|Troll Bridge - pencils by Gido|
"The hell with our neighbors. We've got a big stick, that's all we need . . . . "
Where did they learn to act this way?
Oh . . . right . . . they learned it from us . . . .
How do you formulate a statement that can somehow convince the United States to eliminate its threatening nuclear weapons? How do you formulate the 10th request? Or the 100th? Knowing all the time that the United States is in the position -- will always be in the position -- to say, "No" ? At what point does it dawn on you that the United States will never give up its nuclear weapons, because it has the power and the rest of the world doesn't?
(See 360 Degree Feedback in New York (2014 NPT Prepcom and How the World Views the United States))
Many people will argue that it was only because the U.S. made a threat of force that Syria offered to enter into an agreement on chemical weapons. The sequence of events certainly suggests some relationship between the two.
(See "OR ELSE!" (What the U.S. threat of force against Syria teaches us) )
The decision about whether to live with the threat of nuclear annihilation is our decision. And that is why the entire country is mobilizing for mass action for nuclear disarmament in 2015. Are we capable of making sure the messengers -- Obama, Putin, the other agents of government -- hear their instructions from us clearly?
(See NEEDED: Heroes to Bring About Nuclear Disarmament )
Take a look at the activism of people in Scotland against the stationing of Trident nuclear-weapons-equipped submarines in Scotland.
(See We're Rooting for You, Scotland! (Trident NO Scotland YES) )