Friday, February 08, 2008

Tender Mercies

Thank Amaterasu for tiny blessings.

It turns out that when four adult men beat a child to death with their fists, a bottle and a baseball bat they can, after a hiatus of only seven months, be actually arrested for the killing.

Amaterasu bless the Sumo Association and the National Police Agency--who worked so hard to bring swift justice to the bereaved.

Just remember: Asashōryū is a despicable lout who has shown disrespect for the august majesty of his chosen sport by kicking a soccer ball a couple of times at a charity event.

Hinkaku, man, hinkaku!

1 comment:

Lionel Dersot said...

Justice minister Kunio Hatoyama: "As the Japanese place so much importance on the value of life, it is thought that one should pay with one's own life for taking the life of another. You see, the Western nations are civilizations based on power and war. So, conversely, things are moving against the death penalty. This is an important point to understand. The so-called civilizations of power and war are the opposite of us. From incipient stages, their conception of the value of life is weaker than the Japanese. Therefore, they are moving toward abolition of the death penalty.

It is important that this discourse on civilizations be understood."

Not understood, by me at least, but then, logically applying this importance on life, they will hang them, right?