Dennis on the Road

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Hiroshima 60 years ago. Iraq today (still).

I’ve been reflecting all day, the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, on the horror of war and the addiction that our nation has to it, in all it’s forms (overt/covert, nuclear/conventional, star wars/cold war). I feel as though I need to do more to throw a wrench in the war machine. Any ideas? What can/will you do?

I can’t stomach the images and stories of war (and neither can our media which shields most of them from us, keeping Americans ignorant to the blood on our hands, paid for by our tax dollars). The thought of war and the pictures linked below are a depressing contrast to my happy-go-lucky-travel-rambling on this blog, but I feel we must view them to understand the enormity of what happened then in Japan and what is continuing now in Iraq and elsewhere. Please take a moment to view, reflect, and plan action. It is absolutely unjust and unfair to continue to enjoy our privilege uninterrupted while this degree of atrocity continues.


At 6:23 AM, Blogger ginajohnson said...

Isn't it interesting we see less images and read less articles of the war now - even though it is still in the thick of things. Americans are more concered with the love life of Brad Pitt and if Jennifer Aniston is dating again. It is smeared across the newstand and next month it will be something else. No where does the media question when the war will end. But if they would, have we become desensitized to even take action?


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