Korean Woman Acquitted Of Defamation For Challenging History Of “Comfort Women”

Intellectual bravery can take many forms.  Sometimes it manifests itself in the undertaking of a difficult, laborious work of scholarship.  At other times it appears in the selection of some controversial topic that challenges conventional wisdom.  Conventional wisdom, as we all know, does not appreciate being challenged:  its adherents are likely to react blindly, even violently, in their attempts to push the dissenting view back into the shadows.

The field of history—like science, engineering, medicine, and others—has many such sacred cows.  Every era develops its own accepted version of the truth.  Perhaps things need to be this way; history is such a vast subject, and so rich with examples, that one can prove just about anything through a selective deployment of one handpicked example over another.  At some point, a “conventional truth” is established by consensus to impose some intellectual order on the chaos.  A cynic might even call this a “mythology.”  Once formed, any attempt to deviate from accepted, well-trod lines of inquiry is likely to be greeted with hysterical rage from the guardians of the Sacred Temples of Truth.

But it is good that accepted “truths” are challenged every now and then.  Only by doing so can we maintain our sanity and integrity.  The law should protect the right to seek the truth, even the right to be mistaken.

This dynamic was on display recently in a notable court case to come out of South Korea.  Professor Park Yu-Ha, a female scholar of Japanese history at Sejong University, was acquitted of “criminal defamation” charges that arose from her 2013 book Comfort Women of the Empire.  Her work explored the origin, extent, and nature of the Japanese Imperial Army’s “comfort women” program.  As many readers will know, the phrase “comfort women” refers to Asian women coerced or recruited (take your pick of verb) for sexual services in the Japanese Army.

The cover of Dr. Park’s book

This was no minor foray into World War Two arcana.  This was—and is—an explosive topic in Korea.  Questioning it can set oneself up for criminal charges.  The issue has been a sore point for many decades in a region where Second World War history is still very much alive.  At issue are very real and practical questions:  who will have the moral high ground, and what country will be able to exert leverage over the other.  In Korea, the “comfort women” have almost come to symbolize the nation’s suffering during the war years.  It is against this backdrop that one must see just how shocking Dr. Park’s book was to many in her country.  After researching the issue extensively, her conclusions came to this:

After extensive research into historical documents and transcripts of former comfort women’s testimonies, Park said she found evidence that some women worked willingly with the Japanese, and that there were Korean collaborators who worked to recruit the women, which meant that not all of them were mobilised by the Japanese military.

Needless to say, this was not the kind of news that many in Korea were likely to welcome.  Japan bashing is a sport in China and Korea of ancient lineage, a sentiment frequently exploited by unscrupulous politicians in the region for one reason or another.  Although Japan and Korea signed an agreement in late 2015 finally to put an end to the matter, the “comfort women” issue still lingers in the public mind.  There is even a statute of a seated comfort woman sitting across from the Japanese embassy in Seoul.  The Japanese government has asked its Korean counterpart to remove the statue, but the latter has put them off, perhaps fearing a negative response from its people.

When Dr. Park’s book appeared, a group of elderly women claiming to be ex-comfort women sued her for damages.  Apparently, questioning the official line is a crime in Korea.  In 2016, a court found Park guilty of “defaming” the woman and ordered her to pay damages amounting to about $8500.  But this was not all.  Park herself was subjected to a torrent of harassment and abuse by the Korean media and public.  She was accused of being a crank, a traitor, and a pro-Japanese quisling.  It is also interesting—and perhaps revealing—that this free-speech story was buried in silence by the Western media, a fact that tells us all we need to know about our own media’s commitment to the principles of academic freedom.

While Park does not deny that comfort women existed or that many suffered grievously along with other civilians in occupied areas, she has questioned the extent of the program and how women came to be part of it.  Is Dr. Park right? I do not know.  I have not read her book; as far as I know no English translation is available.  I doubt any translation will be available.  What I do know is that her struggle to publish her findings is a very important event.

If academic freedom is to have any meaning at all, it must be embraced for even the most controversial topics.  It is a credit to the Korean legal system that it did the right thing and acquitted Park of the spurious charges against her.  South Korea has much to teach the United States on the subject of academic freedom.  Somehow, I doubt we would see the same kind of fair outcome if some equivalent drama happened here in the United States.

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189 thoughts on “Korean Woman Acquitted Of Defamation For Challenging History Of “Comfort Women””

    1. Women voting . . .
      Had NPR on this a.m. They were conducting autopsy on (D)’s loss in 2016. I was pleasantly surprised their panel was actually addressing how out of touch the DNC really is.
      Well wouldn’t you know. 45 minutes in & some female sent message that she was ANGRY the panel wasn’t focusing on WOMYN! (One of her points was that womyn are majority of voters. Therefore the DNC needs be focusing on womyn — even MORE!)

        1. Was also surprised to hear guests on NPR tell this woman that many voters don’t like everything turned into a womyn’s issue. Such as unemployment & pay stagnation.
          When it comes to job loss & wage stagnation, the DNC forever addresses it as something that SOLEY affects women & women only.

        2. Not a regular to NPR. I think it was on program called 1A. I was in my truck dealing with fallout from snowstorm here in New England and caught 25-30 minutes of it.

        3. Send the women out in front. While the enemy is distracted fucking them, collect their guns and take them prisoner. But let them finish first.

        1. Actually, it was Nixon who invented Affrimative Action, aka ‘The Philadelphia Plan’, to bribe the black vote back into the Republican party. Feminism, having become a Leninist vanguard party, took it for themselves. You can read all you want about the Frankfort school,. you will not find Feminism. That is a post WW2 development. That around two thirds of identified feminist leaders were Jewish females is true, but a separate issue..

        2. Wow, FAILadelphia. Those folks need to clean up their water supply (contaminated with lead and fluoride), while Jewish feminists were amongst the most assimilated to the worst of Anglo female features.

        1. They have a broad range of viewpoints, ranging from NY jewish liberal to West coast jewish liberal.

        2. Last summer I was on project with someone who liked NPR. I can’t forget the afternoon they had segment on there not being enough iphone emojis for women. (I shit you not.)

      1. If a womyn wants to be focused on, she can bend over, flip her skirts up and drop her pant(ie)s.

    2. I’ve come to the same conclusion.
      If we want to have a female-run civilization, we need to update the social contract. The philosophical underpinnings of the societies we inherited no longer really apply because national and ethnic security are no longer implied.

      1. Feminism tore up the social contract decades ago; women owe men nothing, ever. Men have been zombies shuffling along the chain gang to the slaughter house unaware that the contract no longer existed. Many men are no becoming aware. The young the group of men the more likely they are to be aware of the lack of any social contract.

        1. I’ve heard the younger generation is becoming very conservative.
          They can’t even chase the carrot dangling in front of them because there aren’t enough carrots to go around anymore.
          What the hell does a 16 year old with no money, no girl, and no nation have to look forward to? Go to school and drown in debt? For what?

      1. Well, to anyone who will help them ascend. Could be up or down the chain. Right now for white women it’s collaboration down the chain b/c white males are on top – and white women are second, so whiteboys have to be brought down in order for the ‘ladies’ to ascend, hence all the hatred against white males now.
        For WOC, it’s up the chain of course – arm-in-arm with white women (until white women wear out their usefulness – or are assimilated). This is already happening as WOC and POC in general are starting to turn on sympathetic white women.

      1. The germans soldiers fucked the french women, then the Alliance armies fucked the german women.
        Whites fucked everyone’s women, now everyone is fucking their women.
        The japanese fucked chinese women, now the chinese wants some of that anime schoolgirl action.

        1. Was on a train ride today in germany.
          No, not to Auschwitz.
          On the seats beside me was a AFWM couple.
          She was a japanese cutie.
          He was a german omega. Like a total sissy. Long hair. Superskinny. Thick glasses. Looked like a guy who jerks off to Manga.
          I was just like ‘God damn, are the guys in Japan so bad that she needs to be a race traitor for that piece of shit?’
          Yeah, women are just ultradisloyal.
          Then again I wonder why modern women love wussies.
          Just look at the Top5 ‘Male’ youtubers in germany (these are all official twitter photos – oh, and only that dreadlock guy is ethnically german – just shows you how much german bitches worship foreign cock), they are a bunch of faggots and that’s what you see in the german streets: Cucks with GFs, the buff dudes alone. Sucks that I’m not looking like a sissy. I consider cutting my balls of so that I can be a total player in germany. I love 21th century germany. So nice. Sluts, cucks and muzzies everywhere.
          I’m just so glad Hitler lost the war. That evil white male.
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d97f22c6dd212b84697ca4ccb6b65436d9639aa74a982164e5325c3b0a93930.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ba7efcb806ae49f23cf64f07db8e234ebe2bec14bb76b6f46903978b40a1620.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7d7f11a18544b77e3966a031619b4d1e18d9e759971347d6e0f4cdd51a16fc4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9319f70a491d6bccfde059237bb1a16e690d5871fe309102574670dec464d127.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf75954afe6e4cc526d05b29e175daa497b54c16ec94570b7f426628e0730331.jpg

        2. Women are huge race traitors.
          Just look at the black women, they abort their kids if they are not light skinned enough.
          U can actually type white boyfriends on youtube and u can see this big number of black women dating this internet beta white males that are devoid of any personality.
          My qualms with this site is that it says women want big, powerful strong dudes.
          Women love pleasure and they get it from all types of men with various types of personalities and from various types of races.
          It’s a fact.

        3. “Just look at the black women, they abort their kids if they are not light skinned enough”
          how do they know? The ‘white’ in a pregnancy scan isn’t skin colour exactly is it?

        4. I’ve taken the black woman example as a counter-ballance to the wallowing of the alt-righters that are on the site that keep giving examples of ww that fornicate with other races.
          U can find these sort of events happening in every single race. It’s how life works, no reason to get worked up about it.
          Cheers, brother whether you’re white, black or blue!

        5. no I agree, black and indian racism against their darker skin fellows is often as bad or worse than white racism, but it generally doesn’t get addressed

        6. This isn’t the first time German women were mass raped and attacked by Muslims. The occupation of the Rhineland after WW2 by the French involved a contingent of French colonial troops from Algeria. The rest is history, as they say . . .

        7. It can be but it rarely steps on the same shoes of racism towards white women who sleep outside the race. With Black Women, they get more flack in high powered circles or mixing out of the black community but most of their flack is through the Internet, where all the best passive aggressive stuff happens. Just a passing view it seems more of inferiority complex being placed on black people and superiority complex pushed on white people. Most of the white knighting seems to happen over the keyboard anyway.
          In the end all women will do what they do and we will only see a fraction of the shenanigans.

        8. Damn it brother ! your comments here are so real, relaxing and hilarious that I am now free of my stress (@job) !!

        9. Yes it is unrelated to race. All women will defer to the strongest suitor in order to perpetuate their genes. That’s why European women are begging for the massive influx of strong, ZFG, military-aged muslim males, who will rape the shit out of them. Much better than their cucked, weak, effeminate male kin. Their genes will carry on, who GAF about anything else?

        10. White man, your wife and kids have niggers in their ancestry. And so do you.
          Obama is a Caucasian. Mother, a white whore with at least one nigger a few generations back. Father, an Arab Caucasian with one nigger grandmother.
          Any color dick fits any color pussy. No dick head is anything like as big as a baby’s head. Semen is all white. A blond, blue-eyed Norse can fuck a pygmy niggette and make healthy babies.

        11. Dicks are blind. So are snatches. The hole in the end of a dick doesn’t have an eye in it. It’s happy to spew semen in any color cunt.

        12. What do you think generated the KKK following the American Civil War? It was the US setting thousands of nigger troops loose on the Southern white women. No one talks about it. The women were too ashamed:
          1) of having been raped
          2) of having been raped by niggers, or of having spread their thighs for niggers to avoid being forcefucked.
          Get over it, people. Whites been raping women of all colors throughout the ages. Men of all colors been raping white women throughout the ages.
          No one gets to choose his parents.

        13. WW2 or WW1? I though the French used their African troops after WW1 since the pressure to get the native French home could not be met any other way. Also, if your researches have taken you to WW1, do you have a source on rape statistics of Africans in the French occupied region? I have read several sources that mention the occupation, no suggestion of rape. Thanks.

        14. Evidence the USCT was guilty of mass rape? In contrast, the statistics on such behavior during the liberation of France during WW2 is well documented – Patton talks of it in his diary

        15. I hear what you’re saying, man because I too see this, but I will say that the higher end beautiful chicks I see with guys (and I’m talking chicks whose beauty is 8.5 + up to perfect 10) the dudes are more on the masculine end of the spectrum.
          That, plus don’t forget: just because you see a chick chick with a faggy hipster girly boy does not mean she’s fucking him. Many times he’s just a beta orbiter who she needs attention from.

        16. All the good german genes are either in the USA, dead due to allied bombing, or a suppressed minority in germany

        17. until the day of the rope comes! a redpilled european man is worth 100s of stinking diseased africans!

        18. I meant WW1. But I think there was a repeat of it after WW2 on a smaller scale. I recently read “Year Zero: a history of 1945” and it talks about French colonial troops taking liberties . . .

        19. From Mexico south shade is what counts. Latino countries are racist. I was married to a Costa Rican woman that was half black and 100% Latina. When we visited her country I saw first hand how much difference it made. Her family had treated her like shit while she was growing up because she was the bastard child of a Jamaican immigrant to Costa Rica.

        20. Back in the 70s a friend of mine had a friendship with a black woman that worked on campus. He asked her to a dance out of friendship, no sex. She told him that she would have to meet him in a secret remote location and he couldn’t be seen with her in her neighborhood. She claimed her life would be in serious danger if any of her black neighbors found out she had dated a white guy. This was pre-internet.

        21. Also very true in Asia. In the US having a tan means you don’t have to work all day in a cubicle under florescent lights. You have the wealth to allow leisure time to get to the beach or sit around your pool. In Asian countries they avoid the sun like it was a death ray. The darker you are the poorer you are. My wife is Asian, and has problems making friends with women from her country because she is so white. I am a red head with extremely pale skin of Irish heritage, but she is paler than I am. She comes from a well known and UMC/UC family back in her home country.

        22. I have no idea what you are talking about. What is the USCT? And what behavior following the liberation of France are you referring to? Really, I am interested.

        23. I’ve read about such incidents, but more as occurring in Italy, when the French deployed Algerian natives called ‘Goumiers’. IProbably were were some rapes, but the large majority were consensual liaisons. If this be wondered at, remember that in the immediate aftermath of the war, the people of Germany were starving, broke, with a greatly reduced number of men. Same thing happened during the post WW2 occupation.

        24. I believe it. I had no family in America then to verify what the 70s were like but from what I can tell, many black women don’t bring their white partners into their neighborhoods because they would be attacked for it. When I brought in a woman who wasn’t black into my old neighborhood, most just stared because she was attractive. Had she been white, I would have likely received the same staredown but that is how neighborhoods are mostly. A group comprised of sheltered folks who want their area to stay as homogenous as possible. If your sex drive is controlled by others you’ll agree. If not, you can always move to a city or new area.
          What I find happens a lot more is black women who have dated outside of the race who want to go back to a black male but because they spent their time on other partners in their youth and their mileage is high, no sane black man will take them on. High mileage is likely an issue across the board though.

        25. Love the Red Army they were the champions of rapes during the WW2. There were times when the whites did all the raping, can u imagine that?

        26. Ohhh el racismo de mexico, en mexico ser ligeramente moreno ya eres un pinche negro asqueroso. Es la razon por que no sale un moreno dando las noticias, y gente morena en las novelas, y casi todos los politicos son muy pero muy blancos. Tambien es la razon por la cual miss mexico es muy blanca. Dificil de aceptar nos cagan los negros, ni siquiera los negros quieren a negros que son mas negros de lo normal.

        27. During the American Civil War, he United States Colored Troops were the principal mechanism for bringing Negro volunteers into the Federal Army. Unlike whites, they could not be drafted, and the establishment of the USCT was one way the Federal government responded to the draft riots in the Northeast.
          USCT volunteers were formed into their own regiments, with white offices. Like most of the Federal units, records are complete. There were indeed incidents where colored soldiers were executed for various crimes, but rape was extremely rare.
          During the Liberation of France in WW2, most Negroes in the Army were drafted, and placed in ‘service battalions’ – basically logistical tail. Following in the wake of the advance, these did commit crimes at a rate higher than white combat troops. No such allegations were made against Negroes in combat organizations.

        28. In the US, as of the most recent data I have seen, Black men are twice as likely to marry outside their race as Black women.
          As part of this, again back in the 70s, Black men might have been stared at in their neighborhoods when they brought their white women around, but then they would have been given a pat on the back for sticking it to the White Man.

        29. The book “Year Zero” has a an entire chapter about the sexual “liberation” of women not only in the conquered countries but in the previously occupied allied ones. It quotes French and Dutch women who thought their own men looked so pathetic and defeated while the Americans looked so tall, handsome and healthy. Red pill truths lurking there . . . .

        30. You are welcome. I was sincere in my request and appreciate the information you provided. I am a bit of a history buff.

        31. Dammit Duncan, you’re such a self-hating white, have some faith in your own race.
          If you’re not white pretend u didn’t read that.

        32. the other thing is skin lightening products. I would love to know how perceptions of racism correlate with use of skin whitening products

        33. well that’s logical, and sounds like it may have a basis in fact – historically at least. I wonder if the association is still that clear in this day and age even if that is the origin of the prejudice

        34. my dad was from Guyana, and I have relatives and half-relatives from both the asian and black sides over there. I’ve never been there but I’m aware of how nasty the racial tensions over there can be – at least if online forums are anything to go by. I’m not so sure about the implications of skin shade though

        35. Except European women aren’t begging for that. A small percentage (of fat lonely libtards) may be, but the (vocal) minority of women who support immigration are the most brainwashed people on Earth, and think it is about dead children being washed up on the Greek coast. It is a NATO operation specifically targetting womens stupidity and maternal instincts. But the majority of women are not pro-immigration; it is just that the minority who are for it, are extremely well funded and mobilised (by Soros). Look at the amount of white women who voted for Trump, 53%, in the face of all of that propaganda.

        36. It doesn’t follow that a majority of German women don’t want rapefugees, yet continue to vote for Merkel, unless they have massive cognitive dissonance. Any stats I’ve seen only shows about 38% of the entire population (M+F) strictly against rapefugees, and my guess is more men than women. It depends heavily on the aspect or impact the ‘fugees have as to the responses. Can you point me to your data?
          This article expresses skepticism on the ability to manage, but not the desire to prevent rapefugees from entering at all, nor the opinion that it will impact their lives substantially if allowed in. The stats I provided don’t break down for women, so again I would skew them more favorable to rapefugees for female respondents.

        37. Your people are a hard case to crack. My favourite band of all time is Deftones and I always thought their lead singer was white, it took years for me to find out he was half mexican/chinese.
          To really get to the bottom of this u should ask your relatives whether they check white latinos on demographic censuses or if they have more La Raza inclinations.
          Anyways u at least have some western european DNA in u, I don’t have any, meaning that you’re more american than I’ll ever be.

        38. We don´t have race census in Mexico, you could be white as paper with blue eyes but if you born in Mexico City you are as Mexican as the brown guy with sombrero. BUT If you are an Afromexican in some states they will deport you to Haiti if you can prove that you are Mexican. They will make you sing the national anthem, name the president, the governor of the state, some questions of history of Mexico like who is the father of indepence?, name 3 key figure of the Mexican revolution and perfectly know the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Mexican flag. Then we bitch about wall.

        39. We don´t have race census in Mexico, you could be white as paper with
          blue eyes but if you born in Mexico City you are as Mexican as the brown
          guy with sombrero. BUT If you are an Afromexican in some states they
          will deport you to Haiti if you can´t prove that you are Mexican. They
          will make you sing the national anthem, name the president, the governor
          of the state, some questions of history of Mexico like who is the
          father of Independence?, name 3 key figure of the Mexican revolution and
          perfectly know the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Mexican
          flag. Then we bitch about wall.

        40. So you are talking of German women or European women? Because those ae not the same. Germany is the most brainwashed, cucked country on Earth right now, as is shown by this migrant crisis. It would be difficult to argue that is biological instinct, when other countries, e.g Poland next door, are vehemently against mudvasions. Look at the right wing votes other Euopean countries are getting, despite massive voter fraud by the EU (e.g Austrias recent election), despite Europeans generally being centre-left politically, and it shows European women are not in favour of this. Germany though, is just totally fucked and will end as in country in our lifetimes.

        41. Hitler was an stupid idiot asshole. He killed more white arian, blue eyed viking descendants then Germany had.

        42. Oh the Russians raped one million german woman in then east germany. “Komm Frau” was the horrible saying.

      2. Better to be raped and get something to eat than to have the shit beat out of her and raped anyway.

      3. only if the man is a foreigner. otherwise, one have to go through a lot of shit to get the same result..

        1. I was stationed in San Diego at the end of Vietnam. As an American sailor the chances of getting a local girl were between 0 and -100%. Then we transferred the last diesel powered submarines to the Greek Navy. Those same girls were all over those Greek sailors like white on rice.

    3. “Women voting is a clear threat for national sovereignty and civilization advancement.”
      Women’s suffrage is the death knell to any civilization. Once the decay picks up speed, there is no stopping it. Just look at Sweden and Germany. They are circling the drain.
      Another example is the recent presidential elections in Austria, where the women swayed the vote in favor of the pro-open borders globalist candidate:

        1. There’s more to come. In an unfortunate event, a Student from Bharat was shot dead in California (yesterday). No body supports crime and violence. As a person from Bharat, I obviously felt sad.
          But what irked me more is the Media in Europe & Asia going insane and blaming this happening on Trump ! Something like; the result of Trump-Era !
          What the hell President Trump has to do with that incident !? Guess the “losers” are trying their best to defame Trump in every damn happening.

    4. “Women are not loyal to their ethnicity, since they can always resort to spread their legs to their conquerors for survival.”
      No wonder I can legitimately claim pre-Crusades Englishwomen were complete and utter Viking dickriders.

      1. Or Scottish/Irish women with Britons , Roman women with Visgoths, Byzantine women with Turks, Central Asians with Mongols, etc…

        1. Jingghis Khaan is the ancestor of practically everyone east of the Urals. Fucked at least one or two juicy virgins every night. Guy never ran short of semen.

        1. On a more serious note, once Anglo women practice personal accountability and not instigating racial drama like Emmett Till’s death, for starters. And yes, this means that Anglo women start paying for the sins of their mothers.
          As to why I purposely singled out pre-Crusades, I learned on my own how the Viking Age happened two centuries before The Crusades.

    5. Imran Khan goes into this concept in great detail.

  1. ” Is Dr. Park right? I do not know. I have not read her book” – so what is this post all about?

    1. The post is not about Dr. Park being right or wrong. It is about Dr. Park facing consequences for deviating from a established narrative, something that readers here can surely relate to.

      1. So, no matter if shes right or wrong, all that counts is that she voiced anti-majority views and was taken to court for that?

        1. The point is that questioning history should not be reason for legal persecution, as it should fall right in with freedom of speech.
          It would be a different matter if she had (falsely) accused a specific person of having done something that could besmirch that person reputation, in which case that person could/should sue her ass.
          What she did was writing that some women were willing, which if you think about it is a statistical certainty, considering how whores are a thing.

        2. She was taken to court not by her government, but by some fellow citizens, who felt as if unjustice has been done to them, afaik? First time court ruled in favour of those, who took her to court, but later on court acquitted her, so whats the fuss? Court mistakes are common thing and there are dozens of bullshit cases in regards to how one sees historic events.

        3. Yes, I think that is the point of the article. It is not a defense of Dr. Park’s thesis about the Comfort Women.

  2. Just because a few do not fit the profile, does not invalidate history. Why does this woman deserve praise? For besmirching the honor of the victims? Why shouldn’t the women she smeared be angry? We already have an army of leftists preaching evil

    1. Because history is nuanced. What the woman is doing is “filling the gaps” and questioning the accepted narrative. The “smeared women” have every right to be angry but also decided to sue the writer. In the US, truth is a defense to libel but unfortunately in South Korea and other countries, free speech rights are more restricted.

      1. In the UK that a libel is true makes it all the more libelous. A lie can be defended against with truth; truth cannot be defended against with truth.

  3. I am probably the only one at ROK who reads Korean at an advanced level. Great article, Quintus.

      1. 제국의 위안부 = Comfort women of empire
        식민지지배와 기억의 투쟁 = Colonial domination and struggle of memory

        1. 우리를 곤경에 빠드리는 것은 우리가 잘 모르는 것이 아니라.
          우리가 확실히 알고있다고 생각했으나 사실은 그렇지 못한 것이다.
          – 마크 트에인
          It is not what we do not know that is putting us in trouble. We thought we knew for sure, but we did not.
          – Mark Twain

    1. How long did it take you?
      I taught myself hangul with this goal in mind, but never got past sounding out words — 99.9% of which I did not know.
      But then again, I have the attention span of a gnat.

      1. Years. Love to meet Korean girls in Seoul. For me it is more than that. It is a broad cultural experience. Like a new world that manifests itself.

  4. What Park has stated in her book could well be true Korean women could well have volunteered their services just have a look at how many French women jumped into bed with the NAZI’s.

    1. Most Germans weren’t Nazis. After liberation, it was the Allied troops fucking the Frog, Italian and German women. They preferred Americans as they gave them food, nylon hose and other essentials. After reaming them, of course. Men feel more generous once their prostates have been emptied.

    1. American females join the military to get the ultimate ride on the cock carousel. West Point is 81% male 19% female. Talk about pareto principle. Females have unlimited opportunity to get banged over and over again by top tier males. All they have to do is show up and bring their poosy.

        1. A bag fixes that. If they make it through basic, even with it femaled-down, they can’t be too bad below the neck.

    2. Like Jessica Lynch?
      I seem to remember her allowing the guys to take boob pics before being captured and “allah akbar’d”…

      1. She was an honest woman, extremely rare, who tried to derail the leftist feminist sanctification of her “bravery” for being captured.

        1. I agree with that.
          Even Rush tried to hype her up, ridiculing any male who doubted the original army narrative.
          But she did the right thing and told the truth, that she was helpless.

    3. I laughed so hard b/c it’s true. I remember several sperm buckets who had multiple kids from several different black men.

  5. If hitler brought mass destruction of german civilization, was he a race traitor or a race failure?
    (((stormcuck game)))

    1. German civilization had been destroyed pre-hitler (and, thus, hitler). It was destroyed after him.
      No net change.

  6. bringing the whole comfort women and holocaust themes together I find myself wondering if one exterminated every individual named Park how many koreans would actually be left? Would it be genocide or is my impression that absolutely everybody in korea is called Park an over-estimation?

    1. Perhaps the Park family dynasty will get a free pass to invade and displace a nation like Palestine.

      1. I just imagine the morning roll call in Korean school.
        “Kim Park?”
        Yes miss.
        “Kim Park”
        “he’s off sick today”
        “Kim Park”
        “Yes miss”
        and so on

  7. O/T The latest SJW convergence has overtaken Meetup.com.
    #Resist hashfaggery has folded this social platform into the outrage oblivion. Just killed my account. If you have one, consider doing the same. Starve the beast.
    Per their e-mail:
    “Meetup has always served as an organizing platform for a wide range of political views….Meetup will always welcome people with different beliefs.
    But after the recent executive order aimed to block people on the basis of nationality and religion, a line was crossed. At a time when core democratic ideals feel [ed. note: “feel”] under attack, we felt a duty to spark more civic participation.
    Last week we created 1,000+ #Resist Meetup groups to act as local hubs for actions on behalf of democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, and sustainability.”
    Know your enemies gentlemen.

    1. When someone’s religion is to kill every infidel – that’s you – who won’t convert, they are the enemy.

  8. This decision shows Korea is coming of age as a democracy and developed nation..
    Questioning the culture of “victim hood” cannot even be considered in neighboring countries like China and thus the horrible things they did to their own cannot be openly addressed either.
    Dito for present issues whatever they may be..
    In Korea not only has the “narrative” been questioned in academia of all places, but the right to do so defended in the courts as well.
    As the author of this article states this “comfort women” thing has been used as a slur against Japan for far too long, especially by China, while accepting foreign aid, of which Japan is one of the world’s largest donors.

    1. Korea is one of the biggest shit holes in SEA. The men are arrogant xenophobic brutes and their society is stuck in the dark ages.

      1. Korea is in SEA (South East Asia)? LMAO!!!
        What grade did you get in geography?
        Your attempt to get Korean poon failed which is why you sound bitter and jaded.

        1. You’re right, my bad, I’ve not associated much with Korean women, but seen plenty of the men. Always causing trouble in night clubs.

        2. You’re right, my bad. Seen plenty of Korean men, always causing trouble in night clubs. Not had much to do with the women, not keen on the big head, long body, short legs look.

        3. “Seen plenty of Korean men, always causing trouble in night clubs. ”
          This is actually universal among men. I seen this from Chinese men, Russian men, American men, European men, Middle Eastern men….
          When men get drunk, they tend to behave like barbaric brute.

  9. Why do I get the impression that the Japanese are the ‘straight, white, males’ of east Asia?

    1. Well, used to be anyway. Now there’s a lot of 30 year old virgins and MGTOWs, AKA, “herbivores” who beat off to manga porn and play video games all day.

      1. The stereotypical Japanese NEET ought to have been enough of a case-in-point to kill any argument for a “guaranteed income” D-E-D dead. Alas.

        1. I’ve read that before about how otaku have unattainable ideals about women, but I don’t really buy it. It’s too close to “blame the man -uhgain…” i.e. he should like pig-nosed chunky-legged J-girls, or man-up and wife-up that same.
          And what about the chicks? As many chicks bat their eyelashes at you, as are the super hot chicks who stare into their cell phones or spend the whole train ride fixing their hair, looking into a mirror. Shopaholics and narcissism are rampant as well.
          And hopefully they learn what many men in the ‘sphere already figured out: Online porn is like crack and will desensitize dopamine receptors, requiring more and more crazy ass shit to get those basement dwellers off, and removes motivation to get out and meet people (chicks in particular).

        2. Having been in Japan a few times I’d say there are virtually no chubby girls there.
          The issue with NEETs is that they do not work, and since dating in Japan is strictly for the purpose of marriage, girls refuse to date anyone with a yearly income of less than 4 million yen, which exclude a large portion of the population.
          Japanese girls expect to be able to stay home once married, often even irrespective of having children. That’s the reality. My wife is Japanese, so I have some direct knowledge of this topic, both from her, and her friends and family.

        3. Ask your self this question when insisting that these basement dwellers be motivated to go out and meet chicks. Do any of the chicks they have even the most remote chance of meeting have any value?

        4. What does your wife and in-laws think about Trump?
          What do they say about daikon-ashi? Since there’s virtually no chubby girls in JP.
          What’s been the impact of Macu?

        5. I asked my wife’s opinionon Trump, her answer was ‘funny… honest, because many politicians today are not honest in my opinion”, that’s verbatim.
          What I take it to mean is she find Trump both honest in contrast to most politicians, as well as funny, she speaks from least to most important.
          I haven’t spoken to my in laws since Trump got elected, but my sister in law was surprised that I was positive and upbeat about his victory.
          I haven’t had any of them discuss daikon legs with me, and my wife had no comment. Haven’t heard anything about macu.

    2. Japan’s success was based on copying Prussia, Great Britain, United States and Germany at that time.

      1. They considered Americans to be uncultured barbars, Britains to have too complicated system of power, France to weak and Russia too old-fashioned. Germany inpressed them with it’s politics, economics and etc.

  10. history is such a vast subject, and so rich with examples, that one can
    prove just about anything through a selective deployment of one
    handpicked example over another. At some point, a “conventional truth”
    is established by consensus to impose some intellectual order on the

    Profoundly true.
    Now, many people say, “The truth will set you free.”
    I say, the truth will unleash a firestorm of anger and hatred towards anyone speaking it, driven by an inebriating cocktail of cognitive dissonance, ignorance, and raw, undisciplined emotion.
    It’s no surprise that the momentum for the movement towards criminal indictment came from a bunch of old hag women — the allegedly injured party, but more like the guilty party! Injured by what per se? The TRUTH! Just like in the west men are witch hunted by women who recoil in horror at the truth of their own collusion in the so-called evil they accuse men of.

    1. The Truth will set you free. This is absolute truth itself. However, you will suffer great pain, maybe get tortured, and possibly burned at the stake, but you will be free.
      I tell my sons that they must learn the truth about female nature. I also tell them they will hate this truth, and it will not make them happy. Free yes, happy no. The flip side is the destruction they will certainly face if they cling to ignorance about women.

  11. You know quite well what is the real subject behind this news… Are you really ready to face it, and the shitstorm coming ?

      1. She’s still a 4 at best without make up but I might be up for a quickie with the lights off after 2 whiskeys.

  12. “It is a credit to the Korean legal system that it did the right thing
    and acquitted Park of the spurious charges against her. South Korea has
    much to teach the United States on the subject of academic freedom. ”
    100 % Agree!!!
    Now, where is the US History professor willing to research and tell the truth about the vile, perverted, communist, rapist and woman beater Michael King???

      1. Sure, him too.
        But at least that pedo does not have a National Holiday here in the US…yet…

        1. “Pedo?” One year too early? 10 was the age of consent in the USA until the end of the 19th century. Except for Delaware, where it was 7. Mohammed would have been OK in Delaware if it had existed. Why, he even waited an extra 2 years!

  13. It is just as likely these comfort women acted as any woman would act in the presence of a superior male force: Willing Submission.
    Their stories of abuse after-the-fact may be accurate, but is just as likely “regret rape” to make themselves look like victims instead of collaborators – after the formerly “strong” Japanese males subsequently got their teeth kicked in.

    1. That kind of perfectly sums up what might have happened.
      It’s not as if prostitutes have a professional rule against servicing soldiers or foreigners.

  14. “Japan bashing is a sport in China and Korea of ancient lineage”
    Sounds biased. As if you know what Japan is capable of bashing China and South Korea when given chance.
    The west has no say in what goes on between Asian countries. Let them sort it out themselves. We don’t need to try to be moral judge on what is right and wrong for those asian countries.

    1. Maybe not, but we’ve been serving as moral judge over there for so long (over a century) that it’s a hard habit to kick.

    2. No one is saying the west should have a say, did you even read the article?
      “Sounds biased” – not an argument, and as for the attitude it’s well known to anyone who has any sort of knowledge about the subject. Go ask a random mainland Chinese person about their opinion about Japan and you’ll find out. To quote my Chinese ex: “Japanese girls are whores who sleep with many men at a time” was one golden nugget.

      1. You quote one Chinese (your ex) and think as if majority of Chinese think that of Japanese?
        From your ex and you use that as solid evidence. LMAO!

        1. Pathetic attempt at a rebuttal, I quoted her because I remembered what she said. Did I imply it was evidence? Did I use the term solid? No, that was an anecdotal piece added for spice, but it renders the image as I see it pretty well. My Taiwanese friends prefer to not discuss the subject.
          So how many Chinese did you ask? I have asked about 60 or so.

        2. “Did I imply it was evidence? Did I use the term solid?”
          You drew a conclusion on what Chinese people think about Japanese based on ONE of your ex girlfriend which happen to be Chinese. And you drew a conclusion based on that which is why I said you are making solid conclusion. Did I spy that you used the word “Solid” necessarily? You fail to see bigger picture instead you nitpick on the words I use and get all defensive.
          You asked about 60?
          How many did I ask?
          More than that.
          Your Taiwanese friend is wise to avoid the subject because why discuss Asian political topics with a clueless westerner and waste time?
          It seems like westerners are obsessed and fascinated by Asian political history. Perhaps they should take that as a standard course for their college career.

        3. Hahaha you obviously don’t understand rational discussion, which in of itself is funny. However I didn’t base my opinion on ONE ex girlfriends opinion, as was obvious from what I wrote, that’s just shit you assumed. I used one of the things she said as a funny anecdote, which is something I and many others here sometimes do.
          What I base my opinion on is knowing Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese people, several in fact, for a longer time, as well as reading local media. And in Asia I would venture to say it is a given fact that at a popular level there is animosity, which is occasionally used by the government for one purpose or another. If you check north east China, where the Manchu occupied area was, the sentiment is more harsh.
          My Taiwanese friends know that my primary loyalty regionally would be Japan, and for them it is far from a simple issue so they prefer to not talk about it. Nothing to do with cluelessness, rather a difference of opinion and perhaps loyalty.
          And to wrap up, I nitpick as you say it on words, because it just so happens that words are important. The study of language and communication is in of itself quite important.

        4. “My Taiwanese friends know that my primary loyalty regionally would be Japan”
          So are you Japanese?

        5. Nope, but my wife is and so is my son in part. So what?
          I am officially married in Japan so I have automatic right to work etc, and I in some aspects adhere to Japanese customs and traditions, which naturally brings me closer to their point of view.

        6. “………which naturally brings me closer to their point of view.”
          That’s all I need to know right there…

  15. This is an excellent article on a subject that is sorely unknown in the West. “Comfort Women” are a major topic that anyone in Japan or Korea is familiar with, but I doubt one in a hundred westerners have heard of them. This is a major source of strife between two critically important world powers, and it’s one that anyone who wants to be reasonably informed about global politics should know about. If nothing else, a familiarity with the topic, and the deep hatreds between the Japanese and Koreans that go along with it, will quickly put to rest the liberal idea that “Only white people can be racist.”
    I don’t pretend to have a full understanding of it myself, mostly because I got so sick of hearing about it when reading Japanese media that I just blocked it out, but one immediate parallel suggests itself: the narrative of the comfort women is similar in many ways to the narrative of enslaved blacks in the United States. Both of these stories involved an oppressed people (the Koreans, or the blacks) suffering a terrible scourge at the hands of an oppressor (The Japanese, or the slaveholding population of the US.) In both cases, the oppression was real, the damage was long-lasting, and the suffering was immense. It was also a long time ago, with everyone directly involved either dead, in the case of US slavery, or rapidly heading toward the grave, in the case of the WW2 comfort women. In both cases, the narrative has achieved a kind of legendary and defining status that forever effects how the oppressed group treats the oppressor. The Koreans have been after the Japanese for reparations paid to the comfort women for a long time, in the same way that US blacks demand reparations for slavery.
    This analogy, while not perfect, should make the background of Quintus’s article easier to understand for someone new to the subject. If you think of Dr. Park as a professor at a black studies department who just came out with a book detailing African cooperation in the slave trade, the reaction of the Korean people becomes more clear. It is, as he said, a credit to the Korean legal system that they didn’t simply jail her outright, given how much anger surrounds the issue. An equivilant case in the US would likely end up with her fired from job and in hiding after a series of very credible death threats.
    It must be said that neither the Korean anger over comfort women nor the US Blacks anger over slavery have done them the slightest bit of good, and in fact, may be doing them real harm. At a time when China is a rising threat in Asia, the other nations should be forming closer ties, not squabbling over incidents that took place before most of the people mad about them were even born. And who knows how much the black community could have accomplished if it redirected its energies from anger over 160 old grievances and towards, say, the fact that all-black Detroit is rapidly approaching 3rd world levels.
    The fact that the anger is legitimate in both cases is, to my mind, irrelevant. If you want to see an example of what can happen if you’re willing to look past old anger, you need only look at the history of the United States and Japan post-WW2. During the War, both sides committed terrible atrocities. The Bataan Death March and the Japanese chemical weapon experiments are well known, of course, but the United States did horrible things as well. In the later days of the war, the US bombing raids of Tokyo caused casualties that easily reached into the 6 figure range. Pilots on the bombers would get sick because they smell the stench of burning corpses even from 9,000 feet in the air. As awful as the comfort women were, by any reasonable standard what the US did to Tokyo was worse.
    And yet how much good would it have done the Japanese if, after WW2, they refused to work with the United States and hung on to their anger? Would the post WW2 Japanese economy, one of the great economic miracles in history, have been possible? Would a statue of a burning little girl placed across the street from the US embassy improve the life of a single Japanese person?
    Learn from the past. But don’t let it control you, and don’t obsess over it. Because the one who suffers from your anger won’t be the person you’re mad at. It will be you.

    1. “”And yet how much good would it have done the Japanese if, after WW2,
      they refused to work with the United States and hung on to their anger?
      Would the post WW2 Japanese economy, one of the great economic miracles
      in history, have been possible?””
      While Japan has a good economy, it came at a bad price. The Japanese women routinely ditch the men for some loser White Guy or Rapist Black thug. US military men raped several Japanese women after WWII.
      Not to mention most of the Japanese men would just rather beat off to hentai or porn instead of attempting to get women (probably because they seen too many stereotypes of Asian Loser).
      The fact that the Japanese population is declining is a huge fail if you ask me….

  16. The truth does not fear investigation. If you have to make strict laws to protect the ‘official’ history from being challenged or investigated what exactly are they hiding.

  17. Speaking of crushing dissent to the national narrative: the only large scale media outlet to attempt an unbiased news narrative has recently turned into a SJW zombie site. Business Insider was one of the few safe places to go on my yahoo news feed: I didn’t always like what they said, but it was SJW programming free. I can say that no longer. I notice the change about two months ago–did some research, and sure enough they were recently bought. Sorry for the somewhat non sequitur, but I had to vent somewhere.

  18. My comment will be off topic.
    Could you guys red pill me on the Soldiers of Odin, a group of “vigilants” created by the natives on the nordic countries?
    I read about it on some news sites, but everyone knows that they’re not trustworth.
    It seems we’re finally seeing some reaction about the horrors of immigration in Europe. It is a interesting topic that should have an article here.

  19. When I was stationed there in the nineties, the most insulting thing you could ever say to a Korean is “Your mother has a bald pussy” While it’s obviously bad on its face, the meaning of the expression goes back to the days when the Japanese supposedly made the comfort women shave down there to prevent the spread of crabs while they were um, “servicing” the Japanese soldiers.
    Korean women (and most east Asian women) since that time eschew shaving, perhaps as a connection to that story (which may be partly myth). Nowadays it’s more common for them to trim the hedges a bit but still not as widespread as in the west.
    That there may have been some willing participation on the part of the Koreans is no surprise to me – prostitution existed in Korea, run by (often female) Koreans, to service Koreans and other groups. While there were no doubt women forced into prostitution, that the usual providers would suddenly suspend operations because of a new customer base is highly unlikely.

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