Nothing is more entertaining than a man in a latex monster suit trashing a miniature city. The original Godzilla, titled Gojira in Japan has rarely been seen outside of it’s homeland. Godzilla, as it was titled when it came over the Pacific had Raymond Burr added to it, so as not to alienate white people. The lines Burr was made to deliver are often less than stellar. The original release is, as everyone knows now a condemnation of the United States use of nuclear weapons. It was a warning to people everywhere and every when about the dangers of nuclear escalation. A problem that remains very much with us in places like Israel, India, Russia, the United States, Pakistan, China, North Korea, and the UK. The nuclear club grows ever larger as time passes. I hope it is unnecessary for me to say that with familiarity comes contempt. As things become ever more common they lose our respect. This cannot be allowed to happen when it comes to the forces that power the universe’s furnaces… You don’t here much today on television or in the papers about nuclear threats. The airwaves are full of talks of biological threats and IED’s. That’s fine I guess. Though it distracts us from much more real threats. The same goes for all this talk of rogue states and terrorists. The only nuclear devices that have ever been used were done so by Nations recognized by the United Nations. In fact every single permanent member of the UN Security council has tested the weapons and carries an arsenal of them. In all likelihood if and when nuclear weapons are used it will not be by some terrorist but by a respected Nation of the world. They will of course have honeyed words and a long list of reasons for doing so. None of which will actually justify their use of such terrible weapons. I hope I never live to see the day.

Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

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