Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Wonder Why?


Have you ever wondered...?
With all the discussion on gun control and all the 2nd amendment constitutional rights and all the slaughters going on, I wondered why we haven’t used these things in my entire lifetime?
Now I’m not saying we should or what the outcome would be if we did, but we created the biggest stick in the fight and then when a few other bullies had them, decided to stop the possibility of ending the planet by “non proliferation” of these big sticks. In the meantime, those who were informed hide under their desk while the others went on into oblivion with ignorance.
That is how you win a fight. Right? You show up with a more powerful weapon than the other guy. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Or at least it caused a cold war standoff for decades until you get tired of seeing who is going to push the button first and get on with other stuff.
So for years, these massive destruction and death statues have stood quietly across many lands maintained by young kids who don’t remember what the consequences could be. Ask one of them what happened on August 5th 1945. Metal from the 50’s rusting and rotting away and maybe leaking it’s potent passengers.
Unlike every other type of weapons, these atomic vehicles are well managed by only having a few, hopefully, well adjusted individuals who can order them released against some enemy as a last resort. That is what we think.
If you watch any movie nowadays, there are examples of weapons that can destroy more than what the scientist of the 40’s could have dreamed of. Perhaps these weapons are science fiction or maybe they are just video games of reality.
Remember after 9/11, America sent B52s to drop bombs on caves in mountains? What were they trying to destroy? Mountains?
So we have these massive destructive devices rotting in the ground and what are we going to do with them? Sure we are worried, though more in the background now, that someone will get a hold of one of these missiles instead of a semi-automatic gun, and play out their warped reaction to society. Some see this as mental illness until you watch a video game or a view the targets at a shooting range.
Hopefully the people in power will provide protection from those who might do us harm with the weapons to guarantee out peace. If not, each of us must gather arms and maintain vigilance on those who might invade our sanctuary and possibly take out belongings or personal space without our permission.
You ever wonder about things like that? Sure you do.

"Political Science" – Randy Newman
No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too

Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now 

P.S. The photo above was taken 3 mil-seconds after detonation and yes, those little dots at the bottom of the beautiful cloud are houses.

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