[ExI] Japan's young turn to Communist Party ...

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 02:28:05 UTC 2008

What the heck is your problem? lol  We said nothing to warrant your
reaction.  I realize the *practice* of Russian and Chinese-style communism
was/is a far cry from the theory.  I fully respect the right of Japanese
young people to politically agitate for change, even under a communist
banner.  And their brand of communism will be within a democratic society
and not a tyranny.

I agree the world needs a shift toward more humane politics, but I am
concerned that Japan might down the road make too severe a shift toward
socialism and hurt their economy.  Sometimes nations veer from one extreme
to another.

But I stand with you that people and the social contract should come first
and not corporate and shareholder greed.

John Grigg

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Dagon Gmail <dagonweb at gmail.com> wrote:

> You sure have a prejudice problem. Communism is still a valid political
> choice, and
> your attitude is impolite to people who are entitled to make a free choice
> in a free
> society. At some point this delusional system the US calls economy was
> bound to
> collapse. The world is now contemplating getting rid of a what looks like a
> scam, and
> just as we dumped historical stalinism in the garbage bin, we might now
> dump
> rightwing the friedman pyramid scheme in the trash. I hope the communists
> there will
> stay true to the original ideals and become the biggest party. The world
> seriously need
> a shift towards more humane politics and we need to finish off the perverse
> ideas that
> govern right now. All in all hope for the future !
>> I had no idea life was so rough for many of the younger generation in the
>> Land of the Rising Sun.  Corporate Japan definitely took hold of American
>> ideas about creating armies of temp workers in the cause of cutting pay &
>> benefits and easily being able to get rid of employees.  I will have to keep
>> on eye on Japanese politics as these disaffected young people start pushing
>> hard against the current powerful status quo.  I had read Japan's economy
>> has bounced back and so I hope these men and women can get what they need
>> without doing serious damage to the now healthy economy.
>> I will know things have changed in Japan when I turn on the television to
>> watch anime and the program is titled, "The Struggles of Takiji Kobayashi,
>> Communist Martyr!"  And there will not be a single giant battle mecha,
>> demonic monster, noble samarai, or playing card wielding wizard in it...
>> John Grigg
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