Remembering The End Of W.W. 2
This week marks the 62nd anniversary of dropping two atomic bombs on
The debate still rages on today over whether or not the two bombs should have been dropped. Many feel the innocent lives that died that day paid too big of a price. At one time I agreed. It wasn’t until later that I learned that
It also wasn’t until later that I learned that a planned American invasion was being considered instead of dropping the bombs. This invasion would have resulted in more deaths of the Japanese, as well as American deaths. And it would have certainly prolonged the war.
The awful power of the atomic bombs is still terrifying to think about. But it had to be one of history’s great “necessary evils.” After all, it did save countless lives on both sides. Maybe it was the aftermath of what happened to
While I have always logically supported the use of the atomic bombs, only in the past few years have there been personal reasons why I support the obliteration of two Japanese cities that happened long before I was born.
I’m sure many science fiction fans are familiar with this popular theory: If you go back in time and kill your grandfather, you will cease to exist.
If President Harry Truman decided to go with the invasion of
Either case, they wouldn’t have produced a daughter, with whom I’m married to or we wouldn’t have two beautiful children. And I can’t imagine any parent wanting to change history if it meant erasing their children from existence.