Originally posted by nephyx
Noone should hide behind behind threats of nuclear weapons. I wish these bombs never even existed. I think the only way to achieve common ground
with the rest of the world is to show them that we understand that having ANY nukes is wrong, and it will only cause future destruction.
You might as well click the heels of your ruby slippers three times and wish that there was no such thing as murder. Yeah, I agree that it would
indeed be a wonderous place, but unfortunately that is not the planet that we live on.
Nuclear weapons are like any other weapon, created to kill people. Mankind created weapons as an easy way to kill. Period. Killing is what man does
best. Even in civilized countries where there is no open warfare, there is plenty of killing. Who does the killing? Bloodthirsty men who have been
brainwashed into thinking that killing is okay for whatever reason is cool this week. If you lose your ability to protect yourself from bloodthirsty
men, you become what is fondly referred to as a sheep.
If you don't mind being a sheep and wish to seek your great reward early and without a fight, you are more than welcome to do so. I think it should
be your right. Sadly, there are men who would kill you for the money in your pocket, or less. Imagine what they would do for the resources in your
country. Just like any other bully on the block, they ask themselves what can I get from those poeple over there and what kind of risk must I take to
If the risk is greater than the gain, they usually think twice and move on to easier pickings. Some countries are like big bullies. If there are
easier pickings elsewhere, they move on.
In my humble opinion, nukes are needed to keep the bullies at bay. Even though there are those who say that nukes are no longer in style, I beg to
differ. Nukes are the ultimate penis measuring contest. Having a nuke today is the equivilent of building a pyramid. It says that you are now a
superpower (have a big penis) and worth negotiating with.
If you are a country without one, other countries are more likely to invade, loot, pilage, etc.
I also doubt that the UN is incapable of anything but tying up traffic in Manhattan. They can sometimes shoot the wrong people and give away troop
positions via internet to bloodthirsty bullies.
As far as keeping stockpiles of nukes safe, the UN would fail and they would fall into the hands of VERY scary people.
Although it is a nice dream, removing nukes is impossible.
Maybe you should try for something better: Stop war, murder, killing, or death in general. Save the whales, the seals, the dolphins and maybe at the
end of the day save man from himself. If you can do that, maybe you can do the nukes, too. Until then, I remain very skeptical.