|Location in Japan effected by the bomb.|
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Journal 8 - Andrew Joseph
Dan Carlin, if that’s who’s talking, has an intense voice! He has what seems to be never ending information and personal views on this topic which is incredibly great. When I began the podcast I was intrigued as to why it was named “Logical Insanity” I could only infer that it was named because of the chaos the bomb ensued after detonating and the logical place it came from on our side to release it in the first place. After listening to the podcast I believe he’s talking about a phase of acceptable craziness. “The questions are insane, but the answers are logical when your put in that position.” I also was caught by the journal entry from Harry Truman describing the Japanese as “acceptable collateral damage.” Jess wrote about that a couple profiles before me, read hers… I agree. The cultural context that I found was very generalized. We have to understand today what was yesterday to see why it was logical then and not so illogical as we believe it is today. We’ve been growing up in a world post bomb not during, we have no way of knowing why this was logical and the podcast gave me that piece of mind. Very informative and passionate speaker.