I was reading the news on CBC’s website today, and came across an article about how the cleanup of tsunami debris will be quite difficult when it hits the west coast of Canada. It’s quite understandable that it’ll require a lot of effort to clean up, but when I read the comments, I was disgusted. But what would you expect from the average commenter on the Internet? I’d like to address some of the moronic points brought up by some selfish idiots who call themselves Canadian.
Japan should pay for the cleanup. I don’t think so. Natural disasters have no borders, and they are not the responsibility of the local government when it affects other countries. Japan is going to be paying for the recovery from this disaster for many years. The Vancouver area is also expecting a megathrust earthquake of around magnitude 9.0 in the near future. What should happen when it happens? Vancouver will be devastated, I’m quite sure. Should all other countries just sit by and watch what happens and not offer any support? Japan, with its extensive experience with earthquakes, will probably be one of the first countries to offer assistance to Canada. The debris from Canada’s likely earthquake will spread to Alaska. Will the USA demand that Canada pay for the cleanup? Not likely. So why is it that a handful of selfish idiots in Canada would demand that Japan pay for the cleanup? Show some humanity, you morons. No one is demanding Iceland pay for damages caused by the volcano. No one is demanding the USA pay for flooding of the Red River in Manitoba.
Japan should be punished because they hunt whales. This is unrelated! How dare you think this is some kind of retribution for a whale hunt? Besides, this is hypocritical. What about the seal hunt in Canada that is condemned by many around the world?
Japan is at fault because they build along the coast. What? Every single country in the world with access to the ocean does that! Okay then, abandon Vancouver and Victoria. Everyone should move inland. Also, most habitable land in Japan is coastal. Inland areas are mostly mountains and uninhabitable by large populations. Or are you suggesting that Japan start leveling some mountains to build new inland cities? Idiots.
The whaling ships should be used to clean up this debris. I don’t understand how this would be possible. That’s a tiny number of ships and a huge amount of debris. It’s not physically possible. Think with your brain, if you have one.
The Japanese destroyed a whole ocean ecosystem. Uh, how did the Japanese people cause the earthquake and tsunami. You, sir, are an idiot.
Japan should be embarrassed by this mess. Yes, they should be very embarrassed about having a natural disaster that was not their fault. Again, only idiots make statements like this.
“A single minor earthquake in Kobe killed thousands ruined Japan’s economy. A stronger earthquake struck Seattle years later with no deaths and only minor damage.” Kobe’s earthquake was shallow, and it was not minor. It caused a lot of damage because it was shallow. Seattle’s earthquake in 2001 was quite deep, which is why it did not cause much damage. I was living in Victoria at that time, so I was also a “victim” of that earthquake. If it had been a shallow earthquake, the devastation would have been far, far worse. March’s earthquake was a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, and the 4th largest recorded in the world! It’s a very unfair comparison. Seattle and Vancouver will likely be devastated in the Cascadia megathrust earthquake that’s expected.
There are more comments that are stupid and uneducated, but these are the worst of them. Japan went through a massive disaster, thousands of people died and are still homeless, a large amount of rebuilding needs to be done, and all these idiots can think of is themselves. For those of you who agree with the ignorant statements I mentioned, you should remove yourself from society and spend the rest of your lives living in some dark hole in the ground, or at least get some kind of education in humanity. You are not human, you are garbage.