Humor, Politics


Sadly, very, I have to agree with this:

If anything, Fred isn’t pessimistic enough. 

The mediocrities with their hands on the reins of power are PERFECTLY capable of bumbling themselves–and us–into nuclear armageddon. 

World history is full of such stupidity, and it’s not only those guilty of the stupidity who end up paying.

May God protect us!

PS     As an aside.

          It would go slightly different than what Fred (a man of the 60s) wrote:

After that Fred elaborates on how such a war may unfold. It is typical Fred who uses his words as swords, and it is a delight. A great piece. However, one small detail which needs to be pointed out. It is all about accuracy and CEP, or Circular Error Probable, and how this accuracy was growing, while CEP was shrinking over decades from Counter-value posture of strategic nuclear forces of USSR and the US–meaning blowing the shit out of well-sized targets easy to hit, such as cities–to Counter-force when accuracy of the delivery systems increased dramatically and the necessity to strike large area targets (to trade effect for low accuracy), which cities naturally are, diminished. Today modern ICBMs can deliver MIRVs with accuracy measured in tens of meters and that is enough to hit a specific military formation’s camp, production plant or the area of the ICBM silo. So, suddenly, the collapse of such a country as the US hinges not on wiping out a number of urban areas such as NYC or Chicago–that is easy and counter-value weapons such as Poseidon do exist and are being perfected, but on something much more sinister.

This is the part that got me shattered:

Civilians still will die, but not in high tens or hundreds of millions, but something on the scale of 10-20 million at the start and after that … well, enter what Fred describes …

What would happen in, say, New York City even if, improbably, it were not bombed? Here we will ignore the likelihood of sheer, boiling panic and resultant chaos on learning that much of the country had been flattened.

In the first few days there would be panic buying with shelves at supermarkets being emptied. Hunger would soon become serious.

By day four, people would be hunting each other with knives to get their food. By the end of the second week, people would be eating each other. Literally.

This happens in famines.



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