As you may have noticed when talking with older people, as people get older, the past gets bigger and better. People tend to remember things the way they want to remember them, the way that best serves their purpose in the present, and the way that best glorifies them at the moment. When anyone speaks about how great it was in the past, they usually maximized the good things and minimize, or forget, the bad things. History gets rewritten everyday to serve best the people in power at the moment, so there is practically nothing that may be taken as fact. Some things may be based on fact and the truth may lie within them, but it takes a discerning mind to find it. Tales of yesteryear are usually just that "tales" it is best to take them as grain of salt.
There is so much BS in world; it is mind-boggling. 24/7 television and the Internet have given kooks the platform and the visibility they need to spread their crazy ideas and persuade other kooks to join them Sometimes I see or read about some of the things people believe and I wonder how anyone could be so gullible; then I read about something even dumber that people believe. A proper education helps to avoid being taken in by shams and scams, but it is not a guarantee. Plenty well-educated and smart people believe some really stupid stuff. You are on the right track in your logical analysis of this style and its master. Keep thinking this way and you will avoid being taken in by the scam artists of the world, be they car salesmen, politicians, telemarketers, fake doctors, authors trying to sale their books, or so called martial art masters.
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