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The phrase of “closed values called Japan” appears at the beginning of the excellent article below by a popular blogger Tokai Amablog. Unlike Japanese, people abroad may think that life exists to be enjoyed more. Such people might wonder for what purpose Japanese live. We heard the word of peer pressure. The Japanese may be likely to tend to read the situation and meet the expectations of people around them than people of any other nationality.
Mr. Ayumi Yasutomi, a candidate from Reiwa Shinsengumi, refers to all candidates of the political party as follows: “Each one has a completely different color and I was amazed at a range of candidates. This was apparently a group of marginalized outsiders.” I have the feeling that marginalized outsiders refer to “people who are away from the current order or way of life” and in other words, “misfits” or “stray cats.”
In the article dated on June 24, I introduced a video by Mr. David Ike. In the video, he says: “The biggest prison is the fear of ‘how I am looked by others’. <snip> Interestingly, at the end of no problem zone of speech and thought, people think what mother thinks of them or what drinking buddies or coworkers say about me.”
People who get out of a prison and never care about “what others think of them” are “outsiders.” As commented in the above-mentioned article dated on June 24, “jumping out of the fear of other people’s eyes” is the first step to quest. With the start of this quest, Kundalini wakes up. The ultimate goal for quest is “enlightenment.”
Judging from Mr. Yasutomi’s appearance, he does not care about how others look at him. Similarly, judging from his behavior, Mr. Taro Yamamoto never minds what others think of him. In short, they apparently fly out of social norms (public decency) and move ahead on truth at full speed.
“Enlightenment” which is the ultimate goal for quest is the state of mind where you relax of yourself as you are. Since having no self (ideal self-image) and never denying or accepting self, they are “just happy of being there.”
In this sense, you can see that “to have a big dream, strive for the dream and achieve it” is nothing to do with happiness, but rather keep you away from happiness.
Mr. Taro Yamamoto seems to like kitties. Have you ever seen them strive hard for their goal? Of course, stray cats have to hunt for food. However, we have never seen any cat work out to shape its body.
Cats always look happy only if they are not starved. Perhaps the only exception is humans. Why do humans have to make such efforts to satisfy the need of clothing, food and housing? I wonder if humans can be just happy if they are satisfied with clothing, food and housing.
In this sense, we can say that unlike other living creatures, only humans are unnatural creatures on the earth. Life other than humans is synchronized with the earth and the universe.
August 11, 2019
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Distributed by Twitter– August 9, 2017 –
【お知らせ】14日（水）、重度障害の「れいわ新選組」・木村英子・参院議員、舩後靖彦・参院議員の直撃インタビューをお送りします。どのように政策に結び付けていくのか荻上チキが聞きます。（TBSラジオ「荻上チキ・Session-22」22時～） #ss954 pic.twitter.com/NrWa1cBmsX— 荻上チキ・Session-22 (@Session_22) August 9, 2019
[Notice] On 14 (Wed.) I will radio broadcast private interviews with the two severely handicapped Upper House members of “Reiwa Shinsengumi” Eiko Kimura and Yasuhiko Funago on 14 (Wed.). MC Chiki Ogiue will ask them how to participate in policymaking. (TBS Radio “Chiki Ogiue Session-22” 22:00 – )
English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Tokai Amablog– august 10, 2019 –
Taro Yamamoto’s true tenderness and greatness
Taro Yamamoto had two severely handicapped candidates run for the Upper House election. They were elected but he himself was defeated. <snip> It is extremely valuable for severely handicapped people to have their presence appeal to the public in Japan’s closed concept of values.
In this sense alone, Taro Yamamoto’s achievements are historical great undertaking equivalent to the work of more than 1,000 ordinary lawmakers.
I’d like to express my deepest respect to Taro Yamamoto for realizing this and I’m deeply impressed because I know that he is a true “savor.”
Taro may be the long-awaited savoir.
When the delusion of a failure of capitalism “neo-liberalism” – “only money-making is valuable” – constrains the heart of people and spreads, it is the ultimate and most valuable work in modern politics to act to let people know the ultimate essence of the fact that “everything that lives and exists has value.”
When I was a taxi driver at one time, I sent children with a Down syndrome from their families to a nursing home.
At that time, I strongly felt that the parents with disabled children were rich in humanity, warm-hearted and spiritually noble. <snip> All of them say uniformly: “My child with Down’s syndrome is an angle. It was we who were saved.”
What is really needed for humans is not to get high in rankings. Japan does not have to be great. Japanese food does not have to be highly evaluated by the world. There is no need for Japan to be the best. <snip> What’s the point of having cosmetic surgery or doing a makeup for vanity’s sake when you are not loved by anybody due to a low level of humanity?