"To the question What will the United States do without The Enemy?—a pretty daring question from those whose livelihood depends on the demonising of Russia and China—I said that, thanks to television, a new demon can be quickly installed.... the Arabs are too numerous (and have too much oil) while the Japanese will simply order us to stop it; should be disobey them, they will buy the networks and show us many hours of the soothing tea ceremony."
—Gore Vidal, "Cue the Green God, Ted"
"The Cold War is over, and Japan won."
— Paul Tsongas, during his 1992 Presidential campaign
"Remember the scene in the movie where the Ghostbusters used the NES Advantage to control the Statue of Liberty? ...One of the most famous icons of the United States being controlled by a Nintendo controller. Nintendo ruled the fucking world."
"Both Britain and Japan colonized me. Britain did it both genetically, as a white American dude (and 1/4 Wales Welsh. Represent! Or is that ryypryysyynt? One never can tell with Welsh) and through Doctor Who...Japan, on the other hand, comes through Nintendo. To identify as being part of the Nintendo Generation is to admit to colonization."
"It is always about the Japs! In ten years time they're going to have us by...whatever part of our anatomy they pick. There's going to be no electronics industry anywhere in the world but theirs."
— The Stone Tape (1972)