America is hypocritical
I believe NO countries should have nuclear weapons. Because if EVERY country can't have them, then none should. Mutually Assured Destruction is MAD, and I believe it is in fact truly insane, even if it appears to have worked, so far. Does it take one to know one? Well, I am in fact insane. If any leader has the power to push the button, then all leaders can claim that right. The current system of nation-states and international law respects national sovereignty, right? Is it international policy to have might make right? Is the golden rule, he who has the gold, makes the rules? Shouldn't we all be equal?
I believe every human being on earth should have the same human rights. It is evil to make the people suffer for the policies of their government, especially if unelected. Even if a leader is elected, however, he doesn't represent everybody, or even necessarily a majority. How can America demand denuclearization without offering to disarm itself? The cover of the Economist says "it could happen." If the "unthinkable" is possible, it's time to re-think our defense policy. I suspect Trump is at least as crazy as Kim Jong-Un, and the world does not need two leaders comparing the sizes of their...missiles.
We must all agree to serve humanity, not just our own countries, and make progress toward the reduction of suffering, and increase the peace, love, happiness, morality, and progress of all of us. We are all just human beings on Earth. I am a humanist before I am an American, and I consider North Koreans as much my brothers and sisters, as those in America. And even if there are 1,826 billionaires in the world (with 7 trillion dollars between them*), as well as more than 3 billion people living on less than $2.50/day*, we are still all equal in the eyes of God.
There's a lot to be mad about, but killing is not the answer, and especially not nukes.
*according to Forbes 2015
*more than 1.3 billion live in "extreme" poverty, less than $1.25/day
(according to UNICEF, 22 thousand children die each day, due to poverty)
Let's get real, folks. God is all of us. Every single one of us, the devil inside. Do the right thing.
1 year ago