Thursday, September 24, 2009
The Dream of a Nuclear Free World
I had a dream last year that was so real I still think about it. I was up on a mountain and saw a nuclear detonation about 10 miles away, I think I was in Tucson, so I take cover behind a large rock and I feel the moment of being pulverized....and I had to wake up to see if I was dead.
Obama spoke on the desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons on a sound bite, and quoted Ronald Reagan on his belief that we should end nuclear weapons. He spoke of the power to destroy masses of people and everything we have built must never happen again.
I googled it and found a NYTimes article that called the President naive and wasting time even thinking in this direction. I always wonder, quite naively, why a nation that calls itself Christian..would not practice the golden rule. Why is peace through strength or speak softly and carry a big stick a better approach to this problem?