December 2010

Spanish Church of Abucay

Bataan is a province in the Philippines, on the main island of Luzon. It was the site of one of the most terrible cruelties inflicted by the savage Japanese on Filipinos and Americans in a war they provoked on peaceful nations.

Wall paintings from a resort in Pilar:

(Click on the images to enlarge them).

Bataan Death March km 00 Marker

During the Death March, a pregnant Filipino woman who was living along the road, went out to give food and water to captured soldiers passing by. With a sword, a Japanese swine sliced the unborn baby from her stomach.

One of the admirable qualities of the Filipinos is their capacity to forgive. I am Filipino, but I for one could NEVER bring myself to forgive the Japanese barbarians for their unbelievable savagery, a viciousness that is totally unforgiveable, these monstrous, heartless, despicable creatures, these invading Japanese predators and the indescribable brutality they inflicted on a peaceful people.

Today, behind a façade of cultural gentility, these xenophobes continue to look down on foreigners and consider fellow Asians beneath them, proud they are to be inhuman and remorseless. It is a psychosis not worth the aggravation to find meaning to, but worthy of any effort by anyone to put vulgar Japanese cretins in their place.

Raining Mice
Living in Japan

… and the sacrifices made for the freedoms you have now: