Trolling doesn’t get any more official than this.
Longtime readers of this site and residents of Japan are no doubt familiar with the behavior of public broadcaster NHK. In most countries, funding of public broadcasting is always a nagging issue resulting in stopgap solutions like annoying pledge drives or licensing fees.
The Japanese government seems to have found an elegant solution, however, in that they say it’s mandatory for everyone in the country to pay a license fee, but also say that they won’t lift a finger with regards to collecting said fee.
This put NHK in an awkward situation, so they outsourced a group of aggressive debt-collectors to go door-to-door shaking people down for the money. As you might expect, things have gone terribly wrong along the way as a result.
In response to this, the Protect the Nation from NHK Party was formed by Takashi Tachibana with the sole platform of abolishing this form of fee collection. While this might sound weird, the Protect the Nation from NHK Party is a legitimate political party and is entitled to all the rights of one – and this is where things get interesting.
The above video is Tachibana himself delivering his manifesto live on NHK. Because they are the public broadcaster of Japan, by law NHK must allot a certain number of minutes to each candidate during an election cycle to speak. In other words, NHK is forced to give their own airtime to the Protect the Nation from NHK Party.
This is a fact that Tachibana and his fellow candidates no doubt revel in as it’s a government-mandated opportunity for them to really get under NHK’s skin. The 18-minute speech is far too long to be fully translated but here’s a segment that really gives a good sense of what the Protect the Nation from NHK Party is all about.
Keep in mind that this is all airing unedited on NHK, protected by law.
“So, to all of you sitting in front of your TVs: Crush NHK. And to all of the NHK employees here in the studio: Crush NHK.
For those who don’t pay the NHK license fee, ‘Crush NHK’ means to stop NHK’s broadcasting signal or, to put it in technical terms; implement a scrambling of the NHK signal.
Why should we crush NHK? It’s because NHK is hiding the fact that its male and female announcers have had car-sex adultery on the street.
Everyone – it’s car-sex