On Monday August 6, 1945 B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped its load on Hiroshima. The bomb called Little Boy fell at 8: 15h. fell on this quiet town in southern Japan, the center of communication, storage location and staging area for the Japanese military. The explosion could be felt more than 59 km. away. The air burned creating a huge fireball over 1 million degrees Celsius which swept everything in its path. 140.ooo people were killed and many thousands were mutilated and irreversible consequences for the rest of his days. In Emotion Research LAB we wanted to analyze the rage of Obama 70 years after the Holocaust.
The tragic event forced shortly after Japan’s surrender to the Allies, thus concluding the World War II. Since that terrible day, no American president had visited the area. Jimmy Carter did as president in 1984, while Richard Nixon came in 1964. years before occupying the White House.
This gesture for history is part of the will of President Barack Obama in his final stage as president, to make efforts in foreign policy and promote rapprochement old enemies and easing potential tensions there might be. The result of this conciliatory was also historic visit to Cuba that ended 88 years of estrangement and also analyzed in our Emotional Political Barometer.
The rage of Obama 70 years after the Holocaust
It had been announced for some time that the US leader would not apologize for the tragedy caused by President Harry S. Truman. However, Obama went to the Peace Memorial Park with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a message of reconciliation. After the wreath in honor of the fallen, an almost religious silence has been imposed. The president wanted to emphasize in his speech that came to “pay homage to the dead” Given the pent-up emotion of the hibakusha, survivors stigmatized by the tragedy, said that the memory of what happened, “must never fade”
His speech would be a plea for pacifism, referring to the noblest sentiments of human beings. However, speaking of the horrors of atomic holocaust, he showed high levels of ANGER. Despite not show remorse, he said “share the responsibility to look directly into the eyes of history and ask what we can do to prevent that suffering comes to repeat” This can be interpreted as an act of contrition that took deep humanistic dyes to saying “we must change the way of thinking itself the world” RAGE was the predominant emotion fruit of the failure of his idea of promoting a summit to end nuclear weapons, as already stated seven years ago in Prague.
The visit of the American president has undoubtedly contributed to normalize bilateral relations between two economic powers that look askance at North Korea as the new threat to the NWO.