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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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erisabetsu 14th-Mar-2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
wtf?
morpheuslove 14th-Mar-2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
i think thats awful. kiss your 4th term goodbye.
archaenon 14th-Mar-2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
.... I wonder what the world would be like without religion, It would be interesting to see what they could blame this on then.

Him, Pat and Glenn should unite to form one super Holy-Rolling douchebag.
xxjosumsxx 14th-Mar-2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
SMH...seriously?
impatiences 14th-Mar-2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
Divine justice would be gettin' that ass whooped.
neurotic_rat 15th-Mar-2011 12:24 am (UTC)
In response to the other stuff:

Hey Ishihara! France and US (plus any other country) has the same problems and shit that Japan has. While YOU might think those countries are 'perfect' in your mind, for those of us actually LIVING there/HERE, it is so not what you assume and glorify it as. :|
morbid_lithe 15th-Mar-2011 12:49 am (UTC)


Seriously? I can't believe how many people are parading around making dumbass comments about the quake/tsunami right now. :|
microminiscrew 15th-Mar-2011 12:54 am (UTC)
this fucking bitch. If he ever gets voted in again smh forever
hannahsmeep dude stop shitting through your mouth15th-Mar-2011 02:05 am (UTC)


katzsong 15th-Mar-2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Dang...why can't the tsunami washed him away? *side-eye*

Watching and reading the news on how earnestly and calmly people in Japan facing this disaster and helping each other kinda contradict his statement big time.
Like I said in Twitter, even though this disaster is bad and the loss is great but seeing people comes together and brings their best to help each other is the greatest miracle I've ever seen.
You, Mr. Former Governor of Tokyo, FAILED TO SEE THAT MIRACLE!
peachpastiche 15th-Mar-2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Keep running your mouth, Ishihara. Maybe it will finally be enough to unseat you.
dyan1219 15th-Mar-2011 06:09 am (UTC)
"This tsunami washing everything away was necessary. For many years the hearts of Japanese people have been with the devil."

I mean, does he even go out with his friends or something? Maybe he has no social life, or some problem with his childhood?
dyan1219 15th-Mar-2011 06:15 am (UTC)
I just read things about him.
What a crazy old man I can't even. UGHH.
akikoyumegari 15th-Mar-2011 07:18 am (UTC)
Oh fuck off. Really? I MEAN REALLY?
You can literally go to someplace and shoot yourself, you insensitive son of a b***ch ¬¬
NO ONE IN THE FUCKING WORLD DESERVES A PUNISHMENT LIKE THIS YOU ASSHOLE!!

I'm so mad I can´t even... ¬¬*********
danicoro 15th-Mar-2011 08:20 am (UTC)
I'm a terrible person, but any time bad shit like this happens in the world, I basically sit back and wait for the fuckery to start rolling in. This is a classic, prime, A+ perfect example of what I expect when it starts rolling out.

Fuckheads equating this to divine punishment/retribution, "karma" for other shit (most recently the Pearl Harbour "connection), and so on. Cool, thanks a lot you fucking idiot.

Well, at least one good thing about natural disasters is it truly shows us the fucking idiots like this dipshit who need to promptly get the fuck out and/or shut the fuck up and/or die in a fire.

Preferably AND AND AND in all cases...

Though, from what I've read so far, it sounds like this just upped the ante on this guy's epic-fucking-douchery rather than this being "BRAND NEW INFORMATION!!1!" so...
neurotic_rat 15th-Mar-2011 10:10 am (UTC)
Oh HAY there, he apologies: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110315x7.html

Yeah, I'm sure you mean it.
I still won't vote for him anyways. *rolls eyes*
fukyouwaon 16th-Mar-2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
lol it doesnt look like he was even sincere
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