Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 5
It is the very modern sense (and bothersome, East and West) that personal sacrifice for higher ends is an atavism, and the darker pages of history have somehow ended. It isn't and they haven't; but you try telling people that and they'll think you're a nut, whether in Japan or not.
Not having Wii's in stock -- there's your modern sense of crisis, East and West. Material abundance and desert of moral purpose. Only personal tragedy or a will to dwell on the darkness of soul in which budo exists shakes the modern mind from that, if then.
I know that I've disagreed very strongly with you in the past. But I agree with you here.
Last edited by Tim Fong : 01-22-2008 at 12:36 AM.