Wednesday, August 09, 2006

1st Post: 61st Anniversary

"Another World is Possible"
Bazu: Welcome to our blog, where we hope to explore the possibilites for revolution and change in everyday life. In our contemporary world, with its wars, carnage, and greed, there is often a sense of hopelessness. Perhaps this blog, in its own small way, can show the little pockets of hope that exist.
Today, 9 August 2006, is the 61st anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki, three days after that of Hiroshima. It is fitting that we start with this note of remembrance.

Daiku: Where's the revolution? A blog devoted to the space between the conceptually impossible and the reality of the life we're caught up in, with its plusses and minuses, and all too real moments of recognition and possibility such as that of today, sixty-one years ago... could it have been? it certainly was, but how do you even say it, the deaths of 120,000 plus in the space of a couple days and a few instants, especially when, for example, walking down a central new york street on a bright, clear 75 degree day in well-fed 21st century America ...try all you want, it can't be said, the reality of what happened, but it nonetheless must, as it did... that might sound confusing, but the question is simple... why does such a thing even exist today? why is it even a question? what, on earth, are we thinking? So... where's the revolution? That's all.

Syracuse Peace Council March in Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Japan, 7 August 2006


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