I’m about to drop a bomb — pun very much intended — with this question of the day: Should we be preparing for a nuclear war?
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So, let’s remember what happened when the Russia-Ukraine war started.
The vicar of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, made me feel vindicated in my earlier opinions when conflict broke out between Russia and Ukraine. It felt like every single person — left and right — instantly got on board with the leftist perspective of the war.
We all understood we had been repeatedly misled about COVID, but then suddenly war broke out in Ukraine and everyone suddenly said, “You know what? No, no, no. The press is definitely telling us the truth.”
Consider that at that moment in time, the press was basically saying Putin just didn’t take his meds. One day he woke up. He didn’t take his meds and he decided to invade Ukraine.
I said, “Nope, there’s a lot more to the story.”
Early on in the war, I was reading some of Putin’s speeches, where he was saying that NATO was the issue — that NATO was expanding eastward and he did not want NATO to do that. That it would be essentially having an army on his doorstep. And Nato had had prior discussions agreeing that it would never expand eastward.
Now, whether or not that legitimizes Putin’s reason to invade the country next door — that’s a different conversation.
But to pretend that this war had nothing to do with NATO at all? I mean, how ridiculous, how dishonest to not even enter NATO into the public discussion.
So I felt very assured when the Pope flat out said “NATO is barking at Russia’s doors … I can’t say if [Russia’s] anger was provoked but facilitated? Maybe yes.”
It makes people uncomfortable to tell and hear the truth.
Instead, we are, for the most part, neglecting an honest conversation about the plausibility that what is happening in that region could trigger World War III.
Former Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) recently had that conversation with podcaster Joe Rogan.
“I’m going to ask you a difficult question. What do you think is going to happen?” Rogan responded.
“If we continue down this path that we have seen, where we have seen this war continue to escalate since the invasion happened,” Gabbard answered thoughtfully. “We will end up in World War Three and a nuclear holocaust. If nothing else changes, and we continue down this path, this is where that path leads — and it’s not some far-flung possibility. They’re talking about this now.”
Rogan went on to say, “It’s very difficult for people who live in a world without nuclear war — to live in a world where you get up, your alarm clock goes off, you go to work, drive the same way every day — to imagine the eradication of all civility … just everything from all of our civil liberties, to all of our roads and utilities being gone, everything eradicated almost instantaneously. And living in a lawless, structureless society where people are scrambling for food and dying of radiation poisoning — if you’re lucky.”
That is a terrifying discussion, but they are both correct.
We are failing to have a very serious discussion about what would happen in the event of a nuclear war, which is entirely feasible at this moment.
In the past, when the Cold War was raging, we prepared for nuclear war. School children were taught how to “prepare” by squatting under desks — which would have done nothing.
That reminds me of how with the COVID “emergency,” we over-prepared. We had ridiculous preparations. We foolishly prepared for COVID in many ways. Its survival rate was far higher than we were told. The media was in lockstep spreading fear about the virus and pushing COVID measures.
Yet now, we have this pending nuclear war and nobody in the media seems to care.
What would the survival rate be if a nuke was dropped? Crickets from the press, they don’t even want to talk about it.
They just want to throw President Zelensky in Vogue and put him on the cover. They’re trying to sell this conflict as glamorous to us. The press is saying, “Don’t be fearful, even though we are knocking on the doorsteps of a nuclear power.”
It’s completely and utterly senseless that we’re doing nothing about this — when this is not an imaginary threat. This is a real one.
So my question is, what is comforting you in this moment? What are you placing your faith in that’s causing you to not even have this discussion about this possibility?