I don't want any single person ever to be able to "push the button" and generate a fuckstorm of destruction on earth. Never understood all the stuff about mutual destruction, if we're fucked anyway, why strike back? It's not for our sakes, right? So, it's simply revenge? Kill a couple of billion, because "they started it!"?
"When the time comes to push that button".
You know, I would be a lot happier if that "when" was replaced with an "If ever".
Evidence suggests that George W. Bush, had he contemplated pushing the button, would have asked guidance from Jesus. And what would have been Jesus’ response? “Nuke the m_ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ __ _ _ s!”
There is a wonderful scene from a UK TV show called Yes, Prime Minister - in which the 'red button' policy is discussed. For those on low bandwidth, it is a 5.47 minute Youtube upload.
Remember, the strongest of our earliest ancestors, cyanobacteria (AKA pond scum), gobbled the weaker with no feelings of guilt. We are, very slowly and occasionally backsliding, learning to get along. Progress, which included the invention of chocolate, requires patience.
Japan would not surrender - that was the problem - the dropping of those bombs was necessary - they just would not give up.
The Japanese did not surrender because they had too much honor. Their emperor would not accept defeat and their people would fight to the death. They were not afraid and even after the bombs were dropped they didn't surrender. The Japanese surrendered because of the Soviet's threat to attck them. America was dragged into the war, only after Pearl Harbour - otherwise America would not have been in the war. But I am grateful that America did come into the war, otherwise Australia and eventually surrounding countries would be under Japanese rule. Without the bombs Japan would not have surrendered, keeping in mind Japan started this part of the war.
I can't imagine that scenario ever happening again - unless you get the likes of Mitt Romney who would believe in Armageddon - as did George W. This must never happen again. I do think Iran is years away from making a bomb, I would be more worried about Israel doing something dramatic, they already have the bomb.
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