Nailed it. Bill Whittle really knocked out Mahar with video he did on hiroshima and nagasaki.I'm not surprised to see Hiroshima brought up. For those who got their notions of U.S. history from the America-hating Howard Zinn--the kind of mind that considers Bill Maher and Janeane Garofalo intellectuals--I'm sure it looms large. It was just one of many disgusting episodes in the sordid history of the U.S., a country born in sin, created as it was by wealthy, white, male slave owners. This powdered-wig and buckled-shoes set stopped beating their slaves just long enough to give us that stupid, outdated constitution the teabaggers still worship. Big effing whoop, dude.
And it has been almost all downhill from there--germ warfare and genocide against peaceful Native Americans to steal their land. Brutal enslavement of African-Americans, who were only considered three-fifths of a person! Oppression of women--they were a husband's property, to rape whenever he pleased, and like the slaves, they weren't even allowed to vote. And constant colonialist warmongering and exploitation of people of color around the world, all to line the pockets of the white plutocrats who pulled the strings in this rotten capitalist system.
So, hey, big surprise that they nuked the poor Japanese, right? I mean, they'd already stolen the land from the ones who lived here--U.S. citizens!--and thrown them into concentration camps. Pretty obvious that the racists in this sick country couldn't wait to try out their new toy on some non-white guinea pigs. And the reich-wing warmongers here talk about Muslims! News flash: All you good little Ozzie-and-Harriet, rah-rah, red-white-and-blue Americans are every inch the war criminals they are. They never would have attacked us in the first place, if we hadn't been provoking them for decades and stealing their oil.
And now I'm gonna go practice a little dharma, and ask forgiveness from the rest of the world for Amerikkka's litany of atrocities. Maybe I'll spark a bowl and meditate a little on how to get some peace in this world. Arms are for hugging, man. And violence has never solved anything in the history of the world. I think Howard Zinn said that, but I'm not sure. It might have been this cool high school teacher I used to share a bong with once in a while.