Jiddu Krishnamurti May 11, 1895 – February 17, 1986)
But apparently man loves to kill things, the fleeting deer, the marvelous gazelle, and the great elephant. We love to kill each other. This killing of other human beings has never stopped throughout the history of man’s life on this earth. If we could, and we must, establish a deep long abiding relationship with nature, then we would never slaughter another human being for any reason whatsoever. Organized murder is war, and though we demonstrate against a particular war, the nuclear, or any other kind of war, we have never demonstrated against war itself. We have never said that to kill another human being is the greatest sin on earth.
Photo Credit: Hiroshima, Shunkichi Kikuchi , 1945.
On this day in 1945 at 8:15 am, seventy three years ago, the United states dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima immediately killing over 140,000 innocent civilians. Hiroshima was not a military target and yet was chosen by the US military as a show of strength and the devastating destruction of a bomb named “Little Boy.” Three days later another atomic bomb, “Fat Man” would be dropped over Nagasaki killing another 70,000 men, women, and children. The world has never know such an absolute act of man’s inhumanity to man.