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Old 01-14-2008, 10:29 PM   #10
Erick Mead
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Do symbol Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 6

Ron Tisdale wrote: View Post
Given the MANY other "right wing" influences and outright sponsors of early aikido, I frankly fail to see a didactic expose of the orgins of the phrase "right wing" as being on point...items such as:

Nakano spy school
Black Dragon society
High ranking military sponsors and participants
Etc., Etc., Etc.,

may be more to the point...
Point is, those influences while not denied, are not at all connected to Ueshiba through Omoto. It is the Omoto influence, increasingly suppressed during the pre-War years that seems to have so prominently reasserted itself afterward. I see little if any connection between these two poles of Ueshiba's life -- apart from himself -- which would leave him an interesting historically situated person, even without Aikido.


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