With your comment above you seem to be indicating that Ueshiba's association and past connection with DR should be cleaned from the history line that is the Aikikai. Could you expound on this if this is what you are saying. Thanks
Certainly I can. Basically by understanding what I have already said. But I will expound on it for you.
I repeat it is not for the organization to promote Aikido as anything other than Aikido.
An organization promotes it's uniqueness.
Historians can show the linkages and history, that's their job.
America presents itself and promotes itself as itself. It flies the flag. It doesn't go on about how it's England or English. It wouldn't show pictures of any great presidents with the union jack flying in the background.
It would say we are cousins and that's about it. Maybe allies or friends. All just minor things it may say.
Historians are the ones who would love to see old pictures of say a president with the union jack flying.
Uniqueness my friend. Every organization, club, foundation, whatever promotes it's uniqueness.
And so it should.
As an Aikidoka I am not in the least bit interested in daito ryu or Takeda or any relationship to such.
Now, separately as a historian or a student (academic) then I am interested.
Thus in this modern age I would go to the internet or some such to look up such things not expect my club or organization to be the place to go for it.
The organization should be 100% organizing and living in here and now.
Do I care about the history of this computer? No, I may care about what type of computer I prefer and want the latest and laugh at those past ones.
Here and now, that's where we do things.
In spare time we can study the past. It can be useful.