The Japanese appear to be on the road to extinction. The demographics augur a depressing scenario.
A hundred years ago this race of men was radiating with energy and vitality. The swiftness with which it adopted industrialization was just frightening.
The Japanese displayed exemplary intra-racial discipline. They took on the Occident when the latter’s physical dominance of the globe was at its zenith. The wounds they inflicted on the British imperial prestige in the Far East during the Second World War proved terminal for British naval supremacy.
Then, they fought a costly war with their Pacific neighbors i.e the USA. It ended in humiliation. Japan was occupied by the victorious US forces. It was the first and only time in their thousands of years of history that the Japanese were occupied by a foreign power.
They signed a constitutional framework at gunpoint. From then on, they were to focus their racial and cultural energies on commerce and mass industrial output.
And, indeed, what a transformation it was !!
Sony, Toshiba, Yamaha, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Nissan, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Canon, etc. planted the Japanese commercial flag all over the world.
But then something happened. Consumerist decadence began to set in.
Commercial health became paramount. Economics enveloped the whole social existence.
Material prosperity scarred the Japanese spirit.
Why did the Japanese culture, traditions, wisdom etc. fail to shield the Japanese spirit from the gangrene of modernity?
Your technological achievements give an impression that you are a highly intelligent and smart group of people. But, at the same time, you seem to be disappearing as a racial group.
What kind of ‘superior intelligence’ is this that ultimately pushes you over the precipice?
A people so committed to their own ethno-cultural destruction can be anything but intelligent and wise.