How I learned to love The Bomb and why you should too.
September 27, 2009
Here are some reasons humanists might want to rethink the position “Nuclear weapons are bad and have no redeeming features.”
- The alternative to dropping the A-bomb on Japan may have been sending in thousands of soldiers leading to the death of more people, as well as a greater use (waste) of resources and greater total damage (i.e. lower net human and environmental impact).
- Low cost weapons of mass destruction would level the international playing field to the benefit of the common man: “The distinction between great states and small states would have been wiped out [if the A-bomb was easier to make], and the power of the State over the individual would have been greatly weakened.” From one of my favorite thinkers.
- Can you think of any other reasons to support nuclear weapons (or other WMDs)?