Well, aren't you just a bastion of kindness and understanding.
Tell me Tiny, have you as an American come to grips with your guilt in what the US did to the Japanese Americans in WWII? How about the African Americans, oh, pretty much from our country's inception right up until the late 1960s?
How noble of you to point out flaws in OTHER countries and their people. None of our countries is guiltless, and if you're going to point fingers at what another culture is or isn't guilty of, you'd better take a good hard look at yourself as well.
you crack me up!
I lived 3 years in Japan. And , it was always an uncomfortable discussion topic, mostly due to our use of Nuclear bombs. I agree that none of our countries are guiltless. But I was talking about how a nation portrays it's own history.
Have I come to grips with my guilt? I don't' personally have any guilt for those actions. I was not there, had nothing to do with them. We are talking about nations, not persons.
Has the US come to grips with its' actions? I think there has been a ton of discussion and honest , open airing of what happened to Japanese Americans. Discussion of reparations have been made. There is NO attempt to hide what happened, and most will openly admit it was a cruel mistake.
Same with slavery. We do not hide the history of slavery from our school children.
We certainly should continue to seek to be open minded to learning the truth of our nation's ugliest moments. Such as our actions in the Phillipines, and the middle east and so on.
But, do I , personally , feel guilty? not really.