Sakurai, the chairman of the racist organisation “Zaitokai”, who was caught red-handed in a recent assault case, was released after a short period of time after he responded honestly to an interrogation. To commemorate this (laughs), today we publish an image of the ‘Korean version of Sakurai’ from a British internet article. Below is a diagram of the Japan-Korea racist confrontation, with images of South Korea on the left and Japan on the right.
Brilliant Japanese-Korean racist confrontation
The leader on the left in the opening photo is the leader of the Korean version of the Zaitokukai. He is commonly known as Colonel. He is leading the demonstration to eliminate the Japanese.
The Japanese version on the right has trademark glasses and bow tie, while the Korean version has trademark sunglasses and black beret. The mental structures may be similar in their obsession with such trademarks.
This group was previously featured in Kaoru’s Hamnida Diary (now no longer updated) and, like the Zaitokai, is an organisation that rejects symbiotic societies and advocates ethnic chauvinism, such as the banning of “irresistible foreigners”.
The very relationship between the two groups will be one in which their mutual activities will become the basis for mutual legitimacy. Since the “Zaitokukai”, with its “Japan-Korea break-up” policy, is almost the same in ideological substance, why not “get along” with it and join hands at this time?
↑ Well, well, well… I feel that people who are similar in ideology are also similar in what they do. There are many detailed arguments, but it is easy to guess that the fundamental ideological substance of the two groups is almost the same if you replace a few words, but what do the supporters of “special groups” think when they are shown their own image in the mirror like this?
No matter how much they try to “focus on the national interest!” they should realise that this is no different from a gang turf war.
This kind of right-wing confrontation between Japan and South Korea was rarely reported and treated in a small way until recently as “too trivial a part of the movement”, but for netizens of the anti-Korea camp, the uproar over Kim Yona and Mao Asada, which also involved some of the general media, is probably still fresh in their minds. I think that’s the kind of thing you want. I don’t want to see anything like that.
The enemy of my enemy is not my friend
In the past, when the backlash from the South Korean and Chinese governments and others against the rhetoric of Japanese politicians and others was straightforward and sane, it was normal for Japanese civil society movements to support it.
■ ‘Why, what and how’ criticism.
However, when ethno-exclusionists, neo-Nazis, nationalist fascists and others raise claims of ‘past aggression’, ‘comfort women’ and so on, it is impossible to say whether we can support and stand in solidarity with them.
The reason is that the aims and ideology of these groups are fundamentally different from ours, which upholds a symbiotic society. If we did that, that’s exactly what the Korean innovators would think of us.
I had such thoughts in the corner of my mind after reading their article in Kaoru’s Hamnida Diary, so I was a bit taken back when I saw some Japanese leftists, especially on the internet, suddenly “support” the hard-line stance of President Lee Myung-bak, the representative of South Korean conservatives, towards Japan, such as “demanding an apology from the Emperor”, without any premises, and at the same time saying that those who do not support or look at them coldly are “all unaware right-wingers”.
So you also support this fascist? Even the military dictator Park Chung-hee made hard-line statements against Japan based on acts of aggression, etc., as a diplomatic card to expand his popularity and to play a diplomatic card against Japan. It should not be something like pushing Lee Myung-bak’s buttocks.
To use an analogy, when Hashimoto, the leader of Ishin (Japan’s right-wing party), came out for a ‘nuclear-free’ policy and confronted the power companies, it would be too absurd to say that ‘those who do not support Ishin and Hashimoto are unaware nuclear proponents’.
In fact, it has been pointed out that a significant portion of the floating votes that flowed to the ‘DPJ in local constituencies and the Socialist Party and Communist Party in proportional constituencies’ in the last general election flowed to the ‘JIP in local constituencies’ in the current general election.
*note：Ishin is Nippon Ishin / Japan Innovation Party(JIP)
Moreover, it seems to me that the people who make these claims are overlapping with those who used to abuse their colleagues within the movement who allowed right-wing groups who were united on the issue of ‘against nuclear power’ to attend rallies in the past.
I was one of them in the distant past. But I still can’t follow them in the present day. Should I call it too unprincipled or, conversely, doctrinaire?
Imagining right-wing thinking
Having written this far, it occurred to me that perhaps those who support racists are similar to some of the leftists mentioned above, and their thinking is to perceive the Japan-Korea racist confrontation as ‘the exact opposite’, rather than ‘both sides are the same’.
To us, they are almost the same people. It is like two addicts who spend most of their salaries on gambling and make their families cry arguing with each other about whether horse racing or bicycle racing is better. Our counter-action to them is something like, “First of all, you guys should stop gambling and not make your families cry.
But they would say, “Damn it! Anyone who opposes my passion for horse racing must be all on the side of bicycle racing”. They even go so far as to become paranoid that I am denying them the freedom (human rights) to enjoy their hobby.
If you assume that, you can understand a lot of things. For example, the idea that all those who disagree with you are either ‘Koreans’ or ‘far left’ (which is not normal). Well, I guess I’ll have to think about that a bit more.
In any case, a single word ‘Korea’ or ‘Japan’ cannot represent all the people living there. The truth is that everyone should know that. Above all, it is hard to let the hatred of the adult generation infect the children’s generation.
If they start to say so much without actually being done anything by the other party, these children are already victims of racist ideology.
◇Video of Japanese junior high school girls ‘massacring Koreans’ causes controversy in South Korea.（Searchena）
◇Full text of the schoolgirl’s statement.（Nico Nico Encyclopedia (Japanese online encyclopedia)）