Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!"

For all those with Open Minds!

An Open Mind by Megan Godtland

Free Thinkers Stats

All Websites Stats

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse White Light Black Rain for showing
us what it was like to be fried alive or radiated to perfection.

White Light Black Rain
The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

White Light Black Rain (2007) - 86 minutes
White Light Black Rain at Amazon.com

In August 1945, the world was transformed in the blink of an eye when American forces dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing unprecedented destruction, and precipitating the end of World War II.

In the extraordinary HBO Documentary Film, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki (Days of Waiting), presents shocking archival footage, stunning photography and heartrending interviews - from both Japanese survivors of the attacks and the Americans who believed their involvement would help end a brutal conflict - for a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first use of nuclear weapons in war.

8-8-17 The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes. Full stop!
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes. Full stop!
There is no justification for killing hundreds of thousands of civilians! Seventy-two years ago this week the United States committed war crimes against the Japanese people on a scale that was previously unimaginable in human history. It is almost impossible to utter this truism in public without being subjected to a chorus of tediously well-rehearsed, half-understood objections learned from high-school classrooms, pop history, and talk radio. The most common form these replies take is that, so far from being acts of state-sponsored mass murder, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were humanitarian missions meant primarily to save lives: Had it not been for the instantaneous slaughter of some 220,000 people (a conservative estimate), mainly civilians, the war would have been unnecessarily prolonged. It was far better, assuming those projected casualty figures, which since at least 1947 have routinely been estimated upward after the fact, to kill a few hundred thousand civilians rather than risk an equal or greater number of dead American and Japanese soldiers. If this would-be lofty motive were behind the bombings, it would certainly have come as a surprise to President Harry Truman and the American people at the time. Nothing could be more grimly clarifying than the words with which Truman broke the news of Hiroshima to the American people, an address worthy of a Star Wars villain in which he made it clear that he considered the attack, and its forthcoming sequel, a mission of revenge and spoke rapturously of the "marvel" he had unleashed upon the Japanese and the "achievement of scientific brains" that had made it possible. (Webmaster's comment: The American military wanted to test their new mass killing weapon on targets that had little bombing damage so far (because they had little military value) to see their effects on unspoiled targets. So goodby to 220,000 mostly innocent lives thanks to the American military! One of the worst war crimes ever! And we hold our nuclear power over the rest of the world. And we will probably be the first to do it again!)


Total Page Views

White Light Black Rain
The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse White Light Black Rain for showing
us what it was like to be fried alive or radiated to perfection.