Sunday, August 17, 2008

Takeshima, Takeshima, Takeshima...

Since this is a working Sunday (I’ve been editing a press release for an art exhibition while doing some not inconsequential cooking), I haven’t had the time to do the reading, viewing and walking around that more often than not results in a post. I did spend some time responding to a new comment on a three-week old post. I hope that you find the exchange as amusing as I did, on one rainy day in Tokyo.

4 comments:

James said...

Looks like you were hit by a comment from Steve Barber, the guy who runs that Dokdo-takeshima site. He spends all of his time spamming blogs with links to his propaganda site. He has a habit of using several different user names to make it look like there is greater support for his cause.

More info on him can be found at:
http://www.occidentalism.org/?p=524

Jun Okumura said...

Thanks, James. Actually, I cheated; I didn’t bother to click through. And now, forgive me, my Korean (ex?-)friends, and I know it’s by far from a good analogy, but James’s revelation can’t help but remind me of this. And if you readers think that I am so wrong to link to the clip, you still have to admit, Dave Chapelle is funny.

dokdo-takeshima.com said...

James, you accuse me of "propaganda" and then give a link to occidentalism?

I had to laugh!!

Michael Reimer said...

I find it a little funny that an American/Canadian/Brit/whatever Steve is would spend this much time and energy lobbying on a fairly trivial (from a global perspective) territorial dispute in Asia, when there are no doubt a thousand more important local issues wherever he hails from. I could be wrong, but it looks to me like a case of someone primarily interested in being a tireless internet-flame-warrior, who happens to have latched onto this particular issue as one that provides ample fodder.