by Robert Wilkinson
69 years ago today, the US ended a war through mass murder and unleashing the nuclear demon on our planet.
Born of Nazi research on heavy water, on August 6, 1945 the US dropped the first Uranium-based nuclear bomb in history on Hiroshima to prove the point that it would do anything to “win” WWII. Then three days later on August 9 they dropped another nuclear bomb, this one using Plutonium, on Nagasaki which brought a quick surrender by Japan.
While ending wars is always a good thing, this way unleashed the horror of the nuclear demon. Once let out of its cage, it set off an arms race that came very close to blowing up the planet and annihilating the human race during the Cold War.
I cannot say that someone wouldn’t have come up with nuclear energy had the Nazis not done their experiments, but we must reflect on the fact that nuclear weaponry was originally a Nazi concept. That would seem to make it a bad thing, regardless of whatever “good” may have come out of nuclear technology. Anything that totalitarian cannot be a good thing for our fragile Earth and its creatures.
So today please take a moment to meditate on the 90,000 who died from the blast and firestorm at Hiroshima, and another 74,000 who died at Nagasaki, fried beyond comprehension in an instant by the most horrific force ever unleashed on humans by other humans. Almost as many were injured, and almost as many died of radiation poisoning in the 4 months that followed. A miserable way to die, that type of inhumane insanity must never happen again.
I personally affirm that nuclear everything will be banished from this Earth forever as soon as possible, and that until that time, may there be no more nuclear energy spread anywhere on Earth by any means. No more nukes!
© Copyright 2014 Robert Wilkinson