Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December 7th, 1941- December 7th, 2016

I believe that 75 years of holding a grudge is enough.  Japan attacked the US at Pearl Harbor, prior to a declaration of war.  Legally that made the attack akin to murder.  It stirred Americans to hate, and brought the isolationists and globalists together in a crusade to defeat fascists across the world. 

This crusade ended with two atomic weapons.  The number of dead in Nagasaki and Hiroshima far outweighed the dead of the Pearl Harbor attack.  And most of all of the dead in Nagasaki and Hiroshima were civilians.  Vengeance is said to be a dish best served cold.  The dead are more than cold, they are dust.  Isn't it about time to find forgiveness in your heart?  The event happened, and is over.  It has been avenged a thousand times over.  Let us make peace.  Those who were lost from the violence of the Pearl Harbor attack deserve to be commemorated.  But let us realize, the world moves forward, regardless if we forgive or not.  It is time to forgive the Japanese for their act.  And if they accept that, perhaps we might apologize for using a much worse act of vengeance to end the war.

Or maybe I should shut up.






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