US History of Slaughter

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Mary Lynn Cramer
Reflections on the 73rd commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while reading Murder Inc, by Mumia Abu Jamal

What kind of people plan and carry out massive genocidal slaughter of other human beings? What motivates them to believe they have a mission to repeatedly rid the world of undeserving others–predominantly innocent children, the elderly, women and men of all ages–deemed lesser beings?

As, Mumia Abu Jamal notes, after the Trinity test, and after bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki,

the US continued setting off nuclear explosions–1032 or more detonations to date. (pg. 90)

Twenty-one days after the first atomic test in the desert, the Japanese industrial city of Hiroshima was leveled by nuclear blast–at least 130,000 died from that single explosion.

Just twenty-one years after Columbus first landed in the Caribbean, nearly 8,000,000 people Columbus called “Indians” had been killed by violence…

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