Barack Obama has a penchant for hating America, and such is evident with his “historic” trip to Hiroshima, Japan, where he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since World War II. While there, he delivered a speech to the Japanese people, and Americans are ticked after hearing about what he did.
Of course, Obama has yet to travel abroad and keep his disdain for America under wraps, so we shouldn’t really expect anything less of him while traveling to the city where the first nuclear bomb was dropped during WWII. Staying true to form, Obama gave a speech in which he apologized for America’s actions at the time while ignoring the pure evil that seethed from the Imperial Japanese Military that committed countless war crimes which resulted in the deaths of millions.
No, none of that matters, because America sucks, in Obama’s eyes. Despite horrifying images documenting Japan’s brutality, first-person accounts of the barbarity perpetrated on innocent lives, and the fact that Japan proved to be the aggressors when attacking Pearl Harbor, which dragged us into the war, Obama thought it would be best if he went to the country and personally delivered an apology for what turned out to be the only decision possible to end the bloodshed and save countless lives.
Here’s a transcript of his speech, courtesy of the New York Times:
Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not-so-distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 Japanese men, women and children, thousands of Koreans, a dozen Americans held prisoner.
Their souls speak to us. They ask us to look inward, to take stock of who we are and what we might become.
It is not the fact of war that sets Hiroshima apart. Artifacts tell us that violent conflict appeared with the very first man. Our early ancestors having learned to make blades from flint and spears from wood used these tools not just for hunting but against their own kind. On every continent, the history of civilization is filled with war, whether driven by scarcity of grain or hunger for gold, compelled by nationalist fervor or religious zeal. Empires have risen and fallen. Peoples have been subjugated and liberated. And at each juncture, innocents have suffered, a countless toll, their names forgotten by time.
The world war that reached its brutal end in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was fought among the wealthiest and most powerful of nations. Their civilizations had given the world great cities and magnificent art. Their thinkers had advanced ideas of justice and harmony and truth. And yet the war grew out of the same base instinct for domination or conquest that had caused conflicts among the simplest tribes, an old pattern amplified by new capabilities and without new constraints.
In the span of a few years, some 60 million people would die. Men, women, children, no different than us. Shot, beaten, marched, bombed, jailed, starved, gassed to death. There are many sites around the world that chronicle this war, memorials that tell stories of courage and heroism, graves and empty camps that echo of unspeakable depravity.
Yet in the image of a mushroom cloud that rose into these skies, we are most starkly reminded of humanity’s core contradiction. How the very spark that marks us as a species, our thoughts, our imagination, our language, our toolmaking, our ability to set ourselves apart from nature and bend it to our will — those very things also give us the capacity for unmatched destruction.
How often does material advancement or social innovation blind us to this truth? How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause.
Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers who have claimed their faith as a license to kill.
Nations arise telling a story that binds people together in sacrifice and cooperation, allowing for remarkable feats. But those same stories have so often been used to oppress and dehumanize those who are different.
Isn’t it also nice that he somehow tried to lump all religious violence together as if it hasn’t been Islam that’s responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths since he took office? This guy is a complete joke, to say the least, and he does not speak for America any longer – he only speaks for himself and his warped ideology that sees America in a negative light.
In his speech, he disrespected the Greatest Generation, who selflessly fought the bloody war to preserve our own freedom here at home – the very freedom that allowed this jackass to rise to the most powerful position in the world. He disrespected Harry Truman, who was forced to make a decision never before made in the history of mankind and couldn’t have been more difficult, and he disrespected every American that’s lived ever since, who have grown up enjoying the freedom that Truman and our brave military secured through war with Imperialistic Japan.
And the worst part is that he did all of this on the eve of Memorial Day, where we honor the fallen and their sacrifices for freedom.
Years after the war, President Truman commented about his choice to save countless lives, including those of the Japanese, and he showed absolutely zero remorse for it.
“That bomb caused the Japanese to surrender, and it stopped the war,” he said. “I don’t care what the crybabies say now, because they didn’t have to make the decision.”
Thank God we had Truman as a president back then, because if we had Obama, we’d all be speaking either Japanese or German, and that’s a fact. Although there is a silver lining hidden somewhere in all of this – in acting like a complete fool just five months before November, Obama has all but handed the keys to the White House over to a President Trump.
This guy is unreal.