Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan: All that devistation and not a looter to be found.

The landscape of parts of Japan looks like the aftermath of World War Two; no industrialised country since then has suffered such a death toll. The one tiny, tiny consolation is the extent to which it shows how humanity can rally round in times of adversity, with heroic British rescue teams joining colleagues from the US and elsewhere to fly out.
And solidarity seems especially strong in Japan itself. Perhaps even more impressive than Japan’s technological power is its social strength, with supermarkets cutting prices and vending machine owners giving out free drinks as people work together to survive. Most noticeably of all, there has been no looting, and I’m not the only one curious about this.
Why is there NO LOOTING in Japan?

Hurricane Katrina Police Looting:

Looting in Chile after EarthQuake:

Looters in Egypt:

The full story is HERE.


Anonymous said...

Because unlike the United States, They are not a CESSPOOL for multiculturalism.

Anonymous said...

Respect for others!

What's yours is yours said...

They don't believe in the LOW LIFE multi-cultural/Democratic motto:

"What's yours is mine."

Mark said...

Because the Japanese are not raised to be victims like inner-city kids are in the United States. The Japanese believe in shared sacrifice, they respect their elders, and they respect the laws of the land. All the same qualities we used to have in America before 50 years of progressive policies destroyed the American family, eroded the spiritual base of the nation, and placed more protections on criminals than law abiding citizens. While American's sat idle as sheep the wolves in the progressive movement did all they could to destroy America.

stavros said...

Why is there no looting? Do the math. Japan is a civilized country and don't seem to have rabid, wild eyed issues of entitlement.

Anonymous said...

because theres no ghetto blacks duh? And if there was any looters, the samurai's would have their heads.

DanL said...

Kudos to Japan. I sure hope they can recover quickly.

BOSMAN said...

I think Mark NAILED IT.

Anonymous said...

I heard this question posed earlier today on the radio. My first and primary reaction is that Japanese do not believe themselves to be victims, so they do not feel entitled to other's possessions. I believe that culturally this is the strongest reason that they don't openly steal from each other. However, Japanese will tell you that white collar crime is very real in their country. Their society is, unfortunately, not perfect.

I haved lived in Japan for nearly 3 years and speak Japanese. Their culture is complex and has many, many positives as well as some negatives. The lack of looting and open stealing is something we could and should try to emulate in our society. This is such a terrible tragedy, I am grateful to see them working together to overcome it--not that I expected anything else!


Obuma said...

It's clear to me, after reading this article, that Japan suffers from a deeply-held aversion to immigrants.

As a life-long committed liberal who believes in multiculturalism, I believe the UN should insist on mass immigration to Japan.
Hopefully, there will be more looting in the future.

I don't think it matters where these immigrants come from, as long as they are hostile to Japanese culture.

ConMan said...

To funny, Obuma!

Anonymous said...

The Japanese have many Koreans who have immigrated to their country. They are always of a lower social status, and many are never made citizens. We traveled on a ferry to Korea with a group of school kids who all spoke only Japanese, but they carried Korean passports. Asians--Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, are what many of us would call "racist." My Chinese (naturalized U.S. citizen) boss held Asians highest, whites second, and Mexicans and blacks somewhere below that, and was quite open about it.

It frustrates me to see these illiterate people--especially University Professors and those who claim to be highly educated and intelligent who literally believe that racism is only a problem for whites.