“Politically Incorrect” Ueshiba Quotes

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Morihei Ueshiba is universally presented and thought of as a good old man, the father of all the new age/hippy stuff about universal peace and love that every Aikido teacher loves to refer to. Was the founder only a wise old man talking mystic mumbojumbo - as the ufficial hagiography got used to present him? Here's ten first-hand quotes, reported by direct students, that seem to suggest that there is more to the picture than a lot of people like to think