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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.
synthesizia 14th-Mar-2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
He was kidding though right? I don't know much about that man but maybe I falsely assumed him to be rather intelligent.
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synthesizia 15th-Mar-2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Oh him, hahaa. I totally thought you were talking about the Twilight dude.
senshicalico 14th-Mar-2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
yeah, no, pat robertson is a super fundamental christian fanatic who often says horrible things like this and actually believes them. His latest was getting in trouble for saying we should assasinate Venezuela's leader.

I know too much about him because I was forced to grow up watching him ._.
synthesizia 15th-Mar-2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, i remember who he is now. When I replied to the person above I thought they were talking about that guy in Twilight. Their names are annoyingly similar. Yeah, Pat Robertson is an uber douche.
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