Red Faced Buddha wrote:I'd like to add that I do not understand why you started raging about Hirohito.I didn't say I liked the guy or even remotely admired him.Just that the generals(like the Shogun)were more powerful then Hirohito.
Just a quick point - the Shogunate was abolished in 1867.
If he even moved a step against them,he would be fried on the spot.Read a bit about Japan's history.
Not fired, perhaps murdered, we won't know for sure. Of course the day before he was to announce the end of the war, a group of junior officers staged a coup, so you may have a point.
However it is clear that Emperor Hirohito was not opposed to the war and did little if anything to stop or mitigate the suffering that Japan imposed on all of East Asia.
Yes,but like the Shoguns of the past,the generals were the ones who held the power.I said fried,you know,like in "kill."On to the third,like I said,I'm not saying anything about Hirohito,just that he couldn't have stopped the war even if he had wanted to.It was only until the Allies had used the atomic bomb did Japan surrender.
A person once asked me why I would want to stop rebirth. "It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want to be reborn."
I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"