164.67 miles from where i sit, the first nuclear weapon was "tested" in the desert, not far from the city of socorro, as part of the manhattan project. J. Robert Oppenheimer, as you know, headed the project.
when he saw the explosion from his watchpoint, he had only this to say- a quote from the bhagavad gita:
"if the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one..."
the trinity test director Kenneth Bainbridge later told Oppenheimer, "now we are all sons of bltches." (sic, it wont let me type curse words.)
just thought id share that with you...
it is indeed a sad day when we feel the need to create such a weapon. i cannot imagine a scenario where it would be necessary. but... indeed...
"It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf." - thomas fuller
and we are all but sheep at the behest of those wolves in power.