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New Re: Okinawa
I was there last September (2019) and got to see the Peace Memorial Park. 240,000 people are commemorated including US and even a few Brit and Aussies. This was the first island that was Japan proper. The Japanese military fought hard and did not surrender and many civilians committed suicide. The battles lasted almost 3 months.

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

-- Isaac Asimov
New There are ironies all-around re that Japanese version of Custer's Last Stand..
One: having seen samples of mail-in Courses my Pater was taking--even then and there: (a Pharmicist's Mate in Navy)
He would have gone on to 'save lives' in chosen career; the Kamikaze pilot was--from his perspective--also 'saving lives' of his tribe: by trading his own.
(Hard to fault either one--just another homo-sap version of, Unclear on the Concept of perpetual warfare--sans all Scale & Relativty of Each Side's predictable perfidy.

Have grokked the tactics, history of that encounter; the Japanese had perfectly refined their strategy to use the topology (!!) of that island
--to a Fare-Thee-Well; The GI's had to make PIcketts' Charge /Civil War a necessity, all unawares of the tunnel complex as made pop-up sniping a Dead (-ening) certainty.

All symbolized within that immortal Flag-raising photo, which must have received more views than any similar event--even the scenes of the Hindenberg
(that clusterfuck of Bad-chemistry in its paint! + static electricity + Hydrogen: because! the U.S. would not sell Helium to the Germans! ..make that, !!!

[See what I mean?] Okinawa was a pellucid metaphor for any ✓-off listicle re DON'T DO THIS--you IDIOTS!

Even moi can see THIS as a Given (but I never found a copy of) Kirkegård's

Two Ethical-Religious Minor Essays.
(Tvende ethisk-religieuse Smaa-Afhandlinger.)
a. Does a Human Being Have the Right to Let Himself Be Put to Death for the Truth? A Posthumous Work of a Solitary Human Being. A Poetical Venture. by H.H.
b. The Difference between a Genius and an Apostle. 1847.

Rest Case: homo-sap has a Terminal-Fault within its meat-ware ..'Thinking'? ... Meat ??!!
(Mayhap Nature's next-Try?) shall start from some Dysprosium-Praseodymium-(other Lanthanides) mix:
better suited for Turing-Complete, pico-Second switching-rate brainz--or must I design one?
Expand Edited by Ashton Aug. 5, 2020, 04:47:36 PM EDT
     topical sign - (lincoln) - (11)
         That's about the size of things -NT - (drook)
         In 1941 Admiral Yamamoto made the observation, - (Ashton) - (9)
             That's from the movies . . . - (Andrew Grygus) - (8)
                 Re: his insistence on punctuality was also a factor - (a6l6e6x) - (2)
                     10 minutes hover time. - (Andrew Grygus)
                     Yess! ..wasn't That synchronicity ... via a too-pecksniffish victim! -NT - (Ashton)
                 ..bows to superior granularity of that History. - (Ashton) - (4)
                     Granularity - (Andrew Grygus) - (3)
                         Lay On! MacDuff--the forest is now accelerating towards Dunsinane--just like Macbeth's nightmare. -NT - (Ashton)
                         Re: Okinawa - (a6l6e6x) - (1)
                             There are ironies all-around re that Japanese version of Custer's Last Stand.. - (Ashton)

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