On August 26, a date which will live in infamy in the minds of all the U.S. “experts” who secretly “managed” our relationship with Japan, the New York Times published an op-ed written by Yukio Hatoyama called “A New Path for Japan.”
In the article, Hatoyama accused America of foisting “market fundamentalism” on the world and robbing humanity of its dignity. He demanded that the world “return to the idea of fraternity.”
“Fraternity as I mean it can be described as a principle that aims to adjust to the excesses of the current globalized brand of capitalism and accommodate the local economic practices that have been fostered through our traditions,” said Hatoyama.
According to Hatoyama, the changes Japan adopted after the Cold War had destroyed the local communities in Japan. Presumably, Hatoyama was attacking the Koizumi reforms that Lawrence Lindsey demanded. Hatoyama basically said that he wanted to undo those changes. He wanted to “rebuild” Japan’s welfare and health care systems. He wanted to provide money to families who were raising children. And he wanted the government to pay the tuition for high school.
And to top it all off, Hatoyama called for the creation of an “East Asian Community.”
After they read this article, I’m sure steam was coming out of the ears of our “U.S. experts on Japan.”
Bow down. Bow down.