Nagasaki: The Unimaginable Had Become Acceptable

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“From the very concept of strategic bombing, all the developments—night, pattern, saturation, area, indiscriminate—have led straight to Hiroshima, and Hiroshima was, and was intended to be, almost pure Schrecklichkeit [terror bombing].”

Life magazine summing up Allied bombing tactics during WWII (August 1945)

At 11 o’clock in the morning of August 9, 1945, Prime Minister Kintaro Suzuki told the Japanese Cabinet that Japan’s “only alternative” was to accept the Allied peace terms and “terminate the war.”

Minutes later, the Home of the Brave™ dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki.

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Not all change is progress…

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U.S. vs. Iraq: 25 Years and Counting

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Hussein queried Glapsie: “What is the United States’ opinion on this?”

“We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait,” Glaspie answered. “Secretary [of State James] Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960’s that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.”

Eight days later, Iraq invaded Kuwait and provided the Land of the Free™ with the pretext it needed to commence a relentless onslaught in the name of keeping the world safe for petroleum.

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Mickey Z. on Nature Bats Last radio show

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On July 21, I was a guest on the Nature Bats Last radio show – talking about activism, privilege, Occupy, BLM, ecocide, and much more. Here’s the archived podcast. Hope you’ll listen and share…thanks! :D

“This should not be a controversial statement.”

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“Being a woman is not a spiritual or metaphysical experience. It is not a feeling and it is not a performative utterance. Being a woman is a lived experience with material consequences. Smith’s admission policy must reflect some clear limitations on male gender identification, lest the social category ‘woman’ become entirely meaningless.”

(Excerpted from “An Open Letter to Smith College About Transwomen“)

Hiroshima: 70 Years of Lies and Propaganda

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“It is an atomic bomb. It is the greatest thing in history.”

—President Harry S. Truman (August 6, 1945)

One of the seemingly endless Good (sic) War myths goes a little something like this: The U.S. had no choice but to drop atomic bombs on Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Had they not done so, the fanatical Japanese never would have surrendered and millions of brave American soldiers would have perished in the ensuing invasion of the Japanese islands.

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, I’ll try (yet again) to answer the question: Why was the bomb used?

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Name the Problem: MALE SUPREMACY

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#NameTheProblem (hashtag via Cathy Brennan)

All Homicide Types by Sex, 1976-2005. From Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement, 7/00, NCJ 182990, U.S. Dept of Justice.

  • Eldercide: Male 85.2%, Female 14.8%
  • Felony murder: Male 93.2%, Female 6.8%
  • Sex related murder: Male 93.6%, Female 6.4%
  • Gang related murder: Male 98.3%, Female 1.7%
  • Drug related murder: Male 95.5%, Female 4.5%
  • Workplace murders: Male 91.3%, Female 8.7%
  • Argument murders: Male 85.6%, Female 14.4%
  • Gun homicide: Male 91.3%, Female 8.7%
  • Multiple victims: Male 93.5%, Female 6.5%
  • Child murder: of those children killed by someone other than their parent, 81% were killed by men.