Can I allow myself to be at ease with the rise of populism, such as Trump’s rhetoric, emergence of Hitler and Brexit?
We aimed to live and relive the fear and euphoria that Tomoatsu Godai must have felt. I feel that only Haruma Miura was able to learn the historical lesson of Godai’s cries,tears,and laugh.
I think Haruma Miura learned that he could not find out that who he was,that could not have what Hegel called “self-consciousness”, and that he realised what Friedrich Nietzsche kept crying out about that “Human beings are not free in their thinking.that they are most cases just slaves to external norms.”
He must have realized that he is nothing more than a slave of a certain external norm.
What are the criteria for judging right and wrong in human society? It is said that it varies according to the historical conditions of each social group, but the populism mentioned earlier seems to be only the calculation of self-interest before the judgment of right and wrong, and this lacks intelligence.
Hobbs, Locke, Bentham and others said,”The preservation of private property, the self-preservation of the individuals, self-actualization, that is, lead to respect for natural rights and lead to altruism. It is necessary everyone to work hard and learn hard to strive to reach altruism. It can be understood to some extent by looking back on the changes in values in one’s life.
I am still immature at the age of 74. Even if I can come into contact with various knowledge ideologically, when I act, I think about my own profit and loss account. This cannot lead to the realization of a symbiotic society. Haruma Miura scolds me again if I don’t confirm the intellect that is said to be inherent in humans while I am alive.
Otherwise, Nietzsche will criticize us as a herd. Criticism might not be enough, it will not stop the collapse of the earth.
Minors Hirota, Chairman of Tomoatsu Godai Film Production Committee