- Jul 23, 2012
I am dropping out of the race for Roju of Kansai
- Kishiwada Yukio
- Kishiwada Yukio
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~FAREWELL ADDRESS OF SATAKE YOSHIHIRO~...It has been a long twenty years. The shifting seasons, clouds, and rains have all come and gone countless times. It is no accomplishment to live for twenty years, although perhaps it shall become so, with the lives lost to the Nanban. The red-cheeks have come to us, and now we are fighting what some would call a "losing war." No, they do not realize that the war has not yet come. They do not realize that we are plunging ourselves into conflict- tomorrow, in a month, in a year, or in twelve years, all because Nippon is being weakened by sectionalism. We have lost our reverence for the old order- for our unity as Japanese. No longer do we think of ourselves as one people, but instead as Northerners and Southerners- the East, the West- are we not still Japanese? Despite this, such tensions continue to ferment between the Honorable Lords of Nippon. These are the seeds of a conflict which is destined to end in blood.
We have come far in these twenty years, yet we have not learned from the mistakes of the British Invasion- the moment that we turn against our brothers is the moment that we collapse. Even now, the Amerikahito are being caught within their own division- we should not be akin to Nanban in their disregard for tradition and unity. They fight against each other as if it were as simple as harvesting rice, and they do not fight for justice- they fight over petty matters. This is the kind of bloodshed which will come if we continue our current path. He who comes after me must move to soothe tensions between the North and the South, before it is too late. Heed these words.
10th Lord of Kubota