The bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki is a vital human flaw stemming from the belief that we actually have absolute control over future events.

The bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

The bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

There are two sided views on the debate over the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. If you look around the web, the debate is locked in two sides where a percentage of us believe that the bombing is justified and argue a ‘future tense’ and those that disagree will argue for the case against civilian life. Which is right? It is in fact a fault of the human race that we should be so separate in our thinking in this point. There is a group of us who feel that the future can be shaped by our actions now and that future is set in concrete. In fact it is a fallacy of all human race to want to believe and like to believe in a predestined future which I will try to explain. Ask anyone that you can read the future from reading their palm and they immediately sit up and listen. Everyone wants to know the future and they all want to hold on to some future values or events.

Unfortunately, it is this flaw in humans that has led to this debate. The group to the left clearly feels that it is justified to avoid certain ‘bad happenings’ in the future. For them, the killing of over 200k civilians were justified to prevent a full-blown warfare that could have resulted in much more casualties. Notice that this agreement is entirely based on speculative incidents that may or may not happen in the future. Who can possibly predict the future and anyone who does so are thinking in flights of fancy or just plain arrogant to make this kind of supposition. As an analogy, can anyone possibly predict if their relationship to a sweetheart will go the way they intended. I doubt it, the meandering and changes that happen within a relationship means that both parties need to change for either to pursue a relationship of equals and a consistently balanced life. If anyone comes up with preconceived ideas of what exactly should lie in the future, it will be doomed to failure and will result in much conflict and very likely oppression of the other individual.

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