Monday, August 9, 2010

one love

There are two ways of resisting war: the legal way and the revolutionary way. The legal way involves the offer of alternative service not as a privilege for a few but as a right for all. The revolutionary view involves an uncompromising resistance, with a view to breaking the power of militarism in time of peace or the resources of the state in time of war.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) physicist, philosopher & peace activist

friday the mouse remembered the 65th anniversary of the bombing of hiroshima by offering couple tunes from playing for change.

three days later another city was devastated by a second nuclear bomb. today is the anniversary of the attack on nagasaki.

the attacks on hiroshima and nagasaki were the first time atomic bombs were used in warfare. let us hope, pray and work that they will be the last time.

almost one-third of nagasaki, including almost the entire industrial district was destroyed, nearly 74,000 people were killed and as many were injured. in hiroshima the death toll was even higher - 140,000, of total 350,000 population perished. to this day survivors of both cities still suffer from the physical and mental consequences of radiation. in hiroshima.

never again. never again.

with hopes and prayers, the mouse offers another marley song - one love

photo: peace pole, lakewood august 2010


jadedj said...

Thus far in a little over a day, I have gotten 12 comments on my post regards this shameful act, and 47 comments recently on a post about donuts . I am hoping that this part of our history is so horrendous that readers just don't even know what to say.

Megan said...

Never ever.

Alan Burnett said...

A timely reminder. And a necessary reminder of that second bomb which was possibly even more unnecessary than the first.

Watson said...

A shameful and sad memory...and we still haven't learned better ways to relate to each other and the earth.

Merle Sneed said...

Americans are still being fed the line that this act saved American lives. Are American lives worth the price the world paid for these horrific acts? I think not.