The fascists in Italy lost.
The fascists in Japan lost. (Maybe.)
The fascists in Germany lost. (Maybe.)
But the Communists in Russia conquered Europe.
And the Communists in China conquered Asia.
And the Communists in Washington D.C. had a feeling of satisfaction unsurpassed since the days of the Sovietization of America during the "New Deal."
Sen. Joe McCarthy was right about Communists in the U.S. State Department, as M. Stanton Evans has shown, and even liberals are now admitting:
“Since then [the Rosenberg trial,] Soviet cables released as part of the Venona Project show that Communist espionage in the United States, long dismissed by the Rosenbergs’ defenders, actually occurred, and that Julius was an atomic spy.”
The mass murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent non-combatant civilians in Hiroshima on this day in 1945 was preceeded by the mass murder of millions in the Soviet Union, and followed by the mass murder of millions in China.
Some still believe that the nuclear annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary to prevent the loss of an equal number of U.S. troops who would have "had to" invade Asia to eliminate the Japanese obstacle to Communist domination there. And of course we "had to" be at war with Japan because they attacked Pearl Harbor, which could not have possibly been avoided, and had absolutely nothing to do with Roosevelt's policies toward Japan. (NOT!)
The Big Picture
The original "American Dream" was that of every American dwelling safely under his own "Vine and Fig Tree." But this can only be the result of our beating our "swords into plowshares."
The United States is increasingly perceived around the world as a heavily-armed bully. Nothing could be clearer from the Old Testament prophets than that God judges bullies. God takes down empires that think they're gods.
Even now, the United States is committing new Hiroshimas around the world. U.S. use of depleted uranium weapons will kill an amount in the Middle East equal to Hiroshima's toll.
Can "We the People" beat U.S. swords into plowshares?
There are doubts that the United States government responds to the democratic voice of "the People" any more.
But there are also doubts that a lethargic and apathetic population wants to endanger their SUV's and video games by speaking out loud enough for the IRS to hear.
And there can be no doubt that if we want the government to hear "the People," each of us as individuals must first beat our own swords into plowshares, before we can speak to the government. Each of us must be willing to work rather than vote for the plundering of others. Each of us must be willing to forgive rather than seek vengeance. Only then can we effectively demand that the government beat its swords into plowshares.
Of course, one of the most effective ways to purge ourselves of violence is to cut the patriotic ties we have had with government violence and vengeance. Perhaps our own personal disarmament begins with publicly affirming that we disassociate ourselves from U.S. imperialism and genocide.
Perhaps this Hiroshima Day will begin your own personal transformation, which will fuel the restoration of America to a land of "Liberty Under God."
Here are a few resources for further study:
Dropping the Bomb « The New American « cover
On the Atomic Bombings of Japan I « Vox Nova
Chris Floyd Online - Living Death: The Eternal Now of Hiroshima
John Pilger: The lessons that should be learnt from Hiroshima The Guardian
Scaring Us Toward Global Government « The New American
For more than five decades, foreboding fear of death and destruction has been exploited to further the drive for world government. The principle is simple enough: Individuals become more inclined, sometimes even eager, to surrender freedom, resources, and national sovereignty once they have been persuaded that the alternative is suffering or annihilation.
From the bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II through the end of the "Cold War" -- during which the "free" West and the communist East were portrayed as nuclear-armed antagonists prepared to unleash an apocalyptic nuclear conflict -- the false alternatives offered by internationalists were world government or nuclear destruction. Unless the United States and other nations divested themselves of nuclear weapons and submitted to a centralized "peacekeeping" authority, the nuclear "arms race" would inevitably lead to the destruction of humanity.
Laray Polk: Tongues of Fire, Plains of Grace
Iron Ink - McAtee on Hanson on Buchanan
Warring as Lying Throughout American History
Radioactive Ammunition Fired in Middle East May Claim More Lives Than Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Conservative Revisionists and Hiroshima - by Leo Maley III and Uday Mohan
Empire and Nuclear Weapons - by Joseph Gerson
Remembering Hiroshima - by David R. Henderson
Hiroshima, the Top News Story That Wasn't - by Humberto Márquez
Hiroshima or Wheat Smut? - by Gordon Prather
Hiroshima Under the Shadow of 9/11 - by Praful Bidwai
Lessons from Hiroshima, 60 Years Later - by Walter Cronkite
Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Dark Cloud Over Civilization - by Douglas Mattern
Hillary, Hiroshima, and Hubris - by Justin Raimondo
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR « Why Americans are Barbarians
William Norman Grigg writes:
Rev. Jeremiah Wright has on occasion displayed a gift for anti-social truth-telling. His notorious and much-misrepresented post-9/11 sermon did not minimize the horror inflicted on our nation that day, or the blood guilt of those responsible for the atrocities.
Speaking with commendable courage and mesmerizing passion, Wright described the long train of abuses and outrages committed by the government that rules us -- from the Trail of Tears through Hiroshima and Nagasaki, from Wounded Knee to the first Gulf War -- and asserted that the criminal violence of our rulers did much to sow and nourish what we harvested on that terrible Tuesday morning.
These were unwelcome but indispensable truths spoken in a timely fashion.
Pro Libertate: The Rights and Wrongs of Reverend Wright
Not Everyone Wanted To Bomb Hiroshima by Leo Maley III and Uday Mohan
The Truth Spoken by Osama Bin Laden Philaahzophy
Pilot Who Dropped the A-Bomb Didn’t Know Japan Wanted To Surrender « The New American
The Man Who Bombed Hiroshima 11/10/2007
Not Everyone Wanted to Bomb Hiroshima 11/7/2007
Fatal Deliverance From an 'Iron Storm' 11/2/2007
When Reel Tales Rewrite Real History 10/30/2007
Japan's Self-Defense Forces: Living With a Lie 9/24/2007
US Film on A-Bomb Witnesses Debuts 8/17/2007
Instant Death 8/11/2007
Remembering Hiroshima 8/6/2007
The Bombing of Nagasaki Aug. 9, 1945: The Untold Story 8/5/2007
White Light Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 8/5/2007
Keeping the Horror of Hiroshima Alive 8/4/2007
A New Era in Asia: Japan Rising 7/6/2007
Letters to the Past: Iwo Jima and Japanese Memory 3/6/2007
Cheney: Thanks for Cutting and Running 2/22/2007
New Book Reveals Long-Suppressed First Dispatches From A-Bombed Nagasaki 12/28/2006
Outstanding Films Show Savagery of War in Pacific 12/26/2006
Waterboarding, Then and Now 11/8/2006
Feature Films in Works on Life of 'Tokyo Rose' 10/26/2006
We Sentenced Japanese for This 10/22/2006
Normalizing Relations With Japan 9/29/2006
Truman Haunts Us 8/10/2006
Bunker-Busting the Nuclear Taboo 8/7/2006
Whitewashing Hiroshima 8/2/2006
The Hiroshima Myth 8/1/2006
Remembering Hiroshima 7/31/2006
Atrocities in the 'Good War': A Tract for Today 6/18/2006
Japan's Neo-Militarists 2/23/2006
I Don't Have to Fight You 2/20/2006
War Crimes and Commanders in Chief 2/9/2006
Reviving the China Threat 2/1/2006
Against the Tide 11/21/2005
Dropping the Bomb 10/20/2005
Iran and "the Bomb" « The New American
Clinton, Chinese Nukes, and Kosovo « The New American
Destroying America’s Defenses « The New American
Democracy Now! Headlines for September 06, 2007 - Air Force Flies B-52 Bomber Loaded With Nukes Across U.S.
AFA37 -- How the United States Lost the Second World War - David Emory - Anti-Fascist Archives - www.spitfirelist.com
Adolph Hitler Did Not Kill Six Million Jews