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福岡市天神の英会話スクール「ACE English」スタッフが送る、笑えてときどきためになる(かもしれない)ブログ。
A LACK OF DRAMA
今回はIanのブログです

Whatever one may have thought about Mr. Abe, the assassination of a once democratically elected
leader is a tragedy (not so much in a dictatorship, because there is no other way of removing these
people). Much has been said about the supposed lack of protection around Mr. Abe, but I think this
does credit to Japan. It is good to live in a country in which important people feel safe enough not
to have to surround themselves with a small army of bodyguards.

But I don’t want to talk about the event itself - rather its aftermath: the way in which the whole thing
was handled with dignity and without superfluous drama. Can you imagine if this had happened in the
U.S.? There would have been innumerable conspiracy theories 5 minutes after the shooting (‘It was
the Far Right, the Far Left, Russians, Aliens’…you name it). And Hollywood would be planning a movie,
and perhaps a sequel. But that didn’t happen here, and I don’t think it will.

Actually, the U.K. used to be like Japan. I remember watching footage of the funeral of Winston Churchill
(apparently I was there, but I don’t remember). There was no drama, just hundreds of thousands of
people standing quietly in the freezing cold to pay their respects to a man many believed - rightly or
wrongly - had saved their country. It was dignified. No added drama necessary.

I don’t know exactly when this changed, but it certainly had by the time of Diana’s death. This was
also tragic, as the untimely death of any young person is, but the hullabaloo and overblown emotion
in the wake of it was unbelievable; this for a figure - and I have nothing against Diana - far, far less
historically consequential than Churchill. As someone said, we live in an age in which hype completely
overwhelms reality.

Anyway, I think (hope) I have made my point. I admire the way in which you have handled this tragedy.


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福岡市天神地区の英会話
スクール・ACE English。
たくさんの生徒さんに
支えられて、おかげさまで
今年26歳になりました。

「HPだけじゃ伝えきれない
ACEのウラの顔をタレ込みたい!」
というスタッフの願望から、
スタートしたこのブログ。

日本一おもしろい(?)
スクールブログを目指しています。



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