IT IS THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS THEMSELVES.
No matter which Presidential Candidate we choose on November 8 that individual, when sworn into the Presidency next January, will have his or her hands on the Nuclear Football and its Armageddon unleashing Codes.
Open that Football, for whatever reason, intentional or accidental, and the most dangerous game in human history kicks off!
But the sobering reality is that it is Not a sports game. Not a video game. Not virtual reality.
The "game's" consequences stare us starkly in the face:
OMNICIDE. GLOBAL DESTRUCTION. ANNIHILATION of HUMANITY.
ABORTION OF ALL FUTURE GENERATIONS.
And all of this in just a matter of minutes. Before you can finish your Facebook Post or even your Tweet.
We need to keep in our minds and hold in our hearts One True Thing:
No matter the Winner on November 8, 2016, WE ARE, every single one of us,the LOSERS.
Though the Players will have changed. The Existential Threat to our very existence will continue....UNLESS....
UNLESS, WE, ALL OF US TOGETHER, Do Something to STOP IT!
HOPE by itself is not enough. But HOPE coupled with ACTION can and will make a difference.
It is already happening. Global and National Legal Movements. Grass roots resistance. Signed and sent petitions to lawmakers in the US and abroad:
RESOLUTION L.41- just passed by the UN General Assembly on October 27 orders the convening of a March 2017 Conference to negotiate a legally binding treaty prohibiting Nuclear Weapons. THIS IS UNPRECEDENTED. The successful adoption of the resolution, despite US and Russian Federation objections and opposition (the two nations own 90% of the world's Nuke Stockpile) was the result of the other nations and people of the world crying out "ENOUGH!" to the continued threat posed to their existence by the Nuclear Armed Nations.
This Resolution has been lauded as a non-violent, courageous revolt against the Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War Policies of the Nine Nuclear Armed Nations.
The UN Resolution is backed and supported, thus far, by:
The European Parliament
17 Nobel Laureates
The International Red Cross
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
"THIS HISTORIC DECISION IS A VOTE FOR COMMON SENSE AND HUMANITY. IT BRINGS US A STEP CLOSER TO A WORLD FREE FROM THE HORRORS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE AND INDISCRIMINATE WEAPONS EVER CREATED."
(Amnesty International Announcement on UN passage of RES. L.41)
"A legally binding instrument to prohibit Nuclear Weapons, leading towards their total elimination."
So, yes, there is hope. In the meantime, the Nuclear Clock is ticking. TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE. This is only a FIRST STEP.
On this Issue of Issues this BLOG has been Non-Partisan in this election cycle. There is no "cherry-picking" here of the candidates' positions. Such info is out there for us to peruse and view.
But, yes, it is so important for us to know their positions on this Preeminent Issue.
We also should know the positions of any US Senators or members of Congress who are up for election/re-election in our states/districts.
One wrong move. One mistake or miscalculation. One moment of anger. One cocktail too many.
Like a bullet fired from a gun, once that hair-trigger is pulled, the missiles can never be called back to their silos, bombers or subs.
The Candidates, despite their larger than life public images, are human after all - just like the rest of us. With failings, flaws and weaknesses.
All of this destructive, death-dealing power should never be left in the hands of one person. IT IS MORE THAN TIME to take the TEMPTATION and THE WEAPONS AWAY!
We must never give up! The Weapons will not dismantle themselves.Make your voice be heard. On election day and every day thereafter. The choice is ours....
CLICK DAISY AD, 1964
"We must either love each other. Or we must die." President Lyndon Johnson
ABOLITION IN OUR TIME. THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES.