RE: [xmca] Hiroshima Nagasaki

From: Kiyoshi AMANO2 <akiyoshi who-is-at>
Date: Fri Aug 10 2007 - 06:04:23 PDT

 Dear Mike!
 Thank you very much for your message on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
I transmitted your mail to the mailing lists of Japanese Psychologists
Which I belong to. We Japanese wish rupture of all nuclear weapons.

                                            Kiyoshi Amano, Tokyo

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Mike Cole
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 11:45 AM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [xmca] Hiroshima Nagasaki

It appears that yet another form of amnesia has overtaken xlchc/xmca.
one has thought to remember, in
public sorrow, the fact that the United States dropped atomic bombs on
Japanese cities of Hiroshima and
Nasaki on Aug 6-9th of some year or other a long time ago..... probably
long a time ago to remember, so
many more atrocities have occurred in the interim.

My deepest apologies to my Japanese friends and colleagues for this
desperate, atrocious acts.
They were not the last, and certainly not the most recent mistakes
taken by
my government in the
name of democracy and human decency. That such actions taken in my name
been matched in
horrifying measure by other countries, for whatever reasons, does not
my responsibility, and the
responsibility of all those who read this note.

Hiroshima. Nagasaki.
Those who forget are inviting such treatment on themselves, their
and their grandchildren.

In this context I am moved to repeat two messages I read a year ago at
internment camp in Manzenar, California,
where thousands of Nisei Americans were interned:

Benjamin Franklin: They that can give up essential liberties to obtain a
little temporaray security deserve neither liberty nor safety"
Tom Paine: (one of my founding fathers, at least): He that would make
own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he
violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to

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