by Midnight Freemason Contributor
Bro. Robert H. Johnson
The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness. ~Harry S. Truman
When we remember Truman, there are so many amazing things that come to mind. He is celebrated as both a great Mason and a great president. He always seemed like such a down to earth individual. Several articles have been published about him, right here on the Midnight Freemasons.
Michael H. Shirley and Todd E. Creason have both written of his amazing talents, great leadership and of course, his Masonry. Todd and Steve Harrison cover him and some interesting stories in their respective books, Famous American Freemasons and Tales from the Craft (available on amazon).
One thing we always joke about and what has been food for countless conspiracy theorists is that Truman is the only President to drop the Atomic Bomb in a conflict. Truman's words above, seem to echo the sentiment of a certain matter-of-factness that only he exhibited, in his own way.
He never treated the act as some sort of thing to be held over anyone or nation. To him, it was a tool, an instrument and dare I say a working tool in a different kind of act.
Click the link below to read some of Truman's thoughts on the A-Bomb from his diary and letters.
LT. Ted "Dutch" Van Kirk, navigator aboard the Enola Gay, was also a Mason. He was the last surviving member of the crew.ReplyDelete
Great article, as usual.ReplyDelete