Is Cultural Enrichment Coming to Japan?

Japan has long been held up as a role model for those who oppose mass immigration into Western countries. The Japanese have managed to create and maintain a prosperous high-tech economy without importing millions of culture-enrichers. Like the West, the Japanese face a catastrophic demographic decline, but they have not responded to the aging of their population by inviting in a horde of illiterate young third-worlders.

Not yet, anyway.

The people who control your financial future and mine — the central bankers of Japan, Europe, and the United States — met last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The banksters are deeply concerned by the failure of their current policies to maintain the global financial system in the smoothly-functioning state they prefer. Zero interest rates and massive “quantitative easing” have not restored the growth-generating conditions of the 1990s. So the world’s financial leaders are pooling their brain power in an effort to find a solution. Formerly fringe ideas such as negative interest rates — which effectively means the abolition of cash — are now on the table.

One of the proposed solutions for global fiscal anemia is that Japan should change its immigration policies and allow in significantly more migrants. It worked so well for Germany and Britain — why shouldn’t the Japanese jump on the bandwagon? The head of Japan’s central bank is apparently trying to persuade Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the wisdom of importing youngsters en-masse from the Third World. Cultural enrichment plus financial enrichment — what could possibly go wrong?

By the way — this is the way the most crucial decisions that affect your life and mine are made. The real action is not in all the glitzy election contests and parliamentary debates. It’s right there in those plush climate-controlled venues where the global banksters meet. No one elected them, and none of us has any control over what they decide. Elected leaders can only plead with the banking wizards to adopt their preferred policies.

And the banksters are generally able to make offers that political leaders can’t refuse. So keep an eye on Japan — if the Third World starts flowing into the Home Islands, you’ll know who really rules in Japan, just as they rule everywhere else.

Below are excerpts from a Reuters report from Jackson Hole (emphasis added):

Global Central Bankers, Stuck at Zero, Unite in Plea for Help From Governments

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world’s economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help.

Mired in a world of low growth, low inflation and low interest rates, officials from the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank said their efforts to bolster the economy through monetary policy may falter unless elected leaders stepped forward with bold measures. These would range from immigration reform in Japan to structural changes to boost productivity and growth in the U.S. and Europe.

Without that, they said, it would be hard to convince markets and households that things will get better, and encourage the shift in mood many economists feel are needed to improve economic performance worldwide. During a Saturday session at the symposium, such a slump in expectations about inflation and about other aspects of the economy was cited as a central problem complicating central banks’ efforts to reach inflation targets and dimming prospects in Japan and Europe.

ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure said the bank was working hard to prevent public expectations about inflation from becoming entrenched “on either side” – neither too high nor too low. But the slow pace of economic reform among European governments, he said, was damaging the effort.

“What we have seen since 2007 is half-baked and half-hearted structural reforms. That does not help supporting inflation expectations. That has helped entertain disinflationary expectations,” Coeure said.

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he is in regular talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about opening Japan to more immigration and other politically sensitive changes needed to improve potential growth, currently estimated at only around one percent annually.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen devoted the final page of her keynote talk on possible monetary policy reforms to a list of fiscal and structural policies she feels would help the economy.

Fiscal policy was not on the formal agenda for the conference, but it was a steady part of the dialogue as policymakers thought through policies for a post-crisis world. One of the central worries is that households and businesses have become so cautious and set in their outlooks – expecting little growth and little inflation – that they do not respond in expected ways to the efforts central banks have made.

That has included flooding the financial system with cash, and voicing a steady commitment to their inflation targets in an effort to make people believe they will be met.

47 thoughts on “Is Cultural Enrichment Coming to Japan?

  1. Your essay made me want to see what Zero Hedge has to say…and it has a whole lot to say – the unstated conclusion being that there’s more than one way to ‘enrich’ (read destroy) a culture:

    …[this] is true – and is an outcome of the way the Fed works. Imposing rates via monopoly authority always constitutes a tax, though this is not something regularly discussed when it comes to Fed “policy.”

    Generally speaking, mainstream media coverage wants to present monetary discussions in ways that emphasize its theoretical aspects. But the bottom line is that what’s being discussed is not going to end up as suggestions. Whatever is decided on will have the force of law.

    And if we look beyond “theory” to reality, the outcome of these kinds of discussions is invariably bad. Central bank monetary mayhem is everywhere you look. The West – the world, really – is locked into a quasi-depression as a result of a century of failing policies and monetary manipulation.

    In the US, Janet Yellen wants to pretend that a “recovery” is ongoing. But if so, it one that does without some 90 million potential workers who choose not to participate – either because they cannot or because they wish to participate outside of the formal economy.

    We recently posted an article entitled “Is the Fed Being Torn Down in Order to Create a New, Powerful Global Entity?” (here). When one examines the behavior of the Fed, and of central banks generally, it’s hard to conclude that their real mission is the one presented to us.

    Step back far enough to contemplate a century’s worth of results and the reality is clear: Central banks are supposed to destroy the economies they supposedly serve. Ironically, the destruction then provides the opportunity for them to expand.

    Giving a small group of individuals the power to decide on the value and volume of money is a ludicrous concept from any standpoint. But the problem is abetted by the mainstream narrative that never discusses the underlying lack of logic.

    And so we observe Jackson Hole, which is presented to us as a conclave of elite thinking but which is actually nothing more than high-brow propaganda for a system that has already failed and – as compensation for its failings – now contemplates even more radical “solutions” that will give rise to even worse problems.

    Conclusion: The mechanism of central banking is purposeful ruin. The end-result of this ruin is global governance. In the short-term this goal is disguised by an academic patina. But the long-term goal, an increasingly apparent one, is a brutal restructuring of the lives of seven billion people to benefit a handful of elite controllers.

    See more at

    My emphases. But notice the missing players – China and Russia. That’s a lot of geography and billions of people, none of whom trust this group of globalists…

  2. Hopefully Japan stands strong.

    As for the cast of central banking clowns, they don’t seem to grasp that that the ’90s economic boom was a paradigm shift resulting from the post-Cold War “peace dividend” and the commercialization of the Internet.

    Neither of those events are likely to be repeated any time in the near future.

  3. Cultural enrichment coming to Japan? Let us fervently hope not. Surely Mr Kuroda can see what is happening in the western world and think twice before ruining his own country.
    So, Japan has lost a million people, is that a bad thing? Look at the size and population of Tokyo! Two hundred years ago there were far fewer people on our planet, and plenty of room for people and the animals we treasure. (well, some of us) Now there are 7 billion people, animal species are becoming extinct every day, and still there are lunatics (what else to call them) who scream “we must have more people!” These same people said planes would fall out of the sky and ships disappear at sea because of ‘Y2K’, and insist that the planet is starting to fry and the seas “are rising so quickly”–they are not, but then these people actually claim the seas are rising “in some areas.” (!!)

    Historically, times have nearly always been better after plagues, and after the last two world wars–fewer people, more space, land, less crowding and stress. Those who tell us we need more people, and populations must go up, fail to see that must eventually lead to utter disaster.

    The Japanese are doing very well with their small islands and large population; they certainly have no need whatsoever to import hordes of inbred, useless, often illiterate trash from Africa and the Middle East, who have no intention of integrating and who cause nothing but chaos and trouble in western countries.

    • Seems to be a significant difference between what you hear about the world population needing to decrease and what governments are doing doesn’t it. I think it also has something to do with wealth being a function of population.

      They will of course eventually have to let some guys have 4 Japanese wives.

      • The problem with declining populations in the developed countries is that these countries have welfare systems that require economic input from a younger, larger cohort to pay for all the promises made by the politicians of previous generations to sustain themselves. These welfare systems operate on the same principle as a Ponzi scheme and were implemented when populations were expanding everywhere, but they don’t work without population growth. This is what is panicking the central banksters and their political functionaries.

        These welfare systems are inherently immoral, as they commit unborn generations to pay for something they had no say in whatsoever; a very perverse form of “taxation without rerpresentation.”

        • And that thinking of the aging demographics was I’m sure partly to blame for Merkel’s extraordinarily reckless invitation to young muslims migrants to “come on over”. Some wild dream that they would all file into BMW factories and pay taxes to the state to fund the pensions of the elderly. Problem is, those young muslims don’t want to work. They also want handouts from the State.

          • That is indeed the thinking in some banking circles who see populations as interchangeable cyphers.

            Consider what Steen Jakobsen of the Danish Saxo Bank said in an interview with Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity this February. “[T]he refugee situation, whatever you believe politically about that, right or wrong, you have to remember this is exciting the fiscal impulse we talked about before, which was impossible to institute under normal rules, but now you have refugees that are getting money to spend to buy coats and educational infrastructure investment an increase of nearly, I mean, Germany has one million more people, more now driving on the U-Bahn, on the freeways and the like. . .”

            This is incredibly narrow-minded and devoid of any sort of valuation other than the purely commercial; it is thinking engendered from a compartmentalized, amoral perspective. He considers that somehow the refugees spending wealth that has been confiscated from others and redistributed to them is somehow a net positive, even without factoring in the government’s skim. Absurd! This also ignores the societal costs from the culture clash and the pain and suffering of those bearing those costs (a very aseptic way of describing the literal rape and pillaging that’s occurring).

    • The population of Tokyo has grown not because of high birth rate, but because millions of Japanese moved which has led to depopulation of the provinces.

      Japan is really on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, the number of old pensioners has been growing out of all proportion and the number of young people has been decreasing. There are great numbers of childless old men and old women living in solitude. Many die alone and their bodies are discovered only weeks afterwards. The whole country is turning into an old age home.

      On the other hand, taking in more migrants might lead to even worse consequences. It can kill the Japanese culture and way of life and bring about extreme social tensions.

      One fears that the Japanese government might resort to killing the aged on a large scale and call it ‘euthanasia’ in order to keep up high standards of living.

      In general, before panicking about ‘overpopulation’, we should carefully examine statistics. There are already quite a lot of countries in the world where natural population growth stopped and natural decline started. And some of them are quite big – in terms of both surface and population – Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Japan, Italy… A few countries are already on a fast track to extinction – Lativa and Lithuania, for example.

      But this is only the beginning. It is a well-known fact that for a simple replacement of the population in a developed country you need something like 2.1 children per every woman. This is called total fertility rate (TFR) Otherwise, the population will age and decline. Lots of countries in the world still have a natural growth by inertia, but their TFR is below 2.1. This group of countries include: China, South Korea, ALL countries of Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Iran and some more. China is expected to enter into decline in 2025, South Korea – much earlier, and Canada – in 2028.

      As for the countries whose TFR is higher than 2.1, in most of them it has been going down for decades. Thus, Turkey’s TFR is just a little higher than 2.1., India’s is around 2.5, etc.

      The only exception to the rule seems to be sub-Saharan Africa where, since the 1950s, the TFR has declined only microscopically. And a few countries in Asia – Yemen and Afghanistan, first of all. But their high birthrate is somewhat (though not fully) offset by high mortality. And huge masses of people may be eliminated in a matter of months (remember Rwanda 1994).

      Thus, in about 15 years, most nations will be worried not by overpopulation, but by depopulation.

      What is worrying, is the changing religious balance. For the time being, the situation is very favourable for Muslims and extremely unfavourable for Christians.

      • Finally! Someone is paying attention. I have been talking about this subject – global demographic implosion – since David Goldman’s excellent book came out:

        How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too)

        The Amazon editorial says:

        You’ve heard about the Death of the West.
        But the Muslim world is on the brink of an even greater collapse.


        Thanks to collapsing birthrates, much of Europe is on a path of willed self-extinction. The untold story is that birthrates in Muslim nations are declining faster than anywhere else—at a rate never before documented. Europe, even in its decline, may have the resources to support an aging population, if at a terrible economic and cultural cost. But in the impoverished Islamic world, an aging population means a civilization on the brink of total collapse— something Islamic terrorists know and fear.

        Muslim decline poses new threats to America, challenges we cannot even understand, much less face effectively, without a wholly new kind of political analysis that explains how desperate peoples and nations behave.

        In How Civilizations Die, David P. Goldman—author of the celebrated “Spengler” column read by intelligence organizations worldwide—reveals how, almost unnoticed, massive shifts in global power are remaking our future.

        Goldman reveals:

        • How extinctions of peoples, cultures, and civilizations are not unthinkable—but certain
        • How for the first time in world history, the birthrate in the West has fallen below replacement level
        • Why birthrates in the Muslim world are falling even faster
        • Why the “Arab Spring” is the precursor of much more violent change in the Islamic world
        • Why looming demographic collapse may encourage Islamic terrorists to “go for broke”
        • How the United States can survive the coming world turmoil

        In How Civilizations Die, David P. Goldman has written an essential book for understanding what lies in the future for America and the world.

        This book was written in 2011. So his explanation for Why looming demographic collapse may encourage Islamic terrorists to “go for broke” was prescient to say the least…

        [I tried to leave a link to his column, Spengler, but it appears there’s a connectivity problem at the moment. I believe he also writes for Pajamas Media, but his content at AT is much better.]

  4. Japan already has immigration, but it’s largely from China, the Philippines, and Thailand.

    Some programs are in place for the hiring of nurses from Indonesia to nmake up for a shortage of trained staff.

    I suspect that the next rounde of workers will be from Vietnam.

    Afticans and Muslims are not plentiful in Japan. But Nigerians do have a spot in some of the entertainment districts, mostly as touts for hostess clubs.

    • If this runs according to the Soros/NWO/bankster model, there will be a million or more in the next several years. That’s a lot more than Japan normally takes in.

      • There is not the tiniest chance of either country ‘falling’. The Japanese and the Koreans are the most racially prejudiced peoples in the developed world. Japan ex-Okinawa has just two significant immigrant areas, in Tokyo and Osaka, and Korea none whatsoever, US base areas excepted. Having almost completely assimilated the Ainu, Japan has only one significant ethnic community of any standing, the Japanese-Koreans, and they have been treated so badly over the decades that to this day many of them prefer to hide behind assumed Japanese surnames to avoid discrimination. Korea has no established minorities to speak of at all apart from 20,000 Chinese, but its companies have followed the Japanese model of keeping foreigners out of most management positions in their multinationals.

        In the Far East, blood counts. For better or for worse, their mentality is totally different to that of the west, and mass immigration would be rejected by 99% of both populations. No vote-dependent government could run with it. It is not going to happen.

        Nor is population shrinkage going to be a major issue, despite the constant bleating of the elites. Both countries have imported southeast Asian women to be farmers’ wives and carers, as has Taiwan, but the scale of this and other penetration by immigrant “exotics” is tiny and in the case of Africans, token. Japan has lived with depopulation for many years now, without major difficulties.

        If you want to know more about Japan and immigration, a subject many Japan admirers have little understanding of, have a look at this site,, run by an ex-American who took Japanese citizenship.

        • Anonymous,

          Thank you for the standard line that gets parroted again and again by the axe-grinders.

          Tokyo and Osaka are major urban centers, which automatically means that professionals from outside Japan are concentrated there.

          But why didn’t you bother to mention Kofu, which is the base for the Korean jewelry trade, or Tamazukuri, which had an ancient Korean community?

          And as for Japanese-Koreans being treated exceptionally badly, assimilation works, and most of the resident Koreans simply choose to retain their Korean nationality rather than accept Japanese nationality in a comparatively easy paperwork hurdle. Both South and North Korea. Even the North Koreans have no desire to return for life under the benevolent Dear Leader God-King for Life. Japan is not the hellhole celebrated by Moranbong (accessible on Youtube).

          Oh, debito, he’s a joke, a one-trick pony who’s only talent is narcissistic self-aggrandizement. Debito is now back in the United States masquerading as a talented researcher at the East-West Center. Debito made his claim to fame by suing Japanese hot-springs facilities for having the audacity to ban Russian visiors for violations of codes of conduct. Cthulhu only knows what he’d try to do about burkinistas.

          • Kofu full of Koreans? Do me a favour. There’s a shed by the station that says zainichi kankokujin (in-Japan (south) Koreans) and that is about it as far as visible presence goes.
            Japanese treatment of Koreans is utterly abominable. IN fact it tests credulity. Until very recently, nobody with a Korean name could get a job outside moneylending, rubbish collecting and dayjobs on the building site. Private detectives were sometimes hired to find out if prospective marriage partners or job applicants had Korean blood. “Koreans” born in Japan have to apply for J citizenship even if they have never set foot in Korea. Some Japanese Koreans “come out” just like gays used to–nervously admitting their original sin to their assembled friends, as did Masayoshi Son of Softbank–he has written about it. I could go on with this but suffice it say that racial discrimination in Japan is on a scale unimaginable to most westerners. I suspect you know this.

    • It is difficult for nurses from Indonesia or Vietnam to work in Japan as they must learn Japanese (and not just speaking it, which is already difficult, but also read and write it which might be too challenging).

  5. If we are considering that bushido is not dead in Japan and is still present at the top, then, for the moment, there is no fear. But, who knows ?

    • In those days – I don’t think politeness was as present as it is today.

    • Japan has had some cultural enrichment, most particularly associated with translation of The Satanic Verses.

  6. A couple of Vietnamese would work out fine, and if they didn’t, it would be because the Japanese are racist. Vietnamese have never been a problem anywhere. We know perfectly well where problems come from, and it’s *not* Vietnamese. Obviously, one could have *so* many that it would create cultural disruption, but that would require *large* numbers, as in 2-3%+/year or something idiotic like that.

    I would have no major objection to bringing 250,000 Vietnamese to Canada tomorrow.

    We all know perfectly well why this government wouldn’t do it, though: by the time they’d get citizenship, they’d largely (a) speak English or French, (b) be employed and (c) be supporters of the Conservative Party.

    One of the ways to solve Germany’s problems right now, one of the few that wouldn’t involve massive social disruption on a large scale, would be to encourage immigration from places like Vietnam. To, er… *counter* some of the other effects. We all know why the government wouldn’t do it: they’d all be voting AfD soon enough.

    • Mike,

      What happened to the Vietnamese guest workers in East Germany after reunification in 1989?

  7. Japan will never allow mass immigration. Not only is the concept deeply inimical to the Japanese people at large, but Japan’s current government is the most conservative and nativist of any Japanese government since WWII, and there no sign of this changing any time soon. Japan will willingly depopulate itself out of existence before it bastardizes its people and culture at the behest of a small clique of Western bankers.

    • I don’t see why a people who are decreasing (sanely) should be assumed to be depopulating itself out of existence. They are on islands, they have nukes, and unless the open up the gates ala Germany and Sweden, their islands will become more spacious, their forests will regenerate once again, and I don’t see why they would not be able to repopulate villages if they invent a connected, and attractive lifestyle for the countryside. Heck, they may even become more traditionalist once more… a nation that was able to outlaw guns for the sake of fair fight — who knows what surprises they have in store? I look to Japan to invent one of the models of post-uncivilized-civilization.

      • Such [fewer, traditional] people are of no use to the BANKSTERS who control their economy. If there is no money in people, and they are not of the anointed families, they have to be replaced. Japanese politicians – like all others – can be bought and controlled . . . for profit and power.

        Democracy is a part of the problem; it will never solve the problem.

      • Most major East Asian countries would actually benefit from a little depopulation. All of them have most of their populations crammed into megacities, because the terrain is so mountainous (Japan and Taiwan overwhelmingly so) and rural life so difficult and unattractive.

        • This is true, but Keynesians (not to be confused with economists) and their political masters are addicted to growth [of demand], without which their models will fail . . . so a declining and aging population will not be tolerated.

        • That rural life is difficult and unattractive is one of the lies of the current system. Villages have emptied all over Europe despite the fact that life in them was quite comfortable, and in some ways far more pleasant than life of stress in the cities. Sheeple follow that lying piper. (It helps too that cities preempt the resources that ought to be fairly distributed, and cause brain drain.)

      • Nukes, vera? The Japanese, understandably, have a horror of nuclear weapons; those Godzilla movies sprang from a real fear.

        • Japanese government policy, adopted in the late 1960s, permits development and acquisition of nuclear weapons, if necessary.

  8. OK, I claim total ignorance. I do not understand Economics. In fact, I failed it so miserably, so that I needed to switch majors in college. Could somebody please explain in a short and concise paragraph, simple enough for me to understand. How could allowing immigration into Japan change the world economics, keep interest rates low,etc.

    • It’s difficult to understand “their” theory without a basic understanding of economics (not “Keynesianism”) and – a separate issue – monetary control. Once you understand the theory, it is not difficult to see HOW “they” operate, no matter the absurdity:

      The question you did not ask is: “What motivates them?”

      The clearest answer is LUST FOR POWER.

  9. What’s the connection between low economic growth rate and importing millions of people unable to contribute to economic growth? Why system already suffering from it would want to aggravate it?
    I also don’t get what’s the ‘bankers’ connection to all this.
    In simple terms if you will, without that NWO crap.

  10. My small violin plays a sad tune for Germany and Japan. What scares me most is these masses of Mohammedans in/around nuclear weapons.

  11. Note: From today’s News Feed – Global Central Bankers, Stuck at Zero, Unite in Plea for Help From Governments

    “Mired in a world of low growth, low inflation and low interest rates, officials from the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank said their efforts to bolster the economy through monetary policy may falter unless elected leaders stepped forward with bold measures. These would range from immigration reform in Japan to structural changes to boost productivity and growth in the U.S. and Europe. (My bold)

    • Riiight… first you ruin Europe, then demand greater productivity. Say huh? These people are such loosers…

    • “Immigration reform in Japan…..” The b——-s won’t give up, will they, until every single country in the world is ruined!

      But, why don’t they demand immigration reform in China?
      Bet that would go down well.

    • 23-25 percent unemployment in the United States and Europe is a major impediment to any new policy of boosting growth. Outside of Trump, there’s simply no desire for new policies that would lower the rate.

      Look up Shadowstats for more information.

  12. I think Japan does it well. Old people have jobs and are valued. Japan doesn’t need a bigger population. The population would be more comfortable with more space, not less.

    • EXACTLY! But try telling that to the ‘more people’ and 2.1 kids per family brigade!

      The Japanese are happy with their ‘dire situation’, which apparently works well–for them at least. Same with Koreans, I don’t see Ban Ki Moon screaming for hundreds of thousands of MENA trash to infest his country–but he yells for Europeans to do so! (“Europe, keep your borders open!”)

      Why are Europeans not having (large) families? Because people do not feel secure, financially or otherwise, and with the present situation in Europe, why would anyone take the chance?

  13. No one elected them, and none of us has any control over what they decide. Elected leaders can only plead with the banking wizards to adopt their preferred policies.

    I think Baron overstates this issue. We voters have no control over what our elected leaders decide either- the best we can do is vote them out of office, and that is at best a blunt instrument.

    But those elected leaders can do more than plead with the banking wizards: at least in the USA they have the power to appoint. I think giving the electorate- or even the legislature direct control over central bank policies would be a prescription for disaster. I am reminded of the idiot US representative who grilled an admiral over whether the Navy had studied the possiblity that naval bases on Pacific islands could cause the islands to tip over.

  14. Anonymous wrote:

    >Kofu full of Koreans? Do me a favour. There’s a shed by the station that says zainichi kankokujin (in-Japan (south) Koreans) and that is about it as far as visible presence goes.

    Yes, Koreans. You want examples….Yoko Ono and Shin Kanemaru (deputy prime minister).

    >Japanese treatment of Koreans is utterly abominable. IN fact it tests credulity. Until very recently, nobody with a Korean name could get a job outside moneylending, rubbish collecting and dayjobs on the building site.

    Yawn. You rally need to spend time in Japan, reading documents in Japanese.

    >Private detectives were sometimes hired to find out if prospective marriage partners or job applicants had Korean blood. “Koreans” born in Japan have to apply for J citizenship even if they have never set foot in Korea. Some Japanese Koreans “come out” just like gays used to–nervously admitting their original sin to their assembled friends, as did Masayoshi Son of Softbank–he has written about it. I could go on with this but suffice it say that racial discrimination in Japan is on a scale unimaginable to most westerners. I suspect you know this.

    No, really it isn’t 1923 any more. There really are no bars to Japanese Koreans (pretty much anyone with a family name starting in Kane is descended from Koreans…Kane being the Japoanese pronunciation of the Korean name Kim) going into a lot of fields. Politics. Entertainment. Business. Education. Office work.

    By the way, I’ve been resident in Japan since 1979, woring in a professional capacity. And the perspective is far different from the axes being ground in the fact-checked MSM by people who want to stage show trials for imaginary Strange Fruit.

  15. I have been reading about the Bronze Age Collapse – a catastrophe that happened in the 12th century B.C. destroying many of the sophisticated civilisations in and around the Mediterranean and badly weakening the few remaining ones (e.g. Egypt). It introduced a generalised cultural decline that lasted for several centuries. No more big and beautiful cities, no more temples or palaces, no more written documents, no more water supply systems or sewage pipes…

    It looks to me that our modern world is on the threshold of a new such collapse on a planetary scale.

    Scientists differ on what exactly caused the Bronze Age Collapse – a climate change, a migration of warlike barbarians or a huge epidemic. Or still something else. We know too little about those ancient societies to draw unambiguous conclusions.

    But we know enough about our own civilisation to affirm that the Digital Age Collapse will be caused by the suicidal ideology and policy it has adopted, by the manipulations of the likes of George Soros who finance and promote them and by our abnormal hedonistic and individualist life style which is in perfect harmony with this insane ideology.

    I hope to be wrong, but I strongly suspect that in a historically short time our cities will lie in ruins among which Bedouins’ goats will browse. Owls and bats will inhabit the carcasses of our skyscrapers. New savages will light their fires with our books. And the huge mass of documents stored in our computers will be irretrievably lost. A few hundred years later archaeologists (if this profession ever reappears) would task their brains to understand – using the scarce remains of our culture – what sort of people we were and for what mysterious reasons we ceased to exist. They may never understand the real reason – for it they will have to discover the depth of our folly, and it is absolutely unbelievable.

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