Prof. Cemil Aydin on Pan-Asianism & Pan-Islamism

JOSHUA BLAKENEY INTERVIEWS PROF. CEMIL AYDIN

Today, January 26, 2015, I interviewed Professor Cemil Aydin, member of the History department at the University of North Carolina and author of the thought-provoking text The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia. We covered a wide range of topics during the show, including:9780231137782

  • The differences and similarities between the Ottoman Empire’s Pan-Islamism and Imperial Japan’s Pan-Asianism
  • Orientalism, reverse-Orientalism and overcoming essentialized geographies
  • The contradiction between the West’s promotion of a universal modernity and the ethnic exceptionalism inherent to European imperialism
  • Japanese modernization as a threat to Western hegemony and Communist expansionism in Asia
  • Paul Richard and Occidental defences of Japanese civilizational discourses
  • The orientalization of seemingly inorganic ideologies in Asia
  • Perceived biases in the historiography of WWII
  • Shūmei Ōkawa and the evolution of Pan-Asianist ideology
  • Justice Radhabinod Pal’s dissentient verdict at the Tokyo Trials and its implications for the victors’ history of WWII
  • The pros and cons of developing counterfactual historical narratives
  • The benefits of the multipolar world for peripheral nations

N.B. – Prof. Cemil Aydin does not necessarily support or endorse the content and basic arguments of Non-Aligned Media or Questioning Japanese History.

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Joshua Blakeney on Red Ice Radio (A Sample From Hour Two)

Earlier this week I shared the first hour of my recent Red Ice Radio appearance which seems to have been well received. I’ve been contacted by many Red Ice listeners thanking me for my analysis. As such, I thought it might be useful to share a segment of the second hour of that show which is only accessible in toto to members of Red Ice Creations. Topics broached in this sample of the interview include:

  • The motivations for dropping atomic bombs upon the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • The theatrics of the Cold War
  • Japan’s role in the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement
  • The import of debunking “just war” discourses
  • False-flag terrorism and the fraudulent “war on terrorism”
  • Ideological constraints on historical research in Western academia
  • Michel Foucault’s thought in relation to historical revisionism

Contextualizing Pearl Harbor & The Demonization of Japan

In this episode of The Real Deal the guest, James Perloff, contextualizes the pre-WWII demonization of Japan which spawned the subsequent attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The historical record shows that throughout the 1930s and into the 1940s Japan had made several overtures to the US government to avert war and that Tokyo’s peace-offensives were met with hostility, economic sanctions and military provocations by Washington. The motivations behind the FDR administration’s antipathy toward Japan are explored in the show.

James Perloff, author and historian discusses Pearl Harbor on this episode of The Real Deal
James Perloff, author and historian discusses Pearl Harbor on this episode of The Real Deal

Perloff provides evidence that the FDR administration contained many individuals who secretly supported the Soviet Union, in particular because of its philo-Semitism. Such pro-Soviet infiltrators wanted to see Communism spread to Asia, especially to China, where Japan was singlehandedly fending off Marxist Internationalism. Pursuant to this end, Japan, being the main powerhouse of anti-Communism in the region, would have to be weakened and ultimately removed from the equation.

The history of Japan’s role in Manchuria is explained within the context of these geopolitical verities.

As with the recent episode of The Real Deal featuring Thomas Kimmel—grandson of the scapegoated Admiral Husband E. Kimmel—the deceptive and corrupt government “investigations” into the events of December 7, 1941 are addressed.

Dr. Kevin Barrett Interviews Joshua Blakeney About His New Book

DR. KEVIN BARRETT INTERVIEWS JOSHUA BLAKENEY

On February 20, 2015 I was interviewed by Dr. Kevin Barrett about my new book Japan Bites Back. Dr. Barrett had read my book prior to the interview and characterized it as “a fascinating contribution to World War II revisionism.” Many subjects were broached during the show, including:

  • The connections between Imperial Japan and the Islamic World
  • The biases of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the Tokyo Trials
  • The attempt by Zionists to abolish freedom of speech and impose a global ban upon WWII revisionism
  • The questioning of the victors’ history of WWII by mainstream journalist Henry Stokes
  • Harry Dexter White, Henry Morgenthau and the Zionist/Soviet infiltration of the FDR administration
  • The anti-colonial leaders who collaborated with Imperial Japan
  • The Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere
  • The McCollum Memo and anti-Japanese provocations prior to the Pearl Harbor attack
  • Isoroku Yamamoto and political factionalism in Japan in the 1930s and 40s
  • Yukio Mishima and post-war Japanese cultural struggles

Joshua Blakeney on Red Ice Radio — Hour One


JOSHUA BLAKENEY ON RED ICE RADIO

On March 12, 2015 I was interviewed by Swedish radio host Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Creations. The show was broadcasted this week. Hour one is available for free on the Red Ice Radio website and hour two can be procured via the Red Ice Members page.

It was a good opportunity for me to discuss the content of my new book Japan Bites Back and reach a sizeable listenership. According to the show’s producers, their audience can sometimes reach 400,000 people. We discussed the following topics in the show:

  • The parallels between the demonization of Iran and the demonization of Imperial Japan
  • Communist subversion of the FDR White House
  • The legal, procedural and historical flaws of the Tokyo Trials
  • Shūmei Ōkawa and the evolution of Pan-Asianist ideology
  • The Monroe Doctrine versus the Open Door Policy in China
  • Pearl Harbor and Allied provocations against Japan
  • The fraudulent interpretations of the origins of WWII
  • The aversion of Zionists to free historical inquiry
  • White/Christian and Muslim/Persian/Arab alliances
  • Allied atrocities in Japan in 1945
  • Japanese connectedness to the land