Thursday, August 09, 2018

American Sakoku

Sakoku ("closed country") was the isolationist foreign policy of the Japanese Tokugawa shogunate (aka Bakufu) under which relations and trade between Japan and other countries were severely limited, nearly all foreigners were barred from entering Japan and common Japanese people were kept from leaving the country for a period of over 220 years. (from Wikipedia)

1 comment:

trgahan said...

The kicker is America's (and England's, Italy's, Poland's, etc.) Sakoku is being instituted by extra-national billionaires, their courtiers, media flacks, and two-bit conman aspirant hangers on who will in no way limit their own wealth, privilege, and/or interests to the silly national boundaries the rest of us will be walled in by.