Japan Secures Final Passage Of Secrecy Bill - Designed by Kafka & Inspired By Hitler?!!

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Shinzo Abe secured final passage of a bill granting Japan’s govt sweeping powers to declare state secrets. The Bill won final approval of the measures at about 11:20 p.m. Tokyo time after opposition parties first forced a no-confidence vote in Abe’s govt in the lower house. The first rule of the pending Japan’s Special Secrets Bill is that what will be a secret is secret. The right to know has now been officially superseded by the right of the government to make sure you don’t know what they don’t want you to know. It might all seems like a bad joke, except for the Orwellian nature of the bill and a key Cabinet member expressing his admiration for the Nazis, "just as Germany needed a strong man like Hitler to revive defeated Germany, Japan needs people like Abe to dynamically induce change."

 

Submitted by Subcultureist of Japan's Subculture Research Center blog,

The first rule of the pending Japan’s Special Secrets Bill is that what will be a secret is secret. The second rule is that anyone who leaks a secret and a reporter who writes it up can face up to ten years in jail. The third rule is that there are no rules at to what government agency can declare state secrets and no checks on them to determine they don’t misuse the privilege; even of no longer existent agencies may have the power to declare their information secret. The fourth rule  is that anything pertaining to nuclear energy is of course a state secret so there will not longer be any problem with nuclear power in this country because we won’t know anything about it. And what we don’t know can’t hurt us.

The right to know has now been officially superseded by the right of the government to make sure you don’t know what they don’t want you to know.

Legal experts note that even asking pointed questions about a state secret, whether you know or don’t know it’s a secret, could be treated as “instigating leaks” and the result in an arrest and a possible jail term up to five years. Of course, the trial would be complicated since the judge would not be allowed to know what secret the accused was suspected of trying to obtain.

Ask the wrong question, five years in jail. 

And of course, trials about state secrets, would by the nature of the law, also be secret trials and closed to the public.

At this point in time, no one has really claimed authorship of the secrecy bill. The author is a secret. Kafka would seem the most likely scrivener for this perplexing legislation, if he was still alive, but ruling coalition members acknowledge that another famous white man from the past may have provided the real inspiration for the bill and its implementation.

An Upper House member of the Diet said on background to JSRC,Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro sort of telegraphed the punches of the administration by expressing his admiration for how the Nazi Party forcefully changed the German constitution this summer.

Obviously, we’re not Nazis in Japan–because we hardly have any Jews, but we are like the defeated post World War I Germany in that we do not have the right to wage war to defend ourselves from our enemies. Just as Germany needed a strong man like Hitler to revive defeated Germany, Japan needs people like Abe to dynamically induce change.”

 

Whistleblowers and journalist face up to ten years in jail for exposing anything the Japanese government declares "a special secret." And what is a "special secret"--that is also secret.

 

Whistleblowers and journalist face up to ten years in jail for exposing anything the Japanese government declares “a special secret.” And what is a “special secret”–that is also secret.

In August this year, Aso Taro, who is also the Finance Minister stated at a seminar, “Germany’s Weimar Constitution was changed into the Nazi Constitution before anyone knew. It was changed before anyone else noticed. Why don’t we learn from that method?”

It’s obvious that the Abe administration which pushed this bill into the Diet without public hearings and even the standard deliberations with Japan’s legal establishment has been an apt pupil of their German predecessors. They even attempted to pass the bill in the middle of the night yesterday while most of Japan was sleeping. The administration hasn’t been able to set a fire to the Diet building to justify a harsher crackdown but the LDP Secretary General was kind enough to say that those noisily protesting the bill were committing “terrorist acts.”

The hawkish Prime Minister Abe has publicly stated his ambition to revise Japan’s constitution to rid it of Article 9, which forbids Japan from waging war. Upper house Diet member, Taro Yamamoto and others have publicly stated they believe the current bill is a stepping-stone to recreate a fascist Japan, as it existed prior to the Second World War.

It might all seems like a bad joke, except for the Orwellian nature of the bill being proposed and a key Cabinet member expressing his admiration for the Nazis.

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JustObserving's picture

Fukushima must be much, much worse than we have been led to believe.

Deo vindice's picture

Japan isn't the first country to do that.

Obamacare was so 'secret' it had to be passed to find out what was in it.

It's pretty secret when the guys writing it don't know what's in there.

The Abstraction of Justice's picture

They literally draft this stuff while high on amnesiacs.

Ignatius's picture

Government gets appropriated by private interests.

They pursue their private interests in the name of  "national security" or whatever.

 

dryam's picture

All countries that align with the U.S. will have to do this at some point.  Each country will be directed to do so when some type of crisis occurs which provides the appropriate cover.

Pladizow's picture

Japan is America's bitch and is doing what it is told to do!

dryam's picture

It's an exercise in futlity to try to cover up the lies associated with the fraudulent fiat debt based fractional reserve currency system, but that's not going to keep them from trying.  It's kind of like Custer's last stand.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

For the love of God, people, read the history books.

 

"What no one seemed to notice," said a colleague of mine, a philologist, "was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.

 

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

 

"This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.

 

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/511928.html

NIHILIST CIPHER's picture

HH    Thanks for this post..........educate them lest we be lost.

old naughty's picture

Thanks HH.

We also needed reminded.

TheRedScourge's picture

"The first rule of Special Secrets Club is you do not talk about Special Secrets Club."

zaphod's picture

How is this different from the US today. Most people have absolutely no idea what the government does, or even care. Fantasy leagues require 100% spare attention.

rehypothecator's picture

There is a difference between ignorance, and even willful ignorance, on the part of the citizens, vs. a deliberate attempt to conceal facts, actions and intentions of the government.  

Note that America isn't vastly better in this regard.

Also note that the "conspiracy theorists" are those who believe government acts in secret to conceal their acts and intentions.  The sheeple rebuttal to this, of course, is, "but, so many people could never keep quiet."  Well, does ten years in prison have a chilling effect on speaking out?  How about five years for asking questions?  Clearly, conspiracy theorists are ... drawing flak because they're over the target?  

StandardDeviant's picture

The first paragraph's certainly worth a +1 -- but an automatic -1 for the idiotic "sheeple".  Makes you sound like a self-righteous prat.

JR's picture

“They thought they were free” certainly applies to America’s mobs of low information people supporting the growing tyranny within this nation coming from the Fed., i.e., the international bankers.

How disappointing, however, that you would choose the swastika poster, with all its false implications, for your warning. For the image of Nazi Germany is modern-day Zionism’s special weapon promoting Middle East War, bending US foreign policy to Israeli goals and blocking criticism of the US government when it relates to Jews.

The ADL, for example, with an annual budget of more than $53,000,000 and close working relationships with Congress and US intelligence agencies constantly makes use of Hitler symbols to brand opponents of Communism as anti-Semitic and/or to smear patriots with the “treason” label.

Major Robert H. Williams, (Military Intelligence, Reserve) counter-intelligence and contributor to the Encyclopedia Britannica supplement Ten Eventful Years, prepared a report on “The Anti-Defamation League and Its Use in the World Communist Offensive,” issued January 31, 1947. In it he wrote:

“The ADL campaign…aided by a degree of hysteria created by picturing some fearful invisible force rising to terrorize Jews in the United States…shows pictures of lynchings (although no American Jew has been lynched, to my knowledge. Lynchings of negroes are rare and fortunately growing rarer). The Nazi swastika is repeatedly shown on page after page of literature, the implication being that millions of non-Jewish Americans are transplanted Nazis, or in league with that evil movement. The results are tremendous…”

I agree that people should read history…but they need to read the whole history of the German people just prior and during the war years because the full truth is often overlooked in modern-day summaries. For instance, the German people did not “elect” Hitler…but the American people DID elect Obama.

This point on the German elections has been the fulcrum of misinterpretation and Zionist propaganda for all these years, fueling the charge that Hitler was democratically elected by the people. The details are so important that I am going to provide them here.

And to say that the Nazis were “asked to form a government by President Hindenburg” is a grave misinterpretation of the facts.

According to Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation:

The story of how Hitler became a dictator is set forth in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William Shirer, on which [the following] is based.

In the presidential election held on March 13, 1932, there were four candidates: the incumbent, Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg, Hitler, and two minor candidates, Ernst Thaelmann and Theodore Duesterberg. The results were:

Hindenburg 49.6 percent
Hitler 30.1 percent
Thaelmann 13.2 percent
Duesterberg 6.8 percent

At the risk of belaboring the obvious, almost 70 percent of the German people voted against Hitler, causing his supporter Joseph Goebbels, who would later become Hitler’s minister of propaganda, to lament in his journal, “We’re beaten; terrible outlook. Party circles badly depressed and dejected.”

Since Hindenberg had not received a majority of the vote, however, a runoff election had to be held among the top three vote-getters. On April 19, 1932, the runoff results were:

Hindenburg 53.0 percent
Hitler 36.8 percent
Thaelmann 10.2 percent

Thus, even though Hitler’s vote total had risen, he still had been decisively rejected by the German people.

On June 1, 1932, Hindenberg appointed Franz von Papen as chancellor of Germany, whom Shirer described as an “unexpected and ludicrous figure.” Papen immediately dissolved the Reichstag (the national congress) and called for new elections, the third legislative election in five months.

Hitler and his fellow members of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party, who were determined to bring down the republic and establish dictatorial rule in Germany, did everything they could to create chaos in the streets, including initiating political violence and murder. The situation got so bad that martial law was proclaimed in Berlin. …

Hitler’s rise to power

The July 31, 1932, election produced a major victory for Hitler’s National Socialist Party. The party won 230 seats in the Reichstag, making it Germany’s largest political party, but it still fell short of a majority in the 608-member body.

On the basis of that victory, Hitler demanded that President Hindenburg appoint him chancellor and place him in complete control of the state. Otto von Meissner, who worked for Hindenburg, later testified at Nuremberg,

Hindenburg replied that because of the tense situation he could not in good conscience risk transferring the power of government to a new party such as the National Socialists, which did not command a majority and which was intolerant, noisy and undisciplined.

Political deadlocks in the Reichstag soon brought a new election, this one in November 6, 1932. In that election, the Nazis lost two million votes and 34 seats. Thus, even though the National Socialist Party was still the largest political party, it had clearly lost ground among the voters.

Attempting to remedy the chaos and the deadlocks, Hindenburg fired Papen and appointed an army general named Kurt von Schleicher as the new German chancellor. Unable to secure a majority coalition in the Reichstag, however, Schleicher finally tendered his resignation to Hindenburg, 57 days after he had been appointed.

On January 30, 1933, President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler chancellor of Germany. Although the National Socialists never captured more than 37 percent of the national vote, and even though they still held a minority of cabinet posts and fewer than 50 percent of the seats in the Reichstag, Hitler and the Nazis set out to consolidate their power. With Hitler as chancellor, that proved to be a fairly easy task. …

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

How disappointing, however, that you would choose the swastika poster, with all its false implications, for your warning.

That is the book's cover.

JR's picture

Ny comments are not concerned with the book, hedgeless, but with the book’s cover used here as a poster. I am upset with a Zionist symbol that misdirects, that is used to warn us against a bogus encroaching tyranny in America when that tyranny rather is closely associated with the objectives of Zionism, i.e., communism.

Might I suggest that a better symbol to warn us of the tyranny that is enveloping us would be the Hammer and Sickle as communism has received the support of Zionists and is a more fitting description of the danger we face – particularly with the present government and its leader.

Imminent Crucible's picture

I learn more from the comments on ZH than the articles.

The important thing is that both of you have provided slices of history that few Americans grasp. We can debate about whether the swastika looks better with a hammer or sickle at the end of each arm; after all, Lenin taught that Communism was the maturation of Socialism, and Hitler's party was National Socialism. But there can be little debate that America is getting farther from its roots and closer to totalitarianism with every passing day.

And I can't seem to get any of the people around me to get very concerned about it.  They're constantly looking at their 4G devices.

Blazed's picture

It's always the narrative of Hitler and the Nazis making the trouble, not the perpetual Nation wrecking Kosher Bolsheviks, which the Nazis were attempting to defend their people from, after seeing what the Kosher Bolsheviks did in Russia, as well as their Jewish brethren's deleterious power grip in Germany, via finance, media, and political activism. Same ploy nowadays. Does it ever grow old? For a reference, maybe people should read Nobel Laureate Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" and "The Gulag Archipelago"!

zerozulu's picture

Let's take a secret out before it becomes illegal and that is, " Japan is doomed for the next 25,000 years."...

TNTARG's picture

America has so many bitches. Number 1 pimp.

Crash Overide's picture

"Japan is America's bitch and is doing what it is told to do!"

 

"Rockefeller Colony"

savedbyfreethought's picture

Looks like they blindfold their victims only because they are too afraid to look them in their eye and kill them. Only cowards would want to enjoy the thrill of killing without having to worry about nightmares.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

People forget about Japan's staggeringly monumental war crimes committed between 1935 and 1945 because they got an almost complete pass from war crimes prosecution. No meaningful "Nuremberg trials" for them.

Some say that there was a tremendous amount of gold involved in the deal. Frankly I think that this "Secrets Act" has more to do with gold than radiation... but who knows.

"In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. This ‘Black Gold’ gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America’s allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years."

http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Warriors-Americas-Recovery-Yamashitas/dp/1844...

prains's picture

....wealth is always stolen, ask Gates et. al

taketheredpill's picture

 

The First Rule of the Secrecy Bill is...there is no such thing as a Secrecy Bill.

Ignatius's picture

We've always been at war with [redacted]

Winston Churchill's picture

If its secret, how come we know about it ?

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Sweden has already followed suit... Makes you kinda wonder if there was an intention with planting Mark Brzezinski here.

 

But one thing's clear: it's gonna get much worse before it starts getting better.

WhyDoesItHurtWhen iPee's picture

They didn't even bother to sync the words to his lips in the cartoon caption.

knukles's picture

George Orwell was right, prescient.

This event alongside others passed in other countries worldwide begs the telling of the state to which we have diminshed the human condition. 
That thought and communication are now illegal.

Another indica are the events surrounding the death of Mr Mandella... regardless of anybody's opinion of the man, for it has naught to do with the demise of civil society.

To wit:   Mrs K hit the nail right on the head yesterday.  Moments after it was announced that Mr. Mandela had passed on, God rest his soul, she said: “Oh great, now we get Mandela Month 24/7/365."  Not meant as a comment of the man, but a comment as to the time spent by individuals attempting to wrap themselves in veils of false honor and integrity simply utilizing his death as an opportunistic platform.

And "Natchurlly", Everybody is doing their Dandiest to get a piece of the spot light.  By the Way, how fucking sick is that?  A man dies and everybody alive wants personal accolades? 
What has the world come to?
Seriously? 
Surrounded by a Buncha Shameless Sick Fucks.

Well, an even worse display was on a San Francisco radio station.  They were interviewing ex mayor Willie Brown.  Who unashamedly pointed out that San Francisco was the locus of the universe for Mr Mandella’s support in the anti-apartheid effort.  And that Maxine Waters was one of the people most instrumental in said movement.

Now that, I ask you, begot me screaming for a few moments and seriously wondering what fucking planet I was on.  Then I realized I was still here.

This is a terribly sad telling of where we have arrived.  As opposed to commemorating a man’s life, regardless of one's opinion of the man, we line up for personal accolades, his death being a mere excuse. 

Sick and Tragic
Welcome to the New Normal

el Gallinazo's picture

Agree with everything except Orwell was prescient, at least in a psychic sense.  He was a member of the Fabian Socialists and privy to their very long term planning.  Same with Huxley.  Huxley was Orwell's French tutor at Eaton.

knukles's picture

Visions of girls clothes and Twinkies in the rooms.

WOAR's picture

That's no room - it's a basement.

akarc's picture

"They were interviewing ex mayor Willie Brown.  Who unashamedly pointed out that San Francisco was the locus of the universe for Mr Mandella’s support in the anti-apartheid effort.  And that Maxine Waters was one of the people most instrumental in said movement."

"As opposed to commemorating a man’s life, regardless of one's opinion of the man, we line up for personal accolades, his death being a mere excuse. "

And in so doing cheapen anything they touch. A plauge of parasites growing at such speed it will have no choice but to cannabalize itself until their is nothing left.

insanelysane's picture

Exactly and of all the cultures of the world the Japanese are the most sheeplike.  The US used to be the most un-sheeplike but 200 years of being on top has made most complacent as well.

Bastiat's picture

 

"the Japanese are the most sheeplike."

A few centuries of military dictatorship, brutally enforced, will do that.

Sudden Debt's picture

I think you're right about that.
This weekend I was eating wok at a chinese restaurant and I took some shrimps.... suddenly I was thinking... what if they come from over there?
And I just couldn't eat them anymore.

Stoploss's picture

Will we be Re-Nuking Japan???

 

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE.........

Manthong's picture

The question is really "How much are they nuking us?".

0b1knob's picture

They have already nuked themselves.   It would be redundant at this point.

thunderchief's picture

I will never eat a thing from Japan again.

Xibalba's picture

If it swims in the Pacific, it's 'from Japan'

 

Super Broccoli's picture

you mean the entire baywatch set was japanese ? damn, i knew Pam's boobs were wrong !

Straw Dog's picture

With legislation like the above, we should be boycoting ALL Japanese goods as a protest.

phoolish's picture

Only a phool would believe phukushima isn't a complete catatrophe.

 

Good thing it's in cold shutdown.