13.Once Upon The Cross / Deicide
18.Left Hand Path / Entombed
21.Appetite For Destruction / Guns N' Roses
22.One Kill Wonder / The Haunted
32.Retribution / Malevolent Creation
37.obZen / Meshuggah
38.Master of Puppets / Metallica
43.Black Seeds of Vengence / Nile
44.In There Darkened Shrines / Nile
46.The Downward Spiral / Nine Inch Nails
47.Never Mind / Nivana
48.Slowly We Rot / Obituary
50.Best of Ozz / Ozzy Osbourne
52.Consuming Impulse / pestilence
55.Antipop / Primus
61.NUOU / ROVO
65.IOWA / Slipknot
66.VOL.3 :(THE SUBLIMINAL VERSES) / Slipknot
67.Silense / Sonata Arctica
68.Good morning / SPECIAL OTHERS
70.FUNKASY / SUPER BUTTER DOG
71.The Divine Wings Of Tragedy / Symphony X
72.Toxicity / System of a down
73.World Downfall / Terrorizer
75.De Profundis / Vader
なぜアメリカがタリバンと戦ったかというと、アルカーイダ（同時多発テロを主導）の中心人物だったウサーマ・ビン・ラディン（2011年にパキスタンで殺害）を、タリバンがかくまっていたからだった。当時のブッシュ政権はテロとの戦い（The War on Terror）を標ぼうして、それに参加しない国は敵として侵攻もやむなしという国防戦略をとっていた。NATOの加盟国から軍隊がアフガニスタンに行ってタリバンと戦争をしていた。
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Afghan, S. (2020) Living with the Taleban (1): Local experiences in Andar district, Ghazni province , Afghanistan Analysts Network. Available at: https://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/en/reports/war-and-peace/living-with-the-taleban-1-local-experiences-in-andar-district-ghazni-province/ .
Al Jazeera (2020a) Afghan gov’t, Taliban announce breakthrough deal in peace talks, Al Jazeera. Available at: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/2/afghan-govt-taliban-announce-breakthrough-deal-in-peace-talks.
Al Jazeera (2020b) ‘Qatar to host next round of Afghan gov’t-Taliban talks: Official’, Al Jazeera, 27 December. Available at: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/27/qatar-to-host-next-round-of-afghan-govt-taliban-talks-official.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (2020a) Japan-Afghanistan Foreign Minister’s Telephone Talk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Available at: https://www.mofa.go.jp/press/release/press3e_000133.html.
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U.S. Department of State (2020) Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United Statesas a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America. Available at: https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Agreement-For-Bringing-Peace-to-Afghanistan-02.29.20.pdf.
I would like to write about what I know and understand about the Soka Gakkai because the D.C. Times published an article titled "China's Manipulation of Japan, NPOs and Soka Gakkai Act as Pipeline = U.S. Think Tank Report".
You can read more about the definition of a religious cult and mind control in the book "Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults ".
In the 1950s and 1980s, Soka Gakkai members were forcibly recruited to join the Soka Gakkai, and nowadays, it is estimated that about 10% of the Japanese people are members of the Gakkai (Soka Gakkai members).
In particular, the Soka Gakkai has infiltrated civil servants, specifically the police force, the fire department, and the Self-Defense Forces, and it has been revealed that 20 to 30% of the Metropolitan Police Department's employees are members of the Soka Gakkai.
There is always a certain percentage of Soka Gakkai members in elementary, middle, and high school classes, and in corporate workplaces, and therefore it is taboo to criticize the Soka Gakkai in those communities.
This is because the Gakkai members in each community monitor the words and actions of their community members in the same way as the mainland communists who have infiltrated Hong Kong, and if someone speaks out against the Soka Gakkai, they will target that person and initiate a campaign of sabotage.
The sabotage is similar to the CPC's repressive actions against human rights activists in Hong Kong, including obstructing, harassing, and following them around, an act that has been described as mass stalking.
For example, in Japan, if you make a placating statement in a school class or at work that the Soka Gakkai is a cult religious group because it meets the definition of a cult group, members of the Gakkai in the community get madly angry (depending on the degree of mind control they are receiving) or bite off their anger to deny the statement.
Then they label the person who made such a statement as "anti", and they also share information about the antis with other members of the Soka Gakkai, and begin to perceive them as "beings to be punished by Buddha", to be targets of surveillance and group attacks.
In reality, however, the definition of a religious cult was not defined for the Soka Gakkai but for dangerous religious groups such as Aum Shinrikyo and People's Temple, which were intended to prevent ordinary people from being harmed by them.
When Soka Gakkai members are pointed out to the Soka Gakkai, instead of thinking "Let's fix what's wrong with my religious group," they think of suppressing their critics (anti) and silencing them, which is a pattern of thinking and behavior of a fanatic of a religious cult, and the sarin gas attack (terrorism). I feel that the followers of Aum Shinrikyo at the time when it was founded must have had a similar pattern of thinking and behavior.
Believers in cult groups are unconsciously mind-controlled and brainwashed, so they don't think that they should change their way of thinking and behavior when criticism is pointed out to them. In this respect, their attitude is similar to that of the Chinese Communist Party towards the demands of human rights activists in Hong Kong, i.e., the fanatics of cult groups such as the Soka Gakkai are not normal human beings.
It is well known that some anti-American organizations cooperate with each other in order to undermine this country by signing a pact called "Soko Kyodo Agreement" and facilitating agents of anti-Japanese and anti-American groups.
From another point of view, the Soka Gakkai, to its followers, appears to be a huge organization that carries out fraudulent and criminal activities such as Ponzi schemes and network businesses. It also has elements of a black business, and believers who join the Soka Gakkai are becoming materially and mentally exhausted.
The following blog, run by Mr. Sinifié, exposes the reality of the Soka Gakkai. It contains the testimonies and experiences of many current and former Soka Gakkai members and ex-members who have left the Gakkai.
Although the Soka Gakkai employs a different strategy than Aum Shinrikyo and has infiltrated many organizations such as corporations, police, fire departments, the Self-Defense Forces, and local government officials, the Soka Gakkai members who have infiltrated the Kasumigaseki bureaucracy and the Self-Defense Forces are considered dangerous to the U.S. because they are inherently dangerous.
There are some findings that are common knowledge among intellectuals in the U.S. and Europe but have not been made known to the Japanese people in Japan because the media and bureaucrats have stopped them.
Daisaku Ikeda of the Soka Gakkai has been investing and managing the donations collected from Gakkai members in Noriega's drug business as well as tax evasion and money laundering. At the same time, the Soka Gakkai and Daisaku Ikeda invested the donations they received from Gakkai members in Noriega's drug business as a means of tax evasion and money laundering, and returned the profits to the domestic market to help the Soka Gakkai executives line their pockets and build Soka Gakkai facilities and Soka University.
In particular, there are many Gakkai members at the level of police organizations, the Metropolitan Police Department and prefectures, who have been causing social problems and covering up crimes committed by Gakkai members in Japan.
Well, if they are in a state of unconscious brainwashing and mind control, they may not believe the contents, and may assume a pattern of behavior such as getting angry, grumpy, or attacking the writer.
In other words, one can expect a lot of denial of facts like the followers of Aum Shinrikyo, which is easy to expect, but this (the issue of Soka Gakkai and drug business, tax evasion, and money laundering) is a fact that was revealed because Noriega was arrested and imprisoned for spreading drugs in the US. This is a fact that is well known as common knowledge in the U.S. and Europe.
It had lagged, let him catch up. Had been looking for it. It occurred to him that somewhere--when he was drunk, too horny to think straight, tired--he'd signed a contract above the paw-prints of what were now alligator ghosts.
He needed them and if they needed him at all it was because in some prehistoric circuit of the alligator brain they knew that as babies they'd been only another consumer-object, along with the wallets and pocketbooks of what might have been parents or kin, and all the junk of the world's Macy's.
the world's Macy'sを「世界中のデパート」としているのは明らかに誤訳です。メイシーズは基本的にアメリカにしか展開していないようですし、なによりもこの挿話の元になった都市伝説はニューヨークのメイシーズで、ペット用に売られた赤ちゃんワニがトイレに流されて下水道で成長していたというものだったわけです。なのでthe world'sはここでは「ここらの界隈の」みたいな意味ではないでしょうか。
Of course they wouldn't like it. Would want to go back to what they'd been; and the most perfect shape of that was dead--what else?--to be gnawed into exquisite rococo by rat-artisans, eroded to an antique bone-finish by the holy water of the Parish, tinted to phosphorescence by whatever had made that one alligator's sepulchre so bright that night.
原文を素直に読めば、ワニは死後、gnawed-齧られてrococo-ロココ彫刻になって、そのロココ彫刻がeroded-浸食されてan antique bone-finish-骨仕上げのアンティークになり（bone-finishというのは妙な言い方ですが、matte finish-つや消し仕上げをもじったような表現だととりました）、そのアンティークがtinted-染められてphosphorescence-燐光になると読めます。
— ラーメン二郎三田本店 社訓