• ssu
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    All those idiots protesting and pushing for nuclear disarmament for all those decades, screaming about how a nuclear war would be the “end of humanity.” Did it happen?? No! Just more doomerism/alarmism.Mikie
    Doomerism and alarmism has always been trendy. But note that it's not all exaggeration or nonsense, far from it.

    We were just very lucky in that we avoided nuclear war during the Cuban Crisis and in events like in the Able Archer exercise 1983 and others. When it came to few persons that simply didn't believe the surprise nuclear attack was on the way and didn't order a counterstrike which they actually had the ability to do, there indeed truly was a reason for alarmism. Yes, nukes have made us to avoid WW3... that's the paradox.

    And there still is the case for alarm, for the matter. As they are still around... and you have strategies like "Escalate to De-escalate". That the real Cold War warriors like McNamara later in their life preached how dangerous nuclear weapons are and how close we got to using them wasn't just a ploy to improve their image. They were actually talking from real experience.

  • Mikie
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    Yeah, my post was satirical. Nuclear weapons and climate change are very much worth being alarmed about — assuming one knows anything about them.
  • ssu
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    Sorry about that! Nowdays being ironic or satirical is actually very difficult to do.

    Not only because of trolls and trolling, but also because people can just live in their bubble totally separated from reality.
  • baker
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    it is because hate and contempt are the easiest ones that we opt forEge
    Not at all.
    They must be learned.
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