What else is there to say? There is so much to endure if one is to try to feel that living is justified, so much to forget/remember/forget. If we go on at all after all of the atrocities, we must travel broken and with missing parts. What other choice? My mother was born on 12/07/18 and my parents were married on 8/07/38 (although I’m not actually sure of the year), before Pearl Harbor was bombed and before Hiroshima and Nagasaki were obliterated by atomic weapons.
Do US citizens remember or understand what the US government did in retaliation? Let’s say: destroyed two cities.
(not to mention interment of US Japanese citizens) (oh, please, don’t get me started) Perhaps one should forget and perhaps one could had all of the nuclear weapons been beat into plowshares. Instead, these days, we hear the term weapons of mass destruction and terrorism bandied about as if we didn’t know what these terms actually mean, how the concepts were conceptualized and actualized.
I make no plea for peace, as I see no evidence that humans want peace or the costs of peace. We are still at war with ourselves.