tl;dr: They were killed by their women.
There’s been news of a very rare occurrence in Japan. A bombing. In a provincial city, at that. Utsunomiya, a town nobody knows about and nobody should really know about. Nothing going on there.
This week though, there was a big bombing. 1 dead, 3 injured. A car exploded in some park.
The media and the Internet were all talking about it. Terrorism! Must be, right?
Wait, terrorism? In Utsunomiya? No way. No fucking way. Of course it’s not terrorism. So what is it? Who did this?
And who is this guy? A Samurai. A pissed off Samurai.
An old Samurai too. Retired. 72 year old ex officer of the Self Defence Forces. He had worked his whole life for the defense of his country. Alas, his country didn’t pay back the favor.
Kurihara Toshimasa had a schizophrenic daughter. She was going insane all the time at home, making a mess of herself and everything around her. He tried to control her anyway he thought of; to no avail. Eventually he forced her into an asylum.
His wife though had other ideas. A local cult sold her that her daughter wasn’t ill, she was just possessed or something, and they had this magic potions and rituals and stuff that could cure her of those possessions. The wife ate the whole thing up; eventually spent 500k dollars in whatever scam the cult came up with. The totality of Mr. Kurihara’s savings. A lifetime of savings. Including the retirement allowance that the army had given him. All gone.
Well eventually an argument ensued. The wife responded by suing our samurai for domestic violence. Everytime her daughter went batshit and he came to physically restrain her? Domestic violence. Sending her to the asylum against her schizophrenic will? Domestic violence. Arguing with the wife about money? Domestic violence. Evidence? None. The wife’s word.
Thing is our samurai was a bit old fashioned. He didn’t lawyer up. Why would I need a laywer? I’m in the right. Surely our legal system will recognize there is no evidence against me. Oh man. The judges gave his cultish wife everything she wanted. Divorce. Money. Property. Even the car. All to her. Our Samurai protested. “My wife tried to kill me. She assaulted me with a knife! Surely I had to restrain her”. The judges laughed. “Well if you had died we’d recognize that”.
Our Samurai had lost everything. His family. His property. His dignity. What could he do? It’s not like he didn’t defend himself. He run a Twitter account blogging about his trial. He started a blog. He went every day on 2ch (like reddit, sorta) trying to gain sympathy and attention. It didn’t work. Nothing work. Modern society is not kind to a samurai. It is however very kind to women. Even insane women.
And so he decided. He had lost everything. He was not allowed to live like a man. Then he will die like a man. On the morning of the 23th of October, he burnt down his (now his wive’s) house. 20 minutes later he sat on his car, and made it explode. His wife wanted the house and the car. Well, she won’t have them. That’s the least he could do.
People talk a lot about what a bunch of sexless wimps the modern Japanese have become.
Now you know why. Humans are rational. Everything is rational. Gnon is always there.