Following Mr. Beech’s reply that he is unable to sponsor the petition I am drafting to ban the Rising Sun Flag, I have forwarded my request for sponsorship to Ms. Jenny Kwan, NDP MP, hoping we can get the petition going.
Here’s my letter to Ms. Kwan:
Dear Ms. Kwan,
I would like to request your support in the form of sponsorship for an e-petition I intend to file with the House of Commons to have the Rising Sun Flag, a symbol of Japanese fascism, banned from public display throughout Canada.
Earlier today, as I was driving along Boundary Rd., a car passed by me. I couldn’t help notice a decal with the Japanese flag on its trunk and felt offended for three reasons. First, I come from a family of anti-fascist veterans who fought Nazi-fascism in WWII and experienced painful losses. Second, half of my current family is of Chinese origins and they still recall the horrendous crimes (such as the Rape of Nanjing, for awareness of which I have been advocating among my peers since 2012) committed by Japanese fascists under the ostentatious display of the Rising Sun Flag. Third, that Japanese symbol is an ideological cousin of the Nazi symbol and, therefore, ought not to be allowed for display in our free country.
I intend to submit my e-petition soon, in light of our Remembrance Day, and I would appreciate your sponsorship and support to put an end to the memory of zealotry and fascism in this country of ours by uprooting the very symbols that beget destruction.
I look forward to your response and support. I am also open to create the petition together with your office.
in the District of North Vancouver, BC