posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 01:55 PM
All right, everyone, I have a question for you. My roommate and I were debating this question over some drugs the other night, and it led to a lengthy
and fascinating conversation... perhaps it will do the same here.
Imagine that you are the leader of the world's most powerful nation-- call it what you will. The opening salvos of a nuclear holocaust have already
been fired, and will strike ground and destroy society as we know it in just a few hours.
As the leader of this powerful nation, you have the resources (perhaps a Star Wars satellite system) to deflect the attacks upon just a few nations,
saving them, their people, and their governments.
Assuming you can prevent the annihilation of only a few other nations (let's say five), who do you save, and why?
Personally, I would save America, England (and as much as the rest of Great Britain as possible), Canada, Australia (assuming they were involved,
which they may not have been), and western Europe insofar as I could. The narrow cultural scope of my choices is a purely selfish thing--- I would
preserve as much of the modern world as I could, while saving those nations that are relatively advanced in human rights as I
(please don't bother berating me with your "America is the biggest human rights offender in the world" crap, because it isn't...).
I look forward to your own opinions... have fun