Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Tower Bombing

Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Two different countries - each has a building that is bombed with thousands of innocent civilians that are killed.

In both instances the bombers justified this by answering that there are no 'innocents' because all are responsible for the decisions of the national leadership.

Two different countries - the same national grieving. One country loses three thousand lives. The other loses 140 000 lives.

Two countries - two very different responses: one stockpiles nuclear warheads in the belief that this will keep them safe. The other establishes a peace park and calls for the end to nuclear armaments.

Standing here in Hiroshima, nuclear warheads do not feel like the safer option.

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