The day Uncle Sam dropped the bomb
I first noticed it this morning in the New York Times. Today marks 59 years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II, killing an estimated 140,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare. But there was not commentary about this in today's NY Times.
Just a few minutes ago I received an email sent out by Yoko Takahashi (a former student of mine at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts) about this. As soon as I read Yoko's email I realized that I had to write something about all this in my blog. Here's what Yoko wrote:
I wonder how many people in the US know August 6 is the day an atomic bomb was dropped on the people of Hiroshima. They hysterically repeat "Pearl Harbor", but never think about there are still in 2004 so many nuclear victims suffer from heavy aftereffect (blood cancer, ect. generation to generation) and cruel prejudice (limitation of marriage and employment opportunity) by Japanese people.I want to publicly thank Yoko for sending out this message.
Please read this article: "HIROSHIMA: WAS IT NECESSARY?" [by Doug Long]
Please think about the victims of radiation sickness caused by American atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Those victims are quietly angry at ignorance and arrogance of world leaders now. Very quietly...
Please pay one minute's silent tribute to the war victims, not only of Hiroshima but also 9/11 attack, Vietnam and Iraq, etc. How come the world strongest political leaders are so arrogant and blind toward non-English speaking countries? The only way to stop terrorist attacks in the US is that the US stop to terrorize other countries where people's language is not English and people are not Caucasians, and realize how much people in USA are so media controlled under the greedy corporate leaders' propaganda.