This is not something I would normally like to postulate about, but in lieu of our current world situation I’d have to say yes. When I ask people who were around how they felt after Hiroshima and Nagasaki non of them said they jumped for joy. It was not exactly the happiest moment in US history. It may have led to the end of the world war, but imagine if hitler had a usable nuke?
Now that the technology is out there where other countries with less than ideal philosophies posess nukes, the idea frightens me even more. I live on the eastern seaboard of the US right now, but as soon as Mrs.Phlosphr and I decide to have children, a migration more inland my be in the works…
Let’s just hope our children are not dealing with nuclear holocaust on a grand scale in the future.
As fanatical as some dictators appear to be, would they be that fanatical without a constituency? No. And do they want to slaughter their entire following? No. So the use of Nuclear arms may see it’s day again, but I doubt it will lead to worldly destruction.
Though my zip code may read 59401 before things really heat up…if they do.