Back in the summer of 1968, I got involved with an organization in northern California formed by a Methodist minister who claimed to have been abducted by space aliens near Mt. Hood in Oregon. After he returned from the abduction, he quit the ministry and filed a series of patents that made him very rich.
|By: EdwardTeller Monday September 27, 2010 10:25 pm|
|By: Bill Egnor Thursday September 16, 2010 6:29 am|
One of the issues that spurred our war of choice in Iraq was the false insistence by the criminal Bush administration that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, specifically nuclear weapons. The premise was that he might fly a drone (nutty) or worse give one of his precious nukes to a terrorist group who would then try to smuggle it into the United States.
I am probably dating myself with this, but back when I was a kid one of the things that was almost an article of faith with my friends and I was the prospect of an nuclear war of some kind between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was not a daily worry but it was always there in the back of our heads. It led to a lot of blue sky talking about post apocalyptic survival (and the realization that Michigan had 300 primary targets and no one was likely to survive in the state if the worst happened).
Luckily the Cold War ended and the chance of world wide nuclear holocaust receded. However that dread is a part of many peoples childhood and still influences their thinking. While there is a much lower chance of a major nuclear war, there seems to be a higher chance of a single city being destroyed by a nuclear weapon.
|By: rebeccagriffin Monday August 16, 2010 5:30 pm|
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is holding the treaty to reduce US and Russian arsenals hostage for $10 billion in pork for the nuclear weapons complex.
|By: rosalind Saturday August 14, 2010 3:36 pm|
Excerpts from a letter Albert Einstein sent my grandfather re: nuclear disarmament, and the connection to citizen action today.
|By: Norman Solomon Friday August 6, 2010 12:03 am|
A great educational institution, the University of California excels at the humanities, the sciences, history … and finding better ways to achieve nuclear holocaust.
|By: inoljt Monday July 19, 2010 4:07 pm|
By: Inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Many Americans have heard of the Daisy Ad.
Most politics buffs probably watched this ad at one time or another. And after it was over, they may have wondered – how in the world was the daisy ad so effective?
By modern standards, it seems both outdated and completely transparent. The implication is most unsubtle: voting for Senator Barry Goldwater will bring nuclear war. Today’s viewer might find it somewhat ridiculous, even laughable. It would be as if Senator Barack Obama cut an ad implying that Senator John McCain would start World War Three.
Yet the Daisy Ad worked. Mr. Goldwater went on to lose the election by a landslide, partly as a result of said ad.
This was because in 1964, believe it or not, many Americans actually worried that Mr. Goldwater might use nuclear weapons.
|By: RobertJensen Tuesday June 15, 2010 8:04 am|
The abolition of nuclear weapons requires the end of the U.S. empire.
|By: cbcbcb Tuesday June 8, 2010 4:59 pm|
The whopping $7 billion for nuclear weapons programs that was proposed for 2011 is just the tip of the iceberg in a huge funding increase for the nuclear weapons complex.
|By: Leen Saturday May 29, 2010 9:38 am|
Non Proliferation Treaty
|By: knowbuddhau Monday May 10, 2010 11:05 am|
Pep Escobar recently pointed out real-time political myth-making intended to obscure the real driving force behind the threat of nuclear war in the Middle East: nuclear terrorism by the US and Israel in the name of full-spectrum dominance. Such efforts make a mockery of every word spoken on nuclear weapons by the US.