This was posted by Sugizo yesterday:
Today is the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Each year on this day, I feel like my heart is being subjected to an intense pressure.
Even though 69 years have passed by,
the fundamental circumstances in the world have not changed at all.
Society immediately forgets about the pain it has experienced,
just like the proverb that says, “The danger past and God forgotten.”
We still live in an era of war, with fighting going on in Gaza, Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine…
The people who experience sorrow and cry out for peace
and relief are trampled underfoot by the politicians that rule based on their belligerent intentions
and a desire for blood and money.
This world is truly messed up, and my heart is torn to pieces.
Japan is the only country in the world that has been attacked with a nuclear weapon,
and it has continually upheld Article 9 of the constitution for 69 years.
For these reasons, we are fully qualified to make an appeal to the world.
I know that we will keep experiencing extreme turmoil and difficulties,
and I’m constantly tormented by the vain feeling that says I’m just dreaming.
Yet I keep praying, from the bottom of my heart,
that everlasting peace will someday come to the world.
May the Peace be with You…
Birthday: July 8th 1969
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