Monday, August 06, 2007

In Memory: Hiroshima

Today is Monday, 6 August 2007.

In addition to the several hundred thousands of human beings murdered immediately and over time by the American atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Andrei Sakharov projected that some 5,000,000 to 7,000,000 would die or endure lives of pointless suffering thanks to above-ground atomic and nuclear weapons testing, primarily by the American and Soviet governments.

In addition, the USA/USE alone has spent in excess of $8 trillion on atomic and nuclear weapons, research, infrastructure, etc. (And this is only the figure which can be documented. The true amount will never be recovered.)

Thus, to the roster of victims must be added an incalculable number of human beings who would not have died or endured lives of pointless suffering had those trillions been used for good instead of wickedness.

The air raid siren (below) is a signal of mourning for these dead and harmed.


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