GOOD OL’ MURRIKA
A friend who works at the Japanese Embassy told me that when March 2011’s earthquake and tsunami hit the country, they received many messages of support and love. However there were actually people who went out of their way to tell the Embassy that ‘it served Japan right’, and this was ‘payback’ for its past missteps. This seems to be the same kind of thing.
The level of cultural chauvinism palpable here is just astounding. I want to say something wise and academic about this but it’s a little too heartbreaking. I keep deleting everything I try to type.
Ok no wait, this is what I want to say. Dear men and women who wrote these ignorant racist tweets:
May people like you fade from the world. May you leave behind nothing at all. May all of your ignorance and your hurtful thoughts follow you into forgetfulness, and may your progeny learn from your failure. I want the future to be better than this.