Finally, I'll think about peace via U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa. In this page, I'm going to express peace of big group like islander, not indevisual peace.
As you know, many tragedy visited Okinawa until now. Still now, many scar has not yet recovered. There are many military bases in Okinawa, and troubles in connection with military aren't discontinued. Besides, in the past, they were invaded from Japan after that there is the battle for Okinawa, the only battle on the ground in Japan, and in the postwar, they are ruled by U.S. Military.
Then, what is reasons for existance bases in Okinawa?
It may safely be said that direct reasons is the World War II. However, in the postwar, why many bear the strains of War is flowing? I think the reason is to look down on the Okinawa as the other islands. And why does this reason come to? I think it is the Satsuma's aggression. It is the War. World War 2 and Battle for Satuma' aggression are War.
So, I think the thing which help broking the peace is battle.
But now, U.S. Military bases exist to break the War. In fact, itb used for North Korean War, Vietnum War. There is huge problem there. It means that the bases were made by the postwar, but the bases made the War. It is a vicious circle. Due to the situations, I think the U.S. Military bases should be removed. The human must be able to learn. We should learn anti-war opinion. There won't be any developments unless we stop broking out war by using war's pain.
But it is too dificult to removed the U.S. Military bases now because there are many reasons why the U.S. Military bases exist and many Japanses understand. That is the bases was made by Japanese responsibility to protect Japan and become as the pacific ocean keystone.
But I think we have to think about it is true. Do America have to keep the World peace? What is the peace? I think the peace of group is compromise of each ideal ways of thinking. Not only unique people, but also all peopl whole the World have the same surroundings.
If you observe by that point, American movement is clearly wrong. To see in the American view, it maybe isn't wrong, but does America force the policy? However there is no evidence that every country wants to American liberalism peace, I can't stand in compulsory democratic introduction.
What should we do in the future? I think there is some ways of thinking. For example, Japanese "peace" means to come to an understanding, but English "peace"means that there is no war. According to that, there are many ways of thinking about peace. So, we shouldn't force the opinion. We should suggest the opinion a little more and know the other opinion.
I hope that our movement will help someone.
August 23rd, 1998 Project YMO Leader Ikuya Yamada
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