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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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jennyhime 14th-Mar-2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
And there he goes again, I mean can't someone shut him up!
But there are so many idiots out there, like this article shows;

and the captain of sea shepard Paul Watson;
mintiemii 15th-Mar-2011 07:29 am (UTC)
If I didn't completely loath the sea shepherd enough already. /rage
gackt_otaku_grl 14th-Mar-2011 03:16 pm (UTC)

Why hasn't this guy been forced to resign yet?
fukyouwaon 14th-Mar-2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
omg A+ gif
mrjl_writer 14th-Mar-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Can we just drop him in the volcano? PLEASE?
best_in_sho somebody please just get his ass out of office. seriously.14th-Mar-2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
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yourxstardust 14th-Mar-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
This douche.


just when I thought he couldn't be more of a horrible example of a human being.
sairei 14th-Mar-2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
So all those people dead or left devastated in ruin deserved this? Oh. Okay. Thanks for clearing that up, Ishihara.


Edited at 2011-03-14 03:47 pm (UTC)
melizah 14th-Mar-2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
I guess we could have survived without his wise words...
Just keep nature as nature.

No cookies for you, Mr. I!

tarantye_no 14th-Mar-2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
oh please.

rainbow_yarn 14th-Mar-2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
Is this the same dick who made disparaging comments about gay people? And Chinese people? And everyone? Japan, you need to KICK HIM OUT.

yoshibelle 14th-Mar-2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
You tell 'em, Antoine.
gossipgyaru 14th-Mar-2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
So... he's like Japanese Pat Robertson? AKA: Attention whore who says stupid-ass shit because otherwise no one would even know who he is?
yoshibelle 14th-Mar-2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
lol dis bitch

No, seriously. He needs to go. Like right now.
stbluemoon 14th-Mar-2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
FAIL. What he said might make some sense in normal times (it doesn't sound as horrible in Japanese as it does translated), but right now that just comes across as tactless and insensitive. And I'm sure he wouldn't be saying that if he were governor of Miyagi or any other prefecture that was heavily hit.

(first time I get to use my "uugghh!!" icon, this totally deserves it)
mailinh6589 14th-Mar-2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
sorry? are you sure you are at my grandpa's age?
guimilab 14th-Mar-2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
That's enlightening.
I was actually wondering why did the disaster happen.
Thanks I-san!

And this isn't even the first time I hear such a theory...
mamooh 14th-Mar-2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
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