Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sounds just like Japan, but

it's the US. Proof that bigoted idiots aren't restricted to one country. Should anyone actually need proof. See the NYT article about Toyota in NASCAR and the Daytona 500. Just exactly what one can hear in Japan from certain idiots---note that I did not mention Shintaro Ishihara---whenever a non-Japanese company, sportsperson, or other non-Japanese threatens to compete or otherwise intrude upon things considered Japanese. Sometimes I have to be reminded how much a similar attitude exists among some in the US, in Korea, and probably everywhere to some extent.

The difference in the US is that the government and media does not lead nor push this attiude upon the public to any extent like that in Japan. And there, minorities have some recourse.

Note that I still did not mention Ishihara, Masahiko Fujiwara, nor anyone from Abe's nationalist cabinet.

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