I’m praying and crossing my fingers for Japan right now, and I hope you are too.
Today, I was linked to this image
and what people are saying is making me so enraged. I don’t even know where to start.
To think that people throw away their humanity like this, throw away their compassion and regard for another human being, over something that happened seventy years ago to a military base during a war. Yes, what happened to Pearl Harbor was tragic, innocent people died and it was uncalled for, an attack no one was prepared for. It was unfair, it was cold, it was a really damn asshole move. It was a tragedy and it didn’t need to happen.
This incident was made to an excuse to send nuclear bombs onto two cities, Nagasaki and Hiroshima. We all know of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, right? The attack pushed Japan to surrender sooner, it helped
stop what little was left of World War II altogether, but it wasn’t necessary. But this attack was a tragedy as well; perhaps not entirely uncalled for, but not
necessary. The bombs killed innocent people, ruined the genes for generations to come, planted great imprints on the Japanese people. The damage was greater than that which was made on Pearl Harbor. Perhaps you could call this karma, or revenge.
But even with this
, people have the nerve
to claim that Japan deserves to be struck by such a disaster, that they deserve to have hundreds, thousands, of their people killed, thousands, ten-thousands, of people going missing. Loved ones; family, mothers, daughters, sons, friends, lovers, husbands. Innocent good people
. People have the nerve
to claim that those who have nothing to do with the unfair attack on Pearl Harbor deserve to die, to suffer, under the hands of mother nature. Have the nerve
to claim that ”God hasn’t forgotten Pearl Harbor”, to back up their opinions with Him, claiming to know they know what He thinks, if He thinks at all about this.
I’m European; Japan was in alligance with the people, with the country, who was the cause of the war that occured mainly in my part of the world, the cause of millions of people being murdered in cold blood for being gay, jewish, black, or in any way seen as unworthy of being alive because they weren’t seen as real people, the cause of people being herded like animals and treated as less. I do not think Japan in any way deserves to be hit by such a tragedy. There is nothing wrong with me for not caring about Pearl Harbor in this situation.
Unlike what someone said, Japan did not start World War II. Hitler, Germany, started World War II by invading Poland.
How about you people that think Japan deserves this, who say it’s ”karma” for Pearl Harbor, how about you imagine your city was hit by a horrible earthquake and a tsunami, and aftershock after aftershock still stronger than the majority of earthquakes, how about you imagine that. There would be Japanese people praying for you, there would be Japanese people wanting to send you aid whether the country itself does it or not. There would also probably be Japanese people acting like asses just like you. Japanese people who would have just as much reason - that is none - to go ”fuck those Americans, this is KARMA for Nagasaki and Hiroshima, take that!”
And if you have such hard trouble seeing these people as what they are; people
, then how about this: there are Americans, and other non-Japanese people in Japan, some of them are probably missing or dead. Is this natural disaster looking so wonderfully righteous now?
Obama is helping these people because he’s a good person, because he cares for people
, not countries’ issues from the past.
This lack of consideration for fellow human beings sickens me. These innocent people are dying and disappearing, these innocent people are losing their loved ones, these innocent people are having their whole lives torn to shreds, beaten to splinters, over something that they have no control of. They are people
, just like you and me, some of them probably haven’t hurt a fly, some of them have a family to take care of, some of them have horrible lives just made worse. They are suffering, their realities and existences were changed completely thanks to a strong earthquake that lasted a couple of minutes but tore apart everything they once knew.
They are people just like you and me. They’re not worth any less because of something their country did that they had no part in. They are not bad people, they do not deserve this.
This is not karma, this is not God’s justice. This is tragedy.