NOW we are going to make yet ANOTHER generation grow up — if they get to grow up — wondering when some lunatic will decide to blow up the world for no goddamned reason other than to prove to some other lunatic who has the bigger dick.
Civilization isn’t supposed to be a murder/suicide pact.Stonekettle Station
I heard the “murder/suicide pact” phrase from libertarians for years. They always applied it to paying taxes though, a leap in logic that I never fully grasped or agreed with (Money isn’t what they think. Oh, nevermind) when what you are talking about is Dr. Strangelove level insanity, the kind Trump and N. Korea are engaging in, the phrase is perfectly cromulent. It’s also the kind of truth that you’d rather never have to face in your lifetime. Twice now, for me. It’s time to de-weaponize nuclear science. Time to end the madness.
I spent most of my adult life in the military trying to prevent that — only to see up close just how utterly insane these people are. Grown men and woman, talking in normal tones about vaporizing entire cities, killing BILLIONS, ending civilization, like they were planing a surprise party.Stonekettle Station