Saturday, August 06, 2005

Hiroshima Day

60 years ago today, a bomb changed the destiny of mankind for ever. One hundred and sixty-seven thousand people seized to exist. There death marked the coming of the atomic age. The world might never be the same again. Three days later and other city of Japan also shared similar fate with Hiroshima.

What is more tragic then the death of these thousands of innocent civilians is that humans still have not learnt their lesson. The military use of of atomic energy should have seized to exist at that point in time. On the contrary, it is still booming. Countries of the world are trying to maintain their nuclear dominance. What is the use to these bombs that US, China, France and Russia have created over decades? They are only meant for destruction. One by one, each country is entering this arm race lead by the upholders of "peace" and "liberty", United States of America.

Over several years, precious resources have been sucked out to finance the military nuclear projects. These precious resources could have used for development and betterment of mankind. To make this world a better place for us to live. But no matter how hard you cry, you can not be heard by the deaf. The huge explosions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nothing for these deaf ears.

It is tragic to know that only 17% of the world defense budget can eradicate poverty from the face of this planet. And yet we cry with all our power that resources are scarce. What bullshit?

It is sad but true that leaders of the world learnt nothing from the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. United States still continues it nuclear program while criticizing others on their nuclear policies. United States of America is a nuclear threat to this world.

Oh! This world filled with contradictions. I hope that will change.

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