Originally Posted by TheSixthHokage
It's pretty much fact that Madara meant that metaphorically as SK put it, it's a battle of ideologies.
If Naruto is a Senju because he's legendary and from Konoha, then why isn't Jiraiya? Or Sarutobi? Naruto represents the younger Son, the body of the Sixth; it's about his purity, not his hereditary talent. The Older Son's bloodline is about the Sharingan and power inherited, not gained. This is the dualism Kishimoto is trying to put forth, showing the duty those who have power to protect others rather than to serve their own private, selfish interests. Maybe showing a bit of Kishimoto's own thoughts on society... those who have power are usually born into it and thus abuse it. Those who should rule are humble and do so in the best interests of everyone.
in my granny tsunade thread I show a good reason as to J-mn oro sarutobi the aburame nara and all the other clans being senju.. just because my cousin is a williams and i'm a thomas doesn't stop us from being related.. if the williams are all doctors and the thomasses are all artists.. then they can't be related and because they specialize in differetn traits and have a different last name.. come on people .. sometimes you have to think