What is forbidden in fascism is not anti-fascist speech, but silence.

Inuhiko Yomota



The critic says that fascism is said to be "a system that forces people to be silent," but, actually opposite, it is a system that lets everyone say the same thing in the same way and that leads people to "fall into such a situation in a casual manner. Even if people in union denounce "sontaku (reading the other person's intentions and providing him with every convenience)" what is now called, problems won't be settled. He adds that such a tough strategy as silence, diversion, or sometimes pretending innocences is necessary to defy coming into line with the story.  From "Avant-garde And Pretending Innocence" ("Subaru" June issue).


"May 29  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"