posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 04:55 AM
I absolutely despair. Why do you want a return to the Cold War? I dont think some of you were even alive at the height of the Cold War. You wont know
the sheer terror that one had to go through. I remember growing up in the 1970s and 1980s living in absolute terror that a nuclear war would break out
and destroy us all. I use to have terrible nightmares and was told off for even talking about nuclear war in school presumably to stop me from raising
awareness amongst other kids and not terrify the adults as well. Who can ever forget when Threads was shown in the UK which showed the full horror of
nuclear war? USA showed its own version The Day After. Both these films should have been awarded Golden Globes, Oscars, BAFTAs and Nobel prizes as
they were responsible for speeding up the end of the Cold War. For once both the leaders of USA and USSR saw common sense on watching the films and
thought to themselves enough is enough or had nightmares or were gettign hot under the collar when the public became fully informed of the horrors of
When you talk about a Cold War you are talking about increased chances of a nuclear war. The mistrust between nations with trigger itchy fingers on
the button is nothing to trivialise. Accidental nuclear war almost happen back in 1983 and 1986. Do you really want your children to live under the
same climate of fear? Do you want to have to go into their bedrooms at 2am in the morning and offer comfort when they wake in the middle of the night
screaming because of a nigtmare about nuclear war?
So please, when you talk of a return to the Cold War, please bear in mind the full implications of what you are saying. I agree Putin is a nasty piece
of work and ex KGB who gives the impression of having a fierce temper and not one to be trifled with. Lets just say that I would not want to get on
his bad side! However for the sake of the welfare of Planet Earth let us not demonise Russia and put it back in the Cold War/USSR pigeon hole. I for
one do NOT want a return to the Cold War. I am amazed we survived the 20th century. I thought by now Earth would be nothing but cinders, mutant humans
roaming the Earth at best, and worst case scenerio, Earth being reduced to a new Asteroid belt as unleashing every single nuke will I beleive blow the
Earth up and literally shatter it into a million small pieces. Is that what you really want?
If only we could focus all our energies on space travel for example, setting up bases on the Moon and Mars, mining asteroid belts for precious metals,
we could expand and settle down and relieve the pressures of overpopulation. Heck by even settling on other planets, those fanatics who refuse to
respect other faiths and live peacefully can even go and live elsewhere and leave everyone else in peace. If they blow up their new planet that will
be their own stupid fault. But at least Earth would live on.
So let us think on all of this before we go off on one talking about a return to the Cold War. THINK about the consequences of that. Think of your
children, think of the future. Think peace and not war!