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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.
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
iusta_rum 15th-Mar-2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
when the earthquake in Haiti happened, some dominican said "its god punishment because Haitians do not believe in god". When i heard that i felt so sad, its like they were happy that more than 1,000 people died....

How can they say that!! do you think that god(if he exist) would be happy at that comment?!?!?!?!

Ishihara!! are you saying that you are happy about the earthquake killing and hurting thousand of people because they are greedy? and what are you? are you not greedy? thats why you are safe? are you an angel sent by god?

i feel like
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