LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a world that, thanks to president Cheeto, is actually teetering on the verge of global thermo nuclear war.

The implications of WWlll in an era where Russia, China, Pakistan, India, the UK, France, Israel and the United States have nuclear arsenals and several other nations including North Korea are extremely close, does not bode well for the survival of our planet.

Everyone has seen some of the post apocalyptic movies that depict a dark and gloomy world in the aftermath of nuclear war. The main flaw they all have in common is survivors. In a real post apocalyptic world there will be no survivors. Life as we know it will cease to exist. Our planet will be dead and likely to remain so for millions of years.

When the only time nuclear weapons were used in war by the United States against the Empire of Japan, the world looked at the horribly devastating results and decided that further use of such weapons simply could not be justified, and by a mutual agreement called the Non Proliferation Treaty, 190 nations agreed that countries with nuclear arsenal would move towards disarmament, countries without nuclear arsenals would not acquire them and all nations could participate in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Unfortunately their good intentions back in 1970 when the treaty was signed have not held up and we find ourselves today in this highly precarious position where the threat of nuclear war is very real and very frightening. 

The evolution of humanity basically consists of one long continuous war. If we want to survive as a species, that has to change. Period. No ifs, ands or buts. The world has to end this vicious cycle if humanity is to survive. Discrimination has to end. Wealth inequality has to end. Disregard of fellow human beings has to end. Privilege has to end. 

We the people of the world have to unite and elect leaders who recognize and support the idea that things must change. The current levels of mass global communications make such a change possible. Despots can no longer hide their transgressions. We just have to stop them wherever they manifest. Working together for the salvation of humanity is the ultimate common cause.

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Nancy Kaplan


Retired Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, news junky, progressive