Saturday, September 04, 2010
Anti-American Art: Don't Forgive, Don't Forget
Lest we think that anti-American propaganda is a relic of an earlier time, here's a brand-new pair of stamps from North Korea, just issued this year. One is a miniature poster against Japanese imperialism, and the other a familiar vignette against U.S. imperialism. It's not a flattering juxtaposition.
And if you think all this Korean hostility to Japan is an old grudge, think again. The New York Times just reported on a wave of anti-Korean activism among the far right in Japan, home to many Korean immigrants. The armband at left is from these fascist activists: the red characters read "Volunteer Corps Against Lawless Koreans," and the black ones read "Expel Barbarians." Photo snagged from The Times.