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Insanity behind Weapons of Mass Destruction
By Thomas Emmon Pisano
US Correspondent
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is taking a look at the newly built swimming pool at Kim Il-Sung University in Pyongyang, capital of North Korea on March 20, 2009.

All the weapons of war are deplorable. First, let me bring that fact to light for this cruel world, war should be the last resort. I would think that, in a world that has seen as much war as it has seen, we would all want to be pacifists by now. If war is an option then something is wrong with the peace negotiation process. War should be the only way out of a terrifying situation. That being said the reason for this essay is to ask the question: why would anyone want weapons of mass destruction (WMD's)?

Is the answer as simple as they want to kill a lot of people, disrupt their infrastructure, and create fear and commit genocide? That is the reason for this type of weapon. Is that why we want the creation of this kind of weapon? To contemplate inflicting that kind of pain, suffering, and destruction on your fellow human beings is purely and simply insane thinking. Nothing about these weapons is productive except for the employment of a few engineers and technicians; nothing about WMD's is good for the world. Companies that have weapons research divisions should seriously consider their role in the potential destruction of our society by creating and manufacturing these monstrous killing machines. Isn't it bad enough, the fact that we already have enough weapons of every shape and size for individuals to use for their own reasons, that we have to build weapons that will eliminate whole cities and destroy those people who live there? And if we want to speak of the military, they have so much firepower that the conventional weapons alone would damage the earth for years to come if they were to be used on a large scale; atomic bombs seem like icing on the cake, so to speak. Is that our business, to have the biggest arsenal of weapons and to sell those weapons to those who have the dollars to purchase them? In some cases, we don't even sell the weapons; we supply them to our so-called allies like Israel for instance. Are we, as a people, wise enough to know who should have these weapons and who should be kept away from war's dangerous devices?

Speaking of dangerous and insane behavior, one man comes to mind, who lately has rattled more sabers than any man in recent history. Of course, I am speaking of Kim Jung Il the suspected leader of North Korea. What would possess this man to detonate an atomic device anywhere? His use of underground testing for his bombs shows the world how unstable he is in his thinking. As I have said in the past about Mr. Il, he is not a mentally healthy man. This great waste of resources and international prestige again leads us to observe Mr. Il as he tries to impress the world with his own personal brand of foolishness. I have a great amount of respect for the Asian peoples as a whole and have been impressed by their wisdom and honorable behavior and I believe that if Mr. Il would search his heart he would find the true answer to his people's future. The spirit of goodness and wisdom is waiting to find Mr. Kim Jung Il.

If history could talk of the countless number, who have died as a result of war and the various attempts humans have employed to destroy one another it would tell of how throughout history we have tried to destroy as many of our enemies as possible. Bigger and better ways of killing our neighbors have actually become a major business, with sales, maintenance, R & D, listings on the New York Stock Exchange and all the trappings of any legitimate business. Truth is, these items of war are always going to be around because we are very scared of one another; we are flat out scared of our neighbors. In addition, let's not forget that these weapons bring a pretty penny on the black and white markets.

Every one of the major powers had an atomic bomb at one time then they escalated this into an arms race and it became a standoff; détente was born. It seemed as though all the sane governments and world leaders with good sense controlled these weapons of mass destruction.

Today with the development of super electronics and sheer hateful determination, the insane are acquiring the skills and materials to create these WMD's. This must never happen; the psychologically unstable must never be allowed to possess these weapons. Governments, whose dedication is towards the genocidal destruction of its neighbors, should be prevented from creating, purchasing or working with these WMD's.

Senseless and meaningless thinking that is downright against all the tenets of good reason comes with the possession and use of these weapons and their associated technology. Even the United States, with its vast arsenal of WMD's, must understand the grave responsibility that comes with the ownership of these useless articles of destruction. Still we have them ready to go on a moments notice. America, the greatest country in the world is held hostage by its own atomic bombs. How do you get everyone on the planet to give up their bombs? Let's start there, with the atomic weapons, and then we can work on eliminating the other kinds of destructive devices. How do you do that?

Every little country like India, Pakistan, and North Korea want these weapons so they have the power to hold their neighbors hostage, to create an air of mistrust and fear and of course, to foster more hatred in the world. There couldn't be more trouble in the world if we tried; still we bring this kind of insanity into everyone's lives. Plain and simple, this way of thinking is insane thinking (out of the bounds of good logic and reason, not healthy thinking for the good of the world), that kind of insanity. I am talking about that which hurts us all.

Finally, I would like to say one last thing; eventually the bomb will discover its own nature and detonate. Therefore, if you want to own one of these kinds of weapon be careful you don't blow off your own fingers first.



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Mr. Thomas Emmon Pisano, an electronics-engineer-turned professional writer, serves as US correspondent for The Seoul Times. A New Jersey native he has lived in California. He has started his writing career in 2003 and has authored four books including “No Murder Too Small” and Big Crimes Small Miracles.”

 

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