The Japanese rightist

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Way too patriotic

I got the two pics from somewhere I don't remember.
Both of them are very symbolic. It's obvious how South Korean officially hate Japan.

I'm not sure the situation about the first pic. Looks like people, waving Korean's flag, are about to trample a big Japanese flag. Probably it took place in a ceremony.

The second one is terrific. The building, covered with Koreans flags, is Seoul City Hall which was built in the rule of Japan. Korean people did this because they didn't see one aspect of Japanese reign. These days, Japanese people are having a criticism about getting patriotic. But which is more patriotic ? I gotta say South Korea IS way too patriotic! I gotta see why they became so.


At 10/18/2005 05:29:00 PM , Blogger Ymarsakar said...

Don't worry, when people start bitching about your nation, it's cause you've joined the Super Power club.

Canada does the same to us, they appear uber-patriotic, but it is just a mask for envy, jealousy, and lack of self-confidence.

Things may change if South Korea invades North Korea and fights off the Chinese.

At 12/12/2005 05:16:00 AM , Blogger Darin said...

Ymarsakar: Good point about the super power club. But I never noticed Canada to be overly patriotic, but just right instead... maybe that's the difference. (or maybe I'm brainwashed from many trips up north for hockey)

As for the pictures, the first one has the symbol for the 2005 Japanese/Korean Friendship event produced by the Japanese ministry of foreign affairs.
My speculation is that someone with Photoshop and an attitude said "here's what we think of your friendship!", and threw the logo that picture.
Notice the Japanese side establishes committees to try and be better friends with Korea, tries to find ways that everyone can be happy, while Korea doesn't attend and just complains how unfriendly Japan is.

At 1/16/2006 01:00:00 AM , Blogger Ymarsakar said...

Canadian patriotism isn't the same as American patriotism. Different philosophies. In Canada, thinking they are better than Americans is patriotic. Cheering the Russian hockey team over the American team, is patriotic. Feeling proud that they allow gay marriages while we are so bigoted here in the South, is also patriotism. As well as blaming us for more crime in Toronto because they outlawed guns.

They don't do it to your face, because they think it is rude. But watch out when you turn your back and they think you aren't around.

You get the picture.

When a nation gets their self-respect and their image by being the "anti-something", that shows weakness.

What would they be without that "something"? Nothing, perhaps?

At 1/20/2006 04:43:00 PM , Anonymous J-girl said...

I cannot believe that the act which tramples the national flag of a foreign country is incorporated in the program of a formal event.

I may feel the smell of a human-rights concession hunter or a peace concession hunter about Canada.


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