August 30, 2017
Will they jack his domain for this?
Or will Yellow Privilege prevail?
Japan’s finance minister, Taro Aso, has courted fresh controversy after expressing admiration for the Nazis, describing Adolf Hitler as “having the right motives”.
“Hitler, who killed millions of people, was no good even if his motive was right,” Aso told a meeting of his faction of the governing Liberal Democratic party, according to Jiji Press.
Aso retracted the comments on Wednesday after criticism that he appeared to be defending Hitler’s motives for the genocide of millions of Jews during the second world war.
“It is clear from my overall remarks that I regard Hitler in extremely negative terms, and it’s clear that his motives were also wrong,” Aso said in a statement, adding that he did not intend to defend Hitler, but to stress the importance of politicians achieving results.
“It was inappropriate that I cited Hitler as an example and I would like to retract that.”
The Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which monitors anti-semitic activities, voiced “distress and disappointment” at the comments.
“This is just the latest of a troubling list of ‘misstatements’ and are downright dangerous,” the centre’s head, rabbi Abraham Cooper, said in a statement.
It is not the first time the gaffe-prone Aso has made controversial remarks about the Nazis.
In 2013, he came under pressure to resign after suggesting that Japan should follow the Nazis’ example when considering how to change its constitution.
Pressure by who?
The Jews again?
No one in the world naturally thinks “Nazis” are evil, unless they are Jewish or have been fully brainwashed by Jews.
It is not a natural or logical opinion.
To the unbrainwashed eye, it is clear that #HitlerDidNothingWrong.