Thursday, August 09, 2007
i see dead people
today is 9th august. in nagasaki on that day many years ago thousands of japanese men, women, boys, girls little babies and not to mention all kind of domestic animals , pets , birds and not so nice animals rats, cockroaches and other life forms were extinguished in a twinkling of an eye. three days earlier on the 6th, hiroshima had the honour of experiencing what was it like to be the first city on earth to be destroyed by an atomic bomb and had her thousands of japanese men, women, boys, girls little babies and not to mention all kind of domestic animals , pets , birds and not so nice animals rats, cockroaches and other life forms extinguished in a twinkling of an eye.
it was estimated that 70,000 human lives were snuffed in each of the two cities instantly. this is merciful. they didn't have time to feel anything. may be eriko was at that time doing her arithmatics in her class, and at the moment she was about to write her answer to qestion number three, poof...blackness. may be imai-san was on his way to the office and suddenly "booom'...and so on. but hundred of thousands more died a slower and painful death. and the most unfortunate of all to me were the hundreds of thousands more that survived but with injuries so serious that they would be better off dead and had to relive the memory of the atrocity for the rest of their lives. but as they say, that is life. c'est la vie . and by the way, if you like old prog rock (i do) there is a very old (1970s)but beautiful song c'est la vie by Emerson Lake and Palmer . not sure if it has anything to do with bombings and such. download it somewhere, you won't be dissapointed.
and one thing i like about the US is that they have some of the finest writers and creative people in the world. and i wasn't too surprised that the most destructive thing in the world were imaginatively christened as 'little boy' and 'fat man'...very american. i wonder what those pilots were thinking at the exact moment they dropped those bombs though i guess you could find it in the internet.(you can find everything on the net). and they had given their side of the story in books, interviews enough. one thing i will say is this. i'm surprised that they didn't feel the least bit contrite. what kind of humans these americans were?
from the same wikipedia article again.
Tibbets generally expresses no regret regarding the decision to drop the bomb. In March of 2005, he publicly stated “If you give me the same circumstances, hell yeah, I'd do it again.”That was the guy who dropped little boy on hiroshima.
as for the guy with the "fat man"...
….Throughout his life Sweeney remained convinced of the appropriateness and necessity of the bombing, and wrote War's End: An Eyewitness Account of America's Last Atomic Mission to defend the action ….
and here is what the top boss the president harry s truman himself said...
, "If they do not not accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the likes of which has never been seen on this earth."
and in fact
here's a picture of what they did to hiroshima
and this is an example of what these guys did and so proud of...
what is it with americans that they love killing so much? they haven't really stop doing it ever since, invasion of granada, now iraq, afghanistan....why can't americans be like new zealanders? or at least like canadians ( i hear somebody laughing at the mere mention of canada)...
perhaps they like it so much because from an artistic point of view it looked so (morbidly) beautiful.
the only thing is , they only want this game for themselves . as a most ardent proponent of democracy in the world USA is an absolute dictator in this regard. no one can have nuclear weapons except them and their trusted allies. and that's one of the very reason reasons why i am hundred percents behind iran's right to have their own little boys and fat men. and honest to god i pray to god almighty that one day al qaeda and the talibans will have their WMDs too. then we'll see what is what. and hopefully the US will have a taste of its own medicine.
anyway whether we like it or not, this is a more realistic scenario than geting rid of these evil things. it's useless blabbing about getting rid of these dangerous toys. we are too far gone and might as well go the whole hog.
Read or watch any local or world news are like watching theaters of life. Differences of casts.( really don't have much opportunity to go to Istana Budaya). Especially, in political and entertainment world.
Hmmm.. Then, we r not a Savior or Ultraman... community still grow bigger day by day. Happy story sad story
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Chronicles of Malay humour
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