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Richard Littlejohn Says British Should Not Mourn Racist Japan: Is He Beyond Parody?

by | 22nd, March 2011

RICHARD Littlejohn takes the time to tell Daily Mail readers that if his wife’s grandfather were alive today he would not have shed a tear for thousands of Japanese killed by a tsunami:

Like thousands of other British servicemen who were tortured in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps, my wife’s late grandfather, Harold Tuck, would never have joined a minute’s silence for Japan.

Always good to know what the dead would have done. It honours them, right?

Littlejohn goes on:

Anyone who has visited or worked in Japan will tell you it is like landing on another planet. Beyond the baseball caps and Western clothes, the Japanese people have a distinct culture of their own, which is entirely alien to our own values. They are militantly racist and in the past have been capable of great cruelty….

Right. And how are they entirely different to our own culture?

This is what Littlejohn had to saw about Rwanda. (Did any of them torture a relative of his?)

“Does anyone really give a monkey’s about what happens in Rwanda? If the Mbongo tribe wants to wipe out the Mbingo tribe then as far as I am concerned that is entirely a matter for them.”

Well, not the UN and the West, who save their righteous bombs for Gaddafi.

Johann Hari saw that comment on Rwanda and called Littlejohn a racist:

Note the (possibly subliminal) use of the word ‘monkey’. Note the implicit idea that black people’s ethnic identifications are ridiculous – from a man who constantly ridicules the “smelly” French and “dictatorial” Germans.

Richard Littlejohn’s novel was called a “400-page recruiting pamphlet for the BNP”.

Will Self called the book, “Tom Sharpe for the far right.”

Still, Andrew Roberts liked it:

“He said that the way it was written was pacey and racey enough to be a Hollywood film. I mean that must be very pleasing for you when you get reviews from somebody like Andrew Roberts” – Nicky Campbell.

Anyhow, back to his latest column:

It is wrong to visit the sins of previous generations on their modern descendants…

It’s wrong. Got that?

Yet many surviving members of the Burma Star Association still harbour deep animosity to everyone and all things Japanese, 65 years after VJ Day. They won’t want to be associated with the expressions of sympathy over the earthquake and tsunami. And who can blame them?

Who can blame them for being wrong? The right?



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