Friday, August 11, 2017

Just for the record, I don't think the probability of nuclear war is high.  I imagine that after all the rhetoric gets exhausted, things will settle down again.  Like they usually do.

But it does bother me slightly that we have a crazy person in the White House during this nuclear crisis.
And it bothers me even more that the other guy is more crazy.

At least when Kennedy faced off against Khrushchev, we knew both guys were relatively sane and valued the future of humanity more than their own egos.

This time, I'm not sure the same could be said for either side of the nuclear stand-off.

What a low-point in world history!  Centuries of science, art, history, discovery...all to come down to two mad men holding their fingers on the nuclear buttons.
Even if we come out of this unscathed, we're still going to have to live with the knowledge that we let it get to this point in the first place.


Whisky Prajer said...

I find the whole scene very disturbing, not least because the likelihood of a nuclear "exchange," however remote, is still possible. Throw in the fact that the two final gatekeepers of these horrible weapons are people of low-to-non-existent moral fibre mouthing off at each other, and it's beyond fucking depressing. 45 at least is surrounded by generals whose estimation of him is probably ... low. The other despot, not so much.

And of course the earlier stand-off was informed by two world leaders who'd experienced the horrors of war first hand. Again, these two guys...oh, my God.

Joel Swagman said...

Yep, I agree 100 percent.

How did we let ourselves get to a position where these two guys have the future of the world in their hands!