We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Nukes

I suppose nuclear weapons are in the news. They have been since before Trump was president. Hillary famously brought up the point that we wouldn’t want someone like him and him ilk with WMDs.

She’s absolutely correct.

We don’t need Nukes at all, actually.

A couple of years ago (maybe less, maybe more), I read “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons.” You can read a review about all about those myths here. I encourage you to check it out. For really real. There’s tons–literally, tons–of myths about nuclear weapons that have been propagated.

This isn’t my favorite topic, but at the time I noticed many of my friends in panic at the very thought that, say, there was dispute with the United States and North Korea.

Why don’t we need nuclear weapons? Well, for one thing, after knowing the myths, you’ll realize they are not so scary, after all. Do they harm? Yes, of course. Can they kill and cause radioactivity? Sure. But the lasting impact and the size of the damage is comparatively small considering what we’ve been made to believe.

Nukes? Who needs them?

-Jennifer Lawson

Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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