Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. It made me remember the words from the ‘Forever Young’ by the 80s German technopop group Alphaville :
let’s dance in style
lets dance for a while
heaven can wait
we’re only watching the skies
hoping for the best
but expecting the worst
are you going to drop the bomb or not?
There is no question that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and the Cold War ultimately led to Germany’s resolve to get out of nuclear power altogether. And reports from Japan tell of increasing protests against nuclear power in the wake of the on-going troubles at the Fukushima facility. Some surveys say 70% of the population want the country to follow Germany and abandon nuclear power.