More warmongering morons…

Rad Geek has been writing entries against war, and one especially against the use of the nuclear bomb by Truman. In return, he got the following hate mail:

I read your article on the Atomic Bomb, and I must say, you don’t understand World War II at all. The use of the bomb was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. The Japanese were a brutal and evil empire and it had to be stopped. They slaughtered countless innocent people, not to mention Pearl Harbor. We urged them to surrender, but they wouldn’t. And they wouldn’t stop killing. The war would have continued for who knows how long and thousands upon thousands of more people would have died. The bomb was our only choice.

Here’s my question (bullshit about “absolutely necessary” aside):

How is this any different from the American government right now?

2 thoughts on “More warmongering morons…

  1. johnpetrie March 11, 2008 at 23:33

    Ha! I have to say, that email sounds like just a bunch of generic, stereotypical, mindlessly-patriotic, war-mongering sentences generated by a computer program and strung together fairly coherently. I’ve heard those exact thoughts dozens or hundreds of times and if I were going to try to do an insulting imitation of a Hannity-like, war-mongering, willfully ignorant, flag-waving boob, I couldn’t have done better than that.

    No, wait, I don’t notice any bad grammatical errors or typos. So maybe it was generated by a computer program…

  2. alleee March 12, 2008 at 15:37

    You want grammatical errors?

    1. “The Japanese were a brutal and evil empire and it had to be stopped.”

    2. “They slaughtered countless innocent people, not to mention Pearl Harbor.”

    Number one is all over the place in tense and subject/predicate disagreement, and number two just doesn’t make sense.

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