Feast of Transfiguration 6 August … and more …

The Transfiguration of Jesus –

August 6 is also when we remember the horror of Hiroshima …

6 August 1945. The result of ‘Little Boy”s descent!. ‘Fat Man’ fell on Nagasaki three days later. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict. Aye, they were just civilians.

Aye, just civilians! No mention of the deaths in today’s media. Oops, sorry, the Olympics are still in progress in Japan. I remember the dead now … for a few minutes.

U.S. Army propaganda poster depicting  Uncle Sam preparing the public for the invasion of Japan after ending war on Germany and Italy

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