>just found out that bushido wasn't real and that samurai were closer to street thugs than noble warriors

>just found out that bushido wasn't real and that samurai were closer to street thugs than noble warriors
They'd buy new swords and test them on random innocents. They were literally just gangsters who were hired as bodyguards. They started being romanticized fairly recently by a Japanese westaboo who wanted to appeal to the British by saying the samurai were Japanese knights with their own code of chivalry.

So much of what we think we know about history is just made up romanticized bullshit.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Test cuts made me realize most of the shit I believe is just fed to me through propaganda and like you said romanticization

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Knights were also street thugs that would buy new swords to kill peasants for ale money. Very few actually held themselves to the knights' code. We forget that rule of law is a very new concept in the grand scheme of things and might makes right was how the world worked for most of human history.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/LS3Cy9W.jpeg

      Similarily in the West, priest would have to break out relics and bones of saints to shame knights into taming their violent urges and abstaining from brutalizing the peasantry.

      >They started being romanticized fairly recently by a Japanese westaboo who wanted to appeal to the British by saying the samurai were Japanese knights with their own code of chivalry.
      lol wait until you find out that knights were also like that.

      >guy in armour = knight
      morons kys kys kys i hate seeing this it makes me SEETHE

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Being able to afford a mount and the weapons to fight a cheval made you a knight in the 10th century as well as their descendants afterward similarly to the equites of Rome.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They started being romanticized fairly recently by a Japanese westaboo who wanted to appeal to the British by saying the samurai were Japanese knights with their own code of chivalry.
          lol wait until you find out that knights were also like that.

          https://i.imgur.com/LS3Cy9W.jpeg

          Similarily in the West, priest would have to break out relics and bones of saints to shame knights into taming their violent urges and abstaining from brutalizing the peasantry.

          a knight was a landed member of the nobility, you're thinking of men-at-arms/retainers

          contrary to popular belief there wasn't one code of chivalry, it was just a general idea of "don't be a dick" amongst the NOBILITY

          also, this horrible histories skit summarizes what knights actually did perfectly

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            While you are correct it was more don't be an embarrassment to the court, and don't frick with members of the church or their property. The concept of chivalry is from the late medieval period in response to them being dicks. The church and the court got tired of minor nobles fricking with their shit when lords had petty squabbles with each other.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      knights were proto-cops
      samurais were homosexuals with knives and bows

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also lots of armies hired the wicked, death row prisoners, rapists, criminals as they didnt gave a frick about killing and such for money or for a few pieces of bread

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Proofs?
      Oreganoo

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the samurai swore oaths of loyalty
    Yeah because that was part of the fricking contract they agreed to when they were hired.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Similarily in the West, priest would have to break out relics and bones of saints to shame knights into taming their violent urges and abstaining from brutalizing the peasantry.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the heckin wholesome samarino from my japanese cartoons are bad

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So much of what we think we know about history is just made up romanticized bullshit
    yes, and?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the average samurai was closer to a man-at-arms than a highborn knight they just get conflated because people are dumb, highborn japanese had their own code of conduct they were expected to fulfil like europeans too

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >They started being romanticized fairly recently by a Japanese westaboo who wanted to appeal to the British by saying the samurai were Japanese knights with their own code of chivalry.
    lol wait until you find out that knights were also like that.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, that's what literally all warrior-noble classes throughout history were like, did you not know about Sparta? the gang is the precursor to the state.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The samurai? Hmmph

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A soldier is a solider, both then and now. They rape pillage murder and burn everything that isnt theirs, thats their job. I can't belive this is news to people.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (Civilized) Humanity pretty much invented soldiers and a professional military because nomadic raiders fricking shit up.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What I find funny is the fact that European and Asian histories are so romanticized and inaccurate and we just accept that for what it is, but when it comes to African history, people feel the need to be as accurate and factual as possible. Like if someone said that the Songhai warriors under Emperor Sunni Ali had a code called sharaf that they all obeyed, then people would immediately begin going out of their way to debunk it. Even when it comes to things that are real, people go out of their way to debunk it. It broke a lot of hearts when it became undeniable that Great Zimbabwe was built not by Arabs or a lost tribe of ancient Europeans, but *gasp* local southern African people.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It broke a lot of hearts when it became undeniable that Great Zimbabwe was built not by Arabs or a lost tribe of ancient Europeans, but *gasp* local southern African people.
      proofs?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See what I mean lol

        If an ancient structure like that were found in the middle of Laos or Germany (even though Germans were primitive and incapable of building things that large), no one would even question the notion of it being built by locals. But since it's in Africa, we can't just accept the simplest (and proven) explanation that Africans knew how to lay one rock on the other and build some walls.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          To be fair, shit like the mosque of djenne falling into ruins and noone doing anything about it again for centuries (even when they werent subdued by other people) gave rise to the idea that africans just dont care

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's one thing I can agree with you on anon. There was so much cool shit about pre-colonial Africa that the locals just allowed to deteriorate. The Great Wall of Benin, once the largest earthen structure on earth, now is just a moat full of garbage. The Ochun River, which was once believed to be the physical manifestation of a fertility goddess, is now a dumping ground for the Nigerian government and is full of toxic sludge. Blacks from the Americas make religious pilgrimages to the river to worship the goddess and are shocked when they come to find what the Nigerians have done to it.

            Yeah the Europeans destroyed some of the ancient culture in Africa, but Africans allowed most of it to fall apart, especially the Africans who christianized and saw their old culture as blasphemous.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Djenne really baffles me tbh, I dont think the population ever changed in all those centuries and remained muslim. You have stories of mansa musa building all these mosques himself as well as the arabs and theres barely anything left. It honestly surprises me that there were still records about who built it all originally back then.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I feel like colonization is a really depressing thing, especially among cultures that were as advanced and great as the Muslim empires of west Africa. The Mali, Songhai, Ghana, Kanem Empires etc used to be the conquerors. They used to go into North Africa and take slaves and concubines and forcefully convert pagans to Islam if the Arabs hadn't reached them first. Then to get conquered by an outside force. It must've been a serious blow to the self esteem of the people. They probably just couldn't be fricked to preserve shit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it was built by the Lemba, everyone knows that

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the yakuza are just samurai that survived into the modern age.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used to think that was just some goofy origin story, like how Mexican gang members in South California insist that they're the descendants of Aztec warrior secret societies, but now knowing that samurai were just hired thugs, the idea doesn't seem far fetched.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The worst part is that homosexual japan historians refuse to acknowledge the yakuza come from the gaygiest of the gaygiest samurais who refused to kill themselves when failing and became ronin, aka literal bums and hobbos. Frick samurai "legends".

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dont forget about how they worship Hachiman just like samurai used to do lol

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ah frick don't remind me
            >be imperial japan
            >kill warrior monks because too influential and fear they may take over the country
            >replace them with thugified "monks" that do nothing but act like Black folk
            >the Black person thugs actually take over the country
            >act as if this was some sort of anti-god secular movement from the oh so advanced islanders
            >Black person thug japs make africans seem white by comparison
            >Yasuke felt what a white men felt when surrounded by Black folk

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The actual samurai became fascist corporate execs and Japanese with samurai names get treated better. Chicano gangsters are ironically more likely than not descendants of Aztec slaves.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          chicanos are self-hating spaniards

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I knew a cholo in high school who had a long bird-like nose, green eyes, brown hair and freckles but he had a fricking Aztec warrior tattooed on his arm.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The lighter Euro passing ones like to larp as indigenous despite getting treated better while the browner ones get shited on for acknowledging their Iberian heritage.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, they were convicts who ran gambling parlours and brothels in the Edo period. They would hire ronin to act as their enforcers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wrong moron, the yakuza are burakumin aka japanese untouchables or gypsies. it's kind of like how israelites got into organized crime in eastern europe and the US; it's always the clannish outgroups who are the best power base for that kind of thing.

      the true fate of samurai in the modern age is what

      https://i.imgur.com/yTylia5.png

      The actual samurai became fascist corporate execs and Japanese with samurai names get treated better. Chicano gangsters are ironically more likely than not descendants of Aztec slaves.

      said; the meiji state bought them off by turning them into government bureaucrats and they've been running the country ever since. you can read about it here: https://thepsmiths.substack.com/p/review-miti-and-the-japanese-miracle

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I read that a lot of yakuza are from ethnic minorities too: Ryukyuans, Ainu and Koreans.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My grandfathers likely fricked european women for the price of chocolate during ww2.
    History is fricked

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i mean, yeah. think about soldiers nowadays. Navy seals for example are seen as badasses that kill terrorists but their organization literally has problems with drug trafficking, rape, theft, and war crimes. the warrior class is filled with psychopaths that cant survive anywhere else

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