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This is a revolution, not a public relations movement

ETA: apologies for my poor maths last night! 70 years since Pearl Harbour attack, not 78

ETA: oh boy. This post is RIDDLED with mistakes. September the 10th?? Sigh. I’ll fix that. It kind of takes the fun out of being snotty and rude when you have to come back and announce your silly oversights!

A writer for The Family Guy made the following comment on Twitter about the Japanese earthquake:

“If you wanna feel better about this earthquake in Japan, google ‘Pearl Harbor death toll.”

He’s since apparently awakened to the fact that he’s a complete dirtbag and as his mea culpa tweeted:

“Yesterday death toll – 200. Today – 10,000. I am sorry for my insensitive tweet. It’s gone”

Yes, because *yesterday* when there were ‘only’ 200 people dead (and ten thousand missing as a cursory glance at any headline would tell you) it was *okay* to imply that the Japanese somehow deserve death, fear, destruction and *punishment* because Americans died during a war. Never mind that the American bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ‘paid back’ those deaths over one hundred fold, that it was 78 70 years ago, nevermind the Japanese internment camps, America’s tendency to bomb the shit out of other countries, America’s use of Japanese land and military basis in its later wars or any inconvenient facts like that.

No, a natural disaster involving funny “Asian people”, it’s time for a joke, a racist joke, a joke that says ‘Well haha, they deserved it. That’s what you GET when you kill USians’. If he thinks it’s *not* that fucked up then let me ask what he’d have said if I’d said on 10 11 September 2001 ‘If you’re feeling bad for Americans today, google Klu Klux Klan’.

It wasn’t the fucking *death toll* which made your arsehole comment arseholish, it’s the fact you’re an arsehole and made an arsehole comment that makes (you and) your comment arseholish. Own it buddy it will do you good.

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