If you're saying that Ueshiba was partially responsible for the blurring of the history of his art, then I'd certainly agree. What's your point?
It is weird, I am on the floor with ASU people world over and as a group, they all sort of "get it." Their history isn't all goofy, their understanding of Saotome's ideas are consistent and clear...you can talk with them about koryu, Daito ryu and Aikido and minus small differences maybe here and there, it's more or less,...yup yup yup.
Also interesting is how many of them do or did koryu jujutsu, koryu weapons, Systema, Daito ryu, BJJ. They are an educated, and experienced, intercommunicating bunch....then.
I can never figure this guys arguments out. I've really tried to, they're just all over the place in so many areas that I don't know where to begin.