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Distributed by YouTube – July 17, 2020
Tsuneki Onishi Press Conference (Live streaming July 17, 2020)
English translation of an excerpt from Tsuneki Onish Official Website – July 17, 2020
Tsuneki Onishi Press Conference full text on July 17
I, Tsuneki Onishi, have been expelled from Reiwa Shinsengumi this time. Therefore, I’d like to talk about the statement I made, the cause of my expulsion, subsequent progress and my future activity.
I think that screening people by productivity and ability is never forgivable and screening by race, which was done by Nazi, Germany, is still more unforgivable. I never said such a thing. Rather if you reflectively associate my remark with such a thing, it would be filled with discrimination and prejudice, I think. That’s because such way of thinking suggests me to the fixed idea that the elderly are people with low productivity. I never think that we can measure people by productivity.
If we have to take some measures by all means, we have to think according to the order of nature that as we get older, we get closer to death, I said. <snip> I want the elderly to live longer and healthier. When they finally get sick, I think that it would be better to loosen the last exit a little bit by making some kind of rule to stop prolonging life based on doctor’s advice, not by continuing to have them live longer by any means.
I posted the video in question live on YouTube on July 3 at 8 p.m. <snip> Only a part of it was cut out and spread in turmoil. After that, on 7 there was a call from the party headquarters, where I was interviewed by the leader. I told him that I wanted to explain accurately what I had said , but he said: “Whatever you may say can be an excuse. There is no other choice but expulsion, apology or withdrawal of what you said. Then I chose to apologize and withdraw what I said.
At the end of the lecture on the 15th, the day before the general meeting, I informed the leader of my intention to leave the party and tried to submit a notice of resignation from the party but it was not accepted. On the following day 16, I participated in the general meeting with a notice of leaving the party, but the final conclusion was my expulsion from the party.
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