by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB
Japan’s law that restricts freedom of the press came into force on December 9, 2014. Vladimir Odintsov, author of “Japan: The Law on State Secret,” (an article in Journal-neo.org, December 12), says:
“According to this law, persons involved in disclosure of classified information (including journalists, academics, government employees, military personnel, and even members of the parliament) may be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years….”
Funnily enough, 10 years is also the length of the prison term in the new law of Australia! That new law was assented to on December 12, 2014. Called the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Act, it amends several laws. For instance, it adds this new wording to the Commonwealth’s Criminal Code:
“104.1 The objects of this Division are to allow obligations, prohibitions and restrictions to be imposed on a person by a control order for one or more of the following purposes:
(a) protecting the public from a terrorist act;
(b) preventing the provision of support for or the facilitation of a terrorist act….” Etc. [Emphasis added] Note: Since there has never been a definition of a “terrorist act” anything could qualify!
Now here’s an additional worry. Referring to Japan’s new law, Odintsov comments: “The law was adopted upon recommendation by the American side at a time when Japan, in accordance with the Japan-US agreement, had started to receive the latest weapons from the United States…. [In] the event of extraordinary circumstances, the entire territory of Japan essentially becomes a military base for the United States, and the Japanese Self-Defence Forces are transferred under the command of the American army.”
We Are, All of Us, Under World Government
I am a dual citizen of US and Oz. I grew up in Boston and married-in to Adelaide in 1980. Naturally, I have occasionally picked up Australian people’s sense that they are pushed around (mildly) by the US. And, as we just saw, the Japanese were strong-armed by “Washington” into passing that new law.
My research has taught me a very basic fact of life, namely that the Americans, the Australians, and every other nationality on the planet are under the command of the same commander. This is a secret group, worthy of the name “World Government.” So it’s really not the US that is pushing Japan around! It is World Government, using the good offices of the Yanks.
World Government has sponsored tyrannical leaders in many nations. I don’t claim that nations are incapable of raising a tyrant all on their own, but I believe it has not happened in a century or more. Almost certainly Stalin was a puppet of someone else. Mao, I have heard, was assisted in the 1930s by my alma mater, Johns Hopkins University (a little-known fact, if it be true). Was not Argentina externally controlled?
Ronald Reagan – whom do you think he answered to? Besides answering to his wife, that is. Nancy, for her part, admitted to following the advice of her clairvoyant. Who was instructing the clairvoyant? By the way, Greg Hallett shows how Adolf Hitler may have been trained in England by Tavistock in 1913. In any case, we do know that US Senator Prescott Bush (member of Yale’s Skull and Bones secret society) was caught supplying the Nazis. Naziism was not strictly home-grown.
Americans are very slow at grasping the notion of World Government. They fail to absorb the openly admitted fact that the Pentagon has on its campus many more private defense firms than government-run ones. Even if you showed this to Yanks in black-and-white, most would still not deduce that such a set-up means the US is not running the US’s military!
(Note: The same could be said for the way “health” is run, in the US, by outside sources. Sure, it appears that agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hand down the regulations. These are statutory bodies, yet Congress has no apparent influence. World Government has inserted such offices into a captive population, and not, needless to say, for altruism.)
Australians, by contrast, at least know the reality of being a dependent nation. Oz was a tributary to the British Empire. Consider the famous words of Prime Minister Robert Menzies, in 1939: “Fellow Australians, it is my melancholy duty to inform you officially, that Great Britain has declared war upon [Germany] and that, as a result, Australia is also at war.”
Protest Marches Are Not the Answer
Vladimir Odintsov, quoted above, observes:
“Personal freedom and speech, has already for almost a year been the subject of contention in Japanese society. Thus, on December 10, 2014 several hundred people staged a protest in front of the residence of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe … chanting “We are against the law on state secrets”, and “Information belongs to the citizens of the country.”
It is good to know that the people object, but I hasten to say that planning a march on Washington or Canberra is not the needed step. Marches mostly fail. Hundreds of thousands of marchers in 2003 did not persuade the Oz parliament to veto the invasion of Iraq. Some very resolute veterans, who set up tents in Washington in the 1930s to demand cash-up of their pension certificates for World War I, eventually got pushed off by tanks. Yes, tanks. Two men were shot and died.
I assume elected politicians are in some sort of controlled state of mind and cannot be appealed to, on either emotional or rational grounds. Media quickly provide so-called reasons why a bill has passed (“The Dems needed to get back at the Repubs,” or whatever). The real reason is that all politicians everywhere, with perhaps a few exceptions, are doing the work of World Government, robot-like.
Please see the Youtube video below, in which prime ministers of two of the old “dominions” gave identical speeches in March, 2003. Each of them – John Howard of Australia and Stephen Harper of Canada – say it is in “the national interest” to invade Iraq.
What To Do?
As stated earlier, two nations, Japan and Australia, have come out with laws so similar that they must be the work of World Government. South Africa, too, recently passed restrictions on free speech. In May, 2014, a Belgian MP, Laurent Louis, was arrested for things he said in Parliament, despite his nation’s constitution protecting such in-House speech. Most likely this will happen in every democracy.
The fact that countries are quickly “legalizing” the way for journalists to be prevented from reporting the crimes of leaders certainly suggests that such crimes are being planned!
If you are bothering to read this, you are in the small group of persons who think we should do something.
At the very least we can talk about what is happening. Silence is definitely foolish. I have put forth many suggestions. For instance, see my essay here.
— Mary W Maxwell is the author of Prosecution For Treason (Trine Day, 2011). She can be reached at mary (dot) maxwell (at) alumni.adelaide.edu.au. She writes for gumshoenews.com in Melbourne, a website that may be in danger of getting a court order to shut up.