Re: [xmca] Hiroshima Nagasaki

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at>
Date: Fri Aug 10 2007 - 08:56:19 PDT

Good day, Amano-san,

I am afraid we are discussing the memories of old people now, memories that
appear to have been lost in the younger generation in the US.

>From the following articles from Japanese English Language Newspapers,
it appears that the events are still alive in collecitve memory, but their
is perhaps more disputed.


On 8/10/07, Kiyoshi AMANO2 <> wrote:
> 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-----
> From: []
> 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.
> No
> one has thought to remember, in
> public sorrow, the fact that the United States dropped atomic bombs on
> the
> Japanese cities of Hiroshima and
> Nasaki on Aug 6-9th of some year or other a long time ago..... probably
> too
> 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
> have
> been matched in
> horrifying measure by other countries, for whatever reasons, does not
> lessen
> my responsibility, and the
> responsibility of all those who read this note.
> Hiroshima. Nagasaki.
> Those who forget are inviting such treatment on themselves, their
> children,
> and their grandchildren.
> In this context I am moved to repeat two messages I read a year ago at
> the
> 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
> his
> own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he
> violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to
> himself.
> mike
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