Monday, April 14, 2008

Obama is a black belt in political Ju Jitsu

Obama is a black belt in political Ju Jitsu By Herman Hussein - Apr 11th, 2008 is a nice message for anyone. I repost it here in entirety, because the last time I saved a link to a post from a veteran who supports Senator Obama, the post disappeared. It was quite poignant, because the man is 59 and dying of cancer, glad that he will live to vote for Obama in November. Sad that he deleted his blog; was interested in hearing from him as the months of his illness progressed.

"Ju-jitsu (The Gentle Art of Subtleness) is an ancient Japanese Martial Art. Its origins date back to the sixteenth century when legend narrates that its founding father, a young Japanese man called Shirobei Akiyama who was studying medicine in China, witnessed a heavy blizzard. He was able to appreciate how branches of most trees broke while the elastic branches of the Willow tree bent and efficiently freed themselves from the snow. Barack Obama is a black belt in Ju Jitsu because he has the tactics to prove it. The Gentle Art of Subtleness would not aim to neutralize power with power but rationally absorb an attack and convert that energy to the opponent’s own detriment. This basic principle became the heart of the teaching of the Yoshin ryu school, founded by the Akiyama and considered to be the foremost Ju-jitsu dojo."

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