You'd expect the Happiness Realization Party to be a bit more cheerful. But judging from their latest YouTube campaign ad, they are not happy at all. In fact, the impartial observer might be tempted to venture that THEY ARE SEETHING HATE-MONGER LOONS who want to tool up Japan with nukes to do battle with her neighbours. Is it that thinking-impaired general spouting hate again? Plot B in a Murakami novel? Dick Cheney on tour?
Nope. This would be the political arm of the Happy Science fruitcakes who when not trying to scare the shitake out of the Japanese with fear of the synchronised swimmers of North Korea, believe that there will be war in the Middle East (Duhhh????) the Angel Gabriel will be reincarnated in Bangkok (well, stranger things have happened there) oh and, according to Wikipedia:
During the years of 2400 through 2500 Jesus will be re-incarnated. Another important event is that the extraterrestrials that visited the Earth in the 1980s return. They now have more than 10 races and we communicate with them. Unfortunately the aliens have a different “concept of property” to humans so the aliens disagree on many things.
Yeah, aliens can be like that. But could explain Bruce Willis's transformation from comedian to hard man. Hmmm. Anyway, fruitcake fringe party? Hope so, but Our Man has seen their posters around Abiko and they claim they have 10 million followers worldwide. Don't worry though, they probably use the same firm that does the Yomiuri Shimbun's circulation figures.
Without further ado, here's their entertaining video of how Armageddon would look, Japan style. Note the lack of any work that the salarymen are doing at the beginning, the shitload of missiles North Korea has and, the great use of menacing/happy music. Aerosmith, it is not.
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