Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Clear Nippon

 Shin Shin!

The land of backward comics, Harijuku Girls, future stealth fighters and cool robots - Japan is HOT! Instead of scary missiles and secret police - Japan built a fun, rich democratic tech saavy, tolerant, egalitarian society with a free, uncensored press, transparent, periodic elections, and independent judiciary that hasn't bothered anyone in over six decades A literacy rate of over 99%, Nippon is a wonderful example of the human spirit unbound.

"...First there was an earthquake, then a tsunami, then a meltdown, and now, possibly a volcano."

Not to mention radiating irradiating radiation and another earthquake 

Our hearts go out to Great Satan's fun, free choice spiritual little sister democrazy in her moment of extremis Scam free Nippon Relief is enroute thanks to America's almost unique heights of  compassion, empathy and sympathy.

And amazement. 

"...In the aftermath of a disaster, the strengths of any society become immediately visible. The cohesiveness, resilience, technological brilliance, and extraordinary competence of the Japanese are now on full display. One report from Rikuzentakata—a town of 25,000, annihilated by the tsunami—describes volunteer firefighters working to clear rubble and search for survivors; military personnel and police efficiently directing traffic and supplies; survivors not only "calm and pragmatic" but coping "with politeness and sometimes amazingly good cheer."

"...Thanks to these strengths, Japan will eventually recover.

It'll be a tough row to hoe.

Pic - "What's that you got on? Is it comte d'guerr ensembe?"