Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Face the Music

I finished reading volume two of Barefoor Gen - the Day After by Keiji Nakazawa today. The last page ended with "The atomic bomb created hell for the dying, and hell for the living. The bitter tears of the survivors fell throughout the land..."

When I read about the suffering of the Japanese people caused by the atomic bomb, I couldn't help but feel empathy for them. The world can never forget the mass destruction the H-bombs that changed the course of history.

That's why I can't understand why so many Japanese people in the government refuse to acknowledge the rape of Nanking and the suffering it caused the Koreans. To deny the rape of Nanking is like denying the dropping of the H-bomb ever happened.

After all, taking responsibility for our destructive actions is the first step towards healing and forgiveness.


Blogger Eric Mar & SF Area Activists said...

i will introduce my daughter to barefoot gen in a few more years. she's 5 years old now and part japanese american.
sadako and the thousand cranes had a big impact on her. my dad was in the army air corps in wwII and now my daughter asks if he dropped the a-bomb or the h-bomb on hiroshima or nagasaki. [your writing on your parents helps me remember my dad who passed away in 2004]
i have to explain very carefully to my daughter about why my father was in the military and the importance of peace and social justice work, but also the important fight against fascism during wwII and the ongoing battles for civil liberties and equality and democracy in the US today as well.
i think comics and graphic novels and other alternative art forms should be used more in the classroom.
hang in there.

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