Re: Morihei's changing picture.
I think there is a type of arrogance, a We are Japanese and we are Aikido.... sentiment that alows them to remain completely aloof from being exposed. They really do not care. Personally I think the sooner people get that, the better. There are so many westerners who will apologize for them, that it makes it easy for this behavior to not only exist, but to actually see people trip over themselves defending it as a sophisticated cultural norm that is too complex for westerners to understand...and they just pretend it didn't happen.
I didn't post or start the thread for the Japanese. I did it for Westerners to get an understanding of what some of the people and organizations they are getting involved with...are really capable of. As Chris pointed out, it is 2012 and last year the dogma still is in place. If someone can erase people of such importance, what would they do to you, without a second thought?
Last edited by DH : 01-10-2012 at 10:17 AM.