Skip to comments.This will make the difference: Japan is not Haiti ....or New Orleans for that matter
Posted on 03/14/2011 6:59:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Yeah, and the elephant in the living room: look at the predominant demographic in both N.O. and Haiti.
Well said ...
Exactly as I figured. A technologically advanced country with an incredible work ethic. They’ll rebuild, We just have to supply emergency resources as needed!
No - Japan is not Haiti...
Japan is a major player in the (already tottering) interconnected, intertwined, interdependent World Economy - and it’s not going to be participating at its accustomed level for some time to come...
As far as I’ve been able to find out, nobody has ‘gamed out’ what happens to The World Economic Order when one of its players is suddenly taken out of the game - but I’ll bet that it won’t be a good thing....
Inconsequential (in the Grand Scheme of Things) Haiti was a tragedy - but a local one.. Japan may very well be a disaster with Global ramifications....
Wealth. Wealth built on work ethic and commonality of culture.
There will be far fewer “secondary” deaths as a result of this disaster.
Quite the opposite of what the left would have for us here.
“Diversity” and grinding poverty for the majority and extreme wealth for the “ruling class”.
If Katrina had occurred in the 1950’s, the story would be very similar to the one above. The liberals are hell bent on turning us into Haiti or Somalia. The new deal, great society and unions are self inflicted 3rd world catalysts. But to add insult to injury we are allowing the most destitute, uneducated barbaric trash to immigrate here. Keep importing the third world libtards, we are getting closer and closer.
In the meantime, I am heartened to see that there are still places in the world where multiculturalism has not destroyed the fabric of the society. I will have to add Japan as one of my escape destinations when the U.S. becomes the largest 3rd world hell hole in the history of the world.
“Yeah, and the elephant in the living room: look at the predominant demographic in both N.O. and Haiti”
Shhhhhsh! Thats hate speech.
Astonishing stories and thanks for posting.
I was talking about this yesterday with a friend who reminded me that although there are many entitlements in Japan there is no entitlement mentality and there IS an ingrained honor in the people.
In the good old days the Samurai would be out there lopping off the heads of any trouble-makers ~ which made cooperative behavior a necessary civic virtue.
Dignity and self reliance are predominant in Japan. Not so much in NOLA and Haiti.
There was damage to fishing infrastructure, shipping, and, obviously atomic power plants ~ which all seem to be co-located with massive quantities of water (the ocean) and not all that many people.
Electric power has been disrupted.
As disasters go this one isn't all that terrible. What is amazing are the hundreds of thousands of people who weren't killed.
Very true. Japanese are proud of their country and will set about rebuilding it. The reactions of that predominant demographic in NOLA and Haiti were quite similar, weren't they?
The lack of self sufficiency in Haiti and NO has nothing to do with the amount of melanin in one’s skin and everything to do with cultural differences. You can travel to the Czech Republic and find the same dependency on government for everything. It's a mindset that is learned, not a genetic defect linked to melanin.
It’s because Japan is primarily Shinto(a generally peaceful belief that holds the old and ancesters to high regard) while New Orleans and Haiti BOTH have ALOT of VooDoo and Satanism which hold NO human on ANY type of regard.
Try finding that type of behavior in a large American city. Instead you'd find "it" all over the sidewalks.
“The lack of self sufficiency in Haiti and NO has nothing to do with the amount of melanin in ones skin and everything to do with cultural differences. You can travel to the Czech Republic and find the same dependency on government for everything. It’s a mindset that is learned, not a genetic defect linked to melanin. “
Thanks for posting that.
It’s the culture, not the skin color that causes problems.
Beyond that... just inherently lazy people who demand others take care of their wants and needs.
” Instead you’d find “it” all over the sidewalks. “
And, by some reports, in the hallways of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building....
Yep that too.
As I scan the available videos and photos of this disaster I noticed how neat and clean the Japanese dress and keep themselves in the midst of rubble and ruin. Also, within a couple of days roads are being cleared and one can see a traffic flow picking up.
Organization, order, self-discipline to the fore, haven’t noticed any whining and griping, there is sorrow and much pain of course but they immediately start doing something-—like we used to do.
My neice and her husband has lived for years in Aomori (the town and Prefecture), power has been restored, other utilities are expected to be reestablished shortly, topography apparently saved them from much damage from flooding in their area.
No reports of lawlessness, looting and thuggery in the shelters either...
Industry impact is yet to be determined given devastation and shutdowns called at larger corporations - but it isn’t the Osaka/Nagoya region. One of the major impacted prefectures was also a major rice source so could have longer term impacts not just on Japan but China as Japan has been a net rice exporter the last few years.
Japan has not been taken out of the game. Yet. The area most affected accounts for about 8% of Japan’s GDP and that translates into about 1/10th of 1% of Global GDP. It’s an immense personal disaster for the victims and a huge national disaster for the Japanese but I don’t think it spells global economic disaster.
A couple of heavy rains and the salt will be washed out of the soil and the rice will be back. The vegetables will take longer. No doubt Japan is going to be importing more food and exporting less.
I suspect you don't live anywhere near a tornado touchdown zone. i grew up INSIDE one. Folks get out and clear things up within a few days.
I don’t think some of that land is coming back based on satellite photos I’ve seen
The Japanese are an exceptionally resilient and industrious people who have been forging their way through similar disasters with great success for hundreds of years. I have little doubt that their efforts to rebuild will both astound and inspire efforts in Haiti and even NOLA.
Yes, you are right of course. We lived for years on the lower Texas coast, went through several “near misses” with hurricanes (still caused damage, utility problems, etc.) and one direct hit and I’m glad to say the work/recovery ethic was still prevalent in our small town.
Basically a farming area, farmers brought out equipment from their damaged barns and equipment sheds and started clearing roads and debris without waiting for “orders” from anyone, they organized themselves into mini recovery teams.
Very well said!
My aversion to the New Orleans ‘culture’ is just that, aversion to the culture, not the race.
Several years back, P.J. O’Rourke wrote a book comparing various economic systems called “Eat the Rich”. I’d really like to see a study comparing the cultural, economic and racial factors of peaceful, prosperous areas versus the basket cases of the world.
Race might be a factor but it is not the only factor nor the dominant one. The rural mountain people of Haiti work FAR harder than I ever will. The same can be said of a villager harvesting rice in southern Mali.
The question is, why does that rice farmer in Mali live in a society several magnitudes poorer than a small scale rice farmer in Japan. How do they compare to the owner of a mechanized rice farm in Louisiana?
“Inquiring minds want to know!”
Nobody seems to be talking about how wrong Obama was.
The oceans will heal and all that....
>>>>Yeah, and the elephant in the living room: look at the predominant demographic in both N.O. and Haiti.
It’s not about demographics - it’s about ideology. NOLA & Haiti have things in common, that are different from Japan: Liberals ran NOLA. Haiti was run by a dictatorship. Japan is not. There’s your difference.
When i was growing up in south in fifties, the black people would never act like the ones did in NO during katrina.
I did see a "farming area" near Martinsville, IN that got hit with an F-5/F-4 where there were so many snapped off trees they had the same trouble you have with urban residential districts.
Just over a decade ago we went out with a local Boy Scout troop to clear some downed trees after a huge ice storm we'd had. The roads were clear, but just figuring out what to do first was good question.
[ I will have to add Japan as one of my escape destinations when the U.S. becomes the largest 3rd world hell hole in the history of the world. ]
It is already the #1 escape destination. If worse comes to worse I will move to Japan and work on farms for the rest of my days because they need farm labour there in the northern parts of the country.
Proof that it only takes a couple of generations....given their absolute butchery during the thirties and forties, maybe Nanking got it all out of their system.
Good book idea, I’d be very interested in that as well.
Have to respectfully disagree. It’s not at all about “ideology”; it’s cultural. There’s a huge difference. I’ll leave the rest to the reader’s imagination (peppered with our life experience).