When Japan defeated the U.S. in Germany last year at the Women’s World Cup, one of the worst tweets I remember reading was to the effect of “Japan may have won the World Cup, but the U.S. scored the first two points with Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” referring to the two atomic bombings during World War II. Well, this year’s tweets did not fail to live up.
When are these Olympics over? It’s soon, right?
I haven’t watched a minute of the coverage, admittedly, but I’m sure tired of the jingoism.
HT: Matt Langdon.
The worst part of this is how utterly ignorant these histrionic references are. I have a German friend who lives here in America, and nearly every time he goes out, he has to deal with at least one person who makes a Hitler reference. He usually asks them if they think he had anything to do with the Third Reich (at which point hilarity often ensues). I wonder how many Japanese are thinking the same thing about Pearl Harbor when they see these tweets.
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