Nuclear Weapons: Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever

Lots of people who support nuclear weapons don’t see how killing people using this technology is any worse than with conventional bombs. I don’t generally support any bombing unless it’s the last possible resort, but I think that conventional weapons are preferable for this reason: Nuclear weapons are dehumanising. When a nuclear weapon hits a city, all the people in that radius are destroyed, all the buildings are destroyed. All the things that collectively bind those people, the folk stories, music, songs, culture are wiped out. Libraries, museums, theatres, are forgotten about. The places where people are born, get married, pray, fall in love, no longer exist. All that these people are, were and would ever have been is annihilated. All that remains is the bomb.

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