25 October 2006

He's worse than Governor Schwartzenegger

I’m talking about Shintaro Ishihara, the evil, insane, xenophobic, misogynist governor of Tokyo. This ultra-right wing, über-nationalist mo-fo says things to the press that continually shock and disgust, yet he enjoys tremendous popular support among some. How this man has managed to get elected time and again just boggles the mind.

Here’s a sample of Ishihara highlights, (keep in mind that these are things that he actually said directly to the media, not overheard conversations or half-rumours);

※ "Old women without reproductive functions are useless."

※ Refering to the Nanjing Massacre in WWII where the Japanese Army raped and pillaged the then Chinese capital of Nanjing, killing hundreds of thousands of people; the lovely Mr Ishihara told Playboy magazine "They say we made a holocaust there, but that is not true. It is a lie made up by the Chinese."

※ Should a major earthquake occur, the governor is worried that "there is a possibility that foreigners who reside here will do something out of hand."

※ Mr Ishihara told a member of parliament who tried to encourage open political dialogue with North Korea, and thereby received death-threats and a letter bomb; "A bomb was planted there. I think it was deserved." !!! (That one’s my favourite).

Could you imagine, say, idunno, Dalton McGuinty standing up in the House of Commons and saying that so-and-so MP deserved to die because their opinions were different!?! He'd be lynched on the street probably, and would definitely have to resign toute suite.

But not Shintaro Ishihara, no, no. He just got re-elected! Even better, he’s a contender to be future prime minister of Japan!

And as if being and ultra-right wing über-nationalist dick wasn't bad enough, he had ties to the Aum Shinrikyo cult which killed 12 people with a poison gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, and is a member of a crazy doomsday cult which may or may not have detonated a nuclear weapon in a secret underground facility in western Australia. I know it may seem lurid, but i'm not making any of this up.

Mr Ishihara; your views are abhorrant and disgusting. You are an evil, evil man. No ‘On Notice’ for you —do not pass ‘Go,’ do not collect 200$; you are officially… Dead to Me!

Japanese voting public, I’m putting you ‘On Notice’ for re-electing this jerk-face over and over. If new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proves to be less of ultra-nationalist lackey than old Koizumi, you might be able to get yourselves off notice. You’ve been warned.

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