Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"We Did the Unthinkable..." Hiroshima-Nagasaki

Ralph Hutchison & Libby Johnson at Y-12 - Remembering those who perished. Photo: Jim Toren
"Today in this place, we stand against death. Against the unconscionable idea of a $7.5 billion dollar bomb plant in Oak Ridge. Against the immoral and illegal production of nuclear weapons at this bomb plant... Against the threat of nuclear destruction at every map coordinate toward which these warheads are aimed.

 "We stand against the death of a thousand cuts -- of dreams unrealized, of  hope crushed, of morality corrupted, of history distorted, of peace denied-- by the Bomb, by the policies that continue the global nuclear arms race, by the diversion of our common treasury to build more and more and more bombs and more and more bomb plants."
Ralph Hutchison, August 6, 2011
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance


Ashes of Hiroshima
 "I hope everyone remembers what we did to Japan. We did the unthinkable, that we don't want done to us. We killed innocent people and that is what war does," 
Laura Sorensen, Asheville, North Carolina, speaking at the birthplace of the Hiroshima bomb in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

3 comments:

  1. It was complete horror, but so was the Rape of Nanking, in which hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens were raped and killed. The difference between these two genocides is their intent. Hiroshima and Nagasaki should never have occured, but the death in Nanking was a hands on, rape and pillage. Fighting against atrocities such as Nanking were necessary.

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    1. You can't save people by killing them. You can't fight atrocities with terror.

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  2. Its all just a Shame, Abolish Violence and NO NO BOMBS. I do respect the message. Peace

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