Good article from NYT. Retired Japanese Fighter Pilot Sees an Old Danger on Horizon
"He said it took many more years before he could finally talk about the war itself. The turning point came during the Persian Gulf war in 1991, when he was appalled to overhear young Japanese describe the bombing as if it were a harmless video game. He said he resolved to speak out.
He has been talking about his war experiences ever since.
'Until I die, I will tell about what I saw,” Mr. Harada concluded his speech to the accountants’ group. “Never forgetting is the best way to protect our children and our children’s children from the horrors of war.'”
Notice how, for the last decade-plus, our own media has told us nothing about what our own WW2 vets have to say?
My Dad was seriously PO'd ever since the drumbeats for Iraq started... he grokked that the message was that if you're a loyal American then you'd support it, otherwise you're a pussy... which made his until-then very-Republican-self ready to punch somebody...which he wasn't in good enough shape to do... but he was able to switch parties (which caused me and my siblings to nearly fall off our chairs)... he kept saying that the decision makers had no absolutely idea what they were really doing... I'd ask him what he thinks about this Japanese guy, but I can't because he's gone now...
"You say you've lost your faith, but that's not where its at.
You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan