Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Japan and WWII

Seventy years ago the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan.  Japan started the war and committed many war crimes.  People keep complaining that Japan needs to apologize for their actions in the war.  They also complain that the people of Japan need to be punished for World War Two.

I hold specific governments and particular individuals responsible for their individual actions. The government of Japan of today is not the government of WWII. The vast majority of people in Japan today have no responsibility for what happened in WWII.

I do not believe in the collective guilt of a nation or society. Japan is a great nation and an important ally of the West. The people of Japan today have nothing to apologize for because they did not do anything wrong; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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