Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Sixty-seven years ago this week, in 1945, our government, under the tenure of Harry S. Truman, dropped two nuclear bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. According to the conventional narrative, these bombings were justified. They were necessary, but difficult, decisions made by the Truman administration.

This narrative often goes unchallenged, despite the overwhelming amount of evidence corroborating the contrary — that it was neither necessary nor legal for the US to inflict a nuclear holocaust upon these two Japanese cities. The most compelling reason for this is that the Japanese were wiling to surrender at the condition of retaining their emperor, whom they retained anyway.

In this video, a mother and her son fail to save the remainder of their family members, all of whom were trapped in a house fire. This heart-breaking, animated story, written and lived by a survivor, provides a historically accurate account of what really happened, 67 years ago, when Harry S. Truman dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, instantly killing tens of thousands of men, women and children.

Warning:  Though animated, many of the images in this video are extremely graphic and disturbing. Watch at your own discretion.

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