NAGASAKI FEATUREEdit: I just found this interesting article "Nagasaki Warns against Nuclear Arms on A-bomb Anniversary" that you may wish to read here [link] .
Back in the years 1989-1996 as some of you may know, I lived in Osaka, Japan and taught English as a second language.
In 1992, one of my friends suggested that we travel by train to Nagasaki to see the famously bombed city as well as to see the nearby town of Unzen which was being bombarded by the volcano of the same name at the time.
So quite some time ago, I scanned some of my photos of the place and always meant to post them here at dA. I've posted them in scraps with little comments but thought I'd show the thumbs here just in case you don't feel like looking at so many pictures. There are also some notes and comments to be found in the postings in case you want more information. Here's the Wikipedia link [link]
Last Sunday was the 61st anniversary of that bombing. [link]
(a good link about Nagasaki.)
The general idea of the nuclear bombing of the Japanese cities was apparently to show Japan (and incidentally the world) the power and might of the atomic bomb and the US and axis powers in general, definitely a case of overkill. It was also supposed to put an end to the idea that using nuclear weapons in war was a "good idea" of any sort at all. Yet, their use persists. To this day, so-called depleted uranium is used in all kinds of weapons. The US has just sold Israel a bunch of "bunker bombs" which are meant to penetrate the surface of the earth with their nuclear strength. People just can't seem to resist fooling around with this shit. And why? Well for starters, the Queen of England's investments depend upon it! And I'm sure there are many other money reasons that require the use of nuclear armaments be continued despite the horrific and more or less endless dangers that are posed to all who come in contact with them!
If you haven't already signed it, please go to Ceasefirecampaign.org and sign the petition requesting a stop to the fighting going on (at least) in Lebanon and Israel at the moment. Many of our friends here at dA are being affected![link]
View from the Peace Museum
In Glover Garden
View from Glover Garden
Stephen Harper (Satan from Hell, I call the asshole), Canada's Prime Minister who is mindlessly supporting the violence in Lebanon in his favourite position:
: sign worn by an anti-war demonstrator on Denman Street in Vancouver, Canada.
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