There’s a news article I’m not going to bother to link to that moans about the declining birth rate in Japan, and declares that the Japanese may become extinct.
Is that anything like extinct as in dodo birds or passenger pigeons? Because the Japanese aren’t a species, let alone a separate race. All they are is a nationality and how does a nationality become extinct?
The Japanese, while they do prefer to think otherwise, are a mix of Chinese and Korean, mostly. Way back over 2000 years ago a Chinese ship captain discovered the Japanese islands. He went back to the emperor and told him about the islands, and offered to lead a flotilla of ships back there to populate the islands, which would become an expansion of the emperors domain.
So the emperor set him up with lots of married couples, craftsmen, scholars, supplies and so forth, and off they sailed, in exactly the opposite direction of where he’d told the emporer that the islands were. On landing, the captain set himself up as emperor and never returned to China.
Today’s Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of that lying, scheming con artist. No wonder the Japanese pulled off a sneak attack on us, it’s in their genes.
The Japanese today think of themselves as a separate race of people from all other Asians, and very definitely a superior race at that. So I wonder how they explain the fact that about half of them, including the teenagers, have no interest in sex? That’s what the story was about and it expressed their great fear that they’ll all die out. In about one thousand years!
Oh golly gee, what a terrible sense of impending doom, no more Japanese Islanders in 1000 years, isn’t that just awful? You know, considering what an arrogant, isolationist bunch of snobs they are anyway, I don’t think anyone would miss them anyhow.
Extinct in 1000 years! Talk about the silliest story of the day, I really do think this one gets the prize.