A Nuclear Holocaust?
President Ronald Reagan and Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, 1986, almost agreed on the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Disagreement on Reagan’s “Star Wars” destroyed the opportunity.
Pakistan exploded the first “Muslim” bomb in 1998, and along with Israel, India, and North Korea joined the original nuclear club of U. S., Russia, China, France, and England. Other nations continue to develop nuclear capability to gain leverage in a world dominated by military power. For example, America ignored India’s rejection of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in order to get her participation in power politics to encircle China.
Society can either get rid of all bombs or stand by while nuclear capability spreads to more nations with weaker controls and stronger passions, making a nuclear holocaust inevitable. America must lead in economic common purpose in which the standard of living goes up and the bombs go away. America, however, continues to make enemies with its priority for military might. Citizens are pivotal to this choice and must demand that the political agenda be changed to economic cooperation and demilitarization.