A Little Local News Far from Paris
Boys were playing baseball in playground of an elementary school.
Somebody hit a ball high and far, which hit a car.
The owner of the car happened to be a member of gangsters.
So, some staff member of the city office and its education board got in charge of settling disputes over the car damage.
Negotiations were held in a room of the education board as well as in a house of the car owner, a member of gangsters.
In each occasion of this difficult negotiation, a member of a right-wing but minor political body was present to support the car owner, a member of gangsters.
Anyhow, an agreement was reached by both the party. The deal was done.
But, later, it was found that a staff member of the city office paid 100,000 yen to the member of a right-wing political body when a meeting was held in a house of the car owner, a member of gangsters.
Citizens were surprised at and got angry with such antisocial act of the municipal worker, namely, paying unjustifiable money to the member of a right-wing political body. It is because it is well known that being a member of a right-wing political body means usually living on violence, threat, and intimidation to ordinary people and businesses.
The municipal worker said that the money, 100,000 yen or roughly US$1000, was not from a city budget but at his own expense.
Even in Japan, this kind of deplorable things could happen. Then what atrocity would happen in Paris?
“WHEN I AM WEAK, I AM STRONGER.”