It's interesting how, despite amidst the wake of a natural disaster where thousands of lives have been lost, some small-minded individuals still find room for their own bigoted opinions and rhetoric. The following is a LINK to a compilation of personal anti-Japanese Facebook statuses–many of them making reference towards Pearl Harbor as justification for the thoughts! Usually, here at República, we don't even engage with such racist banter, but we felt compelled to expose these ideas as a means to likely combat them. Perhaps seeing them in the light can help the majority of us understand that, in a society that is as complex and globally-bound as ours, ideas like this are just really outdated. And if not, it seems to only showcase how far (short, really) our nation's collective intelligence has really come!