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No more Mr.Clean, No more idealists

Yukio Hatoyama, now that he is the former Prime Minister, left the office. And today, Naoto Kan has been elected as the new one.

I basically haven’t been able to accept all the policies of the Democratic Party of Japan. The new child allowance? Tuition-free high schools? It’s nothing but a brown-noser for the people.

However, unfortunately, the people selected the party last year because they thought the party might change Japan. Nothing has changed. In fact, it’s getting worse.

With his ideal and illusional thoughts and words, Yukio Hatoyama had just only proved “I am just ignorant of the world.” Naoto Kan is not a hereditary politician. It’s been a long time for such individuals to become the Prime Minister. It seems that the people interviewed on TV expect too much from him. Before we get started losing the expectation, I think we ourselves should put something in our mind.

First of all, I think the people should throw away the idea; “All politicians must be clean, especially money problems.” Ofcourse all politicians must not commit crimes at all, but all politicians should be elected not because they are clean but because they have both strength and skills.

Please take a look at incidents happening around our country. There are a banch of problems that politicians are required to have diplomatic skills. “All people are basically good people,” is one of virtues of the Japanese, however, politicians often must read between the lines. No more Mr.Clean, no more Mr.Idealists. We need a fighter.

Second of all, we have two aspects in our mind. One is public mind, and the other is private mind. In your private mind, you can chase whatever you want. If you want get big money, you should work hard, make up interesting and amazing (ofcourse lawful) ideas and implement them. However, when you face national problems and try to get over them you should put yourself away and think about what the first priority for the nation is. You would find it selfish as you see some people on TV saying “I want to get more money to child allowance.”

Incidentally, although Ichiro Ozawa intended to achieve a strong majority, I think the Social Democratic Party leaving the coalition was good for the Democratic Party of Japan. The SDP always claim ideal but unfeasible ideas without any concrete altanatives. I strongly want to ask Mizuho Fukushima where you were supposed to relocate the base and how you did for your plan. I will give this phrase to her, “Easy for you to say.”

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  1. June 7, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Japan needs a leader with a lot of gumption. A back bone wouldn’t hurt, so is telling people the truth, and not what they want to hear.

    The child allowance, I don’t agree with. Where is government going to get the money to sustain the program?

    • honeypotter
      June 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

      Hi, girlgeum, 😀

      Yes, exactly, I want a new leader with a lot of gumption to be strong. Media has already found a suspicious behavior of the member of the cabinet. Yes, media have the right to know what things happen and have the right to let us know them, however, I think media focus on prejudiced sides too much. I imagined the book “1984,” which you recommended. It was so interesting, but quite horrible. I felt so sad and terrible when I saw the phrase of Winston, “Do it to Julia! Not me! I don’t care what you do to her…”

      I also definitely disagree with the child allowance. In order to get the financial resource, they must cut a lot of parts, including which we really need.

  2. June 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    The media’s always looking for sensationalism, otherwise they think their news wouldn’t sell.

    To be the Prime Minister of Japan is, I don’t know, like carrying a ton of bricks on your shoulders. Would you ever want to be if you could?

    The book was way outside the box, but some of the things are happening. I don’t know, maybe it was prophetic. 😦

    • honeypotter
      June 12, 2010 at 12:18 am

      Yes, media’s already found some faults of the gorvenment and started criticizing.

      I don’t know the people in japan. How could they say “yes” to the new Prime Minister easily?

  3. June 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Maybe wanting a need for stability.

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