Joshua Reyer wrote:
Not that Hagakure isn't full of crap, but blaming bushido for Nanjing is like blaming democracy for My Lai.
No. Ididn't blame "bushido" for Rape of Nanjing.
Is that wrong to blame "nazism" for holocaust?
The fact was that "bushido" was promoted in the Japanese army in the WWII. The killing was done by those Japanese. You could argue the wrong type of "bushido" was misinterpreted in that period in Japan.
However, my point was I believed O'Sensei was more of a Japanese version of Buddhasm than bushidosm.