As it turns out, the Hagakure and the Art of War were written in order placate indentured servants. Give the poor a false sense of honor and they will break their backs and throw down their lives for the revered nobility, never acknowledging the fault of the nobility itself. In short, you've been inspired by the literature of subjugation. You have no honor, you've been suckered. You're not a conqueror, you're a slave.