B.C. apologizes for Japanese-Canadian internments after 70 years

May 7, 2012 Full story: The Hamilton Spectator 68

Internment camp Japanese-Canadians are being relocated to camps in the interior of British Columbia in this file photo taken between 1942-1946. VICTORIA British Columbia formally apologized today to the Japanese-Canadian community for the internment of thousands of people during the Second World War.

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Cana

Canada

#1 May 7, 2012
This is a good link http://voices.yahoo.com/japanese-canadian-sol...

There were young Japanese kids back then dying because they wanted our (Canada) version of freedom.

That story of the bike washing up on the Island, and the attempt of re-building some of it in Victoria...I like very much!!!
Victor

Toronto, Canada

#2 May 7, 2012
armchairprophet

Oshawa, Canada

#3 May 7, 2012
Victor wrote:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/co nspiracy-theory-with-jesse-ven tura-fema-camps-police-state.h tml
And this has what exactly to do with Japanese internment camps in British Columbia during WW2?

Has no-one explained to you how a forum works??

Good on BC btw...about 65 years too late but better late than never I guess.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#4 May 8, 2012
11:44 am, Tuesday, May 8, 2012:
RE: B.C. apologizes for Japanese-Canadian internments after 70 years
..... I am reminded of reading the book "Deemed suspect: a wartime blunder" by Eric Koch. It describes the internment in Eastern Canada of people with roots in Germany and Austria (and others?) during WW2. Nobody, apparently, has apologized for their having been interned.
..... As I keep repeating, nobody should get punished for having the "wrong" parents and/or for having been born at a "wrong" place.
mrhardass

Canada

#5 May 19, 2012
Victor wrote:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/co nspiracy-theory-with-jesse-ven tura-fema-camps-police-state.h tml

Yeah, I like Alex Jones the conspiracy radio show host. He's cool! Basically, all the high ranking elites in all occupations world wide are members of the Illuminati and its linked secret societies who decides on all matters of health, food, medicines, war, peace, economy, etc from behind the scenes. The ultimate goal is the creation of a NWO One World Government and Supreme World Leader. I have no problems with this as long as I get a nice job with lots of perks in the New World Order. Finally, the world and all its pieces will run on time and keep the screw ups to a minimum, more efficient too.

“Seriously guys...”

Since: May 12

Regina

#6 May 19, 2012
QUITTNER wrote:
11:44 am, Tuesday, May 8, 2012:
RE: B.C. apologizes for Japanese-Canadian internments after 70 years
..... I am reminded of reading the book "Deemed suspect: a wartime blunder" by Eric Koch. It describes the internment in Eastern Canada of people with roots in Germany and Austria (and others?) during WW2. Nobody, apparently, has apologized for their having been interned.
..... As I keep repeating, nobody should get punished for having the "wrong" parents and/or for having been born at a "wrong" place.
If those people were treated anywher near as well as the German POWs that were interred in Canada, Canada has little to nothing to apoogize for.
albe a horses petootie

Victoria, Canada

#8 May 25, 2012
As Joy Agawa notes , in her book about this sad tragic even Canada event, the public was tolsd it would be safer to locate the people to inland locations, oh but they were not compensated to this day for the farms that reverted to municipal or gov't ownershop since the taxes weren't paid. Funny the British Properties, an exclusive area was a Japanese- Canadaian farm area. Seems that the Guinness family lucked in? Yeah riiiiight.Built a bridge to get there called the Lions gate. This could be a rumour ? Don't believe everything anyone posts, riiiight.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#9 Feb 2, 2013
But History is taking a sweet and ironic revenge, because today various Asian ethnic groups have become as powerful in British Columbia as the Jewish community are in New York City and its state. To be sure, I still sympathize with innocent whites if they complain about East Indian crime gangs, honor killings, reckless Chinese drivers. Two wrongs don't make a right.

What is right is that British Columbia will lose its overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon or white character. North America was stolen from the aboriginals, and if white people become a minority in America and a plurality in Canada, they deserve it. Do you think BC's legislature would have passed the apology if its population were still mostly white?

This apology took seventy years, and the fact that it lagged behind Canada's federal government's recognition of the shame by a whole generation hints at a greater degree of bigotry than in other provinces.
world history repeats

United States

#10 Feb 3, 2013
Cultural assimilation of the next generations is more insidious than a direct conquest. Co-option is quite a useful tool. One thing that the conspiracy people like Alex Jones say it is the elites are trying to manipulate everyone's thoughts and ideas. You control their minds and you control their bodies. It is perception management; reality is whatever you make them or everyone believe it is. Canadian born non white immigrant children and grandchildren associate more with white western cultural and thinking than their ancestors. They are white inside and whatever colour outside. Step up the cultural programming of all immigrant children. Crank up the propaganda machine to absorb immigrants and carry out programming refreshers on the rest of the natives and multi generational white caucasians. Every ethnic group has to have their slightly tweaked propaganda campaign to target their cutltural minds. Who cares what they look like as long as they behave and act like the controlling group.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#11 Feb 3, 2013
world history repeats wrote:
Cultural assimilation of the next generations is more insidious than a direct conquest. Co-option is quite a useful tool. One thing that the conspiracy people like Alex Jones say it is the elites are trying to manipulate everyone's thoughts and ideas. You control their minds and you control their bodies. It is perception management; reality is whatever you make them or everyone believe it is. Canadian born non white immigrant children and grandchildren associate more with white western cultural and thinking than their ancestors. They are white inside and whatever colour outside. Step up the cultural programming of all immigrant children. Crank up the propaganda machine to absorb immigrants and carry out programming refreshers on the rest of the natives and multi generational white caucasians. Every ethnic group has to have their slightly tweaked propaganda campaign to target their cutltural minds. Who cares what they look like as long as they behave and act like the controlling group.
Now this is the kind of talk and thinking I like. Yes! Bring all Canadians ( or in my case Americans ) more together. By all means keep your heritage, but be a good citizen and get along with others in society. When it's a white racist poster like Purely Canadian I tell them off, but I am just as put off by immigrants who only want to use Canada or America.

I became a US citizen as soon as I could apply. Learned local culture at college, made great friends, participated in general life. Look at the Jewish people. They have done a wonderful job of keeping their tradition, but simultaneously being vigorous contributors to the nation. Learn from them.
luv the NWO

United States

#12 Feb 3, 2013
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
<quoted text>
Now this is the kind of talk and thinking I like. Yes! Bring all Canadians ( or in my case Americans ) more together. By all means keep your heritage, but be a good citizen and get along with others in society. When it's a white racist poster like Purely Canadian I tell them off, but I am just as put off by immigrants who only want to use Canada or America.
I became a US citizen as soon as I could apply. Learned local culture at college, made great friends, participated in general life. Look at the Jewish people. They have done a wonderful job of keeping their tradition, but simultaneously being vigorous contributors to the nation. Learn from them.
I would probably get a wet dream if I was offered the exalted high job of Director of Propaganda of the New World Order Government. I would have found my calling in life, do my bit for the good of the Human Species. It would sure beat working for some retailer, food service, facilities services company. Sometimes it is not just about a payday, but passion in one's work.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#13 Feb 6, 2013
luv the NWO wrote:
<quoted text>
I would probably get a wet dream if I was offered the exalted high job of Director of Propaganda of the New World Order Government. I would have found my calling in life, do my bit for the good of the Human Species. It would sure beat working for some retailer, food service, facilities services company. Sometimes it is not just about a payday, but passion in one's work.
I don't get it. What does the New World Order have to do with my post? Basically, I was just saying that immigrants should become good Canadians or Americans. And by the way, no-one pays me for any preaching. I speak my mind like any other poster.
Alien Gods and Humans

United States

#14 Feb 6, 2013
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't get it. What does the New World Order have to do with my post? Basically, I was just saying that immigrants should become good Canadians or Americans. And by the way, no-one pays me for any preaching. I speak my mind like any other poster.
Everything has to do with the New World Order directly or indirectly. In a unified world such as a NWO Government, all nations and peoples are integrated into a one world regime. It makes no sense for fractious divisions while we are all trapped on just one planet. One asteroid, plaque, ocean sea level rise and we are all history. What the other guys is saying is probably locals and immigrants can be whoever they are in private, while in public, they are really just one civilization while breathing the same air.

Since: Oct 11

South Porcupine, Canada

#15 Feb 7, 2013
Has Japan apologized for their horrendous treatment of allied prisoners of war
and allied civilians?
Cana

Burnaby, Canada

#16 Feb 7, 2013
Yank Oliver wrote:
Has Japan apologized for their horrendous treatment of allied prisoners of war
and allied civilians?
I believe the Chinese are still looking for that, good luck there as both of them are positioning "through proper" channels I hope...for some Islands.

The point of this story is Japanese have been very high quality Canadians "setting the bar for the rest of us"...so redress was long overdue.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#17 Feb 7, 2013
Cana wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe the Chinese are still looking for that, good luck there as both of them are positioning "through proper" channels I hope...for some Islands.
The point of this story is Japanese have been very high quality Canadians "setting the bar for the rest of us"...so redress was long overdue.
You're such an IDIOT! Not too mention a hypocrite!

The Japanese are definitely above you Cana, and your 2 cents aren't worth anything when all you can do is talk smack about white people, then tell us all how the Japanese have set the bar for other immigrants? LOL

Maybe you should enroll in a class taught by someone from Japan, on "how to be respectful"? I Cannot think of one bad experience I've ever had with Japanese person. They are definitely far above YOU!
The Truth

Abbotsford, Canada

#18 Feb 8, 2013
Cana wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe the Chinese are still looking for that, good luck there as both of them are positioning "through proper" channels I hope...for some Islands.
The point of this story is Japanese have been very high quality Canadians "setting the bar for the rest of us"...so redress was long overdue.
I agree the Japanese became good Canadians.

But if the same type of war broke out now, the same thing would be done.

People from the attacking country would likely be interned until it was over.
We would not want to worry about them attacking from within, while we were busy defending ourselves from their homeland. Simple as that.
ted

Whitby, Canada

#19 Feb 8, 2013
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
But History is taking a sweet and ironic revenge, because today various Asian ethnic groups have become as powerful in British Columbia as the Jewish community are in New York City and its state. To be sure, I still sympathize with innocent whites if they complain about East Indian crime gangs, honor killings, reckless Chinese drivers. Two wrongs don't make a right.
What is right is that British Columbia will lose its overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon or white character. North America was stolen from the aboriginals, and if white people become a minority in America and a plurality in Canada, they deserve it. Do you think BC's legislature would have passed the apology if its population were still mostly white?
This apology took seventy years, and the fact that it lagged behind Canada's federal government's recognition of the shame by a whole generation hints at a greater degree of bigotry than in other provinces.
So I guess when whites become the minority.I guess the new majority will return 100% of the land whites stole, and than leave the country witrhout delay to show how much better they are than whites (LOL). GIVE ME A BREAK!.Tell another one?
Cana

Burnaby, Canada

#20 Feb 8, 2013
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree the Japanese became good Canadians.
But if the same type of war broke out now, the same thing would be done.
People from the attacking country would likely be interned until it was over.
We would not want to worry about them attacking from within, while we were busy defending ourselves from their homeland. Simple as that.
I would hope those "same type of war" are behind us, or it doesn't matter who is interned; as all of us would be dead immediately or worst survive only to have a slow painful death.

Armageddon aside...there is a large population of Canadians that have Japanese blood in BC, who wouldn't allow this type of act.

There would be main other BCer's myself included who would also not allow this illegal act to happen again.
The Truth

Abbotsford, Canada

#21 Feb 8, 2013
Cana wrote:
<quoted text>
I would hope those "same type of war" are behind us, or it doesn't matter who is interned; as all of us would be dead immediately or worst survive only to have a slow painful death.
Armageddon aside...there is a large population of Canadians that have Japanese blood in BC, who wouldn't allow this type of act.
There would be main other BCer's myself included who would also not allow this illegal act to happen again.
I think the same thing would happen again, if the circumstances were the same.

No country can defend its borders, and also have to worry about possible attacks from within, especially in a war like WW2.

I don't agree with the taking of any properties.

The people in question should voluntarily be interned until the war is over. They should understand that we don't have time to sort out the loyal ones from the disloyal.
After its over, they can peacefully return to their homes and properties.

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