Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Does Victory Shine Today?

"Victory" by Wes Aldridge

This is a pillar in a series of World War II statuary down in Bicentennial Mall. I think this particular pillar is very ironic. I know that victory was declared when the A-Bombs were dropped on Japan, but was that victory?

I don't want to dive deep into any social commentary tonight, but it just got me thinking. Does ending a war necessarily mean the same as victory? Maybe it is the humanitarian side of me, but I don't know if I agree with that. I guess it did make the United States a superpower for the following 50 years. Not sure if that was out of respect from other countries or their fear.

I am sure this will spark some kind of debate. Someone will either think I am anti-American or something. So, let's see where this one goes.