The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”
I watched the movie Fat Man and Little Boy last night, and was pleasantly amazed how that movie, actually presented both sides of the moral issues of the American’s developing the Atomic bomb.
If you’ve never seen it, a brief refresher:
America is fighting a war on both ends of the world, and the government is looking for a way to end it, and so it is decided to gather the best physicists they can find (many of them German) at a top secret location and give them $2 billion dollars, a deadline, and tell them to just do it: give the U.S. the biggest bomb ever invented. Robert Oppenheimer, the lead genius, (Played by Dwight Schultz) is incredibly excited, but needs a general (played by Paul Newman) to keep pushing him, especially when word gets out exactly what they are doing and scientists start to protest against the use of it. The film is all about, what great minds can do when pushed.
Whatever you might think of the atomic weapons, the sheer ingenuity of it you have to admit, was beyond incredible. BUT…as you see in the scene above, with it came a double edged sword. Towards the final days when they were getting near to their bomb being near completion, many of the scientists started having second thoughts.
The very secrecy of the bomb, and the fact that even today, no one has told us if those hundreds of nuclear tests done by our country, left any permanent radioactive damage to the earth, means our government has held too many secrets way too long from the American people. The 300 nuclear aerial tests America did alone —-is enough to give one thought.
As you saw in the film in 1989, the bomb was invented to ‘protect us’…it was the reasoning that our government used to justify the money spent for all those explosions.
And now, although not seen as a weapon YET…we see the same thing happening with the spy technology being developed with the money from our government. Trillions are being spent…money we don’t have, but no matter.
Due to a whistleblower named Edward Snowdon, we have just found out how every one of our lives is being recorded, and eventually studied. No, unlike the atomic and hydrogen bomb, this technology can’t kill us, but like the atomic bomb, some of the computer scientists that help set up this program are very concerned. This technology, like the atomic bomb, will sooner or later be held by many other countries. There is already a ‘cyber’ war, and like the nuclear arms race, we now have a surveillance arms race. Great power will be put in the hands of the few.
The strong propaganda coming from both the RiNO’s and the Obama administration is that this unconstitutional data gathering is being sold as necessary for our own protection.
Robert Oppenheimer was asked to work on the Hydrogen bomb, and he refused. Edward Tiller, though, was happy to do it.
Today, we see a young genius named Zuckerberg all excited bout getting everybody in the world ONLINE…everybody. That means everybody in the world will be spied on. Nobody Knows how he is going to pay for this, but you can bet your next last FACEBOOK post about your dog eating your cell phone, that our government will find a way.
And Zuckerberg is no Oppenheimer. Many of these young boys playing god with the backing of Obama and Homeland security have NO idea the damage they might be doing. Like the atomic bomb, the sheer joy is just in doing it. They are doing it, for money, and because the technology excites them. They rationalize , that to know what every single human being on the planet is thinking, will give them the power, to make the world a better place.
But it’s sad but true, that this technology can ONLY lead to tyranny, because as the good doctor suggests: Nobody should play God, the position is already taken.
And so, history repeats itself.
The world now, is waiting for Iran or North Korea, to use a nuclear weapon. And with the upcoming NSA surveillance program, we now live in daily fear of what we say and do with every phone call, every internet post, every bank transaction…and they even want into our homes with TV monitoring and Google Glasses.
It’s a New World Order.
And NOBODY, except the people at the top, likes it.
“I believe in a Zone of Privacy,” Hillary Clinton. (For HER!)
Two days before the Trinity test, Oppenheimer expressed his hopes and fears in a quotation from the Bhagavad Gita:
In battle, in the forest, at the precipice in the mountains,
On the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows,
In sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame,
The good deeds a man has done before defend him.
Nobody Thinks, that the ‘good deed’ fuse is getting shorter…don’t you?
When America dropped the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the argument for whether that was a humane thing to do, is still being debated. Many people said that we should have continue the war and sooner or later we could have overtaken Japan as we did Germany, rather than killing all those innocent lives.
But..what many people don’t know, is that the Japanese had developed a nonmetallic land mine that could not be detected by any known means. They planted these mines in random patterns across the beaches of Japan and along all possible invasion routes. Estimates of deaths from those land mines alone ran into the hundreds of thousands. They tried in vain to find a way to destroy them. Dropping bombs from airplanes in Europe failed.
According to Richard Anderson, a renown staticist who was working on the problem with the Defense Department at the time—
One of the reasons why the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan was that all their experiments and calculations showed that it was impossible to destroy these mines by any other means.
So…if history repeats itself…we may all wonder about Iran: Will we ever see another nuclear weapon used in our lifetime?
And is the reason why our Congress approves such an unconstitutional measure of using drones on our home soil—is because they know something we don’t? Are there terrorists in the United States already with nuclear material? Some experts say it’s entirely possible.
Ahmadinejad has threatened to hit the ‘heart’ of America with some kind of devastation weapon. North Korea…is threatening New York. Obama says nothing.
Today we find out that when Obama was told about the attack happening in Benghazi, he told Leon Panetta to do whatever they felt necessary, and then Obama took off at 5 o’clock and nobody spoke to him again, even though the attack went on for hours… which means:.
1) He’s the most incompetent President ever in the history of the United States and just went off to have his big dinner and watch basketball…or
2) He ordered the stand-down in Benghazi and sacrificed those men because he didn’t want it to get out that the ambassador was helping supply Al-Qaeda with arms and weapons before his elections, and everything that happened following that was a cover-up.
3) Both of the above.
Nobody finds it less than funny that after all these years, our government couldn’t have come out and just admitted that the Japanese had land mines that so well protected their island, we couldn’t defeat them from the ground. It would have made a lot more sense. Was not revealing this fact a way to make us look big, and invincible?
“What we pretend to be defending as the “truth” is really our own self-esteem.” Thomas Merton “No Man Is An Island:
So..what is the truth? Obama lies. Panetta lies. Hillary lies. Who do we believe? Dick Cheney, the most hated man in America for years, said that his worst nightmare was to wake up to a nuclear attack on an American City.
Nobody Thinks….Hell, I’m not sure what I think, but I do know one thing…I’d rather be drinking Rum & Coke on the beach in Hawaii than thinking about any of this…care to join me?
Sure, it’s fourteen minutes long, but if you watch this, you can’t help but wonder: Who in the world would want to live in the American West?. Since most of us have only seen scant video’s of nuclear bombs going off, we don’t really think about it much.
Isao Hashimoto made this to remind us all about it. It’s stops at 1998.
As I was listening to Mitt Romney today, talking about how important it was to not allow Iran to become nuclear, I was reading this paragraph, just a few minutes before, in the book “Shadow World” by Robert Chandler.
“Saddam Hussein also was well down the path toward building his own nuclear weapons. After the Gulf War and extent of the nuclear program fully exposed, Western scientists estimated that Iraq was twelve to eighteen months away from having nuclear weapons. Saddam had pumped $10-12 billion in building three uranium enrichment programs and the large foreign procurement program operating through deceptive practices. All told fifty-six nuclear production sites were identified by the UN Special Commission of Iraq. These sites included uranium mining, production, and processing sites. Saddam Hussein’s program is believed to have produced nuclear triggers, two of which are unaccounted for. Hans Blix, director on the UN International Atomic Energy Administration said that he was “shocked” by the enormity of Iraq’s nuclear program.”
Nobody Thinks that the nuclear situation is more dangerous today than it ever was…and IF President George W. Bush had made the case to the American people that Saddam had 56 nuclear production sites, instead of the WMD’s that he kept talking about, many of us would have been more in favor of going into Iraq.
It seems the whole Middle East is about to explode.
Mitt Romney gave a speech in front of our Veterans today, outlining his plans to build back the military, and bring us back into “Superpower” status. It seems the whole Iran thing is about to come to fruition in the next couple of years…no matter who is President. And when that happens, that LAST man you want in the White House is Barack Obama.