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The Failure to Execute Kobayakawa Hideaki, and the Fall of the Toyotomi

History shows us that we should not play things halfway.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi was Undisputed Ruler of Japan. He had brought all the Japanese generals under his loyalty, set an extremely durable and efficient legal structure, and had achieved more than anyone in Japanese history - rising from a peasant servant to the height of command.

Unsatisfied with the fastest and largest ascent in all of Japanese history, Hideyoshi wanted to conquer all of Korea and China. In the year 1597, he launched the Second Korean Campaign.

In the most desperate times, strong cultures produce great heroes - and Korean Grand Admiral Yi Sun-Sin rose to the challenge, shattering the Japanese naval forces and cutting the supply lines. The Japanese forces pinned down in Korea had land superiority, solid defensive fortifications, and better artillery. But the Ming China/Joseon Korean alliance was winning the gradual war of attrition after establishing naval superiority.

Toyotomi had won basically every engagement he'd fought in throughout history. A scuffling defeat here and there, but he had seemed blessed by the gods themselves. He was, naturally, furious at the inability of his forces to conquer Korea.

Redefining the 'Men's Rights Movement'

On Alan's Journey

I really think we need to redefine this 'men's rights movement', as many are calling it. It shouldn't be about 'men's rights', because men have all the rights they need. They're called human rights, and they're called the normal rights available to all people within this society.

Instead, this is about empowering men to take action on the things that are important to them in their daily lives.

Too many men let their lives be controlled by others, whether that's their family, their wives, their work, or their own personal feelings of powerlessness. These men are weak because they're not taking control. They're being passive, feminine, and it subconsciously angers them. But they look for a reason outside of themselves, refusing to accept responsibility for their own weaknesses.

Being a man is about taking action and taking decisive control of your life. Both men and women can do this, and often do. However, many men that don't, often end up blaming others for their inability to succeed, and feminism is a handy target for men's feelings of helplessness and anger against what they see as controlling, more masculine women.

Men who blame feminists for their problems in this world are being weak. They're also being passive aggressive, blaming someone else for their inability to take action, while continuing to take no action.

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