my favorite fascist, japan’s toyama koichi

Why can’t our Fascists in the United States be this up-front? I find it refreshing… All these images of Toyama Koichicome come from a speech in which he announces that he’s running for Governor of Tokyo. It’s been haunting me since I saw it referenced on Metafilter a few days ago. I know absolutely nothing about his politics, or what “minority” it is that he keeps claiming to represent, but the punk rock nihilism of the message really appeals to me. If I were in charge, we’d have an “I hate you and I want to destroy everything” candidate on every ballot… And preferably he’d be bald and dressed all in black.

[Pete, if you’re reading this… please sign this guy to Bulb.]

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  1. mark
    Posted April 15, 2007 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I love how he ends by saying, “Please give me a call.” That’s what makes it genius.

  2. be OH be
    Posted April 16, 2007 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    You neglected to mention that he really ends the speech by flipping the bird to the viewer. That is a great video all around.
    I can definitely see this attaining cult status.
    What he needs is some good theme music though.

  3. dr. teddy glass
    Posted April 16, 2007 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I heard somewhere that he got over 20,000 votes in the election. Can someone verify that?

  4. edweird
    Posted April 16, 2007 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    I want a t-shirt with this guy flipping the bird that says “I terrify myself!” across the bottom.

  5. cleo love-paste
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 3:53 pm | Permalink guest blogger perhaps?

  6. mark
    Posted April 19, 2007 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Well, he didn’t last long as my favorite. Now I’ve got Black Hitler.

  7. john shepard
    Posted April 29, 2007 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    indeed mark, he is refreshing. i agree every electoral contest should have ‘the minority’ angst available to ‘we the people’… i ask, do you dare listen in more depth to what in translation may come out a tad corroded yet may be the birth pangs of something momentous!!!

  8. mark
    Posted April 29, 2007 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Why is it that I get the sense that you’re going to start telling me about Satan?

  9. schutzman
    Posted April 29, 2007 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    I try not to ever listen too closely to birth pangs.

  10. angie
    Posted June 30, 2007 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    i have the right to vote.
    but i did not go to vote.
    he got 15000.
    15000 people of tokyo voted for him.
    i live in tokyo.
    the gorvernor is the ultra nationalist who wrote the stupid book ” Japan that can say NO toward the united atates”.
    the mayor is elected the third time.
    but i am sure that he will die before me(he is over 70).
    i will not die until the day he dies.

  11. Robert
    Posted July 1, 2007 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Angie is hott!

  12. js
    Posted July 25, 2007 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Dammit, Mark, you were the only place on the web that this existed (that I can find), and YouTube’s taken it down. Fuck!

  13. James
    Posted January 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    He is not a fascist. He is either a Communist or Anarchist, as he is very very on the left. He’s most likely extremely anti-fascist.

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