Sunday, April 24, 2005
I was a bit surprised by this person's Japanese tattoos. There is nothing wrong with characters themselves, but the context.
It is obvious that he is Caucasian and the middle tattoo states that he is a believer of "racial/ethnical superiority", then why did he get a tattoo in an Asian language?
反対者 = foe, opponent, adversary, dissenter
民族主義者 = Nationalist (or person believes in racial/ethnical superiority)
フアシスト党員 = Fascism-party member
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That tattoo looks like someone put him in a typewriter and typed out those characters. Some pretty good tattoo work there (compared to what's usually shown here). And correct to boot! Excellent find, Tian.ReplyDelete
Perhaps the 者 at the end of the first line's unintentional, and he meant "I'm against nationalists and fascists?"ReplyDelete
probably getting it in an asian language was more space efficient.ReplyDelete
Well, supremacists aren't exactly known for their intelligence.ReplyDelete
This is one we argued about on fuckedgaijin.com for a while.ReplyDelete
I think the consensus was actually that this fellow is an anti-fascist.
反対者 does mean opponent, and while it's unclear, I think he is actually opposing racist nationalists and fascist party members. It's a pity he didn't stick a colon after 反対 or otherwise make it clear what his position is.
If he was against nationalism and fascism, he should have used this:ReplyDelete
But the question is still lingering, why would he pick an Asian language to express his view? Especially when fascism was originated in Italy.
Perhaps there are many fascists in Japan, and this young man wants to get his point across?ReplyDelete
Yes, by walking around with his shirt off.ReplyDelete
Since this is Japanese (not Chinese), how would the phrase "a person against nationalists and Fascist party members" be written in Japanese?ReplyDelete
A tiny correction: it should be "ファシスト," with a small ア, as in the tattoo.ReplyDelete
If the tattoo is in fact fascist then they guy would have been kicked out of BME by now. They're strict against that sort of thing.ReplyDelete
And who would this resident Japanese/Chinese censor be?ReplyDelete
Have you seen the Kanji tattoos featured in BME's gallery?
I doubt there is someone there to make sure every kanji is correct.
he should get a hebrew translation underneath the tatoo .. then the nazis will really be pissedReplyDelete
Sure, Fascism (with a capital 'F') developed in Italy, but fascism spread quickly throughout Europe prior to WWII -- and then the Japanese allied with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.ReplyDelete
So it's not quite as outlandish to believe a pro-fascist tattoo would be written in Japanese.
Also note many racial fascists/nationalists aren't against other races (like your classical racist would be), they're just against miscegeny and for racial homelands. Take for instance the kid who shot up his Minnesota school recently: an American Indian race nationalist.
Just food for thought.
Maybe he's one of those Japanheads who really, really wants to be Asian, to the point where he thinks Asians are the master race?ReplyDelete
I am sure this poor idiot just meant to be against nazisReplyDelete
i like big butts and i cannot lieReplyDelete
As was pointed out above, fascist does not mean white supremacist. In fact, most neo-nazis are big fans of "The Bell Curve" by Charles Murray. They concede that your average Asian has a higher IQ than your average White person.ReplyDelete
Remember Bobby Fischer? Like most fascists, he has a soft spot in his heart for Japan. And its not because he's into anime.
#1-Japan has no Jews.
#2-Japan is one of the most racially homogenous countries on earth.
I'm only guessing, but maybe www.bmejapan.com would know about the kanji side of things. I don't know how much input they have on the main BME page, but I would hazard a guess that one of their editors would have seen the kanji section.ReplyDelete
In the IAM community page, the editor is alerted if words like "faggot" or terms like "88" and such are used. The page is then reviewed for any bigotry and the member is kicked out with a rude email.
The ironic thing about Bobby Fischer's anti-Semitism is that he is actually Jewish. Pretty ironic, eh?ReplyDelete
regarding Fischer being jewish: are you a jew even if you don't want to be? i guess that would be true if you think of jewish as a race. but i think when most of us think of jewishness we think of religion, which one is certainly free to quit if he wants. in that sense, our anti-semitic chess champion wacko isn't jewish.ReplyDelete
erm, in comment to the translation of this tatoo, the person who designed it may have mistaken 'opposition, or reject' (the first two characters which can act as a verb when used witn suru ' to do' to mean 'to oppose' to be compatable with person (the third character) to act as, in the english, a person who opposes. also, nationalist, in english, does not necessarily mean those who believe in race superiority, in fact, this meaning is not the definition of the word and has only become to be associated with 'nationalist'. The B.N.P (british nationalist party) is an example of this. Howvere, S.N.P (Scottish Nationalist Party) do not believe in race superiority but strive for an independant state of their own, to be allowed to be Scottish and not have the need to fly their flag lower that the Union flag to show their submission to British rule. They do not think they are superior, but rather are nationalist who want their own nation. Also, did anyone ever think that this guy may have gotten this tattoo to get people to spend their time arguing over its intention, all the while laughing at us as we have nothing better to do with our time. Talking of which i have a japanese exam in two days so i better go studyReplyDelete
why would i want to study english? Tho my spelling may be a little dodgy (i'm dyslexic) it is my first language. you have confused meReplyDelete
"You can take the boy out of the jew, but you can't take the jew out of the boy." No matter if Fischer doesn't practice the Jewish religion, he is still a Jew. Him denying he is Jewish is like me denying I'm German. It *IS* a race of people, and he is of the race.ReplyDelete
Perhaps he really hates the Japanese and wants them to know this?ReplyDelete