I have studied this issue myself somewhat. No matter what *our* ancestry is, it is important to get to the point where *we* sorrow for all injustice done to everyone/anyone, but it is still important for those who witnessed the suffering to make it known.
It is important to remember Manzanar (and the others). It is important to remember that property was stolen and never replaced. It is important to remember how the Japanese American soldiers were treated. It is important.
It is important to remember Wounded Knee.
It is important to remember what happened in the deep south during slavery (and other places)--
EVERYTHING that was injust and inhumane that took place on American soil needs to be remembered--
then move on to:
The Potato Famine
The Killing Fields
Nanking (I am glad someone mentioned that)
and all of those nations/peoples who are still being oppressed, whether by America or other 'powers'--
The problem is that whenever *we* collectivize; whenever we have a 'national collective' there is danger that *we* will care only about the things that others do to *us*.
How can evil be stopped? I don't have an answer. Those who are evil usually have access to the equipment that is used to oppress and destroy.
But, in the meantime, *we* can read about these things and determine within *our own* hearts to be at peace with everyone else in the world--
to repent of whatever oppression (even in a family or among acquaintances or in workplaces) *we* have committed and to forgive those who have oppressed those *we* love . . . or ourselves.
Wasn't there a special name given to that unit of Japanese Americans? I knew about that once--
it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--
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