On Mass Murder III
One of the first steps toward wisdom, it is said, is calling things by their real name. Weapons of Mass Destruction are necessarily destructive toward criminally-innocent people and their property, because they can’t be pinpointed. Therefore, anytime, say, an atomic or nuclear bomb is used, the result is the intentional killing of innocent people and the destruction of their property. In more realistic words, the use of WMDs is an act of criminal murder. Who in history have used WMDs? Today marks the anniversary of Harry Truman’s attack on Hiroshima with an atomic bomb, murdering over a hundred thousand people, followed a few days later with his attack on Nagasaki, murdering tens of thousands more. These were criminal acts by a criminal administration. Harry Truman and his contemporary supporters were mass murderers and terrorists. Anyone today who defends Harry Truman is guilty of defending murder and terrorism. That’s calling things by their real name, and that’s today’s two cents.