U.S. air show cancels plans to reenact atomic bombing of Japan

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  1. brian577

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  2. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    At least somebody realised and cancelled it before they staged such a insensitve show.

    But yeah, who would have thought this was a good idea.
     
  3. R. Star

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    Reading that topic I thought this had to be a joke. At least yeah... they were called on it and backed down before they did it.

    What's next, re-enacting the Trail of Tears on Andrew Jackson's birthday?
     
  4. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Wow, I assumed it was a joke, too! I wish I'd been right.
     
  5. Gov Kodos

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    The same kind of idiots as those in Japan who visit Yasakuni Shrine to honor the war dead, like Tojo buried there, every year. It was a stupid idea, but no worse than the Japanese trying to paint themselves as victims of that war. MacArthur and the subsequent occupation command allowed the Japanese to soft-peddle their history in that war in a way that was never allowed to Germany.
     
  6. bigdaddy

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    It's not as stupid of an idea as it sounds, and it is part of our history. I don't think they should do it, but people need to understand that the Japanese were pure evil. It's not like "Americans are bad, Japanese didn't deserve it", they deserved it, we saved millions of lives from not having to invade and killing everything that moves on Japan's main island.
     
  7. OdoWanKenobi

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    I came in here expecting to see that someone had taken an Onion article seriously. Sometimes the truth is stupider than fiction.
     
  8. J.T.B.

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    No nation of millions is "pure evil." That's the kind of absolutist rhetoric we were fighting against. I'm on record here as supporting the a-bombings, but it is not something to celebrate.
     
  9. Tora Ziyal

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    Amen! And I love your avatar.
     
  10. J.T.B.

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    Well thanks, it's not much but I can't express enough my respect for the men and women who put themselves at risk securing that situation.
     
  11. ThunderAeroI

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    Many airshows are cancelling all across the country. Fargo, ND recently cancelled theirs, a few in WI recently cancelled and I'd say it will get worse. Funding an airshow is risky and without good headliners it can be impossible to make a profit.
     
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    ^missing the point.
     
  13. Kelthaz

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    Wow.
     
  14. M'Sharak

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    The article states that the show has not been cancelled. In fact, neither has the "Great Wall of Fire" pyrotechnic display, but the B-29's place in the show will now be entirely separate in the schedule of events.
     
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    was everyone going to sing along to 'enola gay' by OMD?
     
  16. Coloratura

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    Goddamn Japanese kids. Pure evil.
     
  17. Gov Kodos

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    Crayon Shin-chan is a useless little motherf##@&r
     
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    This is 100% hate and racism. Despicable.
     
  19. TorontoTrekker

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    It's the sushi that's the real threat. And the Asahi beer. Who knows what that could do to Western democracy?
     
  20. Gov Kodos

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    Their crappy electronics will keep them from doing any real damage.
     

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