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Imagine Missy is actually Adric
dimensionsintime dimensionsintime Said:
Asker 匿名 Asks:
I noticed your review on the 9 11 post. I think what everyone fails to realize is that we were very angry after japan attacked and wanted nothing but unconditional surrender. We dropped the bomb out of anger and forcing them to surrender everything. So it's not that we've been lied to, it's that people don't fucking pay attention to their history classes.
dimensionsintime dimensionsintime Said:

(In reference to this post…)

Japan offered us unconditional surrender. Re-read the post - they said the only condition was that we didn’t call it that. We could put whatever terms we wanted to and they’d accept. We could have made Japan a state if we had really wanted to. Or killed everyone in the country. So long as we didn’t call it unconditional.

Most people honestly believe that dropping the bomb saved more Japanese and American lives than it lost. Which is strictly, by US government estimates at the time, not true. And if you read the documents that went into the creation of the “Stimson” article in Harper’s (to be fair, he did sign it if nothing else), you’ll see that they knew this was a lie when they wrote it in there.

And being ‘angry’ at Japan does not in any way validate killing an estimate 500,000 innocent not-connected-to-the-war people. I’m angry at the Chinese government now - I certainly don’t have the right to go and do that. And most people believe the dropping was validated - obviously there’s some lying going on.

The reason most people don’t know the facts is simple, really. First, it goes into nation-building. Namely that it is good for the construction of national identity to think they’re in the right in most major issues (especially recent ones).

Second, and this is equally important, these documents were only declassified in the mid-late 1990’s. Until then, historians believed that they existed, but it was mostly smoke, mirrors, and speculation. Research is ongoing as to the documents that were declassified and, while most historians (who aren’t like 80) believe that the dropping of the bomb was totally unjustified, the textbooks simply haven’t been written outside of an collegiate setting. There’s always an absurdly slow trickle from contemporary research to what it taught to children in primary schools. I’d be interested to see how this changes in the next 20 years or so.

I love this human being more than words can describe.

Can we start doing this for all seasons, both new and classic?

Here are the votes so far in order…

  • Babylon 5: 7
  • The Prisoner: 4
  • Stapphire & Steel: 2.5
  • Terry Nation’s Survivors: 1
  • Father Ted: 1
  • Lost in Space: 1

I’ve removed Star Cops, The Omega Factor, UFO, and The Man from UNCLE due to no votes.

Just a couple hours left to the poll as to what I watch next… Please vote my Classic Who friends!

Or you can vote here?

I’m done Red Dwarf. Sorry there wasn’t much content, but Red Dwarf isn’t the best thing for deep analysis lol. It was incredible though and I’m very much looking forward to Season XI.

That said…

Should I watch…

  • Sapphire & Steel?
  • Star Cops (by the best Blake’s 7 writer)?
  • Gerry Anderson’s UFO
  • The Omega Factor?
  • Terry Nation’s Survivors?
  • The Prisoner?
  • Father Ted?
  • Lost in Space?
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.?
  • Babylon 5?

Poll ends at midnight tonight (11:59pm 9/11).

Vote plz?

Well, I’m done Red Dwarf. Season 10 was phenomenal (one of the best yet) - thrilled to hear 11 is being worked on.

Tomorrow I’ll run another poll as to what I watch next. If it’s a more complex show than Red Dwarf and inspires some analytical thinking, you can expect to see a lot of content from it.

Haven’t slept in two days. Getting 5 hours tonight. Looking forward to this.

whatthefoucault:

imagineyouricon:

Imagine your icon as the protagonist of the last show you watched

I’M FINALLY DOCTOR WHO

*whooshes around making TARDIS vworpy sounds*

I’d be Imperiatrix Tegan in Red Dwarf.

MWAHAHAHA

So uhh, it looks like there’s a HUUUGE Red Dwarf following in Japan (well, relatively huge considering).

I’m watching the one with the Despair Squid in Japanese on Nico and it’s actually really quite good in Japanese. They’ve captured and adapted the voice profiles well, especially for like Hilly, who is a riot.

(Oh heck yeah Japanese Queeg)

(Also these nico comments are hilarious and great)