Bad example Rajendra
Two Points –
Bad example using the atomic bombs. Those ordinary Japanese people were willing to fight to the death with whatever weapon they could get their hands on to defend their homeland at the direction of the Emperor. They were not just going about their ordinary chores, but going about life in preparation to die for a cause and a belief they believed in. The Battle of Okinawa was a prime example of what a full on invasion of the Japanese mainland would have like. Hence, to save both American and Japanese lives, the two atomic bombs were used. The rest, as they say, is history.
However, your point on the hysteria is better served here in the argument of comparison in addition to the dragnet and lumping of people with a broad brush stroke that should not be done. Those points, you make, are spot on and are a sad commentary about where our country is going today.