The Atomic Bomb and “American Racism”

Posted August 6th, 2010 by Iron Mike

By August 1945,  the US and our allies were set to invade mainland Japan to end the war.  We had already lost some 418,500 military and civilian dead in the war. 

The landings and the expected two-year campaign to subdue the Japanese island-by-island was expected to cost us a minimum of 500,000 additional dead, and probably 1 millionWe figured it would cost the Japanese military and civilians easily 20 million dead, based on the recent stiff resistance put up on Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and their having sent over 4000 Kamikaze planes to stop us at Okinawa.

So we gambled a bit – and dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima 65 years ago today.  It worked.  We leveled that city of 255,000, killing 90,000 of them.  Japan stubbornly still refused to surrender, so we dropped another on Nagasaki on August 9th, leveling that city and killing 80,000. 

Japan surrendered on August 15th.  As a result, 20,000,000 Japanese and up to 1,000,000 American troops would live to see 1946, and most would lead near-normal lives.  You may well be the child or grandchild of one of them.

Anti-war lefties ALWAYS begin their arguments against the bomb by asking why we didn’t use it against the Germans and Italians, – an unsubtle reference that America is a racist country and only used it on “yellow” people.  They totally ignore that it wasn’t ready until after Italy surrendered – 8 Sep 43, and after Nazi Germany surrendered – 5 May 45.

So let’s take a look at the results of “American racism”.

Hiroshima 1945:

Hiroshima Today:

Another View:

And Another:

Nagasaki Rebuilt Too:

Now let’s have a look at the results of REAL RACISM the racism of the American Liberal Left, with their never-ending series of taxpayer funded welfare programs.  Here the victim is the once thriving automobile capital of the world, – Detroit. 

Once in the hands of leftist politicians – these folks, their kids, and their kids never stood a chance.  This is the result of generations of dupes voting for Democrats, expecting that Government will make their lives better, while ever-higher taxes are chasing their jobs overseas and the drugs are coming here. 

Folks, ask yourselves, – ask your liberal friends: – which caused the worst generational damage, – two atomic bombs which saved 21 million people? 

Or maybe 65 years of Democrat socialist welfare policies [aka the Democratic Plantation Mentality] that has turned Detroit into the Third World

And if they tell you the answer is to throw in lots more money, grab onto something sturdy and laugh your ass off at them!  

   /s/  Iron Mike
   Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!

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