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I agree with 24. Growing up a part of this generation, I can't really say that I'm proud of it. The over reliance on technology, racism at a young age, violence that is unparalleled by any other generation before us, the list goes on! I can only hope that my generation grows up quick.
maybe look up some facts first before spouting rubbish. teen pregancy is lower now than it was in the 70s, violence is simply reported more due to 24 hour news and as for reliance on tech it is almost impossible to do anything without using it. the world relies on it therefore everyone has to.
#35, where do you think the racism at a young age comes from? That shit doesn't just appear in someone's brain one day. It comes from listening to their parents or other family casually spouting it at the dinner table. So which generation is worse, the one who doesn't bother setting a good example for their kids, or the one who is just repeating what they believe to be correct adult behavior?
Yeah it is pretty well known that the dropping of the A-bomb was not necessary to win the war. But with things escalating like they were, we felt the need to do it before someone else did and get the war over with. And our generation is by far one of the least racist. We have some discrepancies against ethnic groups from the 20th century wars, but that is nothing compared to US history and is not even among everyone in society.
I personally think 56 is correct, Yes they wanted to test their new weapon and the soviet influence wasn't as huge a factor as they were still a firm ally, the disintergration of relations happened in the months after the war. No the main reason was because the only other option was an invasion of Japan, revisionist theories stating otherwise are false Japan would not go down without a fight they fought to the last man defending islands thousands of miles from there homeland imagine trying to invade Japan... No the atom bombs were the lesser of two evils.
dude, Okinawans are some of the most honest, nice people I've ever met. when I lived there, I often witnessed things like how if a soda machine gave too much change or an extra drink, they'd just put it on top of the machine for the operator to handle. or if there was a wallet on the street, they'd always leave it until the owner got it. in my five years there, I can honestly say that out of every crime report we heard or read about, 100% were committed by foreigners (skewed or not, that's what was reported). plus they had porn vending machines.
but yeah, blaming Okinawans for pearl harbor is like blaming Guam (a US owned territory) for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. the people of Okinawa are Japanese in name only. Culturally, they are very different and in my experience, don't even consider themselves the same as Japan.
When I was in undergrad, we had to argue the morality of the dropping of the atomic bombs. Before I researched it, I believed that they were immoral and the wrong call. However after looking at a variety of sources, I believe that they were the right call. It was estimated that with a land invasion of Japan, American deaths would've been around 1 million just to land on the shore. The deaths involved in the bombings were estimated at over 200,000 This was roughly equivalent to a weeks worth of normal bombings as well as the total dead in the Tokyo fire bombings. Also with the way that the Japanese fought, their casualties were also much higher than the Americans. I also watched footage of school children being trained to fight with sharpened sticks in the preparation of the coming invasion. It was ingrained in them to die for the emperor. So when weighing a full American invasion, I'd say that it was the right call dropping the bombs. Also remember who would've been invading- a lot of vets who had fought in Europe and would be redeployed into the Pacific. The other option was the blockade them and let them run out of resources. For one thing, there's little to no evidence that Japan would've accepted an unconditional surrender and evidence points toward them banking on an American invasion for better surrender agreements. Also its key to note that with a naval blockade, Japan would've deployed kamikazes killing hundreds of thousands in the navy. The Soviet Union would've also entered into the war and gained a lot of control in East Asia.
Uhhuh. I don't think the kid was there to witness it so why does he have to hold hatreds for it? Either that or he needs to recheck his history education.
9- Do you really hate Hitler though? Or just recognize that he was an incredibly evil man. My philosophy is it happened long before my time and never affected me directly so why waste an emotion like hate on my history book? And I certainly don't hate the German people.
#89 I have a friend who is strongly Jewish and refuses to set foot in Germany still. I understand because his direct relatives were effected, even though he himself was not alive. He didn't have to be standing there watching to understand the impact it had on his family and the Jewish and be upset by it. If you don't have someone close to you that was closely effected you likely won't feel the same.
Whats that supposed to mean?That Japan deserved it?Red neck alert. War could have been won without nuking at all.And America deserved Peal Harbour, making money left right, selling ammunition. Half of the ammunition used to insurgents in Afghanistan and elsewhere are American manufactured that were distributed to create chaos in other countries. Few days back, American vessel was caught in Indian Ocean without truckloads of sophisticated ammunition. US of A is the police and devil too of this planet.
Whats that supposed to mean?That Japan deserved it? War could have been won without nuking at all.And America deserved Peal Harbour, making money left right, selling ammunition. Half of the ammunition used to insurgents in Afghanistan and elsewhere are American manufactured that were distributed to create chaos in other countries. Few days back, American vessel was caught in Indian Ocean without truckloads of sophisticated ammunition. US of A is the police and devil too of this planet.
You should have said (if he was white) "I can't forgive you people for slavery."
Lets just group a whole race together as one action, shall we?