Tokyo’s reigning rape novelist Shintaro Ishihara has proclaimed the recent earthquake and tsunami are divine punishment (“tenbatsu”) for the sinful depravity the Japanese people now embody.
Well, there goes his possibilities of being reelected.
I find it hard to believe that a divine being would punish countless innocent people just to take down a few utterly sinful people.
Have you READ the bible? Well, me neither but, haven't you seen any movies based on the Bible?
I've read portions and seen some. Still, I find it hard to believe. Not stating it as a fact, its just hard for me to believe.
what a total bloody douchebag.
Some people are not people at all.
Take your "divinity" and shove it up your ass Ishihara.
is this guy trying to start a cult / sect or something ?
i wouldnt be surprised if that was the case = =
Well, Japan IS one of the most perverted countries on this planet. Anyone that denies that fact is utterly blind.
um the US is looking right back at you.
The media tends to blow out of proportion the pervertedness of Japan and other countries as well. Some of the most disgustingly perverted and disturbing sexually related things come out of the US but no one talks about them because it would shock and scare the US who likes to repress their sexual identities. In fact it was the US who started the issues relating to banning sexual things in Japan as they saw certain things and overreacted despite HARD DATA that the crime and rape rate in Japan is nearly nonexistent when compared to the US.(There is 10 more murder and rape in Detroit alone then all of Japan over the course of a year). Back on topic. Ishihara really needs to just go away. I doubt he will get re elected after this statement as it shocked and offended nearly all of Japan and his half assed apology isn't gonna cut it and with all the other horrible things he has said and done I doubt he will be getting back into office. At least I hope so. Not that it really matters as the others that are running are just as bad if not worse then he is.
Some people just really piss me off I mean Its a tragedy and instead of preaching doom and gloom, why not go out and try to help people who need it, put your time where your mouth is, and set an example for good.
If that was divine retribution, I really don't want to be around for what happens to the us here in the states.lol Either way this man's comment completely shows what type of person he is. Logically, even on a divine scale, it wouldn't make sense.
The Japanese have been having a fairly spirited discussion about this man's idiotic statement on Twitter using the hashtag #Ishihara—damare (lit. "Ishihara, shut up"). Anyone who can read Japanese, I encourage you to read it.
For those of us who cannot read Japanese (for the most part), a summation please? :D
Long story short, they all think he's a dick, and hope that he won't get away with saying this. The media coverage of it was fairly brief, so they're hoping to make it a bigger issue so that it'll remain in the minds of voters come the election.
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