>But it is kinda defeatist what happened to his failed coup.
He planned to die. A month before the coup he wrote to his future biographer “Finishing the long novel [The Sea of Fertility] makes me feel as if it is the end of the world.” And then on his desk the night before his death he left a note reading “Human life is limited, but I would like to live forever.” If one goes and reads his “Confessions of a Mask”, which is apparently at least semi-autobiographical we see how obsessed with violent death and bloodshed he was, particularly the death of youthful, idealized bodies. This essay I’ll link below has this quote from the book:
<Here lies the mysterious significance of an early death, which the Greeks envied as a sign of the love of the gods
Good paper where some of the above was supplemented from my early reading of this:
His gory and violent death was seen in old Japan as heroic, noble and aesthetically pleasing. To ZOG-controlled Japan it was embarrassing to the government and seen as “archaic”. In a paper on impermanence in Japanese thought I came across an interesting section:
<One of the major features of the Japanese approach to impermanence is an affirmation of death as coexistent with or even having a priority over life. This attitude is reflected in social behavior in Japan characterized by various forms of legitimizing voluntary death, including seppuku, junshi, the kamikaze ideal, and shinju or double suicide arising from the ninjo-giri conflict, all of which exemplify the tragic heroism of the ethic Ivan Morris labels the "nobility of failure." The just and honorable suicide is seen as aesthetically pleasing and emotionally satisfying because it clarifies the meaning of the deceased's life and generates a sensitivity to the inevitable passing of all beings. In Japanese writing and society feelings such as sadness, grief, and melancholy become the basis for sympathy and compassion.
(use sci-hub.tw if you want to access it)
>What would anons do in that case, knowing that the soldiers that claimed to be patriots just end up laughing at your cause?
Off myself dramatically. I’m too pussy to seppuku though.
>Was his force strong enough to battle them anyways
No, but what some people forget is that 90% if not more of his militia was never told that there would be a coup attempt. Only four people participated along with Mishima. I don’t think he would have ever wanted to battle them either.
Edited last time by FashBO on 01/23/2020 (Thu) 12:28:11.