There used to be a principle, or a way in which a man could take his own life with dignity here in Japan. Japanese men of today have no such dignity and honor, yet they laugh at Mishima as if he lived in a fantasy world.
In my country we have our heroes, like Nat Turner and Malcolm X, ,so I’m no stranger when it comes to hearing stories of valor and honor. Mishima embodied the whole duty of Japanese men and the nation on this day. A sense of honor; the martial spirit were all exemplified by the incision he made in his belly for all the world to see. This is no laughing matter. He made his point very clear on this day and let no fool besmirch it.
In an earlier essay, here, I wrote briefly about the man in discussion highlights some specific key ideas about this man. Another piece I wrote here