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Hiroshima Anniversary – 8.15am August 6, 2007

Posted by astralwicks in 62 years, deterrence, Hiroshima, Japan, nationalism, Nuclear, The A Bomb, tribute to a bomb victims, trigger.

!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –>Today is August 6th. It doesn’t ring a bell I am sure. Only while browsing through the net that one came across the below mentioned information.

8.15am (9.15am AEST), the exact moment in 1945 when a single US bomb instantly killed more than 140,000 people and fatally injured tens of thousands of others with radiation or horrific burns”

62 years ago on this very day the bomb was dropped and the world was changed forever. We realized the fearful power of the bomb, we loved the damage it could do, we swooned over having control of that power, we celebrated when we possessed the trigger.

The world now is blasé about nuclear weapons. Elaborate theories of nationalism, self-defense and deterrence have been propounded by individuals, organizations and nation-states to buttress their stake to the bomb.

It can only be a fool who will believe that the world will be free of nuclear weapons. Some maniac somewhere will have that one bomb that will perpetuate the fear…of utter and complete destruction. Meantime conscientious civil society and peace activists will try to raise awareness, condemn the MI complex…more power to them. The less concerned will go on living with the terrible truths, compromises and ecstasies of the modern civilization…

Till the day comes when it all goes…up in smoke…just like that



1. v - August 9, 2007

hmm… there is a poet called Dinkar… he wrote in hindi.. in one of his poems he says that the world is no longer livable, so let it get over, destructed, so that we can build things afresh, i agree with him….

2. freeluncher - August 9, 2007

The world is not blase about nuclear weapons. Nuclear-free zones are spreading, especially in Asia and South America. People are waking up to the very real threat of the use of nuclear weaponry, despite the elaborate, but utterly self-serving and false, theories put forward by apologists for mass destruction. According to opinion polls, opposition to nuclear weapon is at unprecedented levels. It is only a fool who thinks the elimination of the worlds nuclear weapons is not necessary for our survival on this planet.

“One maniac” with “a bomb” is not going to create a fear of “complete destruction”. Several self-interested and war-mongering countries with THIRTY THOUSAND nukes between them DOES.

It is not too late to act.

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