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May I ask, that our posters attempt to begin thoughtful and sourced discussions? It appears that "we" are posting individual and somewhat inflammatory postings, not to generate a discussion, but to put up "atrocity" billboards.

If we're going to discuss outrages or any other contentious topics, please try to start a discussion of events, the causes, the opposing "period" views, etc. Let's try to understand these events, rather than, just condemn them based on newspaper reports from the opposing sides. I'm sure I could post World War II Japanese letters and newspaper articles that speak unfavorably of American GI's. I respect the past scholarship of some of the posters who are engaging in these "single message", "no response required" postings. Let's get back to a high-level discussion more representative of the serious historical knowledge of our participants.

This is a discussion site. Here is the definition of discussion:

* Main Entry: dis·cus·sion

* Pronunciation: \di-ˈskə-shən\

* Function: noun

* Date: 14th century

1 : consideration of a question in open and usually informal debate
2 : a formal treatment of a topic in speech or writing



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