oh I'm very nice until someone else is not. It's not about being right or wrong and I can handle a disagreement. But it's easy to see if someone wants a showdown with you or have a chat. When someone posts a thought out analysis, and the other says "Do you actually mean *insert outrageous opinion*?", people will never stop clarifying themselves. That Cathy Newman interview with Jordan Peterson rings a bell. So if I think only oppressed people can be sad..you decide.
In any case, Naruto unfairly compared two struggles when they were apples and oranges. I understand that the ending butchered the characters, but the hero and heroine never brought the branch system up again, and Neji dying for them makes it even worse --- so they deserve all my booing. : )
It's kinda par for the course at this point. While the system was always the problem, Naruto as a series tried to backpedal away from it as it geared up for Boruto. The Uchiha genocide and Konoha's role in it is swept under the rug for the good of the village. The Hyuuga branch family slavery thing was just dropped and never followed up on. All those examples of the system killing people's souls in it's attempt to turn them into killing machines? Now we have Boruto, who wants to serve as the guy who does all the jobs that the village can't publically be tied to. They can dress up the fact they're training child soldiers all they want, but it's still about putting kids in life or death situations. And Naruto being a distant father to his kids in order to run the village makes me feel like he's the type of guy pre-timeskip Naruto would have chewed out. Naruto didn't change the world, he just became another cog in the machine. Then there's letting Orochimaru run free to help the village despite his history of human experimentation.
Honestly, it's a little unsettling when you stop to actually examine Konoha while the series wants to make it out to be this wonderful place. Yet it's early depictions were so bad fanfic writers were making stories about how Naruto should just burn it down. Like, if Konoha were depicted performing acts that would be considered war crimes IRL I'm sure the series would try to spin them as being a good thing. But that's what happens when you become morally bankrupt, nothing is off limits to you.
Edited by RulesofNature, 12 September 2021 - 03:54 AM.