Saturday, 6 August 2022
Vision After Fission
On this anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, consider that while the atom bomb has been used, nuclear weapons such as exist today never have been. By anyone.
Yet look at the people who have had them, or who still do. Stalin never launched a nuclear attack. Stalin. Nor did Chairman Mao. Boris Johnson is many things. But he is no Chairman Mao. It is all a bluff.
Just get rid of these wretched abominations. We could pay the affected shipyard workers quite eye-watering sums in compensation, and still save amounts that there would scarcely be the adjectives to describe.
"Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped," concluded the United States Strategic Bombing Surveys. That was early as 1946.
It gets some people's backs up when Hiroshima and Nagasaki are compared to the Holocaust. But beyond any crude numbers game, there was more than a touch of Josef Mengele to those bombings.
No one knew what the effects of an atomic attack would be. So experiments were conducted on perceived racial inferiors, not to end the War, but just to see what would happen.
"If we'd lost the War, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals," admitted even Curtis LeMay. He was right.