Open Trap Make Happy Jap

The cultural insensitivity (at least, in retrospect) of the WWII propaganda posters never fails to amaze me. We went out for pizza last night, and the restaurant had one of these period reproduction posters hanging on the wall.

I can’t believe they had the gall to post that in public- at least nowadays. ┬áBack during the second WW-II, I realize we were at war with these people.

2 Responses to “Open Trap Make Happy Jap”

  1. matt says:

    It’s like someone made Reese’s cups out of nationalism and racism.

  2. BrianN says:

    Doesn’t it make you wonder what they said about us?

    It’s funny, when we were in high school and college, we were often asked to think about whether racist attitudes led the US to be harder on Japan then on Germany. It turns out the rest of Asia believes our racist attitudes led us to be more lenient on Japan than Germany. Either way, you piss off somebody.

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