Day 5: Nukes
I was going to write about something entirely less morbid today, but after watching a series of youtube videos about nuclear war, I feel compelled to write about it.
So obviously a nuke does an insane amount of damage when it is detonated. The flash from the blast can blind you for a few minutes, the radiation from the bomb can give you severe burns, and the blast force of the bomb can knock down buildings and crush people simultaneously. Nukes and nuclear war aren’t something that I think about too often but with all the rising tension between the US and North Korea, it’s something that has been on my mind a lot more lately. It’s absolutely terrifying and living in a big city makes it even more terrifying.
There have been times when I hear loud noises or bangs downtown and my first instinct is that there has either been a terrorist attack or a nuke detonated. It’s scary that those are my initial reactions. I’m legitimately worried that I will see a nuclear war in my lifetime. FUCK. There’s nothing I can even do about it. I could lose all my family, friends, and loved ones in an instant and there’s nothing I can do about it. The only possible solution I can think of would be to move me and everyone I care about to a remote island, far away from the US and every other super power country with nukes. Realistically though, that’s impossible.
The only hope we have is that human kindness and love will prevail. I hope that in this era, no country is evil or stubborn enough to start a nuclear war. I’m sure this is something that people have been thinking about ever since World War 2, and I’m surprised that still our only solution to the nuke problem is relying on human goodness. I think that’ll fail us sooner rather than later.
A couple of years ago I went through my mom’s old vinyl collection and I found an album called “No Nukes: The Muse Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future.” It was a dope album, calling on human goodness to prevent nuclear war! That really is our only option I guess. Maybe Migos, Future, Drake, and Calvin Harris will come together to end nuclear war in this generation. Maybe.
Sorry for the morbidity. It’s Friday, I’ve got a few drinks in me and I had to write about what’s on my mind.
I’ll see you tomorrow folks… unless the nukes get us first (fingers crossed lol)