You did see the photos I posted?
Im Jae Bum, a popular singer in Korea, shows off his Waffen SS uniform.
There was some public outcry demanding a formal apology. But Korea doesn't have a big enough Jewish community for it to even matter.
It will make you feel better; you will not be supporting governments you consider to be imperialistic or oppressive.
The uniform without context isn't offensive.
As a Filipino the rising sun offends me so I make sure to wake up late.
As a baptized Christian the Buhdist Swastika offends me.
As an American the Maple Leaf flag of Canada offends me (fucking Socialists) .
As an intelligent person you offend me.
**** all y 'all.
This is the internet, and it is all about opinions. If your opinion has a factual basis and cannot be disproved, that is wonderful. If it is the consensus of the members that it is bullshit, you will get flamed.
If my opinion isn't aligned with your opinion, debate me, prove me wrong, and I'll cut my losses and research more for the next one.
DO NOT try to shove the **** opinion down someone's throat. I respect everyone's right to have and voice their opinion. That does not mean that I will drink the Kool-Aid.
The FCC, the Federal Communications Commission, decided all by itself that radio and television were the only two parts of American life not protected by the free speech provisions of the first amendment to the Constitution. I'd like to repeat that, because it sounds... *vaguely* important!
The FCC, an appointed body, not elected, answerable only to the president, decided on its own that radio and television were the only two parts of American life not protected by the first amendment to the Constitution. Why did they decide that? Because they got a letter from a minister in Mississippi!
A Reverend Donald Wildman in Mississippi heard something on the radio that he didn't like. Well, Reverend, did anyone ever tell you there are two KNOBS on the radio?
Two Knobs--On the radio.
Of course, I'm sure the reverend isn't that comfortable with anything that has two knobs on it. But hey, reverend, there are two knobs on the radio! One of them turns the radio OFF, and the other one CHANGES THE STATION!
Imagine that, reverend, you can actually change the station! It's called freedom of choice, and it's one of the principles this country was founded upon. Look it up in the library, reverend, if you have any of them left when you've finished burning all the books.--George Carlin
This video shows a good example of what Japanese extreme right wingers are like. They still seem to embrace the colonial ideals of the 19~20th century.
Go ahead and youtube the term Neo-Nazi,
You will see ARMED people that have training camps.
actively still terrorize everyone that is not a WASP, that still speak in extremely hateful rhetoric, and still honestly believe that anyone that isn't a WASP is actually subhuman.
Oh and the world wide population of Neo-Nazi's significantly outnumber the amount of Uyoku dantai in Japan.
When the Japanese military stops using the rising sun flag actively then maybe you can make some claim but as it stands someone who buys this Gi may simply be showing there support for the Japanese Military and not its imperial roots.
The more info I get the more I see it as sporting something similar to this T-Shirt