Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This is Powerful! Alternative Views: Hiroshima & Nagasaki. What People Experienced

This is some pretty heavy stuff from the Alternative Information Network. I'll let the program's own description explain. 

Three short works are shown which reveal in powerful and touching reality what it was like to endure the atomic bombings in Japan.

First is a 22 minute documentary, Hiroshima-Nagasaki," which contains movie footage in the cities after the bombs exploded. The documentary is so explicit and powerful that it was suppressed by the U.S. government for many years. 

Next is a short work containing the drawings of children and adults depicting what they saw and experienced. Finally, an animated film is presented which is shown in Hiroshima each year to school children. Also provided is a review of a book which recounts the attempts by the American government to suppress the full details of the realities of what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Definitely pay attention from 29:45. Here, they describe the first symptoms of  radiation sickness and vegetation becoming mutated in the cities that experienced the bomb blasts.

"Hospitals filled with patients who did not seem sick before. They were vomiting, bleeding from the gums, and purple spots appeared on their skin. Some could not be touched because their skin slipped off in huge globe-like pieces. At first, they were quarantined. Victims of some mysterious infectious disease. Gradually, it was understood that the disease was radiation sickness and these people were special victims of the atomic bomb.... By the 20th day after the bomb, vegetation began to grow wildly in the wreckage of the cities."

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(Advance to 19:24 to see the films)

This cannot ever happen again. Let's work to make sure that it doesn't. Also, I'd like to add that it is too bad that the Alternative Information Network is no longer around. They were way ahead of their time. Had they been around when the Internet started, they might have been very successful.

Thanks to Frank Morrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"... an animated film is presented which is shown in Hiroshima each year to school children."

That is similar to a more graphic animation I saw on TV while I was over there.

It was a simple animation, yet it was VERY powerful, at least to me it was. I'd never seen anything like it (and I was a horror flick/sci-fi fan) and I guarantee you no one I know had seen anything like it either, and if they had, it might have changed their outlook on EVERYTHING. ...Or, they might have laughed and made jokes? I think maybe that's worse than being a part of causing the real thing?

Even worse, the monsters/people who say things like, "turn that place into glass" in reference to the MidEast and such have never seen anything like this video. I'd even bet that not one in a million Americans have seen anything like this video. If they did, perhaps they'd understand?
Or laugh, because they are devils?

When they say in the video, "the government soft pedals this" that is exactly right.
Even now.

...Even after viewing the animations and on-site photos I can't imagine what the real thing was like.

I was feeling pretty good after watching this:


... Now, now that I've re-surfaced here on Bizarro World, ... I hope I don't have nightmares again tonite. ... and wake up to them tomorrow.


Monsters everywhere.

- IndividualAudienceMember