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Comfort Women statue sparks competing White House petitions

We mentioned Tony Marano’s petion at the White House earlier. Now it seems somebody has started a counter-petition:

On Saturday, a blogger identified with initial S.H. submitted a petition to counter Marano’s claim, asking for the protection of the monument.

In the petition, the initiator said, “The Peace Monument is symbolizing the victims of sexual slavery by the Japanese imperial military during World War II. And we have to know history correctly.”

So far, the petition has received more than 200 signatures.

You can find the petition here.

Personally, I think petitions are a waste of time, but anything that counters Tony Marano’s asshatery is probably worth doing. LA’s CBS affiliate described Marano’s Youtube video thusly:

The petition was started by a Texas man by the name of Tony Marano. On his YouTube channel, he states, “these women were recruited and they volunteered to serve in these comfort women houses for the Japanese Imperial Army.”

Yes, he did say that. But that’s not all he said. I hate to link to this reprehensible douchebag’s video again, but it really deserves its own Two Minutes Hate—scroll to about 55 seconds in. As a matter of theology, I don’t really believe in hell, but if I did, I’d like to believe anyone who goes on video to call the victims of gang rape by the Imperial Japanese Army “ugly prostitutes” has a place reserved for him in Damnation.

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  • Re: Tony Marano

    This sums up Marano…..
    Marano’s video IN PERSON with 2 other Japanese nationalists at the Glendale monument – dumped a paper bag on the statue’s face (to denote an “ugly prostitute”), did posing, and stuck an imperial Japanese flag in the lap. Just wow.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYncQOqPJ3E

  • RElgin

    It’s Texas so maybe we can get someone to buy a jackass hunting license and shoot this guy.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    How do these people answer the fact that over half of the women died due to abuse or disease? Or the vast number of survivors who were infertile due to abuse? Are these things that happen to willing participants?

  • wangkon936

    Tony Marano. Like Gerry Bevers, but about 40 points less IQ.

  • ChuckRamone

    The guy really does come off as a true dimwit, not much sparkle in his eyes.

  • djson1

    This guy is just too unbelievable. I always thought his voice, mannerisms, looks were just as ugly as his opinions. My theory: He’s a robot created by Japanese nationalist scientists. There’s no way something like this dude could be actual flesh and blood.

  • djson1

    to reinforce my theory about Tony Marano (aka O-Moron) being an imperialist puppet robot, just look at the two guys flanking him. Talk about puppet robots. The one in the black suit looks even more fake than Moron-o. I think they’re really robots.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    I’m not a fan of all of Gerry’s opinions, but I wouldn’t even begin to compare him with this guy.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    We don’t advocate violence on this blog, RElgin.

    That said, I’d love to see Tony come to Korea and try to do that with the Comfort Woman statue in front of the Japanese embassy. Might be amusing to see him get body-slammed by a Korean cop, although then again, if the past performance of the constabulary in the neighborhood is anything to go by…

    http://www.rjkoehler.com/2012/06/22/japanese-right-wing-asshat-records-himself-messing-with-comfort-woman-statue/

  • provIdence

    Is it OK to take Japanese yakuzas with him? No use?

    http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl2250.aspx

    See their AKAs.

  • Japanese

    >the fact that over half of the women died
    There is always something new to know here. Is it a fact? I am pretty sure none of the historians have any reliable idea of the number of comfort women and even less knowledge of death toll of comfort women. You really do not need to present assumptions as facts.

  • (`∀´)Ψ

    trolling a little today? (`∀´)Ψ

  • wangkon936

    True. I take it back.

  • wangkon936

    Tangentially related to comfort women is a movie I saw on Netflix a few weeks ago about the Rape of Nanking titled, “City of Life and Death.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Life_and_Death

    Apparently, there were Japanese comfort women too. I remember one of the lines of the movie having a supply officer state, “$4 for a Japanese and $2 for a Korean or Chinese.” Any ways, carry on.

  • Japanese

    This book will be a good read for you.
    http://www.naksung.re.kr/xe/index.php?mid=publishbooks&document_srl=182757
    『일본군 위안소 : 관리인의 일기』
    Diary of an administrator of a Japanese Army comfort station

  • Kochigachi

    What historian you’re referring to? Their death at the military camps are recorded by Japanese gov. Why? If they were prostitutes, was it necessary to keep record of them?

  • Kochigachi

    Failed, this book is just translated book by Korean professor telling how Japanese lied. LMAO, can you even read Korean at all? It says translated by Korean professor. Which mean book was actually written by Japanese. So You’re using Japanese pov as true face of history? LOL

  • Japanese

    The diary was written by an ethnic Korean Mr. Pak in Korean Hanja Hanguel mixed script. So, Professor An Byeong Jik had to translate it into modern Korean. It depicts everyday life arround comfort stations. It is a good read to know the lives of comfort women.

  • fe626252

    die painfully idiot

  • fe6262fae

    die painfully idiot..

  • fe562625252

    die painfully fucktard

  • wangkon936

    That diary is just a section of a segment of an incomplete piece. It’s not even a full diary. Just a few pages. One would expect the manager of a comfort station to talk dryly and mundanely of logistical matters. So, to me it’s content is of no surprise. Thus, its evidence does not contradict the heavy weight of oral and eye witness evidence that has already been submitted.