Proud to Be an American
July 25, 1946 - The United States detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device.
What an eventful day . . . We destroyed an oceanic habitat in the Pacific for countless sea creatures and killed who knows how many more and we "successfully" tested the atomic bomb so that we could kill scores upon scores of people. While today, July 25, 2006, we have allowed Israel and Hezbollah to continue to bomb each other, killing hundreds of civilians, without any interference from the U.S. After two weeks, Condi finally showed up, but to do what? I don't think even she knows.
We have inherited a legacy of environmental destruction, mass consumption of everything in sight and the desire to make war to expand our U.S. empire - I just hope I can pass something a little better onto my boys.
What will the "This Date in History" fact be when our children are 30? 40? 50?