Interested in how August 6, 1945 anniversary of the first use of the atom and how vanity views have changed over time?

The Chicago Tribune Editorial titled: A haunting anniversary, reports the views by the Chicago Tribune vs. the Netflix views I heard in TV series that dropping the bomb was unnecessary and immoral.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb to the views and share my memory I still have being 5 years old.

King Solomon

9What has been will be again, and what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. 10Is there a case where one can say, “Look, this is new”? It has already existed in the ages before us. 11There is no remembrance of those who came before, and those to come will not be remembered by those who follow after.…(Ecclesiastes 1:9-11)

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 1:2)

What’s My Point?

Why is it I can still remember what happened 75 years ago being only 5 years old and naïve.

So naive as to remember me and my siblings after hearing the news being broadcast continually on the radio went out on our second-floor apartment porch and looked to the eastern skies to see if we could see the mushroom cloud being described in the news.

I contrasted the Chicago Tribune views with the Netflix documentary that was in my opinion is now being convoluted with the belief that it was unnecessary to drop the bomb and was immoral.

My point is as the above verses written 3000 years ago observed was that over time the past is forgotten because the people die and following generations forget the lessons learned by those who lived through the haunting memories of WWII and every war waged in the past history of mankind.

In My Opinion,

If you watch the Netflix documentary and listen to the views that it was unnecessary and immoral made by then President Truman who everyday was presented with the names and numbers of American casualties. Keeping in mind that the USA was in combat with a culture who believed it was an honor to die in battle and the numbers of casualties he was presented with on one Island called Iowa Jima.

In my opinion, what should be more haunting is to not understand what will happen if the first atom bomb is instead dropped on a major city in the USA because the memory of what will happen to any Nation that does decides to use the atom bomb when the USA unleashes thousands of atom bombs in retaliation.

If Interested

Read the Source links below

You Decide

Was it immoral and foolish to drop the atom bomb or it wise and futile because of King Solomon’s observations 3000 years ago of humankind propensity to repeat the same errors of past generations?

Should proverbial wisdom be taught in schools to provide wisdom to understand that humankind is susceptible to repeating the same follies of past generations?

And, in my opinion, to wise them up the vanities of present views by presenting both sides of the views whether it  was moral or not to drop the bomb to save lives. Perhaps the lives of their grandfathers who would have died in the invasion of Japan and the result would be they would have no need to understand the past or the future and repeat the haunting naïve views or viewpoints now in the documentary?

Will forgetting the past result in the same naïve viewpoint I experienced 75 years ago standing on a second-floor porch looking for the mushroom cloud 8000 miles away?

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Links

Chicago Tribune August 7, 2020

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-bomb-hiroshima-war-chicago-20200806-tvw4ut73fzan5g65zikdblpj5e-story.html

Casualties of WWII – Google

World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).

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