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11 May 2005 @ 01:40 pm
sometimes i wonder...

with the fact that iran and north korea are proceeding with nuclear armament, perhaps the best solution is just to let everyone have nukes... shared mutual destruction seems to be the only real way we, as humans, tend to find mutual cohabitation possible in this world. sad to think that and sure its a general oversimplification but why not have the weapon for everyone at this rate?

granted this all assumes, much like the rest of game theory, that everyone has their own best interests in mind which is not very realistic. too often the tactic of insanity and self-destructiveness is in vogue amongst us.


oks... thats enough seriousness for me today. that was the sound of my head exploding due to the 'seriousness' bug. need to go out and enjoy this sun some more...:>
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Braxanabraxana on May 11th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
though i like the basic ideas of Ayn Rand and other libertarians i could never swallow their too frooffy idealism and general ignorance of reality...:>

i will admit i like David Brin's idea of a Transparent Society (if you havent read it .. i recommend it) as he does face the basic reality that the world has gotten smaller and thus allowing everyone access to everything may be the best way to balance things.


there goes the exploding head thing...
zzeotide on May 12th, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
The problem is that there are people who don't care about their own destruction. Pakistan is in constant danger of being taken over by such people.

North Korea is being run by someone who kidnapped an actress from south Korea to force her to be in his movies. And that's just one of his lesser acts. I have a feeling he may just go ahead and use them to.

China (now that they can aim them well, thanks idiots in US government and greedy defense contractors) may go ahead as well, or at least threaten a US city or three to take back Taiwan.

I don't understand where libertarian ideas come in here. That is more regarding the internal set up a nation, and basicly how the USA was supposed to be. Not a bunch of control freaks taking advantage of every hole they can punch through the constitution and bill of rights to further their control over the people or line their pockets.
Braxanabraxana on May 12th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
oh i dont disagree with you... but i also do believe that it is often more the thought of loss of control that bothers people/nations more than the thought of actual nuclear destruction or war

my thought is that two of the main reasons why other countries want the nukes is because 1. having a nuke is a sign of being a world power and 2. how do these countries know that the US (or other countries) isnt going to get around to doing something equally insane?

the point is that people are people, there are insane people everywhere. even here in the US
zzeotide on May 12th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)

While there may be a General Ripper in the USA somewhere, there are safeguards to keep him in check. Meanwhile, North Korea _is_ run by a Korean version of General Ripper.

For those who don't know the reference see: http://members.tripod.com/~TyroneZero/strangelove.html

"[Clemenceau] said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."
--General Ripper