Thread: GSP and his "Rising Sun" Gi
11/18/2012 12:50pm, #31
11/18/2012 1:08pm, #32
So i guess my boardshorts are a no-go too then?
11/18/2012 1:27pm, #33
Kind of a crummy endorsment choice IMHO. I highly doubt that GSP is deep into the Kokka Shugi thing so he is probably blissfully un-aware of of how hurtful and alienating that symbol would be to most of Asia and the Pacific rim. Korea, China the Philipines...
There's a lot of places around there where the meatball is just not cool.
That said, GSP isn't even wearing a proper meatball. It's black and possitioned more as a stylish design than a logo. Doesn't look like a flag to me. Would we be having this conversation if they used the imperial mum' instead? Probably not...
But I can still see how people in countries occupied durring WWII would find this about as tasteful as that Hoelzer Reich shite is.
Last edited by Mr. Machette; 11/18/2012 1:49pm at .
11/18/2012 1:34pm, #34
11/18/2012 1:57pm, #35
The civilians of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo (168,000 in one day) were killed to force Japan into a quicker surrender so they wouldn't go into the post war world as allies of the USSR. It was nothing more than a simple, brutal display of imperialist realpolitik. It had nothing to do with high minded ideals.
Edit: Incidentally, yes the rising sun flag is offensive. I don't think anyone knows that in Quebec though.
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11/18/2012 2:03pm, #36
Everything is offensive to someone. If you pulled EVERY symbol that made some crybaby weep with the imagined pain of his ancestors then we would all be walking around in unadorned beige jumpsuits.
11/18/2012 2:14pm, #37
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11/18/2012 2:23pm, #38
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11/18/2012 2:31pm, #39
Everything happens for a purpose, and I'm not going to whine about **** that happened over 400 years ago. I just try to treat people as decent as they allow me to today.
The problem is when people revel in the display of symbols of hate today. The cross-wheel, swastika, rising sun, etc. aren't going to be decorating walls in my home, but if someone has personal convictions and thinks that **** is cool, oh well.
11/18/2012 2:31pm, #40