Monday, August 9, 2010

August 6, 1945 8:15 A.M : I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Nuclear fission and fusion are one of the best things man has ever been able to achieve. Massive amounts of energy is harnessed from a hand-full of nuclear fuel.

However, man has consistently shown, throughout evolutionary history, his tendency to turn things into means for killing others in good numbers. On the other hand, with every lap of time and generations, humanity seems to grow in intelligence and evolve slightly beyond the minuscule realm of its lower reptilian brain. All the recent efforts for nuclear disarmament are proof of that.

However, some still lag behind. I am always distressed whenever some unstable country pursues nuclear weapons. Some still thinks of nuclear war heads as some normal type of weapon.
A combat type of weapon is something that i can probably understand, but a weapon that has to be dropped on large urban areas for its full effect to take place will only harm civilians. It cripples nations because it obliterates its civilians, not because it destroys tanks and sinks warships. To me, a tactical weapon designed to destroy military facilities, warships, ..etc seems to be much more efficient than a nuclear warhead in destroying the enemy's war arsenal.

A nuclear device destroys inhabited cities along with all its inhabitants for no fault of their own.

I still look forward to a world that is free of nuclear threat.

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to explode in the sky, that would be like the Splendor of the Mighty One. I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds."
Bhagavad Gita.

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