
On Tuesday, the “Steve Harvey Show” host took to Twitter to appease those offended by his jokes on the show.
“I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week,” he tweeted. “It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever.”
Asian-American Orgs Aim to Document, Expose Hate Crimes as Trump Administration Begins
As Asian-American groups across the country prepare for Friday’s inauguration, many are approaching the start of the next four years by launching projects aimed at tracking hate crimes and bias incidents.
“There has definitely been an uptick in hate incidents in the months leading up to and after the election,” Karin Wang, the Vice President of Programs and Communications at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles told NBC News. “We felt that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have always had to shoulder this outsider burden and that our stories have not been covered.”
Wang said that while hate incidents against Muslim Americans have received extensive coverage since the election, she says crimes against other members of the community may be being overlooked. “There have been attacks at Asian-American churches, there have been Asian Americans harassed in the street,” she said. “What we are worried about is that people are getting complacent.”
At the end of World War 2, the last man standing, USA, who suffered only minor scratches, established the foundation and led the march towards a globalized world economy. They like to tell you that it was due to “American benevolence” that all countries prospered.
While there were exceptions such as certain occupied vassal states like South Korea and Imperial Japan, both of whom grew under American protection and American technology transfers in exchange for military bases to pursue world domination
For a while, it worked great. Non-white countries were plundered and made destitute while the West looked like a “good guy” while actually loan sharking them.
The first symbolic event that showed “free trade” and “Western competitiveness” wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be was Japan’s sudden “decade[s] of stagnation”. During the 1980s, Japan was predicted to take over USA as the world’s preeminent economic power. Anti-Japanese sentiment spread rapidly just like the anti-Chinese attitudes of the past 5 years [See Vincent Chin’s murder by two White men who mistaken him for a Japanese]. The rise of a non-white power? No! That was unacceptable to the White elites who “believe in free competition” and “all men are created equal”.
In 1985, America setup the Plaza Accord with Japan and other “allies” to orderly devalue the USD currency to make American exports more affordable on the world market [lower USd currency --> cheaper American exports --> more international buyers]. It worked and in effect, the America’s economy was saved by Japan economic harikari.
Fast forward to 2003 and USA pressured China to agree to Plaza Accord 2.0. Owing to the fact that China is much larger, is not militarily occupied, and is armed with thermnonuclear warheads, China said “no, thanks”. Much later, the Obama administration tried pressured China to free-float the Chinese currency. Again, China said “no.”
Without Chinese economic suicide to boost the the American economy, what did they do?
They elected Donald Trump whose platform relied heavily on anti-globalization because they could no longer compete
And, that is how Westerners “compete”. Familiar right?
White man + non white women [after centuries of war, rape, and media mind control] = progressive, post-racial, true love
Non-White man + white women [after fighting through a racist society of White male jealousy and hate] = white genocide™
Whites dominates a sport that only rich people can afford to compete in [with a long history performance enhancing drug use] = Master race genetics
Chinese man wins a sport that anyone can compete in = cheaters, cruel training, robotic, soul-less + change the rules so they win less
Whites invade, commits genocide, and steals entire continents = Spreading White Christian civilization, human rights, freedom, and democracy
China building on tiny uninhabited islands in its own backyard = bullying, imperialism, totalitarian regime
Whites beat Blacks on IQ tests = Master race
Asians beat Whites on IQ tests = they’re not creative, no leadership skills, IQ is only a part of the story, they’re lemmings, etc
Racist White Guy Goes Berserk When German Girl Won’t Leave Her Asian BF for Him
A white supremacist went on a hate-filled, racist text message tirade after he was rejected from a date by a German woman who already had an Asian-Canadian boyfriend.
Canada-based Reddit user UmaiUmamiUnagi shared the obnoxious exchange with the racist guy via the subreddit creepyPMs, which was later reuploaded by user effortlessnetinho on the subreddit hapas (hapa being the term for a person of mixed ethnic heritage).
The text messages, which seemed to begin innocently enough with a “movie night” invitation with “friends,” soon escalated quickly into a barrage of creepily obsessive pronouncements in just a few exchanges.
“I’ve liked you since we met first year,” admitted the guy, followed by, “(Why) can’t you just give me a shot to show you how good I can love you?”
The woman replied that she wanted to speak to him at a public place in order to “have an adult conversation” about it. Not being able to take the hint, the guy pushes his intentions, finally asking who the girl was seeing at the time.
When the woman mentioned her boyfriend’s name, he flipped out even more. Having had enough, the girl tried to end the conversation by asking him to leave them alone and not to speak with her again.