i was jumping around links on wikipedia after finishing the rape of nanking by iris chang, and was led to youtube for a trailer of the american-made movie. there were comments made by japanese users (judging by their usernames and the fact that they also wrote in japanese) that flatly deny the massacre ever happened. it’s quite sobering to see how the denial of a historical massacre persists to do this day, and to see the ignorance with your own eyes on a familiar website like youtube is certainly depressing. it becomes inconceivably depressing when you realize that the comments follow real footage of the japanese occupation.
damn, reading all these vitriol and racial denigration on youtube is depressing. ughhh.