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Marxist Pacifists disparage 77th & 76th Anniv. of Japan A-Bombs that ended WW2

In 2021-22, the Marxists seemed to be the only ones to remember, though imperfectly, the A-Bombs of 1945. Their one  goal at these protests is  abolishing nuclear weapons.

 ++ Was dropping the atomic bomb justified?++

Dec. 7, 1941 (a day that would live in infamy) to Aug 6-9, 1945 (VJ Day celebrations in Times Sq). BUT, the Japanese aggression is conveniently omitted.

: Gen. Minoru Genda, who helped plan the attack on Pearl Harbor, stated at a Naval Institute event in 1969 that he was not bitter towards the U.S. for dropping the bomb on his hometown of #Hiroshima. He said “if we had the atomic bomb in 1945, we would have dropped it on you.”

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The only ‘take away’ for these dedicated Marxist Pacifists is to STOP all things nuclear, demanding NYC to be a Nuclear Free Zone. SO, every August these mostly senior pacifists gather to protest nuclear weapons (AND energy).

Japanese survivors participate – but the speakers both years, were barely amplified so they were difficult to understand.

FIRST: On Aug 6, 2021, at 11 am, the 76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki protestors gathered in the courtyard entrance to Mayor Dinkins municipal building across from City Hall.

”Join the Community of NYC Nuclear Weapons Free Heroes”

Rise and Resist-NY” Marxists demanded that NY City Council Speaker Corey Johnson pass Nuclear Disarmament Legislation Now. They chose this location because the development of the atomic bomb began across Centre street at 270 Broadway, the first headquarters of the Manhattan Project in 1942–43.

The posters focused on the American Marxist pacifists. Their speeches and posters neglected to mention the Japanese civilians victimized by their own Japanese war machine.

Flickr slide show of 76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Marxist loving “Rise and Resisters -NY” demanded that Speaker Johnson pass Nuclear Disarmament Legislation Now! and join the community of NYC Nuclear Weapons Free Heroes.

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Video – First fellow was reading the legislation demand from his cell phone, un-amplified so audio competed with traffic.

The second was an older fellow (at 1:35) proudly told of a protest at a nuclear submarine (the USS Florida). I didn’t hear a year but I think it was 2018.

The Kings Bay Plowshares Seven. The seven Catholic plowshare activists who disarmed weapons at the Kings Bay Naval Base, Georgia in 2018  are now facing years of prison for their act of disarmament. 

He said he masqueraded as one of 4 workers with hard hats who boarded the submarine …  for 25-30 minutes. Once they unfurled their protest banners, THEN security was called to remove them.  He also said, at the same time, five other protestors with hammers were damaging (a sonar sphere) and mentioned an associate who travels with a smithy  … turning weapons into plowshares; hammered into weapons of soil to create life not take life. “This is how disarmament starts”, he says. [End Video]

Turning now to the 2022 and the 77th Anniversary in Manhattan and  their nuclear anniversary weapons protest.  

Aug. 5, 2022 – Outside the Japanese consulate. NYC. This year there was such an obsession with MASKING that the muffled English language interpreter was wasted. Disappointed to not get a good audio  of the survivor speakers

Flickr slide show – Raging Grannies for Peace, Rise and Resisters – Marxists all – protesting nuclear bombs, protesting nuclear energy

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Video 1 –The very Left -leaning Pacifist “Raging Grannies” were the pre-speakers ‘entertainment’ outside the NYC Japanese Consulate. Mourning the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 (that ended WW2 and saved lives) the Raging Grannies (for Peace) were protesting nuclear bombs and protesting nuclear energy with “No nukes. No Nukes. No Nukes.

Video 2 – Ringing a  bell for peace & prayer at 77th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

See phot0 essay at NY Daily News of the 1945 aftermath

[NY Daily News Hiroshima]

The conflict over ”to be nuclear or not” goes on and on. The Marxists  claim to oppose anything nuclear but they are predictably inconsistent …. a Rise and Resist-NY blind spot: a nuclear IRAN (UANI 2017)

Should we expect they will hop-a-boat to the land of Persia and vandalize their nuclear bases? How far would they get with that protest action.

 The real enemies of peace go unchallenged.
It’s the Communist Way : Confuse. Divide. Conquer.

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

71st Anniv. Hiroshima / Nagasaki (No Nukes Now!) Apology Press Conf.

August 5, 2016. NYC. The 71st Annual “Apology Press Conference”, outside the Japanese Consulate.

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The hard-core Leftists demanded that the American Government, and the American people, apologize for dropping the A-bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki in August of 1945.Apologize for Taking Action, a PEACE Action, to end four years of a brutal war in the Pacific; a war that had no end in sight.

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A WAR that started, for the U.S., when the Imperial Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor (without warning) on Dec 7, 1941, “A Day that will live in Infamy“.

By 1945, it took the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki to put an end to not four, but actually eight years of the Japanese War in the Pacific. After the bombs were dropped VJ Day came quickly. WW II was finally OVER! Peace was now possible.

Yet, according to these “pacifists”, dropping the A-bombs on Japan was an
unnecessary, evil act; “a catastrophic wrong”. NUKES were NOT the ANSWER.

[Follow Link for Google Doc of “Why Truman Dropped The Bomb”]

Fact: the Imperial Japanese war-machine was the aggressor in that horrid war. But, the hard-core AMERICAN Leftist/Progs were laser-focused on the U.S. only: “America must Apologize!”
Did the Japanese press, reporting on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, acknowledge their country’s deliberate actions in December of ’41, that lead to those fateful days in August of ’45?

Perhaps not, since they were only able to interview the very anti-American Leftists and the American press was a no-show, 
No one on-hand to challenge the lies. The facts, history be damned.

“… from the invasion of China in 1937 to the end of World War II.  The Japanese military regime murdered near 3,000,000 to over 10,000,000 people, most probably almost 6,000,000 Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos, and Indochinese, among others, including Western prisoners of war.”

In speech after speech, “NO one should have a nuclear bomb”: China, Russia. NoKo. Pakistan. India. France. the U.K., the U.S. …. But….
What about IRAN?  If only there had been some protestors like this man at   a pro-Israel/ anti-Nuclear Iran Rally in 2015. Nope. Not this day in 2016 [Cue choir of crickets]
Each delusional speaker outside the Japanese Consulate focused on the U.S. joining those countries that have disarmed or simply don’t have Nukes (yet).  13962698_1262222527129312_1089117670503828218_nDefense is a Crime. Peace through Disarmament! No Nukes. No Way. No How!

In the spirit of “NO MORE WAR”, there were plenty of hootenanny songs, as well as speeches. “Gonna lay down my sword and shield.” Okay. “Ain’t gonna study war no more, no more.” Again, okay….

And pithy anti-war memes.War is the Defeat of Humanity”, “WAR is NEVER the Answer”, “Peace Demands Action”, “Make Food Not War” , “BE HUMAN” and Apologize!

The most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has been leftism. Not Christianity and not Islam. Leftism.

Leftism has taken over the world’s leading educational institutions, the world’s news media, the world’s popular entertainment, and it has influenced Christianity (and Judaism) far more than Christianity (or Judaism) has influenced anything.

The pithiness continued with, People apologize cause governments can’t. It’s complicated.”, “DISARM NOW! followed closely by …. APOLOGIZE!         The speakers were introduced by Rachel Clark: Interpreter, global coordinator and a volunteer staff member of Peace Boat US New York office. From Pax Christi, Sisters, Gwen, Jean and RoseMarie Pace; Kate Alexander, PANYS (Peace Action NY State); Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a woman from the Granny Peace Brigade and a 2nd generation Hibakusha (survivor), Miss Miyako Taguchi.
Ms. Taguchi was presented with letters and flowers by the two Pax Christi Sisters, Jean and Gwen, and from Veterans For Peace, Dr. Tom Fasy, MD, a board certified pathologist with a longstanding interest in uranium toxicology.
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he transcribed statements of the speakers are placed under each video at you tube. [the street noise was not always helpful due to lunch-hour cars honking]

From the very wise, Dr. Thomas Sowell:CpzPWflUIAAHj63.jpg_largeYes, ending barbarism required force. And, at war’s end, the terms of surrender, Article 9, required that the Japanese Imperial war-machine DISARM.

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution (日本国憲法第9条 Nihonkokukenpō dai kyū-jō ?) is a clause in the national Constitution of Japan outlawing war as a means to settle international disputes involving the state. The Constitution came into effect on May 3, 1947, following World War II.

But, even the strongly worded Article 9 has gone through some changes, 70 years later, making the “pacified” Left most unhappy.

Article 9 has been re-interpreted to allow for “collective self-defense.”Japanese forces will now be able to assist the U.S. and other allies if those allies were attacked, although there would still be limits on the scope and scale of Japanese assistance …. that Japan could now shoot down a North Korean missile fired at the U.S. and provide logistical support to South Korea if Pyongyang invaded, but could not deploy Japanese troops to Korea.

Today, 71 years after the A-bombs were dropped, the Japan of the 20th and 21st century seems to be much the better for the U.S. ending that brutal war.  But, such facts revealed can be oh, so inconvenient. (click picture to enlarge the protest mega-statement)nagasaki 2Should the A-bomb, the Nuclear Bomb, never have been created? Is it possible to rid the world of Nuclear power now that it exists? Are Nuclear Bans possible? Wise? Necessary?

A Pointless Anti-Nuclear Gesture

The paradox of nukes is that they are weapons of cataclysmic destructive force at the same time that they have proven to be a guarantee of peace. As the strategist Bernard Brodie wrote at the dawn of the nuclear age: “Thus far the chief purpose of our military establishment has been to win wars. From now on its chief purpose must be to avert them.” It is thanks in part to the advent of nuclear weapons that we have averted the total wars between great powers that made the first half of the 20th century a vast killing field. The paradox of nukes is that they have proven to be a guarantee of peace.

Our allies are freaked out about the prospect of no first use. They have long relied on our nuclear umbrella, and if it is being pulled back, countries like South Korea and Japan will need to reconsider their decisions to forswear nuclear weapons. This is why no first use would contradict President Obama’s opposition to nuclear proliferation, and make Global Zero — the disarmament movement’s goal of a world free of nuclear weapons — even more of a pipe dream.

After decades of indoctrination by the Howard Zinn/Bill Ayers/Saul Alinsky-John Deweys, can we hope to take back our schools? Our media? Our governments.

Or is it too late to repair our collective psyche? Their Mission Accomplished: “America Bad.” Period.
Come November, Can America “Hope to be Great Again”? us_flag_make_america_great_again_banner-r002282b5c5274cbfa7d92dfdc00b0762_jjzey_324                               The Future.  It’s a terrible thing to waste.

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 Slide show of protest

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