takes issue with the adage, “an armed society is a polite society.” He seems to think that the Old West was an exception to the rule. He cites wonders like this:
Maybe I’ve been mistaken all these years. I used to think Japan put a high premium on politeness, protocol, and the fine points of deportment. Those Ozu movies–they must have fooled me.
They did fool you. You missed all the Samurai Swords that all the Samurai were carrying around. You know, the ones they used to execute impolite peasants with? You missed them by about 50 years.
Asshat. Watch less Ozu and more Kurosawa. Ozu’s ass sucks canal water.