20 December 2010


"No one is asking me to do impossible things, it's so stressful!"

Why do people tell themselves they want to die happy, but never take the opportunity when it presents itself? Does it even make sense to assert that "dying happy is better than dying unhappy, all other things being equal"?

I'm not sure anyone can understand this blog anymore, including me :3 So much for distinguishing between random drivel and things other people would be interested in reading about. And yay for constantly picking titles based on avoiding linguistic repetition from previous titles, I'm sure it makes things so much more clear! ^_^

Found a nice poem a few days ago, here is the translated version because I don't understand the original at all lol. Someone asked me recently to reconcile an apparent contradiction between a certain view of morality and the existence of wars and other disagreements; why do all my conversations with people end with them not talking to me lol ._.

. . .Hatanaka, on a motorcycle, and Shiizaki, on horseback, rode through the streets, tossing leaflets that explained their motives and their actions. Within an hour before the emperor's broadcast, sometime around 11:00, August 15, Hatanaka placed his pistol to his forehead, and shot himself. Shiizaki stabbed himself with a dagger, and then shot himself. In Hatanaka's pocket was found his death poem:

"I have nothing to regret now that the dark clouds have disappeared from the reign of the Emperor."

As well earlier that morning, from Wikipedia:

. . . War Minister Korechika Anami (the army minister and "most powerful figure in Japan besides the Emperor himself"), and asked him to do whatever he could to prevent acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration. . . .

. . . The hours until [02:00] were spent in continued attempts to convince their superiors in the Army to join the coup. At about the same time, General Anami committed seppuku, leaving a message that, "I—with my death—humbly apologize to the Emperor for the great crime." Whether the crime involved losing the war, or the coup, remains unclear.

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