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11:44 am - 03/14/2011

Ishihara: “Quake is Divine Retribution Against Japan”



Former novelist and governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara has proclaimed the recent earthquake and tsunami are divine punishment (“tenbatsu”) for the sinful depravity the Japanese people now embody.

Asahi press club journalists quote him as saying the following when asked “How should the Japanese people view the quake?” in connection with the recent power trouble:

The identity of the Japanese people is greed.

This tsunami represents a good opportunity to cleanse this greed, and one we must avail ourselves of.

Indeed, I think this is divine punishment.



When asked by an incredulous journalist as to whether this was an imprudent utterance better not reported, he responded “It may be harsh for the victims to hear, but I want you to take it down and report it.”

He is currently running for his 4th term.

sankaku complex (nsfw)

mods, I edited the wording slightly because it might be triggering for some. and just... /facepalm to eternity.

edit: Regarding Sankaku - I do realise they're nto the most reliable source however I did have half a mind of translating the actual Asahi article this comes from but that made me even more enraged because he says more idiotic things like "America's identity is liberty. France's identity is liberty, equality and fraternity. Japan doesn't have any sense of that. Just greed. Greed for nothing but money." and "This selfishness is also bound with populism. This tsunami washing everything away was necessary. For many years the hearts of Japanese people have been with the devil." It's enough to make you wonder why there are people like HIM, seriously.
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say_o_kay 14th-Mar-2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
. . . What.

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holly_berri 14th-Mar-2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
this.
queaf 14th-Mar-2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
...............................um
rim1789 14th-Mar-2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
* facepalm* I like him less and less everytime.
xcapsule 14th-Mar-2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
eve_sii 14th-Mar-2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Cook<3
senshicalico 14th-Mar-2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
this guy.
ryocchi 14th-Mar-2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
& I think the guy needs to quit drugs.
analapana83 Sir, u can 14th-Mar-2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
thefortysecond Re: Sir, u can 14th-Mar-2011 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yes plz. I hope he isn't reelected.
the_wasuremono 14th-Mar-2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
That kind of talk reminds me of the WBC crazies
kenshin_dono 15th-Mar-2011 03:27 am (UTC)
This
benihime99 14th-Mar-2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
What the Fuck???
neonstix 14th-Mar-2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
er... -__-
a_grumble_cake 14th-Mar-2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
He's so vile ack
marinuba 14th-Mar-2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
What exactly was that?
Well, this 'punishment' is a little harsh isn't it? Just waiting to see america's punishment for it's 'sinful depravity'. If Japan deserved all that, america will explode?
eternal facepalm to this
kaname_vk 14th-Mar-2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
there is that one super volcano in yellowstone.
genie17 14th-Mar-2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
uh what?
This reminds me of that Pearl Harbor "connection" with the recent earthquake.
laurene123 14th-Mar-2011 12:37 pm (UTC)
god! i hated that pearl harbor connection too. Those victims were innocent and they certainly do not "deserve" it.

sometimes i just do not understand how these people think
stigma2008 14th-Mar-2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
the tsunami should have wash this guy to the sea

i think the japanese people doesn't deserve him
ilove_ryo 14th-Mar-2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
this.
hadashi_no_eden 14th-Mar-2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
Why do people say things like this? It's so stupid. I still remember when Pat Robertson said similar things about New Orleans when Katrina hit.
darlingpoppet 14th-Mar-2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
hm, more eloquent than the douche waffles on twitter bleating KARMA!!! PEARL HARBOR AND THE WHALES AND DOLPHINS YOU GUYS!!!! but being japanese he's making unfortunate self-hating implications. i give it a D-
aeslis 14th-Mar-2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
seeing you all over the place amuses me to no end. just, you know. to pop in and say hi. :D
rogueslayer452 14th-Mar-2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
Or, you know...



GET YOU SOME SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE STAT, YO.

Seriously. After all the racist ignorance that has been spewing everywhere since the disaster struck, all these conspiracy theorists and fundies talking about the end of days, how it's God's way of punishing people for whatever they've done....it just completely baffles me. Don't these people realize that Mother Nature has done this since the beginning of time? idek anymore... *sighs*
mamooh 14th-Mar-2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
this is so fitting somehow
spitfire_bijoux 14th-Mar-2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
He should really shut up. >.
chibi_rei 14th-Mar-2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Running for a 4th term, eh?
Not anymore you ain't.
flightbyzephyr 14th-Mar-2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
this.
piemin 14th-Mar-2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
that's not appropriate man. it's not your family who died!
kimivalkyrie 14th-Mar-2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
If this was Facebook, I'd like this comment.
supersaiyananf 14th-Mar-2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
kananyan 14th-Mar-2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
absolutely!!
vivimon 14th-Mar-2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
I guess that's the point where people wll go against him...
Damn... even if you want to state such an oppinion.. at least wait until the worst is over..
meiachii 14th-Mar-2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
Would you say the same thing if it was your family that got killed? That your family was greedy and deserved this sort of tenbatsu? No one deserved this, sir!
chiboula 14th-Mar-2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
this.
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