Kurt Vonnegut, I believe, said that we allow war because of “a failure of the imagination.” We simply don’t consider what we do when we yield to those pleas of our governments.
The story below might sub for some of that imagination. I’ve clipped just a bit, but I encourage you to read the rest from Doug at the link. It is excellent.
And I hope you and I can be people who cling fiercely to reality when passions run high and facts seem clear and resistance looks like treason. For in the end, a share of war’s price will be paid by little Shinichis who find themselves in the way of things others thought more important.
Hat tip to Homeyra. Thanks, friend – you help me remember!
Tags: war, nuclear, Hiroshima, collateral+damage, civilian+casualities, peace, anti-war, world+war+II, atomic+bomb, nuclear+bomb, war+suffering, stop+war, Monte Asbury
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