America didn’t comprehend the traditional Japanese values and beliefs. They saw our culture far inferior to theirs. The American government truly believed that they were helping to civilize “The ruthless, merciless and fanatical savages” as quoted in President Truman’s personal diary. If civilizing the nation meant to create excessive consumerism and greed fueled capitalism, America has succeeded in creating it’s own clone.
Taste of Sins
The serpent seduced Eve to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge. Our knowledge has brought us to the brink of ecological and ethical catastrophes. We are still blinded by our knowledge and thus fail to see our true selves.