November 25, 1970

On November 25, 1970, author Yukio Mishima and a compatriot committed seppuku (a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment) after their unsuccessful coup attempt to take over Japan. Exactly 50 years later in America, when unelected President Donald Trump’s coup attempt fell flat, he was told what Yukio Mishima did to preserve his honor. It is said that Donald Trump turned to Rudy Giuliani and said, “Hey Rudy, I’ve still got those bone-spurs since the Vietnam War, could you do that seppekookoo thing for me?”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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