I have been seeing a number of these recently. Were the experiences of the Japanese Internment Camp Survivors in the US really comparable to the Holocaust Survivors during WW2? Or perhaps the Korean Comfort women? And what exactly was the survival rate for these sufferers? How did it compare with something like Batu Lintang camp? Before I go further, I should note that my children went to Japanese public schools when I lived in Japan, so I have a particular attraction to Japan and the Japanese.
Certainly I don't think that gathering up the Japanese immigrants to the US during WW2 was particularly useful, nor was it a particularly nice thing to do. But on the other hand, most of the world was inconvenienced during those years and millions of civilians were slaughtered. These internees were certainly not given comfortable accommodations, yet on the other hand, what they got exceeded what they would have had as peasants in most of the world at this time: food, housing, medicine and education. There is nothing that would compare with what my in-laws experienced in Taiwan at that time.
But what bothers me is that the first link was a race baiting polemic against Trump. No, I don't like Trump, but it is because he is crude, rather erratic and often doesn't seem particularly well informed on what he comments on. At the same time, the Trump movement is agitated about illegal immigrants coming to the US to feast on welfare benefits, trample the laws, trash the culture, raise deadbeat children, ignore all health related controls, rage against everything and make a mess of things. In spite of this, I am still happy to give charity as long as they stay at home, because I can fund an entire village for the same cost as one illegal immigrant that makes it into this country. Hopefully any Japanese reader of this will not be insulted when I say that I respect Japanese immigrants infinitely more because they came here to work and contribute lawfully, to raise respectable, well-educated families, and to become model citizens, while still remembering their culture. These are pretty much identical values to what I hold. Yet everything their parents - and my parents - stood for is exactly negated in the mad rush to bring in illegal immigrants. By cursing those who are upset about illegal immigration, they - whether Caucasian or Japanese - simply curse their heritage.