The Telegraph is reporting that a communist group is marching in Tokyo to protest “the blood-soaked conspiracy of Valentine’s Day, driven by the oppressive chocolate capitalists.” I would give the link to The Telegraph but they do not allow comments and it is my policy to not link to such publications, even if I otherwise like and agree with them.
The best I can tell this is not a parody, but you never know with these things. The left has long been beyond parody and the Obama presidency has only reinforced that fact. The name of the group is Kakuhido which we are told roughly translates into The Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women find Unattractive. I have also seen the name as Kakumei-teki himote doumei. We have a similar group in the US called the Teamsters.
The group’s leader, Katsuhiro Furusawa, founded the organization in 2006 after his girlfriend dumped him at Christmas prompting him to go home and read the Communist Manifesto (of course, what else would one do in that circumstance — am I right?) where he discovered that his misfortune with women was a class issue. Somehow, I think he would have been a lot better off if he had found a copy of How To Win Friends and Influence People laying around.
While all of this sounds absurd on its face it has a historical precedent. Karl Marx was notorious for his poor personal hygiene and inability to get along with people, including women. He also lived off his parents and had trouble seeing anything through to completion. So the pattern of Loser’s for Leftism has been firmly established from the beginning of the movement.
For those of you who are more well adjusted and have had success in finding someone who can put up with you, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Below is a link to some of Amazon’s offerings if you want to buy something as part of a counter protest. We could even form our own group and call ourselves the Bourgeois Alliance of Moderately Attractive Men Who Women Will Put Up With if We Buy Them Nice Things. I believe the English word for this would be “husbands.”