What of the North Korean alleged nuclear test? If it has indeed happened, it’s yet another step along the road to our self destruction. No doubt that the North Korean leadership are a bunch of fuckwits. No freedom to speak of, barely any food and armed forces totalling over 1 million in a country with a population of 21 million. I can only imagine what hell it must be for the average North Korean struggling to live in a nation whose government is bragging about having nuclear weapons whilst many of the people suffer from fucking malnutrition.
In saying that though, as many are saying, North Korea is just the latest member to be admitted to the “nuclear club”. The fact that these weapons exist at all is one of humanity’s greatest shames and anyone who thinks that “their” country has any more right to possess nuclear weapons than any other country is just as much of a fanatical fuckwit as any hard-headed dick in the North Korean leadership. Nuclear weapons are the greatest destructive tools that we have come up with thus far. I can think of absolutely no circumstance that would justify them being used. And if you think you can, then you need to do a little more research about the nuclear weapons that are stored all over the world at the moment – we ain’t talking about the pissy things that were dropped at the end of WWII (of course, I’m not claiming that they were small – only relatively small to what we have now). The problem is still nuclear weapons themselves, not who has them. Let’s not forget that the only country that has ever used them was a democracy…
Where to from here? The fact that these weapons exist ensures that we have a sure-fire way to destroy ourselves in an extremely efficient and thorough manner. All the while calls to preserve humanity and life on Earth fall on deaf ears – whether it be in relation to global warming, global ineqaulity or local needs of communities. For the jerks like the North Korean leadership who joyously proclaim their killing abilities or the moronic Hawks in Washington who had no idea what the fuck they were doing when they invaded Iraq, life and the preservation of our planet seem to come a distant second to power plays, brutality and war. Everyone seems so shocked at this latest announcement. I ask, what the hell were they expecting in the current climate? Meh, down, down, down… Fuck these arseholes and their weapons I say. That’s all I really can say isn’t it?
“The sun is setting on the century,
And we are armed to the teeth,
We’re all working together now
To make our lives mercifully brief” – Ani Difranco.
Live while the whole world dies
Much better you than I” – Maynard James Keenan.