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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Memories Of Hiroshima

Here's a disturbing image from the days just after the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August of 1945.

For those who were not vaporized instantly when the bomb exploded up in the air above the city, along with fire, building collapse and broken bones, the "lucky" survivors also had to contend with the unseen enemy - radiation.

Radiation came in various forms... the type that burned an scarred its victims like in the image above (you can see the skeletal remains of the domed building that remain as a reminder in 2016), or as a late-blooming killer that netted more victims days, weeks, months, years and even decades later with a myriad array of cancers.

For those in Japan who want their armed forces back as something other than a self-defense unit, I can only imagine that they have short memories.

War ain't fun. Though I suppose it's a lot easier to undertake (says Andrew, choosing his words wisely), when the government leaders are the older, more privileged buggers who don't have to physically fight it.

Although... when it comes to atomic/nuclear weapons, it doesn't care what your lot in life was.


Somewhere feeling uptight with the world,
Andrew Joseph

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