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    5127 days ago

    Otoya Yamaguchi (山口 二矢, Yamaguchi Otoya, 22 February 1943 – 2 November 1960) was a Japanese right-wing ultranationalist youth who assassinated Inejirō Asanuma, chairman of the Japan Socialist Party, on 12 October 1960. Yamaguchi rushed the stage and stabbed Asanuma with a wakizashi-like short sword while Asanuma was participating in a televised election debate at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo. Yamaguchi, who was 17 years of age at the time, had been a member of Bin Akao’s far-right Greater Japan Patriotic Party, but had resigned earlier that year, just prior to the assassination.[1] After being arrested and interrogated, Yamaguchi committed suicide while in a detention facility.

    Yamaguchi became a hero and a martyr to Japanese far-right groups, who as of 2022,[2] have continued to hold commemorations to this day.[3] Yamaguchi’s actions inspired a number of copycat crimes, including the Shimanaka incident in 1961, and inspired Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburō Ōe’s novellas Seventeen and Death of a Political Youth.[4][5] A photograph of the Asanuma assassination taken by Japanese photojournalist Yasushi Nagao won World Press Photo of the Year for 1960 and the 1961 Pulitzer Prize.[6][7]

    These shitheads and their fucking political violence. If you thought your party could win the hearts and minds of the people, you wouldn’t need to resort to violence, you weak fuck. Same as shitheads defending their all-powerful god from someone slandering them.

    • @niktemadur
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      427 days ago

      This damaged student bubbled up from a political environment brew similar to the current one generating incels.

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        1027 days ago

        Not… Really. If you ever want to hate humanity, read up on Imperial Japan’s militarism cult and remember:

        Those motherfuckers were still around in 1960 and brainwashing kids, because MacArthur did jack shit in the reconstruction period. They blamed the Rape of Nanking on a fucking lieutenant…

      • VaultBoyNewVegas
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        426 days ago

        Nope. Nope. Nope. Incels are fully to blame for when they act violently. Fuck making excuses for people who think that it’s everyone else’s fault that they can’t get laid and then become bitter and hateful.

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          826 days ago

          It’s not an excuse, incels aren’t born incels. Saying they are responsible for their actions and that they are at least in part a product of their environment is not mutually exclusive. Understanding how they are made gives perspective on how to stop more, it doesn’t absolve them of whatever they do.

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    327 days ago

    Jeezus… when is it ever not too soon when you put it that way?