Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fat Man, Little Boy/ Godzilla

People are faced with a lot of decisions in their lives. Some of those decisions affect other people besides themselves. The men of the manhattan project were faced with one of those decisions. There were some relatively innocent people affected by the dropping of the atomic bombs. The bombs that these men knew were going to be used against these people. I believe they made the right call. These people were enemies of the United States. The nation of Japan were responsible for an untold number of deaths of American soldiers. When they launched the Pearl Harbor attack they didn't think twice about all of the innocent lives they were going to kill. There was no Geneva convention in this time and the Japanese knew this, they were brutal to the Americans.  The Japanese were told to be even worse than the Nazis when it came torture of POW's.  Who can say that their lives were worth more than the lives of thousand of Americans. They ended the war more quickly allowing these men to come home. Back to their families and their lives as civilians. If a few more enemy had to die in order for them to secure a quick and fast end to the war than what is the big deal. Does anyone think that the Japanese would have done anything different from what we did. If anyone does they are wrong. Before the Pearl Harbor attack they continually stated that they were at piece with the United States.These men made the right call, it does weigh on a person when they take another persons life. though at the end of the day they are not the ones dropping the bomb it is the call of the government. Their conscious is clean of the dropping of the bombs. They should go to bed every night thinking they are heroes and patriots.

1 comment:

  1. You seem amazingly sure of yourself on this issue. One thing I would like to point out, although the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a heinous and unprovoked attack, the Japanese only struck military targets. They did not bomb civilians. This was true of most of the conflict between Japan and the U.S. We killed far more Japanese civilians than they killed U.S. civilians. Even so, the Japanese were absolutely ruthless to the Chinese, killing an estimated 4 million citizens of that country. [The U.S. ranks 26th on the list of civilian casualties for WW2 with only 12,100 such deaths. The Japanese lost over half a million.]