As was reported on this blog - before the mainstream Japanese media reported it - a video of the collision between a Japanese Coast Guard vessel and a Chinese fishing ship was leaked on the internet. You can read that blog here.
At that time, I complained that the Japanese government mishandled the situation and should have made this video public before the anti-Japanese protests began in China. Had the Chinese people know the truth about this event, they probably wouldn't have been out creating hatred for Japan...
Also, the Chinese government lying and telling the Chinese public that the Japanese Coast Guard ships rammed the Chinese ship, didn't help to ease tensions.
Then after the video was leaked showing the truth, we have foolish people in Japan out demonstrating against China.
I wish for peace and goodwill between the Chinese and Japanese people.
Their respective governments can go and jump in a lake for all I care.
A regular reader writes in:
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
The truth of the matter should be obvious to anyone who is paying attention: The true villians in this mess are not the Japanese or Chinese people. Just like as in the United States; the true enemy of the people is the government.
As Randolph Bourne wrote: in War is the Health of the State:
The Government, with no mandate from the people, without consultation of the people, conducts all the negotiations, the backing and filling, the menaces and explanations, which slowly bring it into collision with some other Government, and gently and irresistibly slides the country into war.
Read more why it is the government, and their incompetency and motivations, that cause these problems in War is the Health of the State.