Monday, October 10, 2016

Trump - Clinton Battle of Sekigahara revisted

The Battle of Sekigahara (Shinjitai: 関ヶ原の戦い; Kyūjitai: 關ヶ原の戰い Sekigahara no Tatakai?) was a decisive battle on October 21, 1600 (Keichō 5, 15th day of the 9th month) that preceded the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Tokugawa Ieyasu took three more years to consolidate his position of power over the Toyotomi clan and the daimyo, but Sekigahara is widely considered to be the unofficial beginning of the Tokugawa bakufu, the last shogunate to control Japan. Japan had a long period of peace after the battle.[3]                       This battle has stuck in my mind because of the repetition of history that is playing out in our Presidential race this year. There are two great powers, vying for ultimate control of the Nation, and both powers represent a vastly different ideology of governance just has was 416 years in Japan.
   On one side: Toyotomi Clan, much like the Clinton's, came from near the poorest of people and rose to power by sheer force of deed, corruption, cajoling. 
    On the other side, Tokugawa Clan, like the Trumps, rose through  already moderately wealthy families, whose founding fathers worked hard, fought hard, made friends and enemies to achieve their status.  
  Toyotomi's governed under a tight socialist style of governing, though they offered freedom to friends, people they didn't like, were severely treated, sometimes barbarically following fits of rage as some often meaningless transgression. Expansion of power was seen as a right. While Toyotomi brought the Nation to a relative peace, the need for expansion of power, and to keep his 'enemies' at home off guard with distractions, he put the Nation and People in peril in foreign wars.  During this time, the Tokugawa clan were loyal subjects to leader and Nation, but seeing the damage being done to the Nation, Army, and People, was a precursor in seeking a different route in the future than following the Socialist-Toyotomi Family line of succession. 
    The Clinton's have been governing in much the same way as the Toyotomi clan did.  Putting their own ambitions and power ahead of the good of the People and the Nation.  
   Tokugawa was not a very popular leader.  While he did make his region prosper, he made enemies along the way that didn't want to go along with his way of thinking.  But he was patient, and at several points in his life and governance, sacrificed much personally and professionally to keep the peace for his Region.  When the opportunity arose, he saw the chance and went for it.  His dream was to unite Japan and end the expansionist wars and war's within the Nation of Japan. 
    Trump is much like Tokugawa.  Both want to only build their Nation's wealth and prosperity, utilizing only what they have at hand and not going outside of the borders.  Both men had trust in their own Nation's peoples abilities to do this.  Both men know how to lead, when to listen, when to give orders to achieve results.  
   The Toyotomi-Clinton style is to first try to cajole, then use money, then use brute unforgiving force.  The Tokugawa-Trump style is to talk,bargain,trade, then if that don't work, use money and force together to achieve their goals.  
    America - if Hillary is elected, this Nation will head into a short period of jubilation for the victors and their allies, then life is going to get very, very ugly, brutal, and fatal for this Nation. 
    If Trump is elected, it will be like a 'train'.  It will start slow, build momentum, then go full speed ahead to the destination with 'ALL ON BOARD'.   Like Tokugawa, Trump will lead this Nation towards decades of peace and prosperity.  

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