Re: Morihei's changing picture.
since i am a nobody in ASU, so i can throw in my view. folks can insult my teachers and organization or aikido or whatever to their heart content. it won't bother me one iota. could even insult me directly too and you get the same result - indifferent and could careless.
what was that quote about freedom of speech "i might not agree with what you said, but will defend to death your right to say it" or something along that line. one thing folks doesn't realize that there is a very effective weapon against freedom of speech, it called the right to ignore. so my advise, exercise your freedom and your right.
now as for the whole picture changing thing, when i first saw the headline, i thought it was someone who sneaked into the changing room and took O Sensei picture and posted it on youtube or something. i thought it's kinda gross, seeing a naked old man picture. then after reading some of the stuffs about various removal/obscuring of historical stuffs, i thought it was interesting info, but i just shrugged. it didn't help my aikido one bit. interesting to know, but that's about it.