Tuesday, September 06, 2005

asshole of the week...

My apologies, Hirohito

Japan bears no special guilt for the events of World War II: compared to the Caucasian combatants, their role was peripheral and reactive. The Japanese "militarists" were merely reacting to the economic embargo imposed by the US, the British, and the Dutch. Faced with economic strangulation or war, they chose the latter – the only honorable choice.
-justin Raimondo
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What is the difference betweeen Justin Raimondo and a catfish? One is a bottom-feeding mud-sucker and the other is a fish.

Raimondo's "antiwar.com" is most popular among the know-nothing left in the US and his hysterical exhortations about Jews, 911 and various other wingnut conspiracy theories are widely accepted. His prose is lyrical but barely coherent and his insults childish and artless. According to frontpage,he's a homosexual libertarian neo-conservative who worships Pat Buchanan. As is pointed in out by Chip Berlett of PublicEye, the increasing tendency of leftists to seek ties with rightists is indicative of the prevalence of conspiracism and how it has spread from it's right-wing roots to the left. Most leftists who cite Raimondo don't even realize he is a conservative who supports Pat Buchanan.

4 Comments:

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5:24 PM  
Blogger The Grunt said...

I wonder if this guy, Justin, thinks that the proper response to Pearl Harbor would be to run out and try to catch bullets from Zeros on the tongue for luck and world peace. Pacifism only works in certain instances and it's the same with war. Why can't people think "yin yang"? Also, stop feeling guilty for past wars, especially WWII. If we didn't act like we did to end that war, parts of Japan would have had to have been subject to Soviet warfare and ultimately shared occupation with them. We would be living in a much different world. I'm guessing that it wouldn't have been better.

10:35 AM  
Blogger demabloggery said...

I'm guessing the Chinese didn't have a real moral dilemma about Hiroshima after Nanking.

11:03 AM  
Blogger The Grunt said...

Indeed!

11:22 PM  

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