Thread: GSP and his "Rising Sun" Gi
11/18/2012 2:36pm, #41
That quote came from a rear echelon general who was overseeing the Manhattan Project. Japan's armed forces were broken, its reserves used up and the emperor was in negotiation with Stalin to surrender, something the USA already new about.
BTW you say the US is or was imperialistic...what about Japan?
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11/18/2012 2:41pm, #42
I guess some people just can't manage that though...
11/18/2012 2:43pm, #43
I thought to myself, if she is the Bible-thumpin, church-goin, Christian that she is supposed to be, she would have just let it go. When I walked or biked through that neighborhood, I wore plain, white t-shirts from that night on.
11/18/2012 2:44pm, #44
it's a military flag, and yes, people will get butt hurt about it. i think there are legitimate uses of the symbol that people shouldn't be criticized for. my dojo is connected with kokushikan university in japan (a military university, like west point) and it is one of the top judo universities in japan. the rising sun is incorporated in the kokushikan logo, and therefore also in our dojo's logo.
there is no hint of japanese nationalism in our dojo (i am probably the most pro-japan person there) and we have a very diverse group training there, so it would be silly to say that we are a bunch of crazed japanese nationalists, just as it would be silly to say that we shouldn't use the logo because... "baka gaijin" or "otaku" or some such.
we're talking about old symbols that have been used in different times for different purposes. as a jew, i can tell the difference between a nazi skinhead wearing a swastika, a buddhist wearing a swastika, and sid vicious or lemmy wearing a swastika. i can understand context, and react accordingly."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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11/18/2012 5:01pm, #45
11/18/2012 5:13pm, #46
11/18/2012 5:22pm, #47
I laugh at all the attention that the middle east gets. I'm like, "HOLY ****. THOSE PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY RIOT AGAINST THEIR GOVERNMENT!!!!"
Try telling people in Cambodia, Laos or Thailand to revolt. See what they do.
11/18/2012 5:34pm, #48
In the modern age of perception-equals-reality, it's all about fashion.
Rising-Sun emblems can look awesome depending on where they're placed.
Confederate Flags, meanwhile, are the only thing one can wear on a ballcap that gives such headwear any substance at all. They're symmetrical, unlike the star-bungled spooner, and therefore have an aesthetic balance the stars'n'stripes sadly lacks.
Also, SS and Gestapo uniforms are the summit of where form meets function in terms of apparel. A properly-rigid posture, when garbed in such wonders of design, all but guarantees a receptive attitude amongst long-legged frauleins.
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11/18/2012 5:47pm, #49
11/18/2012 6:03pm, #50