Who?No, I didn't say He Jin corrupted the Emperor, I said that's the sentiment the other leaders figure have. They don't trust him.
Given that is the state of Han politics, that says a lot.They might prefer him to other Imperial in-laws but that's not saying much.
So long as both He Jin and Dowager Empress He live, it's impossible for Dong Zhuo to do anything. Consider the number of forces Dong had with him. He Jin can sneeze on him and destroy Dong's forces.What I'm presenting is the idea that the army commanders weren't fond of He Jin due to his background, his lack of proper experience and his sister's actions, but they preferred him by miles to his enemies, the Eunuchs.
To ensure He Jin cannot take the place of the Eunuchs immediately after killing them, Yuan Shao and Wang Yun summon Dong Zhuo to the capital to match He Jin's authority. The plan is that the two regents, both related in some way to the Emperor, will find themselves in a political stalemate too late in the game to cause another schism. It'll just be them alone against each other with the other lords doing their job, advising the young emperor and governing the realm.
This backfires horribly as He Jin's killed before the Eunuchs are and Dong Zhuo takes their place. And unlike He Jin, neither they nor the new Emperor are brave enough to try to control him.
It took one decree from the imperial court and Dong's army melted away. It happened. What makes anyone thinks Dong could have added anything to the equation so long as He Jin lives?
No, it isn't logical. Han politics operate in a very specific way.This is unrecorded, I realise. I just want to present the idea on this site to see whether it could be considered a credible way of looking at things or at least logical.
The General-in-Chief may share the power but everyone knows who is the boss. The Grand Tutor is to act as a foil.
There is no reason for the Grand Tutor to challenge the General-in-Chief because that is not how Han politics operate until the Han emperor reaches adulthood.
They aren't.The way people might have thought is what I'm pursuing here. There are few recordings or sources to this effect but I want to see, based on what we know now, if my ideas are sensible.