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2021 Man of the Year: Yoshiro Mori

• December 26, 2021 10:00 am

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had its downsides, largely due to Democratic mismanagement and career bureaucrats who think repeating the word "science" means people should take them seriously even though they haven't the slightest clue what they're talking about.

It has also had positive consequences. In-person meetings are on the decline, which means women now have fewer opportunities to annoy their coworkers by droning on about The Bachelor or astrology or whatever—it's not like anyone was paying attention. Zoom meetings are terrible, especially for those unlucky enough to work with serial masturbators like Jeffrey Toobin, but they have given male bosses far greater control over female employees who waste everyone's time by talking too much.

No one denies this. We're just not supposed to say it out loud. Yoshiro Mori had the courage to do just that, and was ruthlessly canceled by cowards who can't handle the truth.

The 84-year-old former prime minister of Japan dropped his Nagasaki truth bomb at a press conference earlier this year while serving as president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee. "Board of directors meetings with many women take a lot of time," Mori said when asked about the committee's lack of female members. "When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying."

That is annoying, and so was the ensuing outrage over Mori's objectively unassailable comments. The woke mob demanded his resignation; he was "scolded" by his wife and daughter. After initially refusing to step down, Mori finally surrendered in the face of what the New York Times described as "unrelenting international criticism" of his "sexist remarks," but denied having done anything wrong. Because he hadn't. He was simply trying to be honest about the challenges of integrating women into the workforce.

While the free world embraces decadent decline, Red China is preparing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics after literally kidnapping a female tennis player who accused a party leader of rape. Perhaps being outraged about tyranny and slave labor and concentration camps is "so 20th century," but genocidal communism is still a threat to all humanity. Yoshiro Mori is not. He's a Free Beacon Man of the Year.

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