A Japanese economist suggests Japan should abolish its military as “history will remember us as a kind-hearted people even if the Chinese invade.”
Takuro Morinaga (pictured), an “economic critic” and TV talent known both for his outspoken views on otaku, and for maintaining various creepy hoards of otaku goods himself, spoke to a Tokyo rag recently about his views on the threat posed by China and the response he advocates to it:
I advocate complete military disarmament for Japan. We should abolish all our military forces, and pursue a policy based solely on non-violence.
Even should Japan be invaded by China and the nation completely destroyed, future textbooks will remember the Japanese as a kind-hearted people – that would be good, I think.
Apparently he is not sufficiently astute as to realise just who it is who will be writing those textbooks.
In previous statements he has also said that “we don’t need a self defence force, if North Korea invades we should just fight them with bamboo spears” and, rather traitorously, “if there’s a war, I’ll flee to America.”
That he can go on making such borderline treasonous statements and still easily find media coverage whilst anything with so much as a hint of patriotic sentiment is “killed with silence” by the same sources is rather telling.